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Haley has officially been at Ker & Downey for four and a half years, although she spent many summers growing up helping around the office. She works in our Marketing Department managing our blog and social media and writing for Quest Magazine. Some of her favorite travel memories include climbing trees at Shinde as a child, walking through markets in Florence, visiting Egypt with her family, and tracking leopard cubs in South Africa.

Egypt Luxury Travel | Ker Downey

Favorite place you’ve traveled: Chances are, if I’ve traveled there, it’s my favorite place. I love to travel and each trip has been a unique experience, but one place I will always keep traveling back to is Africa. Having grown up in the travel business and traveling there with my family, Africa holds a truly special place in my heart and feels like home to me. In college I spent three months in Italy studying architecture and had the chance to travel around a bit so Italy will always be a special place to  me also.

Favorite city and why: Salzburg. I have a deep affection for The Sound of Music.

What is the best thing about traveling: Seeing new places, experiencing new cultures, and creating memories

Tonle Sap Floating Village | Tonle Sap Lake | Cambodia Luxury Travel | Ker Downey

Travel accessory you can’t live without? My iPad mini – it’s the perfect size. I can edit photos on it and post to social media while traveling, read a favorite book on the plane, and FaceTime my family back home to show them some of my favorite hotels and lodges.

Favorite plane ride activity: Sleeping if I can, catching up on movies, reading, or writing.

Top of my travel bucket list: All over France, East Africa, and Vietnam

Tintswalo Safari Lodge | South Africa Safari | Luxury Africa Safaris |Ker Downey

Two weeks + and unlimited budget, where are you going? I might park myself at a street cafe in Paris with a cappuccino and a good book for some people watching.

Beach or mountains: Mountains

How do you take your coffee? With a little warm milk, Stevia, and cinnamon

If they could bottle your personality what would the label read? Passionate Introvert

My theme song is: Anything I can dance to

Any pets? Two dogs – Clementine, a beautiful and sweet Beagle Collie mix, and Geoffrey, a timid but smart Jack Russell Terrier Chihuahua mix. Both of them are rescue pups.

Something I said I’d never do but did anyway was: Marry a pastor

Two things I can’t live without are: Chocolate and my family.

Temple of Karnak | Egypt Luxury Travel | Ker Downey

It’s Sunday morning at 10 a.m. If I’m not sleeping, I’m: In church

My favorite physical activity is: Running, kickboxing, and dancing

The first thing I do when I wake up is: Hit the snooze button a few times.

One thing people are surprised to find out about me is: I’ve got a twin.

The last concert I went to was: The Eagles

My favorite TV show to watch as a kid was: Chip and Dale Rescue Rangers and Saved by the Bell

If I could instantly learn a new language, I would learn: French

Guilty TV pleasure: Scandal

On my nightstand: A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway and Yes Please by Amy Poehler

What’s inspiring you lately? Elliotte – my three month old baby girl.

Life mantra in four words: Breathe in, breathe out.

Favorite quote: I’ve got a few. “There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind.” C.S. Lewis

“We ate well and cheaply and drank well and cheaply and slept well and warm together and loved each other.” Ernest Hemingway

“People inspire you or they drain you – pick wisely.” Hans F Hansen

South Africa Safari | Luxury South Africa Safari | Ker Downey

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