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?
Happy New Year! We’ve made it through the rush of the holidays and are settling into the New Year. To kick things off this year, we’re taking a look at our most-loved posts from 2017. So if you’re having trouble getting back into the swing of things after a few days off or are just looking to kill some time, have a look at our top 10 posts from the last 365 days.
Ker & Downey looks back at 2017 and forward to 2018. Every year we strive to bring you the most extraordinary, out-of-the-box travel experiences in the world. We craft our individually-inspired journeys so that they are a unique reflection of each traveler. It’s important to us that these journeys are seamless and worry-free so that you have the freedom to discover, be inspired, and come to know a destination beyond its tourist attractions, and without the usual travel headaches.
Ker & Downey staff members share stories from their most life changing trip. For me, I would say two trips have changed my life. The first was my very first safari to Botswana when I was just nine years old. (My mother speaks about the same trip below.) It opened my eyes to a world I hardly knew existed and sparked my enduring love affair with Africa and her people. The second life changing trip was the fall I spent in Italy in college. I was there to study architecture, but I learned so much more. In addition to the eye opening […]
Ker & Downey’s top 5 fly camping experiences in Africa get you close to nature. What is Fly Camping? ‘Fly Camping’ is a term that originates from the early days of safaris. Hunters wishing to travel light would pack just the outer sheet of a tent – called a fly sheet – and string it up between trees for their shelter. The minimalist camping set up was meant to protect the safari-goers from sun and rain while they slept, rested, and ate and could be easily moved to their next stop on their safari. Today the fly camping experience on […]
Guides can make or break a trip. At Ker & Downey, we work hard to make sure all of our privately guided tours are led by the most knowledgeable guides. You can view all of our previous interviews with some of the world’s top guides right here. In addition to the UK, Ireland is also one of the world’s top destinations for adventure travelers. Today, we’re introducing you to Samuel Brett, our immersive adventure guide in Ireland. To start planning your Ireland adventure, contact us. We’re ready to show you the best of Ireland through outdoor adventures, without compromising on […]
Guides can make or break a trip. At Ker & Downey, we work hard to make sure all of our privately guided tours are led by the most knowledgeable guides. You can view all of our previous interviews with some of the world’s top guides right here. Did you know the UK is one of the world’s top destinations for adventure travelers? Today, we’re introducing you to Tim Willis, our immersive adventure guide in Scotland. One of the best ways to experience all the adventure Scotland has to offer is through our England and Scotland Adventure Program. On it, you’ll […]
In September, Luxury Travel Consultant Catherine Brown spent a week and a half exploring New Zealand where she had the opportunity to take a New Zealand helicopter tour with pilot Alfie Speight. She describes the experience below. We woke on our last morning in Queenstown to a brilliant sunrise and clear skies. With fingers crossed, we headed to breakfast – and over our first cup of coffee got the call. “The weather has cleared at Milford Sound, and we are good to go!” Excited, we jumped in the car, and headed straight over to the hangar. After a safety briefing, […]
Luxury Travel Consultant Jessica Rizzolo fulfills a lifelong dream trekking to the Everest Base Camp. Like so many others, the Himalayas had been calling me for as long as I can remember. Trekking to the Mount Everest base camp was a lifelong dream and held the #1 spot on my travel bucket list. For me, there had always been an inexplicable pull to stand among the world’s highest peaks and walk in the footsteps of Sir Edmund Hillary, Tenzing Norgay, and many other courageous souls. Adding to the allure of this spectacular corner of the world was the spiritual energy […]
Ker & Downey’s guide to the world’s top skiing destinations. Mix up your skiing holiday this year. These are 7 of the world’s top skiing destinations. The Dolomites, Italy Italy’s Dolomites are a year-round destination, but in the winter, their slopes are a top skiing destination. The Dolomites’ extensive system of slopes are just a short walk away from the Gardena Grödnerhof Gourmet & Spa Hotel. The hotel’s central location is ideal for a winter skiing holiday. It’s located near the ski lifts, the Alpe di Siusi cableway, and the ultra-modern covered walkway to the Seceda gondola, connected to the […]