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Swiss Family Recipe: Your Guide to the Perfect Family Holiday in Switzerland

Idyllic lakes, cobblestone towns, epic mountain summits, historic and efficient railways, iconic cheese and chocolate, and museums galore, Switzerland has all the ingredients to create a truly unforgettable family holiday. 

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French Polynesia: Where the Sky Meets the Sea

French Polynesia in the South Pacific is synonymous with dreamy oceanscapes, turquoise waters, and crystal-clear lagoons, and holds great appeal for families seeking an unforgettable and secluded holiday that the whole family can truly enjoy.  

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Arrivals: New Hotel Openings and Revamps, Spring 2024

The Latest Hotel Openings, Revamps, and Travel News, as featured in the Spring 2024 Family Issue of QUEST Magazine.

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A Taste of Franschhoek

Escaping to wine country in the Western Cape reveals more than sophisticated vintages. 

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A Mother's Memories of Morocco

Ker & Downey Travel Designer Trista Gage shares why Morocco is a destination worth considering for young, curious minds.  


Bears and Belugas, Oh My!

Travel to Manitoba for a unique summer break spent amid the resident wildlife, on land and below water.

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Sail Away in These Best Yachting Locations

See more of a destination on one trip when you float the waters on a luxury yacht charter. Here are the best yachting locations around the world with Ker & Downey.

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Hiking in Peru: Discover the Soul of Peru

Ker & Downey's Sara Kramer discovers Peru on a lodge-to-lodge trek in the Andean Mountains.

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Guide to U.S. National Parks

Go off the beaten path and venture to one of these lesser visited National Parks in the western United States.

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Grand Canyon Mini Travel Guide - Wonders Beyond the Rim

The Grand Canyon is a highly sought-after travel destination in the American Southwest. Our mini guide explores the wonders of the Grand Canyon beyond the rim.

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Waiheke Wanderlust

A travel guide to New Zealand's Waiheke Island. Discover paradise on New Zealand's hidden gem.

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Twala Cultural Manyatta - The Story of Rosemary Nenini

What started as a dream has turned into a movement.

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Northern Reaches

Travel to Northern Canada – an unpretentious, untamed land where the locals have a story to tell to those adventurous enough to hear it.

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Regenerative, Remote, Rewarding

Why Ecuador's sustainable practices, hidden treasures, and diverse landscapes make this country a must-see.

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Among the Greats

Exploring the many UNESCO World Heritage Sites of the Republic of Türkiye.

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Animals of the Arctic

Ker & Downey General Manager Tiffany Dunn shares the "surprise and delight" of her safari-like encounters with the animals of Spitsbergen.

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The Shot: Northern White Rhino

One picture, one moment, one memory captured by Photographer Mark Williams.

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Big Cats of India

Conservation programs in the country have resulted in an uptick in the number of big cats across India’s national parks.

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Tunisia: Unknown Africa

Tunisia isn’t the first to come to mind when the continent is mentioned, but there are plenty of reasons why it should be for a traveler seeking something beyond a traditional safari.


Small Countries, Big Impact

These three countries might be small, but their conservation and sustainability work are making a big impact, not only in their country, but worldwide.

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No Man is an Island

Here’s how four of Ker & Downey's partners are putting tourism dollars to work and making a difference in their communities.

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Epic Chile

Given its diverse geography, impeccable nature, and all-ages access — it’s not surprising to see why Chile is one of South America's most thrilling countries.

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Where to Fly Camp

Here are our top 3 places to spend a night under the stars fly-camping.

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The Good Outdoors

If being outside is good for your health, then a trip to the Scottish Highlands with Ker & Downey serves up the best kind of medicine.

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Catskills Revival

Ker & Downey designer Catherine Brown trades in international glam for a truly memorable active adventure closer to home in the Catskills.

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The Ultimate Gourmand’s Guide to Germany

During the last decade, Germany’s culinary scene has blossomed, making the country one of Europe’s most exciting foodie destinations.


Hidden Kingdoms

Product Manager Elizabeth Frels uncovers a rich Maya history deep in the heart of Mexico.

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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.

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All I Want for Christmas

Spanning France, Belgium, Germany, and Austria, some of our favorite European Christmas markets are those found off the beaten path.

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Senses By the Sea

There were many pleasant surprises for Ker & Downey’s Stephanie and Tess on a life-changing (and mouthwatering) trip to Croatia.

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A River Runs Through It

A Mekong luxury river cruise to explore Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos is a great addition to any Ker & Downey custom and tailored itinerary.

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Inspiring Israel

Israel feels like geographical & spiritual center of the world. Travel to Jerusalem and beyond with Ker & Downey.

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Hot to Trot: Great Plains Conservation

Taking a holistic approach to responsible tourism, the Great Plains Conservation safari camps remain among our favorites.

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Mendoza Through the Grapevine

Take a sip by sip journey through the Mendoza wineries in Argentina, and discover much more than Malbec. As seen in QUEST magazine.

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Island Muses

Explore Greece without the crowds, off the beaten path. Ker & Downey's Elizabeth Frels shares her travel secrets with us.

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Hot Spot: Peru

Between the Amazonian rainforest and Andes Mountains — not to mention its deserts, beaches, world-class cuisine, and pisco liqueur — Peru is a superstar destination beyond its Machu Picchu fame.

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Mythical Journey: Travel to Southern Iceland

Trading in her safari attire for winter gear, Ker & Downey’s Nicky Brandon travels to southern Iceland, the Land of Fire and Ice.

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Sustainable Style: The Cayuga Collection

Find smart luxury close to home. We uncover a true ecological leader in the sustainable luxury hotels of the Cayuga Collection.

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Picture Perfect: How to Photograph Animals

An interview with award-winning photographer and QUEST contributor Mark Edward Harris on how to photograph animals, whatever your skills.

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Quick Trip: Guatemala

Three days in Guatemala will only scratch the surface of all there is to see and do, but for a quick getaway from the States, it is an ideal destination.

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Due South: An Antarctica Honeymoon

Is an Antarctica honeymoon the stuff luxury honeymoon dreams are made of? Austin Mann and Esther Havens Mann find out on their cruise with Quark Expeditions and Ker & Downey.

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Los Glaciares National Park: Kingdom of Ice

Scale the imposing frozen formations of Patagonia’s Los Glaciares National Park.

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Istanbul Layover

Take a whirlwind spin through the history, style, and culinary crossroads of Türkiye's most alluring metropolis.