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David Jones joined Ker & Downey in 2004 and serves as our Vice President of Sales and Marketing. His love for travel led him to start his first travel agency when he was only ten years old and though he only arranged one trip for himself and two friends from Seattle to Portland, it launched his passion. Today, his travel journal is jam-packed with destinations, including Africa, India, Southeast Asia, Australia, South America, Central America, and the Middle East.
Favorite place you’ve traveled: Adrere Amellal in the Siwa Oasis, Sahara Desert, Egypt.
Favorite city and why: Tbilisi, Georgia. I like it because it has managed to keep its unique character for centuries. Castles, fortresses, and a medieval historical center blended with phenomenal food and wine and ultra modern architecture.
What is the best thing about traveling: Meeting the locals in each destination and establishing longtime friendships.
Travel accessory you can’t live without? iPhone
Favorite plane ride activity: Sleeping
Top of my travel bucket list: Sanaa, Yemen
Two weeks + and unlimited budget, where are you going? Dos Lagos Lodge in Chile, Easter Island followed by Marquesas Islands of French Polynesia. With a private jet, I can do all of this in two weeks.
Beach or mountains: It used to be the mountains but now, the beach, as long as it is private.
How do you take your coffee? Black (Kopi Luwak, or civet coffee, is my favorite)
If they could bottle your personality what would the label read? Open with caution
Two things I can’t live without are: God and Family
It’s Sunday morning at 10 a.m. If I’m not sleeping, I’m: In church fellowshipping with friends.
My favorite physical activity is: Working out
One thing I love that everyone else dislikes is: Civet coffee
The first thing I do when I wake up is: Go work out
One thing people are surprised to find out about me is: I don’t paint my hair
The last concert I went to was: Georgian Polyphonic Men’s Choir in the wine region of Georgia.
My favorite toy to play with as a kid was: Tonka Dump Truck
If I could instantly learn a new language, I would learn: Arabic, then Georgian
What’s inspiring you lately? My wife’s art.
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