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 […]
Travel to Egypt to marvel at all of her antiquities and soak up some of her best-kept secrets. Ker & Downey President David Marek shares his thoughts on why you should travel to Egypt. Egypt is one of those places where history comes alive. Cruising down the Nile, seeing the ancient temples in person, and gazing upon the pyramids of Giza – the last remaining wonder of the ancient world – allows you to construct a more comprehensive narrative of the history of ancient civilization and how it relates to our modern world. Its antiquities remain unchanged, but Egypt is […]
In the remote reaches of Northern Kenya, where the Matthews Mountain Range meets the savannah plains of the desert, you’ll find Sarara Camp. Located on the Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy, it’s the only camp for hundreds of miles. Its six luxury tents sit perched overlooking the dramatic Mathews Mountain Range. The camp shares space on community-owned land in an area where wildlife and cattle farmers co-exist, and the Samburu are just as integral to the land as the wildlife. From its hillside location, you’ll catch a glimpse of the Samburu tending to their cattle in the distance and wildlife congregating around […]
Egypt prepares to welcome new visitors with the opening of the new Grand Egyptian Museum later this year. In 2013 I visited Egypt with my family. Tourists were slow to return after the Arab Spring (which proved to be a fantastic time for us to travel without the crowds). At 3:00pm on a Saturday afternoon, we found ourselves standing alone in the middle of the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities. It should have been packed with visitors, but it was empty. And without all the visitors, you could tell that the museum was cramped and overflowing with ancient artifacts.
Just a short drive from Adelaide, there exists a bounty of culinary curiosities to keep you sated amidst vineyard-blanketed hills. Barossa Valley culinary excursions balance fresh foods, vintage wines, and plenty of laid back sun-basking.
It might have a reputation as simply a pleasant preamble to its iconic neighbors, Cusco and Machu Picchu, but Peru’s Sacred Valley is ready for its moment in the international spotlight.
Warning: you might feel green with envy when you see our list of the world’s most colorful cities. Drab isn’t fab in these perfectly painted places… they’re making us feel blue that we aren’t there right now.
The fragrance of flower petals, saffron, and cinnamon wafts through the air in these bustling, exotic, and colorful bazaars and souks. Ker & Downey takes you on a trip around the globe to some of our favorite spice markets. Add them to your next journey for total sensory immersion.
Drift amidst a dazzling rainbow of fish and above a myriad of vibrant corals in these exotic locales. These are some of our top spots for snorkeling, where mother nature’s beauty shines bright beneath the waves.
Wild, windswept, and wonderful, Australia’s Yorke Peninsula is a place to explore nature’s beauty and dine on scrumptious fresh fruits of the sea and land. Ker & Downey shares some of our favorite ways to discover this remote and remarkable part of southern Australia. It’s just a preview of what you can expect to discover on our own South Australia Explorer journey, perfectly customized to your own wishes.