The end of the year is just around the corner. How do you want to finish off 2013? Maybe you want to travel to a new destination or start a new family tradition that includes a hand-crafted Ker & Downey journey. Recently we asked some of the sales team at Ker & Downey to share their travel experiences from this year with us and, to get in the holiday spirit, some of their special holiday traditions. Below Bekah talks about her journey to Peru, Ecuador, and Colombia this year and her favorite holiday traditions.
This year I had the opportunity to travel through Peru, Ecuador and Colombia, with some quality time in the Galapagos. I’m continually stunned by the diversity of South America. From the Andes to the Amazon, each destination dazzled us with its natural beauty and cultural riches. It’s hard to say whether I was most impressed with magnificent Machu Picchu, the pristine Galapagos, or “the most innovative city in the world,” Medellin.
As I look ahead to the rest of 2013 I can’t help but think about the upcoming holiday season. I love helping my mother set out her collection of nativity sets from around the world. In each place I visit, I bring her back a nativity. The ones carved from Mediterranean olive wood, Ugandan red wood, Peruvian serpentine, and many others remind me of little markets and moments finding treasures in faraway places that connected me to my mother.
Bekah, a native Texan, started traveling the world while in college in Los Angeles. For graduate school she headed to the London School of Economics for an MSc in Media and Communication, and it was from that hub that her globetrotting really began.
Research, philanthropic work, and a thirst for adventure have taken Bekah all over the world. She’s well on her way to visiting all seven continents before she turns 30 (okay, maybe 31). In 2010 she met an architect whose wanderlust matched her own, and married him straight away. They live in San Antonio where the international airport is small, but gets the job done. When their travel budget doesn’t allow for grand tours of the world’s architectural wonders, they pack up their tent and head for a National Park in the US or South America.