Category: Inspiration

Great Plains Conservation in Kenya: ol Donyo and Mara Plains

Great Plains Conservation in Kenya: ol Donyo and Mara Plains

In Kenya, conservation of the natural resources and wildlife and the involvement and development of local communities go hand-in-hand with the sustainability of the camps and the ability to provide authentic experiences. Follow our journey as we explore seven properties that offer unique experiences for their travelers, are committed to conserving Kenya’s natural resources and wildlife, and are intimately involved in the development of their local communities. To see all of the posts from this multi-part series, click here. Welcome back! Today, we’re moving onto two of Great Plains Conservation’s properties in Kenya. ol Donyo Lodge | Mbirikani Masai Conservation Area […]

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The Most Interesting Animal Migrations Around the World

The Most Interesting Animal Migrations Around the World

Chances are, you’ve heard of the Great Migration. And while it certainly is great, it’s one of the seven natural wonders of Africa after all, what about other animal migrations around the world? There are tons of interesting animal migrations around the world, but we’ve narrowed it down to a few of our favorites. Giant Tortoises, Galapagos Islands Giant Tortoises are known as the “slow and steady migrators.” They don’t cover a great distance. In fact, they only migrate a little less than four miles over a migration period of two to three weeks, but they migrate, nonetheless. Their journey […]

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Wildlife on Peninsula Valdes, Patagonia

Wildlife on Peninsula Valdes, Patagonia

Michelle Sole, a former guide for Marataba Safari Lodge, is spending the year traveling the world. Along the way, she’s sharing some of her experiences with us. Today we’re taking a look at the wildlife she found on Peninsula Valdes, Patagonia. To read about more of her travels, click here. As a child I watched a documentary of an orca propelling itself onto a beach in order to catch a seal pup. After this epic feat the orca then elegantly wriggled down the shingle beach and back into the sea with its prize. From that moment it has been a […]

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The Best Father-Son Trips

The Best Father-Son Trips

Celebrate the father-son relationship with our favorite father-son trips to take this year. And in case you missed it, be sure to check out our favorite mother-daughter trips for a girl’s getaway.  Golfing in Portugal Sure, you could play a round of golf at your nearby course, but for men who are really passionate about the game, wouldn’t you rather play five rounds of golf at some of the most beautiful, world-ranked golf courses? A journey to Portugal is the perfect father-son trip for those who share a love of the links. It includes rounds at the Oitavos Golf Course, […]

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The Best Mother-Daughter Trips

The Best Mother-Daughter Trips

Is there a relationship more precious than that of a mother and a daughter? Celebrate and strengthen those bonds with our favorite mother-daughter trips. Get Centered in Peru and Ecuador Strengthen and encourage the mother-daughter bonds on a wellness journey through Latin America, where getting centered together is more than just a wellness retreat. There are ample opportunities for yoga amidst Peru’s stunning landscapes, a traditional Mother Earth ceremony to evoke the spirit of healing, hikes in the Sacred Valley, farm-to-table lunches, and cultural tours, including one of the Jalpa Nina pottery works. A Shopping Spree in Italy Who doesn’t […]

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How To Do Peru - An Amazon Travel Guide

How To Do Peru – An Amazon Travel Guide

Martine Bury embarks on a voyage through South America’s most exquisite destination and shares her Amazon travel guide with us in this three-part series on Peru. The Amazon Expedition Getting to Iquitos is a bit of an inconvenience. It’s more like a mission. Only accessible by plane or river travel, Peru’s bustling jungle hub is full of contradictions. Fancy hotels and elegant bars interspersed with tin shacks are huddled together—flanked by the mighty Amazon River and thick canopy. Mopeds speed by as locals go about their business and visitors look for the next adventure—ziplining or shopping strange, amazing open-air markets. […]

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How To Do Peru - A Sacred Valley Travel Guide

How To Do Peru – A Sacred Valley Travel Guide

Martine Bury embarks on a voyage through South America’s most exquisite destination and shares her Sacred Valley Travel Guide with usin this three-part series on Peru. The Inca Heritage A short flight and winding drive land us in the Sacred Valley to acclimate before ascending to Cusco. Peru’s secrets are kept in this maze of rural life and ancient Inca ruins, sheltered by the Rio Urubamba Foothills. We tuck into the contemporary Tambo Del Inka Resort & Spa, which boasts its own private train station for the journey to Machu Picchu. The hotel’s minimalist design captures the region’s peaceful vibe, […]

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How to Do Peru - Lima Travel Guide

How to Do Peru – Lima Travel Guide

Martine Bury embarks on a voyage through South America’s most exquisite destination and shares her Lima travel guide with us in this three-part series on Peru. The Coolest Capital From above, Lima is a dense, random jumble of modern high-rises, colorful Spanish colonial architecture and crumbling pre-Columbian temples flanked by imposing cliffs that hold back the rolling waves of the Pacific Ocean. We begin our journey in the bohemian Barranco district with a stay at Arts Boutique Hotel B.  Built in 1914 for a wealthy family, the historic manor house shines in crisp white from its corner position—a stone’s throw […]

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Celebrating Jane Austen

Celebrating Jane Austen

2017 marks the 200th anniversary of the death of Jane Austen. What better time is there to see the beautiful British Isles and places connected with her captivating life and work! One of the world’s most famous authors who brought us the likes of Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen spent most her life in the historic and picturesque southern county of Hampshire. Inspired by the area’s beautiful houses and scenery, many of these spots are mentioned in her novels and have been brought to life in movie adaptations. Join Ker & Downey as we celebrate Jane Austen’s life […]

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Why You Should Spend A Day at the Museum of Islamic Art

Why You Should Spend A Day at the Museum of Islamic Art

The Museum of Islamic Art in Doha is a cultural icon in the Middle East. Spend the day there with Ker & Downey, then dine at Chef Alain Ducasse’s IDAM restaurant for an unforgettable day of art and culture. On a lone island 185 feet off the Doha Corniche, an imposing white geometric building rises from the sea. The impressive building is the Museum of Islamic Art, designed by the iconic Chinese Architect I.M. Pei. Famous for his glass pyramid at the Louvre Museum in Paris, I.M. Pei was lured out of retirement at 90 years old to design the […]

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