A letter from Ker & Downey President, David Marek, reflecting on travel in 2022 and looking ahead to 2023 travel.

2022 Travel

As we enter a new year, we have many wonderful things to be thankful for. The travel business has seen its fair share of turmoil, but 2022 brought us a renewed sense of hope for things to come. Ker & Downey has remained committed to crafting luxury travel itineraries that seek to excite, uncover, and dive deep into the culture of a destination. Our legacy in the travel business has evolved, but one thing remains: our unique ability to create itineraries for the journeys you’ve always dreamed of. We remain committed to giving you confidence and security while you travel to truly experience the culture of a destination, and to connect to a world in ways that only you can, with the peace of mind that no detail is missed.  

2023 Travel

After 40 years in the travel business, one thing you might not know about me is that I’m actually a homebody. Indeed, I love being at home with my wife and dog, fishing or golfing. This year, I’ve taken on a new hobby of documenting the sunsets where I live. If you follow me on social media, you are sure to have seen them. I’ve always loved sunsets, but this year, I’ve grown to really love them. They give me a sense of solace in our ever-changing world.

Each day I reflect on the goodness of this life but also, how I can make your trip better. My focus has been and always will be you, the traveler. Therefore, in 2023, if there is something you liked about your trip with us, or something you think we can do better, let me know. I love hearing from each of you about your travel experiences. And as I sit and enjoy each day’s sunset, I’ll raise a glass to your trip, thankful you’ve chosen to see the world with us.  

2023 Travel Recommendations

Several people have asked what is on my bucket list for 2023. While I do prefer to stay at home and leave the traveling to our incredible team, I have a few places on my list. Of course, there is Peru. I traveled to this incredible country several years ago, and can’t wait to head back with a group of friends this year. I’m also hoping to head back to East Africa. If you’ve never experienced the migration, I highly recommend it.

Looking Ahead

We have some exciting things ahead for travel in 2023. We are always showcasing new itineraries, new destinations, and one-of-a-kind experiences designed specifically for you. I look forward to connecting with you, and I hope that 2023 brings you peace, joy, and a life full of incredible sunsets. 

Book 2023 Travel with Ker & Downey

Feeling inspired? 2022 opened up a whole new world of travel. 2023 promises even more exciting travel opportunities. To start planning your journey, contact Ker & Downey. Our team of designers are at their best when creating a journey unique to you. In the meantime, for daily travel inspiration, follow us on Instagram and Facebook.