On a Ker & Downey-curated luxury Rwanda trek through steaming jungles, travelers John and Renata Harbison photographed gorillas up-close in the wild. They share the experience in their own words. Photography by John Harbison
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?
On a Ker & Downey-curated luxury Namibia safari that included Botswana, travelers John and Renata Harbison photographed the haunting scenes and many moods of two of Southern Africa’s most alluring destinations. They share the experience in their own words.
Michelle Sole, a former safari guide for Marataba Safari Lodge, shares her experiences in Uyuni through the salt flats of Bolivia, just one of her many stops on her journey around the world.
In December, longtime client Steve Brandon joined an elite group of travelers: he took a journey to Antarctica where he and his wife crossed the seventh continent off their list. He flew from Atlanta to Punta Arenas in Chile via Santiago and Puerto Montt where he stayed overnight. The next day, he boarded a flight for King George Island where he met the Sea Adventurer for his five-day Antarctic adventure. Upon his return, he shared his incredible images with us.
Written by Haley Beham My grandparents have always loved to travel. I have a very clear memory of my immediate family traveling with my grandparents and aunt to New Mexico. We spent a day driving in jeeps through the mountains. Their vehicle was in front of ours and we all laughed as their heads bopped this way and that at exactly the same time. I don’t actually remember much from that trip, but that memory I do have of traveling with them still makes me laugh. My grandfather’s family is from a little town in the Czech Republic – Horni […]
On December 1, 2016, Ker & Downey travelers Judith, Adrian, Astrid, and Marc departed on Delta’s inaugural flight from Miami to Havana – a flight 55 years in the making. Below, Judith recounts their favorite support for the Cuban people experiences in Cuba with Ker & Downey, which took place during Cuba’s mandated period of mourning for Fidel Castro, and describes why traveling to Cuba with Ker & Downey can truly make all the difference.
In September Travel Photographer Austin Mann traveled to Rwanda and Tanzania with Ker & Downey to test drive the new Apple iPhone 7/7 Plus. We caught up with Austin to chat about his trip with Ker & Downey and one of his favorite shots from the project. This shot comes from Volcanoes National Park, where I found myself standing with a family of gorillas in the wild. Our trackers were just around the corner and had indicated there were a bunch hanging out together ahead. I was walking toward them and just about to come around the bend when I […]
Planning a solo safari can be intimidating, but it is made easier with a trusted expert in your corner. Thinking about traveling alone? We spoke with our client who recently returned from a solo safari trip to South Africa.
Traveling is meant not only to create memories, but to foster an understanding of how truly connected we are to our big, beautiful world. We chatted with Ker & Downey clients Ken and Carol Kabel of Cincinnati, Ohio, to learn more about their life-changing journey on a family trip to Southeast Asia.