We share highlights from the whole world here on the Ker & Downey blog, and it’s our pleasure to bring you travel stories that inspire. Here’s what you read the most of in 2019. Which story was your favorite?

1. Safari Packing Lists

This year we answered the top question we receive from our safari clients: “what should I pack?” Grab your suitcase and click through to read more about what to expect when packing for women and for men.

Women's Safari Packing Guide - Ker Downey - Luxury Safari

2. Celebrity Sightings

Want to walk in the star-studded footsteps of Chrissy Teigen, Will Smith, Ellen DeGeneres, and Beyonce? Read on to find out where in the world the celebrities stay when they travel, and then plan your own trip with us.

Where the Celebrities Stay on Vacation - Private Luxury Travel - Ker & Downey

3. The Big Five

Lion, elephant, leopard, rhinoceros, and Cape buffalo: where can you find them all? Find out more about the top three places we recommend for catching sight of the Big 5 on your African safari.

Big 5 Safari - Luxury Travel - Ker & Downey

4. Kid-Friendly Travel Books

It’s never too late to start fostering a love of travel with the children in your life. We agree that it’s one of the best gifts you can give them. Check our list of the best travel books for kids that will introduce them to the world.

Children's Travel Books - Ker Downey

5. Plan For 2020

Every September, the travel experts at Ker & Downey highlight the destinations you must see next year. Which countries will be passing out the passport stamps in 2020? Click here to find out.

Where to Go Europe 2020 – Custom Luxury Travel – Ker & Downey - Latvia

6. Return of The Lion King

In 2019 Disney released a technologically groundbreaking revamp of its classic story The Lion King. The film inspired a whole new generation of safari-goers, and reminded us all about the magic of Africa. Read more about the real locations in Africa that helped shape The Lion King’s world.

The Lion King - Luxury African Safaris - Ker & Downey

7. Ker & Downey Favorites

The Ker & Downey designers have earned their expert designation in the best way possible: by actually traveling. We invited them to share their favorite travel memories from African safaris and across the entire globe.

Ker & Downey Staff Picks their Favorite Trips - Luxury Travel

8. Journey To Downton

This year, you traveled with us to the real Downton Abbey—Highclere Castle—and many more locations from the film and television series. These are the destinations that must be on any Downton devotee’s travel bucket list.

Downton Abbey Travel Destinations - Inverlochy Castle - Ker & Downey

9. Aladdin Inspiration

The Disney hits kept coming in 2019, and the live-action adaptation of Aladdin had our office buzzing. Filmed in Jordan and inspired by places found along the ancient Silk Road, a journey with Ker & Downey brings Aladdin’s tale to life.

Aladdin-Inspired Adventures in the Middle East - Ker & Downey Travel

10. Stocking Stuffers for Travelers

If you’re reading this, we suspect you love to travel, and this one might be a story to keep coming back to for every future birthday, anniversary, and gift-giving holiday. Whether you’re shopping for your favorite jetsetters or filling up your own wish list, you can’t go wrong with our top picks.

Stocking Stuffers for Travelers - Recommended by Ker & Downey

Inspired yet? Jump-start your 2020 travel plans by contacting our travel designers. Wherever it is in the world you want to go, we can make your journey your own.