Entries tagged: experiential travel

Visit Uganda with Ker & Downey

Uganda’s Wild Kingdoms is a life-changing journey that will take you to the mist-swathed forests and the cultural centers in the pearl of Africa. You’ll traverse through all of Uganda’s major national parks, participating in extraordinary gorilla trekking, nature walking, and even a Ker & Downey Philanthropy stop. Primate Trekking One of the iconic activities in Uganda’s national parks: set off with guides to seek out families of chimpanzees in Kibale and silverback gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Giving Back Ker & Downey’s passion for service extends to the communities of Uganda. The annual mission recap from our own David […]

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Play a Round with Ker & Downey

August is National Golf Month, and the world of Ker & Downey is home to unforgettable golfing experiences across many countries. Few outings on the green can rival those spent in the beauty of South Africa, and here’s your chance to play the country’s highest ranked courses. This incredible 10-day journey features great golfing adventures and the beauty of South Africa. Play South Africa’s #1 This journey visits South Africa’s #1 ranked Leopard Creek Golf Course and Country Club – its water features are home to pods of hippos and the par-five ninth hole is a treat for long hitters. […]

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Practical Matters: Three Packing Tips I Live (and Swear) By. By Feifei Sun

Practical Matters: Three Packing Tips I Live (and Swear) By, by Feifei Sun, with illustration by Jonny Ruzzo first appeared Ker & Downey’s QUEST Magazine. To read the current issue of QUEST magazine online, click here, and be sure to stay up to date on all of QUEST’s online content by following the QUEST Facebook page. Like many travel writers, I learned how to make the most of small spaces by living in one myself—an 800 square-foot apartment in New York City, shared with two roommates, to be exact. My bedroom didn’t even have a closet; I hung up nice […]

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Chilean Getaway

Chilean Getaway

Eight incredible days in Chile reveal the historic beauty of Santiago, the timeless wonders of the Atacama Desert, and the abundance of the country’s epicurean delights. This memorable journey is exclusive to Ker & Downey. contact us now to begin planning your unforgettable trip to Chile. Wine Tasting in Santiago Enjoy private wine tastings in Santiago and the surrounding countryside, including an exclusive visit to Matetic Vineyard. Outdoor Exploration at Atacama Stay at Awasi Atacama and trek through the incredible landscape of the driest desert in the world, the Atacama Desert. For more information about the Chilean Getaway, please contact […]

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True Romance

True Romance

Planning a destination wedding, unforgettable honeymoon or special getaway for two? We’ve searched the globe for the most pristine beaches, private hideaways and the coziest fireplaces to curl up to with your love. Here are 10 of our favorite amorous escapes. Unique Retreats Kingston Tree House at Ivory Lodge, Lion Sands Game Reserve, South Africa The Kingston Tree House at Ivory Lodge is the perfect marriage of secluded safari getaway and modern luxury to inspire hopeless romantics and adventurers alike. Each morning, you head out on an early game drive with your guide and tracker in search of the Big […]

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Wellness Travel:  A Journey to a Longer Life

Wellness Travel: A Journey to a Longer Life

A holiday away doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice a healthy lifestyle. Ker & Downey’s Jessica Rizzolo just retuned from an enlightening trip to the SHA Wellness Clinic in Spain where she spent four days on a unique luxury wellness experience.  For many people a healthy lifestyle and vacation do not go hand in hand; but there are a growing number of travelers, like myself, who do not want to “fall off the wagon” while on holiday. Similarly, there are jet setters who are seeking to “jump start” their journey to well-being without giving up the comforts of a luxury […]

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The Experience: Maharaja for a Day

The Experience: Maharaja for a Day

Our turbans trailed from the 1946 open-air Buick 8 Roadmaster as we made our way up Jodhpur’s Chittar Hill and to the palace gates. There she was, Umaid Bhawan Palace, the world’s largest private residence, and today, her 28 acres of majestic Indo-deco splendor was mine. By Scott Goetz Cue: fanfare of pounding drums. Sound the trumpeting narsingha horns. It’s my royal entrance. As we make our way around the drive, an army of Rajasthani guards raises the silk canopy. Before I can “Bravo!” the guards for taking their handlebar mustaches to a literal level, I am ushered up the […]

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The Destination Guru: China Off the Beaten Path

The Destination Guru: China Off the Beaten Path

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 quest@kerdowney.com 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, […]

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Unique Water Adventures from Ker & Downey

Unique Water Adventures from Ker & Downey

Journey beyond the land to experience exciting and unique adventures in the some of the most beautiful waters of our world. Snorkel, dive, and paddle your way through the waters to uncover treasures deep below the surface and discover remote islands. Contact us today to begin planning your water adventure.

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Africa’s Most Unique

Africa’s Most Unique

Ker & Downey Recommends: The 5 most unique African experiences. By Katy Heerssen Anyone who’s been there can tell you that Africa by itself is an adventure. You expect the unexpected, the exotic, and your journey delivers generously. For fearless explorers who want to push boundaries of the usual on the continent, the following five, matchless experiences are sure to blow your mind. Tanzania The Experience Climbing Kilimanjaro is a popular bucket-list item for all levels of adventurers, but for those who prefer to do things with a touch more panache and exclusivity, climbing Kilimanjaro via the Machame route is […]

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