Tanzania Enacts New Visa-On-Arrival Process

Tanzania Enacts New Visa-On-Arrival Process

In August 2019 the Tanzanian government enacted a new visa-on-arrival handling process at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), effective immediately. The process is cumbersome, and involves standing in three different lines, adding a significant amount of time to arrivals. With this change in place, it is our recommendation that all clients entering through JRO obtain a visa prior to departure, either by applying at the embassy or consulate, or processing the visa online.

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Custom Journey to the Baltics

Custom Journey to the Baltics

Our classic Custom Journey to the Baltics takes you through the three Baltic countries and their millennium of history with remarkable contrasts between the medieval past and the modern present. Experience plenty of beautiful, unspoiled countryside in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania with Ker & Downey.

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New UNESCO Sites to See

New UNESCO Sites to See

UNESCO has released its latest list of sites waiting to be discovered across the globe, and our travel bucket list just got longer. We had a tough time narrowing down from all 29 new places, but here are just some of the new UNESCO sites that we are itching to see soon.

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From Russia with Love

From Russia with Love

Ker & Downey designer Jeanne Stayton traveled to Russia where she discovered the beauty of both Moscow and St. Petersburg. These cities were not awash with cement-Stalin-esque buildings like some might think, but instead plenty of pale pastel buildings. And the Metro stations, she says, “were museum-like and built that way to encourage use.” To get the most out of your Russia luxury travel adventure, you’ll want a private guide who can help you avoid large tour groups.

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Books to Inspire Your Little Globetrotter

Books to Inspire Your Little Globetrotter

How do you teach your children about some of the more far-flung destinations and broaden their understanding of different cultures? One of our favorite ways is through books. To jump-start a library, we’ve curated a list of children’s travel books to inspire your aspiring globetrotter.

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Understanding the New Machu Picchu Schedule

Understanding the New Machu Picchu Schedule

With so many of us traveling in today’s world, it’s more important than ever to preserve and protect ancient sites like Peru’s 15th-century Machu Picchu. We’re sharing all the latest information about the Peruvian government’s updated rules so that you can visit Machu Picchu with confidence and abide by the new schedule.

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