When a crisis like Australia’s bushfires dominates the news, much-loved travel destinations can quickly be labeled no-goes. In recent years we’ve seen it happen after unrest in Egypt, natural disasters in Nepal, and fires in the Amazon, even when safe travel is possible. There are things you can do (and yes, even places you can visit right now) to support Australia and their recovery from the ongoing wildfires. We invite you to join us in helping our friends “down under”—they’re going to need us, and you.
Curious about where to go in 2020? At Ker & Downey, we think there’s no wrong choice, as long as you get out there and explore your passion for travel… but we’re always happy to make suggestions! Our experts have gathered their own picks for your best bets in 2020 travel, all across the globe. Read on to get inspired to start crafting your own journey.
Go further. Get closer. Discover Australia’s amazing water worlds. Exploring the blue waters of the Great Barrier Reef, one of the seven natural wonders of the world, is a bucket list item for many visitors to Australia. But beyond the planet’s largest reef system, there’s so much more to see and do in the waters surrounding the Land Down Under.
Wild, windswept, and wonderful, Australia’s Yorke Peninsula is a place to explore nature’s beauty and dine on scrumptious fresh fruits of the sea and land. Ker & Downey shares some of our favorite ways to discover this remote and remarkable part of southern Australia. It’s just a preview of what you can expect to discover on our own South Australia Explorer journey, perfectly customized to your own wishes.
We’ve collected spooky tales and scary spots for the brave who dare to explore on a Ker & Downey journey. These are our picks for the must-visit haunted places around the world.
Last year we highlighted some of our favorite luxury treehouses around the world. This year, we scoured the globe and found eight more treehouses you can stay in for a night of pretending you’re a kid again. Kanana, Okavango Delta, Botswana Located in the remote reaches of the Okavango Delta, but just close enough to camp for you to feel comfortable, Kanana’s sleep out tree house is the best way to experience the vast African night sky. It overlooks a waterhole that is home to hippo, crocodile, and varied bird life during the annual rains. In the dry season, once the […]
Travel with Ker & Downey to see UNESCO World Heritage Sites around the globe. You’ll enjoy the best of luxury travel with private guides and custom journeys. Ningaloo Coast, Australia The Ningaloo Coast is one of Western Australia’s natural treasures. Named to the UNESCO World Heritage Site list in 2011, the 604,500 hectare coast is alive with an abundance of marine life, turquoise waters, and dazzling white beaches set against a backdrop of rugged limestone ranges. It’s also home to annual migrations of sea turtles, dolphins, humpback whales, manta rays, manatees, and whale sharks who can average 40 feet in […]
Set sail on a Northern Australia cruise with Ker & Downey on this 18-day journey that includes 10 incredible days at sea! The Northern Territory is Australia’s true Outback—home to the iconic natural wonders of Kakadu National Park, Ayers Rock, Arnhem Land, and the Kimberley Coast. Ker & Downey’s Northern Australia Voyage pairs a Northern Australia cruise with backcountry adventure to reveal the authentic cultural heart and fascinating natural treasures of this remarkable region. Get ready to safari through the ancient, aboriginal lands of Mt. Borradaile, cruise through the crystal clear waters of the coast, and retreat to Broome for romantic and relaxing moments beachside. […]
Ker & Downey’s Ultimate Australia Bucket List represents the best of “The Land Down Under”. These private, exclusive, and extraordinary must-do experiences go beyond the country’s kangaroo and Outback stereotypes to reveal Australia’s outside-the-box luxury destinations, from Sydney and Tasmania, to Ayers Rock and the iconic Great Barrier Reef. Diving and snorkeling Ningaloo Reef at Sal Salis All nine luxury oceanfront tents of Sal Salis are mere footsteps from the turquoise UNESCO waters of Ningaloo Reef, a haven of puffer fish, wobbegong, black tip reef sharks, giant schools of barracuda, and a snuggly 600-pound grouper lovingly known as the “BFG”. […]
This week marks the festivities of the Lunar New Year, and this year’s element—wood—ushers in a focus on sturdy reputation, a variety of interests and pursuits, and a collaborative spirit. What better way to celebrate this vital element than to travel with Ker & Downey—a company rooted in collaboration and offering a variety of experiences—and to look to the famous woods and forests around the world as inspiration for your next adventure? Germany – The Black Forest This famous forest is the setting for many of the familiar tales curated by brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm and shared with a worldwide audience. The forest […]