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Lauren Marek joined the Ker & Downey marketing team shortly after graduating the University of Texas at Dallas with a degree in Arts & Humanities. One of her greatest passions is documenting everyday life through photography. In her free time, Lauren enjoys live music, traveling to new places, and spending time with friends and family.

Lauren Marek | Egypt Luxury Travel | Ker Downey

Favorite place you’ve traveled: Egypt!

Favorite city and why: Austin, TX because there’s always something exciting happening.

What is the best thing about traveling: Photographing new people and places.

Travel accessory you can’t live without? Backup phone battery

Favorite plane ride activity: Binge watching tv shows

Top of my travel bucket list: Stockholm, Sweden

Two weeks + and unlimited budget, where are you going? A private island in the Caribbean with a long excursion to Pig Beach.

Beach or mountains: Beach

Lauren Marek | Egypt Luxury Travel | Ker Downey

How do you take your coffee? Latte please.

If they could bottle your personality what would the label read? Kraft Jet-Puffed Marshmallow Creme

My theme song isInterstellar soundtrack

Any pets? A weird cat named Ruthie.

If I were a super hero, I would be: Batwoman

Something I said I’d never do but did anyway was: Eat exotic meat, ew.

Two things I can’t live without are: My camera & avocados

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

Lauren Marek | Egypt Luxury Travel | Ker Downey

My favorite physical activity is: Basketball, tennis, yoga

One thing I love that everyone else dislikes is: Anne Hathaway?

The first thing I do when I wake up is: Feed my cat.

One thing people are surprised to find out about me is: My obsession with science fiction.

The last concert I went to was: Sleater Kinney

My favorite TV show to watch as a kid was: Star Wars & Indiana Jones

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

Guilty TV pleasure: Orphan Black, Battlestar Galactica, Orange is the New Black

On my nightstand: The Greek Myths by Robert Graves

What’s inspiring you lately? Music. Specifically St. Vincent.

Life mantra in four words: Work Hard. Be Kind.

Favorite quote: “The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears, or the sea.” –Isak Dinesen

Lauren Marek | Egypt Luxury Travel | Ker Downey

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