Gardens across the globe have inspired poets and princes. We’re dreaming of casual strolls in exotic locales, the fragrance of blooming flowers, and the feeling of fresh grass brushing against our feet. Take a walk in the park and consider including one of the world’s most gorgeous green spaces to your next custom journey.
We say it a lot: having the “travel bug” is a requirement on this team. Ker & Downey’s Regional Business Development Manager Barrett Caldwell definitely qualifies; before he landed at Ker & Downey he had visited 55 countries and been on the go all over the globe for four years. Even after all that travel, Barrett still learns something new with every journey he takes. We caught up with him for a reflective Q&A after his eye-opening journey to China.
Asia is the biggest continent on the planet, and you’ll find a whole lot of diversity among its countries, cultures, and cuisines to experience. We are sharing our Asian 2019 travel bucket list with you now so that you can get a head start on planning a journey for 2019.
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.
Get out of the winter slump and shed those heavy coats. These are the best places to travel around the world in February. Iguazu Falls South American summer is still in full force in terms of humidity and heat. However, February guarantees thunderous falls and plenty of spray, whether visiting the Argentina or Brazilian side of these iconic waterfalls. Tanzania In early February, you can catch the end of calving season in the Serengeti. It’s a great time for a safari because the predators are out in full force on the hunt for prey so there’s sure to be some […]
Ker & Downey’s inspiring journeys take you to the heart of a destination via completely unique experiences. Encountering fascinating cultures, going off the grid, and sharing life-changing moments with the ones you cherish: this is what it means to truly travel. Be inspired to create your own experiential adventure, and contact us now to begin turning your inspiration into reality. Practice Calligraphy | Diverse China From the “ground operas” of the Old Han to the calligraphy mastery of the Wangche Bouyei, this cultural journey to smaller villages perfectly balances China’s ancient grandeur. Meet the Himba | Experience Namibia Interact with […]
From where to go to what’s in store, Ker & Downey VP and intrepid traveler David Jones scouts the globe and answers burning questions for those who live to go there. Have a question for our destination guru? Email it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or ask us on our Facebook page. We are planning a return trip to China and are looking to see something off the beaten path – we’ve done the Great Wall and the big cities. Where can we go? J. Elliott, Evanston, Ill. China is one of those destinations that, just by virtue of its size, […]
From the ancient monuments on every must-see list to the quiet beauty of the hidden countryside, China has a character and appeal that takes several trips to discover completely. Ker & Downey’s reimagined China suggestions marry the best of the heavy hitters, like the Great Wall and Tiananmen Square, with the secret treasures of the country’s natural landscape and culture. Diverse China China’s secret southern region comes to life on this 13-day journey. Among the many highlights is the quiet fishing village of Xingping, sheltered on the Li River and surrounded by a landscape of endless green terraced rice fields […]
A LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT: Pauline R. Kezer said, “Continuity gives us roots; change gives us branches, letting us stretch and grow and reach new heights.” And so with this issue of the Ker & Downey magazine we are changing in order to give you, the reader, the full breadth of the luxury travel lifestyle. You’ve probably noticed that we’ve given the magazine a new title, QUEST. Ker & Downey IS on a quest. And our quest is to provide you with the best life experience every time you travel with us. So, check out our magazine and the changes […]
Summer is quickly approaching, but there’s still time to plan the ultimate Ker & Downey journey with your family, and world travel is not out of the question. There are plenty of places where children of all ages are not only welcomed, but truly engaged. Plan a summer vacation that will create unforgettable memories and maybe even give the “travel bug” to your own little trailblazers. We’ve put together some options, sure to please everyone in your family. Cruise the Blue Bodrum Peninsula, Turkey For a truly unique and tranquil holiday, board a luxurious private gulet, a traditional Turkish wooden […]