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Create lasting memories with a trip to one of the best places to travel in December.

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We've scoured the globe to find the absolute best travel experiences around the world.

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Given its diverse geography, impeccable nature, and all-ages access — it’s not surprising to see why Chile is one of South America's most thrilling countries.

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A Marine Safari in South Africa

David Marek shares his South Africa marine safari experience while at Grootbos Private Nature Reserve with his Ker & Downey small group tour.

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Experience Royal Chundu Island Lodge, a luxury safari camp on the Zambezi River, with Ker & Downey luxury safaris to Zambia.

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Ker & Downey President David Marek reflects on his luxury safari with friends to Zambia and South Africa during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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UNESCO adds 33 spots to the list of World Heritage Sites in 2021. These are the newest UNESCO World Heritage Sites you need to see.

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From traditional street food to royal court cuisine, these are the best Korean foodie travel experiences in South Korea.

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Ker & Downey president David Marek shares his favorite pictures from his most recent trip to the wilds of Zambia.

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A South Africa and Zambia safari with Ker & Downey starting in Zambia's national parks and ending with a South Africa safari of note.

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With One&Only Portonovi, a new era of luxury in the Balkans begins.

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A Kruger safari is a bucket-list trip for many people. Beginning, middle, or end - it’s sure to be a highlight on your itinerary. Here’s everything you need to know about a Kruger safari.

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South African Safari for the Family: Our Top 5 Picks

After 25-plus years of planning and perfecting, we are finally sharing our top five picks for the perfect South African safari for the family.

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We are answering your most asked questions about summer travel.

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The Pharaohs’ Golden Parade

The Pharaohs’ Golden Parade was one for the ages.

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This South African safari guide lays out some of the important questions to ask yourself as you are planning your safari.

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Favorite Africa Trips from the Ker & Downey Experts

We asked our staff to share their favorite Africa trips.

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There's no shortage of things to see in this glittering city in the sand.

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Whether starting a new chapter away from home or entering into the workforce, nothing says, “Congratulations” quite like an epic graduation safari.

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Now more than ever you should use a tour operator and their essential skill set to make sure your travel plans come off without a hitch.

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Ker & Downey’s top luxury family travel destinations for Spring Break are a respite from busy lives and give you a chance to experience the world through fresh eyes.

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Nestled in the southern Amazon next to a peaceful river, the Cristalino Jungle Lodge is a secret haven where the passion for unmatched service is surpassed only by the lodge's desire to set the standard in conservation and sustainable tourism.

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Whether you're a wildlife enthusiast, bird watcher, or someone seeking a tranquil escape in nature, Aymara Lodge promises an authentic and unforgettable adventure in the heart of North Pantanal.

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Situated on the edge of the pristine Pantanal wetlands in Porto Jofre, Hotel Pantanal Norte beckons nature enthusiasts to the ultimate wildlife haven in Brazil -- the jaguar capital of the Americas.

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With its prime location, distinctive architecture, avant-garde decor, and top-notch amenities, Hotel Unique stands as a beacon of sophistication in São Paulo.

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We have assembled our Top 8 All-American Travel Experiences. This is “America the Beautiful,” Ker & Downey style.

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If being outside is good for your health, then a trip to the Scottish Highlands with Ker & Downey serves up the best kind of medicine.

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Ker & Downey proudly supports Rhinos Without Borders and its goal of relocating 100 rhinos from South Africa to Botswana.

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For a six-course tasting menu at Royal Chundu, inspired by the region, the lodge chefs got creative and created Zambia's first dessert.

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The Best Father-Son Trips

Celebrate the bond between father and son. Explore our favorite father-son trips from around the world.

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16 Jaw-Dropping African Safari Photos (And How We Captured Them)

You don’t have to be a professional photographer to get a great shot on an African safari. Sometimes, it’s just a matter of being in the right spot at the right time.

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The Best Mother-Daughter Trips

There is no relationship more precious than that of a mother and a daughter. Celebrate and strengthen those bonds with our favorite mother-daughter trips.

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Conservation in Time of Coronavirus

Even through lockdowns and travel restrictions, these conservation champions continued their much-needed work across the globe.

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Giving back, locally.

At Ker & Downey our mission remains the same, making lives better in our home, in our communities, and around the world.

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Plan Your Family Christmas Vacation

Ditch the usual presents and give the most sought after gift of all — freedom to explore the world.

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7 Trips to Book a Year in Advance

There’s nothing more thrilling than a last minute getaway. But some trips require (and deserve!) more time to plan. Here are seven trips to book a year in advance – at least!

