Top 10 All-American Experiences

Top 10 All-American Experiences

From sea to shining sea, the United States of America is a giant tapestry of beauty and wonder just waiting to be explored. In celebration of our country’s independence, Ker & Downey has assembled our Top 10 All-American Experiences, featuring highlights from our newly minted offerings in the American West, from Texas and Montana to California and Alaska. This is “America the Beautiful,” Ker & Downey style. Monument Valley, Utah Explore Navajo Nation’s Monument Valley, a series of sandstone masterpieces towering at heights of up to 1,000 feet and one of the most photographed places on earth. Your Navajo guide will lead you to some of […]

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Luxury Hiking Iceland: Hikes That Begin Where Others End

Luxury Hiking Iceland: Hikes That Begin Where Others End

Luxury hiking Iceland. Venture off the beaten path to discover more of Iceland’s beauty with expert private guides. By Bekah McNeel Turn left at the waterfall. That’s how you know you’re going somewhere good, when the adventure doesn’t end at the waterfall, but begins there. As Seljalandsfoss, the tall and slender falls, appeared, we bypassed the crowds gathered in her spray and turned left, off of the Ring Road that circles Iceland, and onto the track that leads to Þórsmörk (pronounced, “Thorsmork”). Without our super jeep, we would not have gotten far. The oversized tires carried us over the volcanic […]

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Snowmobiling in Iceland | Iceland Glacier Excursion

Snowmobiling in Iceland | Iceland Glacier Excursion

Snowmobiling in Iceland with Ker & Downey offers thrill seekers an exciting way to see Iceland’s expansive glaciers. Ker & Downey’s Bekah McNeel fills us in on the exciting excursion. When I was a child, nothing thrilled me more than a big, clean sheet of white paper. The endless possibility of a clean plane, waiting for me to fill it with color, line, and form. That’s exactly how I felt looking out at the blinding white expanse of Langjoküll glacier. Sitting atop my snowmobile, I marveled at the views surrounding me on all sides. Only 24 hours before, this field […]

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Luxury Travel with Ker & Downey

Luxury Travel with Ker & Downey

Luxury travel with Ker & Downey offers unique and inspired custom tailored journeys. With over 40 years of experience in the travel industry, we’re excited to share the world with you. Luxury Travel Luxury travel is our passion. Traveling to far corners of the world, seeking out new experiences, and meeting new people is what excites us and we’re thrilled to share it with you too. At Ker & Downey, we are dedicated to bringing you unique luxury travel itineraries with exclusive experiences you won’t find anywhere else. For example, in Sweden you can drive Maseratis, Audis, and Porsches on […]

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Ker & Downey Staff Profiles: Lisa Sun

Ker & Downey Staff Profiles: Lisa Sun

At Ker & Downey, we believe that people matter. It’s the people who make up this incredible company who work to make your journey truly memorable. Over the course of the next year, we’ll be introducing you to the people that make up Ker & Downey. You can also read more about us here. Lisa Sun took her first overseas trip to Europe as an exchange student, discovering her passion for travel, and soon after, made her first journey to China. She fell in love with the country, ultimately staying on for eight years, living and working in Beijing, which […]

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Reykjavik: Thoroughly Modern, Thoroughly Icelandic

Reykjavik: Thoroughly Modern, Thoroughly Icelandic

Reykjavik has found an appealing niche as a thoroughly modern city, with a thoroughly Icelandic attitude. By Bekah McNeel When you think of the next generation of destination cities, Portland, Austin, Asheville, you probably think of quirky, hip, individualistic vibes. Reykjavik would fit right in on that list. The running joke is that everyone in Reykjavik is writing a book. The moody atmosphere of winter’s constant darkness, and the sleeplessness of an all-bright summer probably have something to do with that. More so, however, may be the peculiar authenticity of the people in the modest port city. When it was […]

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Multigenerational Travel: 8 Places to Please Everyone

Multigenerational Travel: 8 Places to Please Everyone

Multigenerational travel with Ker & Downey means experiences everyone in the family can enjoy – from snorkeling in the Galapagos to kite flying on the Bund. Here are eight of our top places for luxury multigenerational travel that will get you started in planning the perfect family getaway.  Multigenerational travel is on the rise. Now more than ever, families are seeking to have meaningful experiences with each other – and that includes everyone. Grandparents, parents, kids and sometimes even extended family member like aunts, uncles, and cousins are opting to “getaway” together. But how do you ensure that your luxury multigenerational […]

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Ker & Downey Staff Profiles: Nicky Brandon

Ker & Downey Staff Profiles: Nicky Brandon

At Ker & Downey, we believe that people matter. It’s the people who make up this incredible company who work to make your journey truly memorable. Over the course of the next year, we’ll be introducing you to the people that make up Ker & Downey. You can also read more about us here. Nicky Brandon joined Ker & Downey in 2013 and has over 18 years of experience in the travel industry, 14 of which she spent based in Botswana. She grew up in Tanzania and spent almost two years traveling in Asia after graduating university. She is an […]

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Luxury Tented Camps : The Top 10

Luxury Tented Camps : The Top 10

Luxury tented camps, also known as glamorous camping, or “glamping” for short, offer a modern take on a classic experience. Where camping in a traditional tents allows you to escape the city and get closer to nature, luxury tented camps allow you to do just that, without sacrificing luxury or comfort. It might even make you feel more alive to hear an elephant snacking on a nearby tree with only a wall of canvas to separate you. We believe everyone should take the time to slow down and escape, but not leave behind our favorite creature comforts like luxury linens and soaking tubs! […]

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Ker & Downey Staff Profiles: Lauren Marek

Ker & Downey Staff Profiles: Lauren Marek

At Ker & Downey, we believe that people matter. It’s the people who make up this incredible company who work to make your journey truly memorable. Over the course of the next year, we’ll be introducing you to the people that make up Ker & Downey. You can also read more about us here. Lauren Marek joined the Ker & Downey marketing team shortly after graduating the University of Texas at Dallas with a degree in Arts & Humanities. One of her greatest passions is documenting everyday life through photography. In her free time, Lauren enjoys live music, traveling to […]

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