Category: Travel Tips

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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How to Travel with a Baby

How to Travel with a Baby

Traveling with an infant can be daunting and leaves many parents wondering if it is even possible. Ker & Downey’s Bekah McNeel proves that traveling with a baby is not only possible, but enjoyable as well.  Yes you can… travel with an infant. Seventeen days. Five regions. Twelve flights. With a six-month old. That either sounds like a nightmare or an impossible dream. But for our family, it was neither. We just returned from a top-to-bottom tour of Argentina and came back smiling, ready for our next adventure. As we traveled, I took notes on the recipe for successful travel […]

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Passport Awareness Month

Passport Awareness Month

September is passport awareness month and with holiday travel just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to make sure your passport it up to date with enough blank pages needed for international travel. There are a couple of things to keep in consideration when preparing for international travel. Expiration date Blank pages needed to enter a country Visas Booking airline travel with names as they appear on your passport Keeping reading for more information about each of the above items, as well as a few tips to make your travel smoother. Expiration Date and Entry Requirements Be sure to […]

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Golfing Hot Spots Around the World

We’re highlighting some of the top golf courses around the world today for National Golf Month. Each course offers different experiences for every golf enthusiast, from the beginner to the seasoned player. Written by Lee Stranathan South Africa South Africa is one of the world’s ‘golfing hot spots’, gaining much of its reputation from the success of its native golfers. Since the 1940s, South African golfers have won more golfing majors than any country in the world, other than the United States. The golf staff at Ker & Downey has been fortunate enough to play all the ‘top ranked’ courses […]

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Practical Matters: Three Packing Tips I Live (and Swear) By. By Feifei Sun

Practical Matters: Three Packing Tips I Live (and Swear) By, by Feifei Sun, with illustration by Jonny Ruzzo first appeared Ker & Downey’s QUEST Magazine. To read the current issue of QUEST magazine online, click here, and be sure to stay up to date on all of QUEST’s online content by following the QUEST Facebook page. Like many travel writers, I learned how to make the most of small spaces by living in one myself—an 800 square-foot apartment in New York City, shared with two roommates, to be exact. My bedroom didn’t even have a closet; I hung up nice […]

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Money: 5 Ways to Stay in Charge

Money: 5 Ways to Stay in Charge

Savvy traveler Eric Rosen advises on choosing the right credit card for international travel, as seen in the Spring 2014 issue of Quest Magazine. Illustration by Jonny Ruzzo. Visas, vaccinations, passport pages—there are plenty of things to consider when planning a trip abroad, but one of the most important is deciding which credit cards to take with you. This decision can save you time, money and a lot of aggravation. Here are five factors you should consider when making your decision. No Foreign Transaction Fees These annoying fees on transactions processed abroad can add up to about 3 percent of […]

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