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Top 7 Reasons Why Families Should Travel to Scotland and Ireland

A Scotland and Ireland family adventure with Ker & Downey showcases why these two countries are a perfect pair for all ages and interests.

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The Ultimate Gourmand’s Guide to Germany

During the last decade, Germany’s culinary scene has blossomed, making the country one of Europe’s most exciting foodie destinations.

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The Top 5 African Safari Experiences

We've curated a list of the top African safari experiences you won't want to miss.

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Ker & Downey's Staff Picks Their Favorite Trips

Want to travel someplace new, but don’t know where to go? Look no further than our worldwide roundup.

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Long Layover in Panama - Stopover Panama

The Stopover Panama campaign allows travelers to spend up to seven days in Panama without paying for an extra ticket. The "Hub of the Americas" lives up to it's name.

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12 of the Best African Sleepouts for Stargazers

With luxury tree houses, elevated sleep out decks, and star beds attached to your suite, there’s a stargazing experience for everyone.

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Romantic Experiences for Two

Romance is in the air. In celebration, Ker & Downey has compiled a list of our favorite romantic experiences for two around the world.

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The Pangolin: What It Is and Where to Find It

The pangolin is an elusive creature. We've rounded up 5 places to increase your chances of spotting the pangolin in Africa.

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The Bluest Places on Earth

Dive into Ker & Downey's list of the bluest places on earth, from land-based handcrafted experiences to under-the-sea adventures.

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Hidden Kingdoms

Product Manager Elizabeth Frels uncovers a rich Maya history deep in the heart of Mexico.

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Top Safaris Around the World

Safaris aren’t just for the African bush. We’ve rounded up some of our top safaris around the world to inspire your next Ker & Downey journey.

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The Most Read Blogs of 2019

Here’s what you read the most of in 2019. Which story was your favorite?

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Greg’s Ker & Downey for Africa 2019 Trip

Ker & Downey’s Greg Jackson shares his experience from traveling to Uganda with the Ker & Downey for Africa 2019 team.

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Frozen Locations to Visit

Baby, it's cold outside... but that's not stopping us from wanting to travel to some frozen locations inspired by the movie Frozen 2.

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The Perfect Stocking Stuffers for Travelers

Searching for a gift for the jet-setting wanderer in your life? These great stocking stuffers for travelers have been hand-picked by Ker & Downey experts.

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Holiday In The Wild: Elephants, Romance, and Conservation

Settle in for a feel-good flick that will leave you longing for a safari for two.

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The Best Travel Gifts for Kids Who Love to Explore

Do you have a little traveler in your family? We've rounded up a list of the best travel gifts for kids who love to explore the world.

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Luxury Tented Camps Around the World

We’ve rounded up 13 of the most stylish luxury tented camps around the world — no bedroll required.

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Explore Ranches

Ker & Downey partners with Explore Ranches as a new way to explore some of the most pristine, privately held land in the United States.

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How To See The Real Downton Abbey

A Downton Abbey tour with Ker & Downey allows you to explore various parts of the United Kingdom on your own private journey.

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All I Want for Christmas

Spanning France, Belgium, Germany, and Austria, some of our favorite European Christmas markets are those found off the beaten path.

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Ring in the New Year

In these exciting locations across the globe, the new year starts with a bang, and our exclusive and unique experiences for New Year’s Eve keep the party going.

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Senses By the Sea

There were many pleasant surprises for Ker & Downey’s Stephanie and Tess on a life-changing (and mouthwatering) trip to Croatia.

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Visiting South Korea with Ker & Downey

What you shouldn't miss when visiting South Korea. Ker & Downey's Vanessa Niven shares the highlights from her trip to South Korea.

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A River Runs Through It

A Mekong luxury river cruise to explore Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos is a great addition to any Ker & Downey custom and tailored itinerary.

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Inspiring Israel

Israel feels like geographical & spiritual center of the world. Travel to Jerusalem and beyond with Ker & Downey.

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Hot to Trot: Great Plains Conservation

Taking a holistic approach to responsible tourism, the Great Plains Conservation safari camps remain among our favorites.

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Visit Europe - Six Unique Ideas

With 44 countries in Europe, travelers have plenty of choices. Here are a few unique ideas for your next trip.

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Shark Cage Diving: Frequently Asked Questions

Shark cage diving is one of the most thrilling—and unpredictable—travel experiences in the world. We are answering FAQs regarding shark cage diving off the Western Cape in South Africa.

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A Journey to Nepal and Bhutan

Ker & Downey Designer Catherine shares highlights and tips from her journey to Nepal and Bhutan.

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The Lion King: an African Fantasy

Some very real places played a part in the development of The Lion King, and they are sure to inspire you to see the true African wilds for yourself.

