Outside Lands

Outside Lands

Travel to Japan with Ker & Downey. Designer Tess Koptiuch journeys to Japan and discovers a country where modernity and ancient tradition go hand in hand. As told to Haley Beham for Quest Magazine If ever there was a picture of how millions of people can peacefully coexist, Japan is it. Over 127 million people call the island country home, yet the streets are clean and people are civil and polite to one another. It’s full of stark contrast. I take in these odd, striking juxtapositions as I travel from Tokyo to Kanazawa to Kaga, and back to Tokyo again. […]

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Here's Why you Should Travel to India for Diwali

Here’s Why you Should Travel to India for Diwali

Diwali illuminates India every year with color and celebrations. The festival is deeply rooted in several Hindu stories that are exuberantly brought to life across the country in many ways. India is always a lively attack on the senses, but visiting during Diwali will bring you even closer to the rich culture of this historic land. Lights Homes are decorated head to toe with small oil lamps called diyas. The spiritual meaning is to light up one’s thoughts and actions with good deeds and clean thoughts and banish darkness. Fireworks burst in the sky and children happily wave sparklers. Diwali, […]

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2019 Travel Trends

2019 Travel Trends

We’re calling the top 2019 travel trends as we see them. Whether or not you follow the trends, travel is about exploration. What part of the globe are you exploring in 2019? If your 2019 travel list isn’t set just yet, allow us to give you some ideas.

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Nets for Africa 2018 Trip to Uganda

Nets for Africa 2018 Trip to Uganda

Ker & Downey’s Amy Willis traveled to Uganda on the Nets for Africa 2018 trip. Nets for Africa is Ker & Downey’s year-round philanthropy project. With your help, we provide insecticide-treated mosquito nets to protect against malaria and medical visits to African villages most in need. Photos by Nathalie Bonnete.

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San Jose’s Gastronomic Renaissance

San Jose’s Gastronomic Renaissance

Following an influx or expat chefs and creative residents, as well as access to some of the planet’s most raw, natural ingredients – Costa Rica’s capital is finally in the midst of a cultural and gastronomic renaissance. The best way to prove it? Join Ker & Downey on a guided walk through the Barrio Escalante Gastronomic neighborhood to sample the fresh gourmet food and craft beer at every turn. Your stomach will thank us.

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Giving Back in Rwanda with the OmniPeace Foundation

Giving Back in Rwanda with the OmniPeace Foundation

When you speak to Mary Fanaro, founder of the OmniPeace Foundation, it is easy to get swept up in her passion for Rwanda. Her dedication has inspired a whole slew of celebrities to support her schools in Africa—nine total that educate close to 3,000 children. We caught up with Mary to find out why she feels a pull to this part of the world.

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The Coolest Places to Ring in the New Year

The Coolest Places to Ring in the New Year

Count down the last seconds of 2018 in a memorable place when you travel to one of the coolest places to ring in the New Year. In these exciting locations across the globe, 2019 starts with a bang, and our exclusive and unique experiences for New Year’s Eve keep the party going.

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Six Reasons to Explore Guatemala

Six Reasons to Explore Guatemala

Unearth your inner Indiana Jones on a journey to Guatemala. Ker & Downey shares where you can dig into the fascinating history of this central American country and what types of Maya discoveries await.

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Visit the Middle East and North Africa in 2019

Visit the Middle East and North Africa in 2019

North Africa and the Middle East have been ignored by travelers who feel cautious because of the recent negative press. We think it would be unfair to paint the whole region in a negative light when there are so many cultural gems waiting to be explored. The fact is, safe travel to the Middle East and North Africa is within easy reach with Ker & Downey. These are just four countries that we feel you should visit while the crowds are light.

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