Category: Travel Tips

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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Travel Cure Carry-Ons

Travel Cure Carry-Ons

Now that you know what to do to avoid the common pitfalls of travel before, during, and after your trip, don’t forget to tuck these products in your carry-on. They’ll make your plane ride much more pleasant. By: Mary Bemis 1. ESPA 24-Hour Skin Saviour | An all-in-one product that may be used on face (dry lips!) and body, this little miracle tube contains skin-softening shea butter, manuka and tamanu oils, as well as evening primrose to deliver a skin-rescuing wallop of natural goodness. It’s also beneficial for protecting the skin from the woes of urban environments, as well as […]

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Wellness: Curing the Travel Hangover

Wellness: Curing the Travel Hangover

Planning a long-haul flight? Wellness maven Mary Bemis shares tips on what you can do before, during, and afterward to avoid the common pitfalls of travel. To see her suggested carry-on items to make your flight more pleasant, check out our Travel Carry-Ons post. As a longtime spa and wellness expert, I travel the globe checking out new spas and indigenous treatments, tracking new trends and lecturing on how to live a healthier lifestyle. It’s important that I’m in the best mental and physical shape possible. Given changing time zones, frequent delays and unexpected overnights in strange hotels due to […]

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Ker & Downey’s Top 4 for 2014

Ker & Downey’s Top 4 for 2014

As we bid farewell to 2013 and an incredible year of discovery, we’re also looking ahead to 2014 and which treasures in the big, beautiful world should be on your list of places to visit next. 1. Georgia – The Caucasus, Eastern Europe This year we fell in love with the history and heart of The Caucasus region, and now it’s catching on. 2014 is the year to experience Georgia while you can still count yourself among the first pioneering travelers. 2. Borneo – Southeast Asia One island encompassing three countries, Borneo is a tropical paradise that should be high […]

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Global Entry and Why You Should Consider It

Global Entry and Why You Should Consider It

Ker & Downey is committed to giving you the journey of a lifetime each and every time you travel with us. But long customs and immigration lines can really sour the end of an amazing journey. With Global Entry, you can avoid those lines in the United States altogether. If you’ve traveled abroad just once, you know the frustration waiting in the customs and immigration line can bring. You’ve just arrived from an overseas journey; you’re tired, and ready for a warm shower and your own bed. You’re excited at the prospect of home as you exit the plane and […]

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