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Mendoza Through the Grapevine

Take a sip by sip journey through the Mendoza wineries in Argentina, and discover much more than Malbec. As seen in QUEST magazine.

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Top 10 Reasons to Travel to the Galapagos in the Fall

The fall remains one of the best times to visit the Enchanted Islands. Here’s why.

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Where to Experience Istanbul's History

Ancient Constantinople is overflowing with sights. These are the can't-miss places where you can experience Istanbul's history.

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Island Muses

Explore Greece without the crowds, off the beaten path. Ker & Downey's Elizabeth Frels shares her travel secrets with us.

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My Personal Luxury Argentina Vacation

Product Manager Elizabeth Frels explains how she was able to personalize her own luxury Argentine vacation, the Ker & Downey way.

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Hot Spot: Peru

Between the Amazonian rainforest and Andes Mountains — not to mention its deserts, beaches, world-class cuisine, and pisco liqueur — Peru is a superstar destination beyond its Machu Picchu fame.

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Traveling to Cuba with Ker & Downey

The advantages of traveling to Cuba with Ker & Downey: Everything you need to know about Ker & Downey's Support for the Cuban People programs to Cuba.

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Mythical Journey: Travel to Southern Iceland

Trading in her safari attire for winter gear, Ker & Downey’s Nicky Brandon travels to southern Iceland, the Land of Fire and Ice.

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Sustainable Style: The Cayuga Collection

Find smart luxury close to home. We uncover a true ecological leader in the sustainable luxury hotels of the Cayuga Collection.

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Women’s Safari Packing List

Our women’s safari packing list gives you a good guideline for a 10-14 day safari in southern and eastern Africa.

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London Getaways

These London getaways prove an ideal option for those short on time but in need of some serious R&R.

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Men’s Safari Packing Guide

Here you will find our men’s safari packing list for a 10-14 day safari in southern and eastern Africa.

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Penguins Of The World

Antarctica isn't the only place to see these sharp-dressed birds in action. Explore the many penguins of the world throughout the southern hemisphere.

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9 Packing Tips to Get You Through the Airport Quickly

In this post, our Air Department is sharing their top packing tips to make getting through the airport a breeze.

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8 Pre-Trip Travel Preparations to Ensure Your Trip Goes Off Without a Hitch

Ker & Downey certainly knows a thing or two about air travel. In this air travel series, we asked our air department experts to share their top tips to make your trip go off without a hitch.

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A Big 5 Safari – Where to Go

Spotting the "Big 5" on safaris can be challenging… unless you know where to look. Here are our top places in South Africa, Botswana, and Kenya to go on a Big 5 Safari.

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Top 10 Must-Dos in Croatia

Traveling to Croatia checks off so many of our European must-haves: sparkling coastlines, historic walled cities, and delicious food.

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Vintage French Luxury

Experience vintage French luxury in the heart of one of the most romantic destinations in the world.

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A Kenya Safari During the Short Rains

If you approach a safari in the “short rains” season with a sense of flexibility and adventure, you’ll be rewarded with memories to last a lifetime.

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Where Would Charles Darwin Travel Today?

We're taking a look at his historic journey on the HMS Beagle and imagining where he might adventure today.

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Island Life

This string of African islands just off the coast are loaded with history, culture, wildlife, and loads of postcard-perfect beaches to rival any of the world's best.

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Truffle Hunting Around the World

Join Ker & Downey on a journey to find the best places to hunt for truffles, wild plants, and other natural goodies around the globe.

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Picture Perfect: How to Photograph Animals

An interview with award-winning photographer and QUEST contributor Mark Edward Harris on how to photograph animals, whatever your skills.

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Where You Should Spend Next Christmas

Round up the family and head off to this region, where you’ll find timeless treasures to captivate all ages.

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Quick Trip: Guatemala

Three days in Guatemala will only scratch the surface of all there is to see and do, but for a quick getaway from the States, it is an ideal destination.

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Calving Season in the Serengeti

Witness calving season in the Serengeti, where thousands of wildebeest are born each day.

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Visit the Middle East and North Africa

Travel to the Middle East and North Africa is within easy reach with Ker & Downey. These are just four countries that we feel you should visit while the crowds are light.

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Unique Costa Rica Travel Ideas

Ker & Downey offers unique options to jump-start your journey to this Latin American haven.

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Where to Go in 2019

With so many countries to choose from, planning a trip is challenging. At Ker & Downey, we are on top of where to go in 2019.

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Asia 2019 Travel – Where To Go Next

We are sharing our Asian travel bucket list with you now so that you can get a head start on planning a journey.

