Elusive and increasingly threatened, the African wild dog is a coveted sighting while on safari. Some of our favorite safari camps throughout eastern and southern Africa are among the top places to see African wild dog.
Whether you are planning a trip in the new year or just daydreaming, these 2018 travel trends are sure to make your wayfaring heart swoon.
Ker & Downey has been partnering with travelers to create their own journeys to Cuba since August 2015. Recent policy changes on American travel to the country have stirred up questions about traveling to Cuba and the future of visiting a place that is so close but was once too far out of reach for many. The good news: Cuba is not out of reach with Ker & Downey. What Do the Policy Changes Mean? In short, the people-to-people style of travel offered by Ker & Downey and our in-country partners are not going to be impacted, for the time […]
Ker & Downey Product Manager Lisa Sun recently traveled to Ladakh in Northern India. She’s sharing her Ladakh travel guide with us today. Known as the ‘Land of High Passes’ and ‘Little Tibet’ Ladakh is a stunningly gorgeous high altitude desert in northern India with a surreal landscape made up of dramatic mountains, craggy canyons, blue glacial lakes, and green raging rivers. Fortress-like monasteries towering atop hills dot the land, resembling stone sentinels guarding the villages below. The intense sunlight at this high altitude brings on amazing shades of colors, particularly at sunrise and sunset – a photographer’s paradise! Despite […]
Ker & Downey has been partnering with travelers to create their own journeys to Cuba since August 2015. Recent policy changes on American travel to the country have stirred up questions about traveling to Cuba and the future of visiting a place that is so close, but was once too far out of reach for many. The good news: it’s not out of reach with Ker & Downey. Our legal, support the Cuban people trips can still get U.S. citizens to Cuba. However, with new regulations on the horizon, having a responsible partner in your corner while you travel is important—now more than […]
Elizabeth shares her tips for traveling in the first trimester. Traveling while pregnant can be a daunting experience, no matter how far along you might be. I admit that I had some nerves traveling in the first trimester of my pregnancy as well: Would I push myself too hard? Would I find foods I could trust? Would I get enough rest? Doubts can cloud your entire mind during that time, but in the end, conquering those doubts was something I will never regret as a soon-to-be mom. Some things were harder than others, but I am here to assure you: […]
Luxury Travel Consultant Tiffany DeSalvo travels to South Africa and shares her top five Cape Town highlights you should add to your next Ker & Downey journey. Luxury Travel Consultant Tiffany recently traveled to South Africa. While she was there, she spent several days exploring Cape Town and the surrounding area. Here are her top 5 Cape Town highlights that you should add to your journey to “The Mother City,” South Africa’s biggest must-see destination. 1. Have a drink at the rooftop bar at the newly opened Silo Hotel. It’s a beautiful place to sip a cocktail and take in […]
Ker & Downey’s luxury Iran travel guide tells you what to see, where to stay, and why Iran should be next on your travel list. Is it too bold to say that Iran just might be the next big travel destination? It’s already a popular travel destination among Europeans, and we think Americans are about to find out what Europeans already know – Iran is a rich and rewarding destination, not just for its sights, but for its people. Ker & Downey’s Reid Bader and Nicole Porto traveled there to experience Iran for themselves and share their tips in this […]
Cellhire makes roaming the world and staying connected affordable. As much as we like to get away without technology, we get it – sometimes unplugging for two weeks isn’t an option. Thankfully it’s becoming increasingly easier to stay connected no matter where you are in the world. Cellhire is a world leader in global mobile communications, allowing you to stay connected during your travels. They offer a broad range of rental services from international cell phones to 3G data cards on networks in over 120 countries around the world. Risk of Using Public Hotspots We’ve all heard about the risks […]
European Product Manager Elizabeth Frels shares her London market guide to five of the city’s best markets for the discerning traveler. From the bric-a-brac of Brick Lane to antiques of Portobello to the scrumptiousness of Borough, London is filled with marketplaces that cater to all tastes, styles, and preferences. The weekends seem to be devoted to bargain shopping at these city hotspots. Which markets, then, are the absolute best ones to consider for the discerning traveler? Five markets get the grade. Portobello Road Portobello Road has been a household name since the 1800s. Whether taken from the cheerful tunes of […]