Top 5 Peru Jungle Experiences

Top 5 Peru Jungle Experiences

Ker & Downey’s top 5 Peru jungle experiences to add to your next luxury trip to the Peruvian Amazon. Spanning over 6,438 kilometers or 4,000 miles across the entire continent of South America, housing 10% of the world’s known biodiversity and producing 20% of the world’s earth oxygen; the Amazon rain forest is quite literally the ‘Lung of our Planet’. Amidst the dense jungle canopies, the endless maze of tributaries, and the countless species lie in uncharted territories where man has never set foot. The intrigue and mysticism of this unknown world add to its appeal and the adventure that […]

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The Best Places to Spend Your Babymoon

The Best Places to Spend Your Babymoon

A new baby brings about big life changes for the parents-to-be! Soak up precious last moments as a twosome with a luxury babymoon. Whether you are looking for barefoot luxury on pristine beaches or a brush with wildlife on safari, our Luxury Travel Consultants can help you plan your getaway for two before the stork arrives. Africa If you’re up for a long-haul flight, South Africa is an exciting option for a babymoon because of its malaria-free game reserves. Combine a few days spent exploring Cape Town with a luxury safari in Madikwe or Kruger National Park. Lengthen your stay […]

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Best Places to Travel in Asia in 2017

Best Places to Travel in Asia in 2017

Asia is too big of a continent to tackle all at once. To make planning easier, we’ve narrowed it down to three of the best places to travel in Asia in 2017. Philippines Look for the Philippines to be an up and coming travel destination in 2017 as more luxury travelers catch onto the allure of the far-flung islands. The 7,000 blue-rimmed islands host activities from kayaking and snorkeling to lounging on sandy beaches. Sri Lanka There’s a reason Sri Lanka is known as the “pearl of the Indian Ocean.” Ancient sites and temples from 2,000-plus years of culture, eight […]

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Northern Spain Culinary Tour

Northern Spain Culinary Tour

Ker & Downey’s Nicole Porto recounts her unforgettable dinner at El Celler de Can Roca – the #2 restaurant in the world and the culminating experience on Ker & Downey’s Northern Spain Culinary Tour, a set-departure journey traveling through the Basque and Cataluña regions of Spain in October 2017. Specifically designed with the foodie in mind, Ker & Downey’s Northern Spain Culinary Tour uses food as a “connecting thread” to infuse travelers with a deep-rooted sense of place, to engage in active adventures in nature, and to genuinely connect them with the many local friends and neighbors they meet along […]

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The Absolute Best Helicopter Tours Around the World

The Absolute Best Helicopter Tours Around the World

For a high-flying adventure, add one of our favorite helicopter tours to your next Ker & Downey journey. These excursions are a great way to gain a different perspective and deeper understanding of the world around you. And to get the most out of your helicopter tours, be sure to check out Reid’s helicopter photography tips, which are sure to make your memories stand out, not only in your mind but on your mantle as well. Linyanti Bush Camp | Botswana A thirty-minute helicopter flight over the Linyanti Reserve showcases the expansive and varied scenery of the Northern reaches of […]

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Helicopter Photography Tips

Helicopter Photography Tips

Whether you are a first-time safari-goer or a seasoned veteran, a helicopter flight should definitely be an excursion on your journey. Recently, Reid took a flight over the Okavango Delta, and today he’s sharing his helicopter photography tips to get the best images from above. Reid’s Cultivated Guidance and Considerations with Regard to the Art of Digital Light Capture whilst Navigating the Near Terrestrial Heavens via Aerial Autogiro 1. Employ a pilot with all the necessary certifications, licensing, appendages, and vision requirements to operate rotorcraft. 2. Consider the doors – are they necessary? Ask them to be removed for maximum […]

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Tiffany's Stay at Some of the Best Camps in Botswana

Tiffany’s Stay at Some of the Best Camps in Botswana

We love highlighting the trips our Luxury Travel Consultants take. After each journey, they come back with a wealth of knowledge they are eager to share. Today we’re taking a look at a trip Tiffany took to Botswana earlier in 2016, where she stayed in some of the best camps in Botswana. My Botswana safari started in the Makgadikgadi Pans at Jack’s Camp, an eclectic yet elegant permanent camp, co-owned by Botswana’s rock star guide Ralph Bousfield. While the camp itself is incredible for its luxury accommodations and cuisine, it really shines for the unique activities available, marking is as […]

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Top 7 Reasons to Travel to Botswana

Top 7 Reasons to Travel to Botswana

Botswana is the ultimate safari destination. It’s a country of diverse landscapes full of natural beauty and plentiful wildlife. The country adopted a “low volume” tourism model to limit the negative effects of tourism in wildlife areas. The results are vast, untouched wildlife destinations. And because its private concessions aren’t fenced in, the wildlife can roam free. If you need a reason to travel to Botswana, we’ve got 7 of them. 1. Botswana is where it all started. Recent studies show that the KhoiSan bushmen represent an isolated population of humans from 100,000 years ago. The best place to learn […]

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Greece Uncovered: Parosdise Found

Greece Uncovered: Parosdise Found

Luxury Travel Consultant Jessica Rizzolo recently returned from a trip to Greece. She shares her wellness journey and her experience on the island of Paros with us. A wellness retreat on the island of Paros with one of my favorite yoga instructors was the source of inspiration for embarking on my recent journey to Greece. Like many travelers, I had always been drawn to Greece for its’ iconic white washed buildings, ancient ruins, alluring mythology, dramatic scenery, and fabulous cuisine. I knew immediately upon confirming my space on the retreat that I could not travel all the way to Greece without […]

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Liane's Australia Travel Diary

Liane’s Australia Travel Diary

This past late spring, I journeyed down to South Land, Terra Australis, where my heart has been longing to return to and always will. Mind you, it is actually late fall there which is a wonderful time to go. It’s cooler and has less flies. (In the center they never fully go away.) My Australia travel adventure included my arrival into Alice Springs, then onward to Kings Canyon en route to Uluru, then straight up to the Top End to catch a charter flight to remote Arnhemland. Afterwards I went to Darwin, then back to Uluru, and finally ending up […]

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