Category: Inspiration

The Maasai Olympics - A Hunt for Medals, Not Lions

The Maasai Olympics – A Hunt for Medals, Not Lions

The Maasai Olympics are a biennial event making strides to change the Maasai culture of lion hunting for status. Travel with Ker & Downey on a luxury Kenya safari to witness the 2018 Maasai Olympics. For the Maasai, hunting and killing a lion is a traditional rite of passage and a way to win the hearts of girls. It’s an age-old tradition that has been practiced for centuries. But the once strong Kenyan lion population is dwindling. Forty years ago, the lions of Kenya numbered around 250,000. Today, there are about 35,000. Every 10 to 12 years, a new generation […]

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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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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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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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The Best Places to Travel in February

The Best Places to Travel in February

Get out of the winter slump and shed those heavy coats. These are the best places to travel in February around the world. Argentina Head to Argentina for front row seats at the next annular solar eclipse on February 26th, 2017. The skies above Argentina and the Patagonia will be ideal for viewing the “ring of fire” as the moon moves in front of the sun. South Africa In February, you’ll catch the tail end of summer in South Africa, but it’s an excellent time to visit the Cape, as the coasts are cooled by sea breezes, and the Garden […]

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The Best Places to Travel in March

The Best Places to Travel in March

There’s no use trying to save your vacation. It’s time to get out of the office. Here are the best places to travel in March. South Luangwa, Zambia If spotting the elusive African wild dog is on your list, head to South Luangwa National Park in March when your chances of seeing one is greatest. The South Luangwa National Park is one of the greatest wildlife sanctuaries on earth, and because it is relatively more difficult to get to than some of its neighboring destinations, it hosts very few visitors. You can be sure, a safari in Zambia during the […]

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The Best Destinations in the World for Solo Travel

The Best Destinations in the World for Solo Travel

Ker & Downey’s guide to the best destinations in the world for solo travel. We get it – trying to find a travel companion that shares your interests and travel styles is difficult! And besides, you’re a lone ranger. Why not go it alone? Take a solo journey because you need a break. Take a solo journey to pursue a special interest like photography or birding. Travel alone to find yourself. Whatever your reason for solo travel, our Luxury Travel Consultants can help guide you to the right destination. Himalayas, Nepal For many, a trek through the Himalayas is the […]

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The Best Places to Travel in January

The Best Places to Travel in January

Kick off the new year with an adventure. Whether you are flying south or hitting the slopes, these are the best places to travel in January. Malta Make plans to be in Malta mid-to-late January for the Valletta International Baroque Festival, a two and a half week-long celebration that honors the baroque identity of the UNESCO World Heritage city of Valletta. The city was built shortly after the Great Siege by the Ottoman Empire in 1565, and with 320 monuments in a 0.2 square mile radius, it’s one of the most densely populated UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the world. The […]

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