Category: QUEST Magazine

Room to Breathe - Discover Explore Ranches

Room to Breathe – Discover 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. By Haley Beham  As a child, I remember my dad pulling out a map of Texas and highlighting the quickest route from Houston to the ski slopes of New Mexico or Colorado. The extent of my west Texas travels was driving through it, or around it, to get to the mountains. Although I’m a native Texan through and through, I hadn’t explored much of the Lone Star State beyond its major cities. When my dad […]

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A River Runs Through It - Mekong River Cruise

A River Runs Through It – Mekong River Cruise

Carve out time before and after a Mekong River cruise to explore Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos to make the most of your journey. By Haley Beham  As the Mekong River makes its way from the mountains of Tibet to the South China Sea, it snakes past weaving villages, floating markets, and towering temples. At 2,703 miles long, it is one of the longest rivers in the world, and the lifeblood for many in Southeast Asia. Along its lush rural shorelines, you’ll find Buddhist monks and villagers going about their lives, fishermen casting their nets into the water, and local sampans […]

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Inspiring Israel - Travel to Jerusalem and more

Inspiring Israel – Travel to Jerusalem and more

Israel feels like the center of the world geographically and spiritually. The world’s three major religions converge in delicate balance within Jerusalem’s timeworn lanes while the small country’s future blazes ahead in its booming cities. Travel to Jerusalem and beyond with Ker & Downey.

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Hot to Trot – Great Plains Conservation

Hot to Trot – Great Plains Conservation

In our nearly 25 years as a global tour operator, we’ve held fast to our roots in Africa and forged partnerships with safari planners who love the continent, its cultures, and its wildlife as much as we do. Taking a holistic approach to responsible tourism across three countries — Botswana, Kenya, and Zimbabwe — the Great Plains Conservation safari camps remain among our favorites. They continue to innovate in ways that celebrate our connection to Africa, and they work to conserve it for generations of future safari-goers by setting standards for sustainable commercial operations. Their efforts prove that responsible cooperation […]

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