Thessaloniki, Greece's Hidden and Historic Gem

Thessaloniki, Greece’s Hidden and Historic Gem

A visit to Greece’s Thessaloniki uncovers a city with layers of history, each as sweet as the indulgent honey-drizzled baklava piled up in the city’s many buzzing cafes. Ker & Downey’s Marketing and Content Assistant, Rina Chandarana, traveled to this Macedonian city, the second largest in Greece, to dig into its delectable cuisine and unearth some spectacular stories of the past.

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Following in the Footsteps of the Royals: A Guide to Royal London

Following in the Footsteps of the Royals: A Guide to Royal London

In 2011 when Kate Middleton married Prince William, I actually moved my mattress into my living room to get a little shut eye, then wake up while it was still dark to watch the Royal wedding and all of the before and after coverage from the comfort of my “bed.” I was obsessed and child-free, so a sleepless night wasn’t so much of a big deal then as it is now. I can safely say that I will not be moving a mattress into my living room for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s wedding (though he was always my favorite), […]

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Your Best Bets On a Journey to Uganda

Your Best Bets On a Journey to Uganda

Uganda is sometimes overlooked by those searching for a safari experience. But Ker & Downey travel designer Cherie Tann says it’s an east African country worth exploring for its spectacular landscapes, gorilla and chimp treks, and friendly people. She shares the top spots to visit on a journey to Uganda.  As told to Rina Chandarana.

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Dubai: City of Gold

Dubai: City of Gold

Opulent, bustling and bold — Dubai, the jewel of the United Arab Emirates, is not to be outshined. By Rina Chandarana. Dubai rises above the golden desert and the hazy waters of the Persian Gulf. Beyond its shiny façade, the decidedly global city is an inviting combination of both eastern traditions and western modernity worthy of exploration.

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A Taste of Malta

A Taste of Malta

Ker & Downey’s Nicole Porto travels to the land of sun and sea to sample its rich culinary scene on a unique Malta culinary tour. South of Sicily and north of Libya, the country of Malta sits at a fascinating crossroads of history and culture. Early settlers left their mysterious Neolithic temples and tombs; invading Arabs brought their language; St. Paul ushered in Christianity, and France sent Napoleon. That prompted the Maltese to request the assistance of the British, who stuck around until the 20th century. Now Malta is its own republic, but still preserves the vestiges of these cultures.

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The Good Trip - Responsible Tourism in Africa

The Good Trip – Responsible Tourism in Africa

Responsible tourism in Africa – these six luxe safari lodges offer dream vacations with purpose. – By Rina Chandarana. Lodges and camps that host conservation programs are a safari bonus, allowing guests to get up close to magnificent endangered species as part of their journey. These are our favorite places to embrace responsible tourism.

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Return to Tanzania

Return to Tanzania

Nicky Brandon, Ker & Downey’s Director of Marketing and Sales, embarks on a journey to the country of her childhood and discovers a modern safari wonderland. As told to Rina Chandarana. I still vividly remember the road trips I enjoyed as a child. My parents would pile their three daughters and a bunch of supplies into a Land Rover and set off from our home in Dar es Salaam. My first foray took place when I was just four years old. Our family camped in Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Crater, where flamingo flocks wade and zebra herds wander. This first out-of-city excursion […]

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Due South: An Antarctica Honeymoon

Due South: An Antarctica Honeymoon

A pair of adventurous newlyweds travel to the edge of the earth on an Antarctica honeymoon. Introduction by Haley Beham; Words & Photography by Austin Mann and Esther Havens Mann. When you think of a luxury honeymoon destination, does Antarctica spring to mind? Probably not. Remote, rugged and cold, it’s not exactly the stuff luxury honeymoon dreams are made of. Or is it?

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