A Letter from the President

“Making lives better one trip at a time.”

Our motto refers not only to our clients, but also the people of the villages around the world where we travel. In this issue of QUEST Magazine, you’ll read about how The Bushcamp Company in Zambia is using tourism dollars to help school children stay full and in school, and how the Cayuga Collection in Costa Rica is leading the charge in sustainable luxury travel. 

After traveling to Kenya and Uganda over the last ten years on our annual Nets for Africa medical mission, I took last year off. In my place, we sent Amy Willis, our in-house graphic designer and philanthropy manager, to gather some first-hand experience. In this issue, she shares thoughts from her journey. 

Not long ago, I was invited to the wedding of one of the men we’ve put through college. Even though I wasn’t able to attend, we have kept in touch. He and his wife had a little boy recently, who they said is named after me. I am humbled and honored they chose to name him David. It’s also a good reminder of why we continue to provide support to the people of Uganda. This continued support from Nets for Africa isn’t just affecting one generation — we are now starting to see the positive effects in the second generation of Ugandans whose lives we have touched. An insecticide-treated net might be a simple net to us, but to them it is a lifesaver.  

We are honored you choose us as your preferred travel partner, and that you collaborate with us on these philanthropy projects. Our aim this year is to be more engaged with you after you return home from your trip. We want to hear about your adventures, what you loved and where we can improve. So don’t be surprised when you hear from director of client engagement Zach Jones following your trip. 

In the meantime, if there is anything that we can do to assist you in your travel plans, please reach out to us at luxury@kerdowney.com. 

Contact us at luxury@kerdowney.com

David Marek

President