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Reid joined the Ker & Downey team in 2004 and serves as our Vice President of Operations. Since starting at Ker & Downey, he has amassed an incredible adventure travel portfolio, climbing Kilimanjaro, hiking to Machu Picchu, diving the ruins of Alexandria, trekking for wild gorillas in the Congo, and snorkeling in the Galapagos, just to name a few. His travels with Ker & Downey have taken him all over the world to explore the African bush, rock-hewn churches in Lalibela, the Caucasus Mountains in Georgia, and the Amazon River.
Favorite place you’ve traveled: Botswana
Favorite city and why: La Ciudad Perdida, Colombia. Founded centuries before Machu Picchu, this lost city has less than 1% as many annual visitors.
What is the best thing about traveling: It mitigates everyday drama.
Travel accessory you can’t live without? New Balance 10v2 trail running shoes. They’re light and pack well.
Favorite plane ride activity: Reading. I load up my Kindle with lots of books.
Top of my travel bucket list: Marathon des Sables in Morocco, Running with the Bushmen in Botswana, and kayaking the Sea of Cortez from San Felipe to Cabo.
Beach or mountains: Mountains
How do you take your coffee? I prefer English breakfast tea
Any pets? Nope
Something I said I’d never do but did anyway was: Sky dive
It’s Sunday morning at 10 a.m. If I’m not sleeping, I’m: Running or kayaking
My favorite physical activity is: Running or kayaking
One thing I love that everyone else dislikes is: Spreadsheets
The first thing I do when I wake up is: Check email
The last concert I went to was: Adam Carroll at the Old Acoustic Quarter Café in Galveston, Texas.
If I could instantly learn a new language, I would learn: Mandarin
On my nightstand: Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World by Jack Weatherford and Stop Drifting Start Rowing by Roz Savage.
What’s inspiring you lately? Diana Nyad’s record swim from Havana to Key West.
Favorite quote: “Some people dream of success while others wake up and work hard at it.” Barbara Rubel
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