Category: Travel Diary

Amy's Luxury Bogota City Tour with Ker & Downey

Amy’s Luxury Bogota City Tour with Ker & Downey

Amy, our in-house graphic designer is spending a year traveling the world. In Colombia, we sent her on a luxury Bogota city tour. On January 1st, I started a journey with Remote Year where, along with 79 other people, we will spend one month living in a different city starting in Mexico City and ending the year in Cambodia. We will live, work, and travel together for 365 days. Needless to say, there are not too many times when you’re alone. When I got the opportunity to go on a private Bogota city tour with a top-notch Ker & Downey […]

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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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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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Kidepo Valley National Park, Uganda's Undiscovered Wilderness

Kidepo Valley National Park, Uganda’s Undiscovered Wilderness

On a recent FAM trip to Uganda, Heather visited Kidepo Valley National Park, Uganda’s most isolated national park and one of Africa’s finest wildernesses. Kidepo Valley National Park lies in the northern corner of Uganda at the border of South Sudan near Kenya. It’s a part of the country that is so remote and hidden among Uganda’s hills, that its beauty and vast wilderness has gone almost unnoticed except by a small ethnic group of about 11,000 people known as the Ik. To reach the Kidepo Valley, you take a two-hour flight from Entebbe on a small plane. But the […]

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Exploring the Real Cuba with Ker & Downey

Exploring the Real Cuba with Ker & Downey

On December 1, 2016, Ker & Downey travelers Judith, Adrian, Astrid, and Marc departed on Delta’s inaugural flight from Miami to Havana – a flight 55 years in the making. Below, Judith recounts their favorite people-to-people experiences in Cuba with Ker & Downey, which took place during Cuba’s mandated period of mourning for Fidel Castro, and describes why traveling to Cuba with Ker & Downey can truly make all the difference. On December 1, 2016, we were honored and excited to be on Delta’s inaugural flight from Miami to Havana. At our departure gate there were the American and Cuban […]

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Crab Racing in Fiji

Crab Racing in Fiji

Director of Inside Sales and Client Relations Lisa Chapman spent a week in Fiji where she learned all about the fine art of crab racing. The call of the South Pacific is like a siren song for many. Be it an annual sojourn during the holidays or a once in a lifetime romantic getaway, the idyllic postcard images of palm lined beaches and azure blue waters lapping at the shore draw thousands of visitors to the Fijian Islands each year. Daydreams of hammock swaying, reef exploring, and waterfall hiking filled my mind as my departure day drew near. Dozens of […]

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Ischia, An Untouched Italian Paradise

Ischia, An Untouched Italian Paradise

Luxury Travel Consultant Nicole Porto shares thoughts from her trip to Ischia, the untouched Italian paradise. At least 15 years ago, I clipped a picture out of a magazine of a boy diving into crystal clear water; the caption said something like “Ischia is virtually untouched by American tourists and is popular with Italians for its beautiful beaches and relative seclusion”. I might have carried that picture around with me for several years until you could barely see the picture anymore, and while I’ve been to Italy several times over the years, I never quite made it to this obscure […]

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A Solo Safari Made Simple

A Solo Safari Made Simple

Planning a solo safari can be intimidating, but it is made easier with a trusted expert in your corner. Thinking about traveling alone? We spoke with our client who recently returned from a solo safari trip to South Africa. Starting a Solo Safari Elizabeth wanted a grand adventure, and she couldn’t think of anything more outstanding than a classic safari. A long journey to an unfamiliar country, the prospect of seeing wild animals and wild adventure… It was exciting, and a little scary, even for a seasoned international traveler. Faced with doubts about going it alone, she first researched taking a larger […]

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Tanzania Multigenerational Safari

Tanzania Multigenerational Safari

Travel with Ker & Downey on a Tanzania multigenerational safari. In last week’s post we highlighted some of the challenges that can arise when planning a multigenerational safari and used the Scott trip as a real-life example of an itinerary our Luxury Travel Consultants can put together for your family. Today we’re showcasing another tried, trusted, and unique Tanzania multigenerational safari. When he was young, Gordon Casey went on safari with his parents. At the end of the trip, he knew he always wanted to return. So for his 40th birthday, he decided to arrange a safari to Tanzania for his […]

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An Iceland Holiday: Circling Two Continents on One Island

An Iceland Holiday: Circling Two Continents on One Island

An Iceland holiday offers Luxury Travel Consultant Liane a chance to explore an island of two continents. Start planning your Iceland holiday with Ker & Downey today. I’m off the airplane first thing in the morning… one eye open… then straight to the Blue Lagoon (which is roughly 12 miles from the airport). Said eye tells the other eye to open and study the lava fields we are driving by on the way. It is one thing to see them in pictures, but to see them physically is wonderful! I’m not used to going to a spa at 8:00 a.m. […]

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