Category: Travel Tips

Traveling to Cuba with Ker & Downey

Traveling to Cuba with Ker & Downey

Ker & Downey has been partnering with travelers to create their own journeys to Cuba since August 2015. Recent policy changes on American travel to the country have stirred up questions about traveling to Cuba and the future of visiting a place that is so close, but was once too far out of reach for many. The good news: it’s not out of reach with Ker & Downey. Our legal, people-to-people trips can still get U.S. citizens to Cuba. However, with new regulations on the horizon, having a responsible partner in your corner while you travel is important—now more than ever. Cuba is […]

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Babymoon Bliss: Tips for Traveling in the First Trimester

Babymoon Bliss: Tips for Traveling in the First Trimester

Elizabeth shares her tips for traveling in the first trimester. Traveling while pregnant can be a daunting experience, no matter how far along you might be. I admit that I had some nerves traveling in the first trimester of my pregnancy as well: Would I push myself too hard? Would I find foods I could trust? Would I get enough rest? Doubts can cloud your entire mind during that time, but in the end, conquering those doubts was something I will never regret as a soon-to-be mom. Some things were harder than others, but I am here to assure you: […]

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Tiffany's Top Cape Town Highlights

Tiffany’s Top Cape Town Highlights

Luxury Travel Consultant Tiffany DeSalvo travels to South Africa and shares her top five Cape Town highlights you should add to your next Ker & Downey journey. Luxury Travel Consultant Tiffany recently traveled to South Africa. While she was there, she spent several days exploring Cape Town and the surrounding area. Here are her top 5 Cape Town highlights that you should add to your journey to “The Mother City,” South Africa’s biggest must-see destination.  1. Have a drink at the rooftop bar at the newly opened Silo Hotel. It’s a beautiful place to sip a cocktail and take in […]

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Our Iran Travel Guide

Our Iran Travel Guide

Ker & Downey’s luxury Iran travel guide tells you what to see, where to stay, and why Iran should be next on your travel list. Is it too bold to say that Iran just might be the next big travel destination? It’s already a popular travel destination among Europeans, and we think Americans are about to find out what Europeans already know – Iran is a rich and rewarding destination, not just for its sights, but for its people. Ker & Downey’s Reid Bader and Nicole Porto traveled there to experience Iran for themselves and share their tips in this […]

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Safely Stay Connected when You Travel with Cellhire

Safely Stay Connected when You Travel with Cellhire

Cellhire makes roaming the world and staying connected affordable. As much as we like to get away without technology, we get it – sometimes unplugging for two weeks isn’t an option. Thankfully it’s becoming increasingly easier to stay connected no matter where you are in the world. Cellhire is a world leader in global mobile communications, allowing you to stay connected during your travels. They offer a broad range of rental services from international cell phones to 3G data cards on networks in over 120 countries around the world. Risk of Using Public Hotspots We’ve all heard about the risks […]

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Ker & Downey's London Market Guide

Ker & Downey’s London Market Guide

European Product Manager Elizabeth Frels shares her London market guide to five of the city’s best markets for the discerning traveler.  From the bric-a-brac of Brick Lane to antiques of Portobello to the scrumptiousness of Borough, London is filled with marketplaces that cater to all tastes, styles, and preferences. The weekends seem to be devoted to bargain shopping at these city hotspots. Which markets, then, are the absolute best ones to consider for the discerning traveler? Five markets get the grade. Portobello Road Portobello Road has been a household name since the 1800s. Whether taken from the cheerful tunes of […]

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Why You Should Use a Ker & Downey Luxury Travel Consultant to Book Your Multi Country Holidays

Why You Should Use a Ker & Downey Luxury Travel Consultant to Book Your Multi Country Holidays

In the world of Google and online booking, anyone who has the time and resources can book a trip to just about anywhere. But handling travel arrangements yourself can bring unwanted headaches, missed connections, and logistics you didn’t even know you needed to think about, especially when it comes to multi country holidays. There are obvious reasons to use a Luxury Travel Consultant: they can find the best deals, have relationships with locals who can offer authentic cultural experiences and can even get you a reservation at that booked-for-months-in-advance restaurant. Beyond that, there are also particular reasons to use a […]

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On Safari in Tanzania with Austin Mann and the New Apple iPhone 7

On Safari in Tanzania with Austin Mann and the New Apple iPhone 7

See how the new iPhone 7 Plus performs against the Big 5. Photographer Austin Mann tests the new iPhone 7 on a Tanzania safari curated by Ker & Downey. If you’ve not read Austin’s review of the new iPhone, be sure to check it out here. After Austin and his team wrapped up in Rwanda, they hopped on a plane and flew to Tanzania, where they continued to test the capabilities of the iPhone 7 on safari in search of the Big 5. They captured the adventure live through images and stories on Instagram. One thing you’ll notice with the […]

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On Safari with Austin Mann and the Apple iPhone 7 in Rwanda

On Safari with Austin Mann and the Apple iPhone 7 in Rwanda

Austin Mann, professional travel photographer took Apple’s new iPhone 7/7 Plus for a test drive in Rwanda. Ker & Downey was pleased to curate his safari for the trip. Packing light for a safari could get a lot easier with the release of the iPhone 7/7 Plus. Professional Travel Photographer Austin Mann took the newly released iPhone for a test drive with Ker & Downey in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park, setting aside his traditional camera gear to discover what the new iPhone’s camera features are, and whether or not they could make his pictures better. To fully test the camera […]

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Photography Tips For Safari

Photography Tips For Safari

Ker & Downey President David Marek, an avid photographer, visited Mara Plains Camp in 2013 and asked two professional photographers to share their photography tips for the Ker & Downey clients. Update: To see how the new iPhone 7/7 Plus perform on a safari, click here. Recently I had the opportunity to spend some quality time at Mara Plains Camp; the luxury safari property owned by Great Plains Conservation. One of the truly unique things they do for guests during their stay is provide them with a Canon 7D or 50D camera with 100-400 f4 lens and also with a […]

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