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
How many countries can you count on a globe? With 195 across the world, planning a trip can be a challenge. At Ker & Downey, we help you find the best destinations suited for your interests and we are always ready to suggest which countries should be on your upcoming year’s travel list. We have taken our top picks from Africa, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East to help you plan your next great journey. Bon voyage!
Asia is the biggest continent on the planet, and you’ll 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.
A journey to Europe is always a good idea, no matter the time of year. Ker & Downey’s list of where to go in Europe brings together the places we think you should put on your travel radar for 2019.
If traveling to Africa in 2019 is your goal, we invite you to go beyond the typical safari. Take a walk on the wild side in these under-the-radar African countries that are brimming with wonderful landscapes and creatures.
Latin America is jam packed with sizzling cities, secluded coastlines, serene mountains, and steamy rainforests. It’s hard to pick just a handful of countries that should be on your 2019 travel bucket list. These are what we think you should make a top priority before the crowds come rushing in.
The holidays are fast approaching, but there is still time to plan a Christmas or New Year’s escape. We suggest a trip to central Europe, where the festive spirit is in the air… and often, so is falling snow. These are our seven reasons to visit central Europe over the holidays.
After her recent visit to Uruguay, Ker & Downey’s Tiffany DeSalvo shares why the country should be next on your travel bucket list. Why Uruguay? Uruguay is sandwiched between Brazil and Argentina and is one of the best-kept secrets in Latin America. Because not many people think if it when planning a journey to Latin America, it has a more “off the beaten path” feel to it. The country is safe, politically and socially stable, and has little economic disparity. It’s a socially-progressive country with great infrastructure. And lastly, the food and wine throughout the country is amazing.
Tanzania’s call of nature is strong. We keep coming back to this east African gem for its superb safaris and decadent properties. While you spend your days spotting giraffes, lions, and zebras, and your evenings watching the sun set over the Serengeti, you can feel at ease knowing that these properties focus on sustainable practices. When you’re planning your safari, consider these sustainable properties in Tanzania.
There are so many creative ways to pop the question, but planning that special moment in one of the world’s most gorgeous places makes it even more memorable. Start the rest of your life in one of these ultra-romantic destinations where love is sure to be in the air.