Landlocked Rwanda might be small in size, but it is big on wildlife, rolling green hills, and welcoming people. Add to that the chance to bear witness to history as the country rapidly forges ahead on a new path, while embracing and honoring its painful past, and travel to Rwanda has an even deeper significance. By Rina Chandarana Go For the Gorillas Dubbed the land of a thousand hills, Rwanda’s fertile landscape is dotted with farms and soaring jungle-covered mountains that are home to a wide array of primates. Half of the world’s gorillas reside in Volcanoes National Park. Famously, […]
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.
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.
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.
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?
Wine, dine, and explore to experience all of the literary and artistic history in London.
Follow the footsteps of literary and artistic icons on an itinerary that traces Paris’ most storied streets. We’ll tell you the best places to experience literary and artistic history in Paris; from Hemingway to Picasso and beyond.
We catch up with Botswana’s rock star guide Ralph Bousfield for a quick chat about life and style in the bush. In safari circles, Ralph Bousfield is the ultimate influencer. The co-owner of Botswana-based Uncharted Africa Safari Co. is a fifth generation guide, known for his deep-rooted commitment to Africa’s wildlife and ecology, as well as the preservation of the native Bushmen culture in Botswana. His father, legendary crocodile hunter, adventurer and conservationist Jack Bousfield, brought wild imagination and creative vision to safari—a sense of the extraordinary that made a way of life into a lifestyle. After the senior Bousfield’s […]
Bekah McNeel scales the imposing frozen formations of Patagonia’s Los Glaciares National Park. As I stood on the deck of the catamaran gliding across the water in front of the Perito Moreno glacier, I put my camera down. I had already captured twenty of the most stunning snapshots my iPhone will ever hold. And we were only twenty minutes into the expedition. So I took a moment to be still in the presence of the towering wall of ice, which grew more imposing and grand as we sailed among the tiny icebergs recently calved from its terminus. In my awe […]
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. Add it to your next South American journey! Every journey to Argentina should include a substantial stop in the capital city of Buenos Aires, a place distinguished by gorgeous architecture and aptly considered by many to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Follow Ker & Downey as we trace the lineage of Argentinean’s wealth and reveal some of our favorite highlights of the “Paris of South America.” Before you get going, make […]