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7 Destinations Better than Vegas for your Next Mancation

Let’s skip the Vegas vacation, guys. Here are seven better destinations for your next mancation.

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The Best Destinations For Your Next Girl’s Trip

Pack your bags, girls. Here is Ker & Downey’s ultimate guide to the top Insta-worthy destinations for your next luxury girl’s trip.

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Where to See the Best Street Art

You don't always have to head inside a museum to see some of the most interesting and inspiring art.... look at colorful street art displays in these world-class cities.

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Planning a Romantic Luxury Brazil Honeymoon

Here are Ker & Downey’s top recommendations for a luxury Brazil honeymoon.

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Seven Reasons Why You Should Take a Trip to Nicaragua

Picture-perfect beaches, colonial towns, lush rainforests, and an interesting local culture... Here's why Nicaragua should not be overlooked.

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Patagonia’s Big Five

Almost 500 species of animals inhabit Patagonia. Of all of them, the Patagonia Big Five represent the most sought-after wildlife encounters in Chile’s Torres del Paine National Park.

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The Good Trip - Responsible Tourism in Africa

Responsible tourism in Africa - these six luxe safari lodges offer dream vacations with purpose.

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Due South: An Antarctica Honeymoon

Is an Antarctica honeymoon the stuff luxury honeymoon dreams are made of? Austin Mann and Esther Havens Mann find out on their cruise with Quark Expeditions and Ker & Downey.

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Journey to Japan

Join Ker & Downey on a fascinating journey to Japan spanning north to south from Hokkaido to Tokyo.

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Black Panther Locations that Inspire Africa Travel

We’re taking a look at the way Africa was reimagined in Black Panther locations and characters. These sites and experiences should definitely go on your travel list.

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One Thousand and One Nights: From Iran to India

Travel with Ker & Downey to the places inspired by "One Thousand and One Nights."

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Tropical Tales: Beach Island Inspired Stories

We selected some of our favorite tales that had us dreaming of turquoise waters, white sand beaches, and snorkeling through coral reefs from Cuba to the Red Sea.

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Where to go in Africa in 2018

Ker & Downey helps you narrow in on which countries to visit on your next African adventure.

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The Most Outrageous Places to Spend the Night

A little strange and definitely unique, these are some of the most outrageous places to spend the night.

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New Star Wars Filming Locations to Explore

The galaxy far, far away is closer than you think, and we are highlighting new Star Wars filming locations that are out of this world.

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Three Must-See Star Wars Filming Locations

These Star Wars filming locations from the original trilogy of movies are must-sees for any fan. Bonus: they each pair perfectly with exclusive Ker & Downey experiences.

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Luxury Villas for Your Next Getaway

Ker & Downey's picks for the top luxury villas around the world for your next private getaway.

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Star Wars Locations: Beyond the Green Screen

Add these Star Wars locations to your travel bucket list and experience them in exclusivity with Ker & Downey.

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The Power of Pachamama: Experiencing Peru’s Ancient Traditions

Ker & Downey’s Elizabeth Frels travels to Peru where she participates in a Pachamama (Mother Earth) Ceremony.

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World's Best Bathtubs With a View

Pour in the bubble bath - it's time for a soak!

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Take a Harry Potter Tour in London

Here are a few of our Potter fan favorite experiences in U.K. Get ready for your imagination to take flight.

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The Best Places to Travel in February

Get out of the winter slump and shed those heavy coats. These are the best places to travel around the world in February.

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The Best Places to Travel in March

There’s no use trying to save your vacation. It’s time to get out of the office and start packing.

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Exploring the Real Cuba with Ker & Downey

Ker & Downey clients recount their favorite experiences in Cuba and why traveling to Cuba with Ker & Downey can truly make all the difference.

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The Best Places to Travel in January

Kick off the new year with an adventure. Whether you are flying south or hitting the slopes, these are the best places to travel in January.

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The Best Places to Travel in April

The best places to travel in April take you away from crowds, but put you in the heart of some of the best destinations in the world.

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Top Destinations for Stargazing

Leave the light pollution behind. See the stars under some of the world’s darkest skies with our top destinations for stargazing.

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Our Favorite Luxury Ryokans of Japan

A stay in one of Japan’s luxury ryokans is a great way to experience traditional Japanese culture, warm hospitality, and meticulous attention to detail the country has become known for.

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Sol y Luna: A Hotel With Heart

At Sol y Luna, guests enjoy absolute luxury in the Sacred Valley and can see how their stay directly impacts the lives of the local children.

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The Best Places to Travel in September

It’s hard to narrow down the best places to travel in September, but our travel experts are up for the challenge.

