For the past six years, the annual Safari Awards has recognized the best properties and organizations in the business, awarding winners in 18 categories ranging from best property and best cuisine to best charitable organization in Africa. The winners are the best in the business and we are proud to partner with many of these recognized properties in providing the best experience for our clients.
Searching for a family-friendly journey full of variety? Explore three distinct environments over 10 days in Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands with Ker & Downey. An array of wildlife encounters and historic sites await discovery on this journey, the perfect balance of adventure and luxury.
The time is right to visit South Africa. Never before has the quintessential luxury of this cosmopolitan country been so attainable. Travel this spring to experience the culture, glamor, and unique wilderness of South Africa, and book byMay 31 to take advantage of ideal values found only with Ker & Downey.
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 from sunburn and windburn. | us.espaskincare.com
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 here.
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 grounded flights, this isn’t always so easy. Practicing what I’ve long preached is sometimes a challenge.
There’s no doubt that travel is one of life’s greatest pleasures—but it can often turn into a nightmare. The moment you step outside of your home en route to your grand adventure—anything goes—whether you’ve planned for it or not. To ensure you remain in top form to deal with the inconsistencies that may occur, you’ll need to take extra-good care of yourself—before, during and after your trip. Here are some tried-and-true tips for on the go wellbeing.
Traveling during Africa’s green seasons – when rain is more common – nets the intrepid explorer a few surprises. Richer colors, lush landscapes, and active game are among the reasons these travel times are coveted both by photographers and seasoned safari-goers. Plan ahead for travel this spring and summer with our picks for enjoying green season at its finest.
You chose Ker & Downey because you know we’re something different, and we simply cannot thank you enough for allowing us to show you our experiential way of traveling. You’ve had your life touched by one of our journeys, and you know we take pride in hand-crafting impeccable itineraries for you – our clients who expect the very best.
Every year since 2009, Ker & Downey has ranked among the best in the Travel + Leisure Magazine World’s Best Awards, a showcase of the elite in the travel industry. High rankings from votes like yours have made that accomplishment possible.
Please take a few moments to cast your vote in the World’s Best Awards. It just takes a few minutes, and it would mean so much to us. Thank you again for letting us be a part of your life-changing journey.
Travel + Leisure has released its annual It List, and not surprisingly it includes some of our can’t-miss favorites from across the globe. Travel with Ker & Downey means custom journeys that don’t just include the world’s best places to rest your head, but feature jaw-dropping experiential moments you’ll keep on your own personal “best of” list for a lifetime. Start curating your own collection of destinations and experiences by contacting us now.
According to the Chinese zodiac, 2014 is the year of the horse, and with this new year come unexpected opportunities, new adventures, and long journeys. It’s a good year to travel, and Ker & Downey can help you blaze a trail to unfamiliar destinations, or revisit old treasures. Get inspired by some of our favorite horseback experiences from around the world, and contact us to start making your 2014 travel plans.
With suites named after polo ponies and an entire fleet living on site, La Bamba de Areco is the ideal retreat for an equestrian enthusiast. Don’t miss the chance to ride through the pampas with a gaucho who will proudly demonstrate his special bond with his horse.
Springtime brings warmer temperatures and often a welcome chance for many families to travel. Plan to spend Spring Break on a unique Ker & Downey journey, discovering corners of the world easy to access and wonderful experiences fit for the whole family.