It’s hard to believe another year is drawing to a close. Yet here we are, rounding up our most read blogs of 2021. From inspiration for your next safari to where to travel for the holidays, this is what you enjoyed reading most this year. 

10. South African Safari for the Family: Our Top 5 Picks

Over the course of 25 years in the business, we’ve planned a lot of safaris. We specialize in creating trips the entire family will enjoy. In this post, we lay out our top 5 picks for the perfect South African safari for the entire family.


9. Desert to Delta – A Botswana Adventure

A 10-night journey through Botswana that showcases its exclusivity and authenticity. From the Kalahari Desert to the Okavango Delta, there is no such thing as “roughing it” when the game abounds and the stars align under canvas.

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8. South Korea Luxury Tour: Temples and Traditions

Korean history and culture collide on this 11-night journey through South Korea. It’s a great itinerary for the whole family with plenty of outdoor activities, historical sites, and a day spent learning Buddhist martial arts techniques. There’s even an overnight stay in a traditional Korean hanok.

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7. Travel to Scandinavia and Russia

Spanning seven cities and five countries on the northern reaches of the continent, this 20-day adventure invites you to explore the capitals and hidden gems of Scandinavia before arriving in Russia’s imperial jewel of St. Petersburg. Luxury accommodations, a leisurely yet in-depth pace, and a variety of natural and manmade marvels await at every turn.


6. Where You Can Travel Now

Travel restrictions are a moving target. When we published this in January 2021, it was even more confusing! This list of destinations included the easiest for Americans to travel to. Almost a year later, travel to certain destinations still changes weekly. If you’re looking to get away in 2022, the best thing you can do is contact your Ker & Downey designer. They’ll walk you through restrictions and make suggestions on the best places to travel in 2022.

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5. Private Iceland Luxury Tour

This nine-day journey to the Golden Circle and Blue Lagoon is designed with privacy in mind. This unique getaway features private villa accommodations, personalized adventure, and unbelievable luxury in the remote reaches of Iceland.


4. Travel to South Africa

After two of our staff traveled to South Africa in the first part of 2021, we published this blog post on everything you needed to know to travel to South Africa. We covered what its really like to travel to South Africa during the pandemic, including testing procedures, flights, and how properties are handling cleaning procedures.


3. Travel in December

It’s no surprise you want to get away in December. Here’s our roundup of 16 of the best places to go.

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2. Holiday Travel in 2021

Five more of our favorite destinations for travel during the holidays. Whether you are looking to travel without the crowds, cruise to remote islands, or hole up in a private lodge, these trip ideas allow you to travel confidently and comfortably over the holidays.

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1. Luxury Hotel Openings in 2021

Our most read blog of the year pointed to a comeback in travel with the latest luxury hotel openings in 2021. As luxury properties continued to open and welcome back travelers, we couldn’t be more excited for the year ahead in travel.

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Ready to Travel?

After all of that inspiration, are you ready to travel after reading our most read blogs of 2021? That’s where we come in. Ker & Downey is a multi-award-winning tour operator specializing in completely custom travel itineraries. Our designers are at their best when creating a journey unique to you. As soon as you’re ready to travel, contact a Ker & Downey designer. In the meantime, for daily travel inspiration, follow us on Instagram and Facebook.