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Top 7 Reasons to Travel to Argentina NOW

Here are our top 7 reasons why travel to Argentina should be at the top of your list this year.

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Best Places to Travel in October

Did you skip the summer travel season? If you travel in the fall, you can avoid some of the crowds.

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The Best Places to Travel in August

Planning a late summer getaway? Here’s our roundup of the best places to travel in August.

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Is Craft Beer the New Pisco?

Between colorful Cusco and Machu Picchu sites, the last thing most people would expect to find in Peru is a booming craft beer scene. Yet there most certainly is.

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The Best Places to Travel in November

Ker & Downey’s list of the best places to travel in November will help you plan the journey you have been dreaming of!

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Los Glaciares National Park: Kingdom of Ice

Scale the imposing frozen formations of Patagonia’s Los Glaciares National Park.

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The Best Places to Travel in May

Jump start your summer vacation planning with Ker & Downey’s roundup of our favorite May luxury travel destinations.

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The Best Places to Travel in June

School’s out for the summer! Head out with your family on a luxury journey with Ker & Downey to some of the best places to travel in June.

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Best Places to Travel in July

Our roundup of the best places to travel in July will help you jump start your planning for an unforgettable summer getaway with your family.

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Buenos Aires, La Belleza

Buenos Aires is definitely a stop everyone should make in Argentina. With Ker & Downey, you’ll experience the best of the city in pure luxury.

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Hacienda Zuleta

Hacienda Zuleta, Ecuador is one of Ker & Downey’s favorite Ecuadorian destinations. Experience home in the Colonial Hacienda.

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Whale Watching in Iceland

Travel with Ker & Downey to experience whale watching in Iceland in style and luxury aboard a private traditional schooner.

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Luxury Tiger Safaris by Ker & Downey

At Ker & Downey, a “safari” extends well beyond the African savannahs.

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Ecuador Luxury Travel with Ker & Downey

The best things in life aren’t free. They’re priceless. That’s what Ker & Downey’s Trista Gage learned on her latest trip to Ecuador.

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Top Safari Outfitter: Ker & Downey #1 in World’s Best Awards

We are thrilled to announce that Travel + Leisure Magazine’s World’s Best Awards named Ker & Downey “World’s Best Safari Operator.”

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The Ultimate Australia Bucket List with Ker & Downey

Ker & Downey’s Ultimate Australia Bucket List represents the best of “The Land Down Under”.

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Istanbul Layover

Take a whirlwind spin through the history, style, and culinary crossroads of Türkiye's most alluring metropolis.

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Wood: The Chinese New Year Element of 2015

Look to the famous woods and forests around the world as inspiration for your next adventure.

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Explore South Africa’s Winelands by Private Helicopter

While the Winelands of South Africa are a quick drive from Cape Town, we think the best way to see them is by air in a private helicopter.

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Travel + Leisure’s 2014 World’s Best Awards

Please take a few moments to cast your vote in the World’s Best Awards.

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Ker & Downey Nepal Mountain Lodges

Ker & Downey Nepal's lodges are the premiere destinations for travelers wishing to trek Nepal at a leisurely pace and in total comfort. With excursions guided by local Gurkahs, Ker & Downey Nepal reveals the charm and allure of this mountainous kingdom as it was meant to be seen - on foot.

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My Personal African Safari Journal

Ker & Downey President David Marek reflects on his African safari to Mara Expedition Camp and Mara Plains in Kenya with his wife Gana.

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Support Australia

For every booking made from January – March 2020, Ker & Downey was able to donate to the Rural Fire Survey. Thank you for booking with us!

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Fall Travel Ideas

Autumn is undoubtedly one of the best times to travel. Here are our top five places to be during the fall travel season.

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Inkaterra Amazonica Reserva

Explore the Amazon at Inkaterra Amazonica Reserva in Peru.

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Museum Hotel Cappadocia

Guests are transported back in time in Cappadocia, and a stay at the Museum Hotel perfectly complements the incredible, unique, and historic area.

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Travel + Leisure Magazine Ranks Ker & Downey the #2 Tour Operator

Ker & Downey climbed from the #6 position in 2010 to rank #2 among Tour Operators and Safari Outfitters in 2011.

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National Geographic Traveler Magazine Ranks Ker & Downey’s Newest Itinerary a 2011 Tour of a Lifetime

National Geographic Traveler Magazine voted Ker & Downey’s itinerary to Egypt a must-do in their annual search for the 50 Tours of a Lifetime.

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Galapagos by Land & Sea

The two faces of the Galapagos Islands have never been as easy to explore. Try the Ker & Downey approach by taking a journey by land AND by sea.