Bespoke Magazine: Volume 4, Issue 2
Recently, my wife Gana and I returned from Uganda, where we helped deliver 12,000 mosquito nets and assisted doctors and nurses who saw about 15,000 patients. While we were there, back home the news outlets reported that the dreaded Ebola virus had reared its ugly head in western Uganda. Family and friends sent text messages ranging from “be careful” to “get out!” Well, we’re always careful, but there’s no way we were going to “get out!” These people need our help and if we don’t help them now, when will we? There’s no time like NOW!
Travel can have similar timing issues. You want to travel but… there’s Thanksgiving, and then there’s the holidays, and we can’t leave our family during the holidays… can we? Or there’s trouble in the Middle East (when is there NOT trouble in the Middle East?) and in Libya… and before you know it a year is gone and you’ve not traveled any place new, nor revisited any of your favorite places. You’re stuck in a rut and can’t get out of it.
This issue of BESPOKE is chock full of travel opportunities so varied that it will make you ask the question, “If not now…when?” When you travel with Ker & Downey, we take care of all the details so you have a worry-free travel experience.
This issue takes you from Argentina to Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Cambodia, and China. We also discuss the Bana Ba Letsetsi (Sunshine Children) organization in Botswana. Each destination is filled with opportunities to explore and experience the uniqueness of each journey.
My hope is that you will read this issue and come away with the desire to travel… yes, it’s now time to go. If not now… when? Call us – we’ll take care of the details. – from “Letter from the President” by David Marek
An Asian Medley – A city tour by helicopter. Cooking lessons in the home garden of a chef. Picnicking on a Gulf of Thailand private island… Come with us as we go beyond the typical in Southeast Asia.
Mission to Mozambique – We journey with the Niassa Lion Project and the Houston Zoo to the game-rich wilderness of northern Mozambique – a timeless landscape that persists in the face of modernization.
The Design Hotels of India – Spending the night in India has never looked so beautiful. Journey with Ker & Downey from the desert to Delhi and take a peek at our curated selection of ultra-lux hotels designed to inspire.
Springtime in Argentina – Balance sweltering rainforests with towering glaciers as you tango your way through some of the best of Argentina. Ker & Downey’s Katy Heerssen shares her notes from the field.
The Art of Authenticity – Hidden in Zimbabwe and Botswana’s treasured reserves, African Bush Camps proves that an intimate, low-frills safari is still overflowing with plenty of tangible and soulful luxuries.
The Surreal China Countryside – Hundreds of miles from the hum of traffic and tourists, the unexpected wonders of China take center stage. Go off the beaten path as we reveal a sweeping panorama of cultures and scenery.Order this issue of Bespoke