Category: Inspiration

Our Top 5 Fly Camping Experiences in Africa

Our Top 5 Fly Camping Experiences in Africa

Ker & Downey’s top 5 fly camping experiences in Africa get you close to nature.  What is Fly Camping? ‘Fly Camping’ is a term that originates from the early days of safaris. Hunters wishing to travel light would pack just the outer sheet of a tent – called a fly sheet – and string it up between trees for their shelter. The minimalist camping set up was meant to protect the safari-goers from sun and rain while they slept, rested, and ate and could be easily moved to their next stop on their safari. Today the fly camping experience on […]

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Top 10 Reasons to Travel to the Galapagos in the Fall

Top 10 Reasons to Travel to the Galapagos in the Fall

When you’re taking a once in a lifetime trip to the Galapagos, you want to make sure you’re seeing it at its best. Luckily, due to the Galapagos’ idealistic island weather, there’s really no wrong time to visit. However, Fall remains one of the best times to visit the Enchanted Islands. Here’s why: Rich Displays of Marine Life Between July and November, the presence of the Humboldt Current in the Galapagos is strong. With it, the current brings nutrient-rich water to the surface providing an unparalleled feeding experience for marine life. As such, the snorkeling experience during these months is […]

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A Shoulder Season Safari in Tanzania

A Shoulder Season Safari in Tanzania

Each safari season has its pros and cons. Travel during the high season and you’re almost guaranteed fantastic wildlife sightings, but you’ll also battle crowds at those particularly great or unique sightings. During the low season in Tanzania, you’ll get some rains, but you’ll also have lush, green landscapes creating a stunning backdrop for wildlife photography. A shoulder season safari might get hot and you’ll have some rain, but you’ll be rewarded with lower prices and a private safari experience. There really is no bad time to travel to Tanzania. Wildlife can be found year-round. You just have to think […]

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The Best Hotels in Asia for Afternoon Tea

The Best Hotels in Asia for Afternoon Tea

For Afternoon Tea in England, you’ll find pastries and crustless sandwiches served on a three-tiered stand. And while some hotels in Asia have kept the English custom, others are putting their own spin on the centuries-old tradition. Here are Ker & Downey’s picks for the best hotels in Asia for Afternoon Tea. Mandarin Oriental Tokyo At the Mandarin Oriental Tokyo, Afternoon Tea comes with an Asian twist. Seasonal sweets and sandwiches are served on an Oriental style small shelf display and use ingredients like olive and dried tomato tart, pear puree, and Foie gras paste, and more than 20 types […]

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Must-See Game Of Thrones Travel Destinations

Must-See Game Of Thrones Travel Destinations

HBO’s Game of Thrones has taken the globe by storm, and inspired globe-trotters to make their own epic journey to some of the real-life places that double as scenes from Westeros. Ahead of the highly-anticipated season 7 premiere, we’ve rounded up the best places to walk in the footsteps of your favorite characters on a Game of Thrones travel adventure. Underground river in Grjótagjá, Iceland Iceland If you want to visit the land of White Walkers and the Free Folk, add the otherworldly landscapes of Lake Myvatn to your bucket list. This area of extreme contrasts, wildlife, geothermal activity, and geology features in several seasons of […]

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Milan Fashion Week

Milan Fashion Week

The Spring/Summer Milan Fashion Week is gearing up to take the designer world by storm from September 20 through September 27. Hosted in Italy’s fashion mecca, this week-long fashion festival is the perfect jet-setting destination for anyone in search of style and creativity alongside the rich and famous. Ker & Downey is excited to offer an exclusive journey for fashion–forward travelers, providing behind-the-scenes access to the city’s hundreds of shows, presentations, and parties. Our Milan Fashion Week essentials: Armani Hotel Milano | Armani Hotel Milano is the premier choice for discerning travelers traveling to Milan Fashion Week. Personally styled by […]

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Game Of Thrones Filming Locations You Have To Visit

Game Of Thrones Filming Locations You Have To Visit

HBO’s Game of Thrones is one of the most-watched and most-discussed television series in the world. Before you settle in to watch the season 7 premiere, check out a few of our favorite Game of Thrones filming locations and the best ways to see them with Ker & Downey.

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Top Safaris Around the World

Top Safaris Around the World

Safaris aren’t just for the African bush. We’ve rounded up some of our top safaris around the world for your next Ker & Downey journey. A Jaguar Safari in the Pantanal July through September is jaguar spotting season in Brazil’s Pantanal. The Pantanal wetlands in Western Brazil have been described as ‘the Okavango Delta on Steroids’ because of its astounding birdlife. It has recently become a mecca for wildlife enthusiasts, thanks to the Onçafari Project – a pioneer venture in partnership with Caiman Lodge to study the behavior of the elusive and incredible jaguar. With radio collars and careful monitoring, […]

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MATE: Peruvian History through the eyes of Mario Testino

MATE: Peruvian History through the eyes of Mario Testino

Product Manager Elizabeth Frels travels to Peru and discovers its history through the eyes of Mario Testino. Peru is a country of color and creativity. From its delicious food to its Inca citadels, Peru’s stunning heritage is on electric display no matter where you go. Outside of visiting and tasting these offerings in person, one of my favorite experiences during my time in Peru was witnessing Peru’s history through the eyes of one who captures is best: Mario Testino. Best known for his ability to capture sensuality and humanity in pictures, Mario Testino is widely considered one of today’s greatest […]

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Travels with Memaw and James

Travels with Memaw and James

Written by Haley Beham My grandparents have always loved to travel. I have a very clear memory of my immediate family traveling with my grandparents and aunt to New Mexico. We spent a day driving in jeeps through the mountains. Their vehicle was in front of ours and we all laughed as their heads bopped this way and that at exactly the same time. I don’t actually remember much from that trip, but that memory I do have of traveling with them still makes me laugh. My grandfather’s family is from a little town in the Czech Republic – Horni […]

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