Ker & Downey Staff Profiles: Anne Bunn

Ker & Downey Staff Profiles: Anne Bunn

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. Anne Bunn as been with Ker & Downey for almost three years, but brings 22 years of experience in the travel industry to our Air Department. She’s funny and quick witted and can brighten your day with a phone call. And she used to race sled dogs. […]

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Okavango Horse Safari Guides: PJ, Barney, Thabo, and Rodgers

Okavango Horse Safari Guides: PJ, Barney, Thabo, and Rodgers

The Okavango Horse Safari is one of our exciting new horseback riding adventures we’re pleased to offer our clients. A few weeks ago we introduced you to Annie and Paul, guides of our Kenya riding safaris. Today we’re taking a look at our Okavango Horse Safari and the guides that lead them. Why You Should Take an Okavango Horse Safari Botswana’s Okavango Delta is the lifeblood of the country and home to large concentrations of game and bird life. The region can be explored by game vehicles and mokoros, but a horse safari offers an up close look at all […]

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El Celler de Can Roca

El Celler de Can Roca

El Celler de Can Roca is one of the world’s top restaurants. Its limited seats are booked a year in advance, but we’ve got two reservations available for true foodies. Calling all foodies! El Cellar de Can Roca in Girona, Spain – a 3 Michelin starred restaurant – has consistently ranked among the top five restaurants in the prestigious World’s Best 50 Restaurants by Restaurant Magazine for the past six years. In 2013 it reached the coveted number one spot on the list. Founded in 1986, the 50-seat restaurant is family-owned with Roca brothers Joan (Master Chef), Josep (Sommelier), and […]

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Iceland Photography with Andrew Hancock: A Curated Journey

Iceland Photography with Andrew Hancock: A Curated Journey

Join photographer Andrew Hancock and Ker & Downey on a curated Iceland photography journey in February 2016.  If you ever want to induce wanderlust in a single dose, take a look at some of photographer Andrew Hancock’s shots of Iceland. The luminescence of ice, the movement of windswept fields, and the severe silhouettes of craggy peaks call to the traveler in us all. Particularly those who travel with a camera in hand. For those inspired few who can capture the soul of a moment in their lens, Iceland is a dreamscape. The tiny island country is a recent treasure trove […]

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Ker & Downey Staff Profiles: Jennifer Sottile

Ker & Downey Staff Profiles: Jennifer Sottile

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. Jennifer Sottile has been traveling since she was three months old. Born and raised in Rome, she splits her time between Italy and Washington and has traveled the world. She is a Gold Ireland Specialist, certified by Tourism Ireland, and is one of our European specialists. She […]

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Celebrating Mother's Day: What Our Children Have Taught Us About Travel

Celebrating Mother’s Day: What Our Children Have Taught Us About Travel

Sunday is Mother’s Day here in the United States and in honor of the day, I asked some of the mothers at Ker & Downey to share what being a mom has taught them about traveling, what they hope their children get out of traveling the world, and some tips from their firsthand experience. What Being a Mom Has Taught Us About Travel Children teach us all kinds of things each and every day. When you travel with them to other parts of the world, you hope they learn to appreciate the world around them. But do you anticipate how […]

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Ker & Downey Staff Profiles: Amy Willis

Ker & Downey Staff Profiles: Amy Willis

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. Though she has a deep love for living in the South, Amy love for traveling began in college when she traveled to Valladolid, Spain for a study abroad program. After graduating from Texas State University, she found a home at Ker & Downey as our graphic […]

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Ker & Downey Staff Profiles: Liane Soukup

Ker & Downey Staff Profiles: Liane Soukup

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. In high school, Liane Soukup spent a summer in Denmark and Sweden on a tennis exchange program and knew  from then on, she wanted to be involved in international education as both her vocation and avocation moving forward. Liane spent time interning and taking classes in […]

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Africa Family Safari: an Experience for the Whole Family

Africa Family Safari: an Experience for the Whole Family

An Africa family safari is an opportunity for the youngest explorers to discover the charm and wonder of the African bush. Many properties even cater special activities to kids. Here are our top things to do on your next Africa family safari. Africa Family Safari in Botswana and Zimbabwe Earn your Ker & Downey Young Explorers Badge by mastering key bush survival skills and learning how to identify and follow animal tracks along the Okavango Delta. Explore the reed beds and Okavango waterways in a traditional mokoro canoe, observing the many skills developed by local people to survive in the environment. For instance, […]

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Ker & Downey Staff Profiles: Bekah McNeel

Ker & Downey Staff Profiles: Bekah McNeel

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. Bekah McNeel, a native Texan, started traveling the world while in college in Los Angeles. For graduate school she headed to the London School of Economics for an MSc in Media and Communication, and it was from that hub that her globetrotting really began. Research, philanthropic work, […]

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