March 31, 2019, marks the 24th year of Ker & Downey in the United States as a worldwide tour operator. We are proud of our history and reputation built over years of dedicated service from our team of travel professionals. Our attention to detail and highly-individualized itineraries have garnered acclaim both in the tourism industry and among clients, who keep coming back to explore more of the world with us.
The people in Ker & Downey’s Air Department have a combined 95 years in the travel industry, so they know a thing or two about air travel, and what you should do to help start your trip off on the right foot.
Although we can’t understand why (because they are so beautiful) many of Portugal’s crashing coasts, tranquil beaches, and seaside escapes still have many quiet corners. Lucky for us that means there are still plenty of opportunities to head to Portugal for a relaxing trip that immerses you in its rich culinary, historical, and of course ocean-side activities. We have crafted a Beaches of Portugal journey with access to the secret seaside escapes of this underrated European country.
Don’t we all just want to feel like a kid again? It’s an easy wish to fulfill when you plan a stay at one of these tree houses of Africa. Being a big kid never looked so luxurious, and we’re willing to bet your backyard tree house didn’t come fitted with a clawfoot bathtub or Egyptian cotton linens.
There are many reasons to put Munich and Bavaria on your Germany travel radar. Allow us to give you one more. Once every 10 years, the Passion Play comes to the small town of Obermmergau, lying in the shadow of the Bavarian Alps. It’s a grand spectacle that has attracted global attention for its telling of the Passion. With a year to go before the 2020 Passion Festival, we share how you can see Germany’s Passion Play, and what else to see and do in this fabled region of the country.
Exotic Oman and Jordan are Middle Eastern countries brimming with culture, cuisine, and spellbinding natural delights. We have paired the two together on our Exotic Oman and Jordan journey to give you a taste of the best experiences across land, sea, and city.
People usually associate Indonesia travel with the top honeymoon destination, Bali. But that tropical island paradise is just one of 1,700 islands. There’s so much to explore. Adventure seekers will love trekking through humid jungles, thick with tropical flowers and plants to see orangutans, biking through the lush countryside, sailing through the Islands of Komodo National Park in search of Komodo dragons, hiking to waterfalls, and snorkeling with manta rays. Ker & Downey’s Devon Chapman recently had a chance to travel to Indonesia for an off-the-beaten-path adventure. She’s sharing the highlights from her trip below.
The south-eastern region of Europe is so often overlooked by travelers searching for bigger cities and busy coasts. But the beautiful Balkans are a quiet corner ready to be explored by intrepid adventure-seekers wanting to experience a slice of Europe that isn’t frequently visited, but is no less lacking in interesting character and varied sights. We are kind of scratching our heads about why the Balkans are so often ignored, so we are letting you in on their secret. View our exclusive itinerary and plan a journey before the rest of the world catches on.
Ker & Downey designer Devon Chapman came to Ker & Downey with an extensive history of personal travel: a solo trip to France at 15, living in Thailand, teaching in southern Switzerland, a philanthropy trip to Uganda, strolling the markets in Munich, riding motorcycles in central Vietnam, hiking in Peru, spending a night under the stars in Morocco… the list goes on and on. But after her recent trip to Japan, she would say Japan is now one of her favorite places she has ever been. Given the opportunity, she’d return year after year. That’s a pretty bold statement from […]
If it’s your first time to go on safari, your list of wildlife to see probably includes the “Big 5.” Spotting them on the safaris of today can still be challenging… unless you know where to look.