Client Photo Spotlight: Big Cats in South Africa

This month, we’re proud to feature photos and descriptions from mother-daughter duo Kathleen and Gabrielle Etzel. The Etzels embarked on safari to South Africa in May 2017 and shared their gorgeous photos with consultant Kayla Torgerson upon their return, giving us permission to share with all of you! The descriptions below are written by Kathleen, Read more…

Travel + Leisure A-List 2017: Craig Beal Named for 7th Year!

We’re proud to announce that Travel Beyond owner Craig Beal has been named to the elite Travel + Leisure A-List for the seventh straight year! The magazine specifically calls out Craig’s expertise in Botswana, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe, noting Craig is knowledgeable on safaris in East Africa as well. “Attention to detail is in Read more…

Botswana Safari Video from Meghan and Russell Cook

When clients Meghan and Russell Cook sent consultant Kota Tabuchi this stunning video of their safari in Botswana, Kota jumped at the chance to share it. Take a break from your busy day and transport yourself to Botswana with their incredible footage!

Travel Beyond Wins “World’s Best” Award!

Travel Beyond is honored to be named to the prestigious Travel + Leisure World’s Best List as a “Top 10 Safari Outfitter” for 2017! Winners of the magazine’s annual World’s Best list are nominated and reviewed by readers who rate “safari outfitters on their staff and guides, itineraries and destinations, activities, accommodations, food, and overall Read more…

5 Travel Experiences We Love Right Now

We asked five of our consultants to recommend their favorite destination or experience right now–their top answer to the popular question “Where should I go next?” Whether you’re a seasoned traveler looking for your next adventure or planning your first international trip, here are five trip ideas to explore. A Luxury Train Ride Through Peru Read more…

7-Year-Old Saige’s School Visit in Botswana

Some see travel as a way to escape, to explore a new frontier, to photograph new scenery or to understand another culture. Others see travel as an opportunity to make a lasting impact in the lives of others. As consultant Marguerite Smit talked through trip ideas with Julie, Dave and their 7-year-old daughter Saige, Julie asked if there Read more…

May Spotlight: Wilderness Safaris in Namibia

At times, descriptions of Namibia can sound downright eerie. Historic shipwrecks lay abandoned on the aptly-named Skeleton Coast. Desert-adapted wildlife make epic treks for water in the seemingly endless sands of the Namib Desert. The dead, blackened trees of Deadvlei provide a stark contrast to a backdrop of red-orange dunes. Yet, as our consultant Rose Read more…

Finding Beauty in Namibia

The sign at the Twyfelfontein UNESCO World Heritage Site in Namibia said “Train your Eyes” and “See Like the Artist”. I found that this sage advice applied not only to my viewing of these ancient rock engravings but were truly words to live by during my entire trip through Namibia. Namibia is a land of Read more…

Active Trip Ideas in Africa

For some travelers, the ideal way to recharge on vacation is not to kick back and relax, but to get moving! We polled our team of experts for the best ways to add activity and adventure to any trip to Africa. Let us know when we can start planning an active trip to Africa just Read more…

October Travel to Kenya

Kenya is well known for its game viewing, wide-open spaces, picturesque landscapes and many opportunities for meaningful cultural experiences. Kenya also offers an array of accommodation options and areas of low-density tourism. In some private conservancies, there’s one tent for every 700 acres of land! Why October? October is a great time to use your Read more…