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…

October & November Travel to Botswana

As a year-round safari destination, Botswana offers a unique experience every month of the year, and each season brings a sense of wonder. The green season (November through May) lures photographers with bright colors, strong game viewing and landscapes made lush by seasonal rain. As green season comes to an end, seasonal floodwaters from Angola Read more…

Alexis’s First Safari “Down in Africa”

I bless not only the rains down in Africa! As the music lover that I am, when I found out I was getting the opportunity to go on an educational trip to Southern Africa, I must’ve played Toto’s “Africa” about a hundred times. This little ditty definitely got me in the spirit for my trip Read more…

Botswana, Connected

One’s first impression of Botswana is often vastness, experienced while flying over millions of acres of uninterrupted land, devoid of roads, cities and villages. There’s a thrilling sensation of a land waiting to be discovered and a promise of a peaceful disconnect from the familiar bustle of the world left behind. It’s a sentiment our Read more…

Craig Beal Repeats on Travel+Leisure A-List

For the sixth straight year, Travel Beyond owner Craig Beal has been recognized as an A-List travel consultant by Travel+Leisure magazine! Travel+Leisure highlighted the unique attributes which qualify Craig as an A-list safari consultant by explaining: “A former nuclear engineer who went on his first safari at age four, Beal brings impressive knowledge and attention Read more…

Before The Year Ends: Destinations to Visit in 2016

We blinked, and 2016 is already halfway gone! Yet for those still looking to travel this year, there is plenty of time to book a trip and many destinations ideal for the October through December timeframe. Below, Craig and Kota focus on two locations perfectly suited for a trip in the last quarter of 2016: Read more…

Slowing Down in Africa

I recently spent 33 days in Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa, and several of my colleagues who joined me on this trip have already written about the wonderful safari camps, the incredible wildlife viewing and the other features that one might expect while visiting Africa and being on safari. However, I thought I would take Read more…

Rose’s Return to Botswana

I recently returned from my adventures in Botswana with my colleague Marsha Carroll, with many wonderful experiences along the way! After four long years since my last visit, Botswana was beckoning me to return once more – and I am very happy that I did! Botswana is a fascinating country with many unique areas and ecosystems Read more…

Safari After Dark

A typical day on safari begins between 4:30am and 6:00am. Your guide will knock on the door (or canvas wall) and say, “Good morning, time to get up!” From that moment forward, the day will be filled with tracking animals, only interrupted by a midday siesta when the sun is too hot for you or Read more…

23 Days in Botswana: Marsha’s Educational Adventure

In April, I had the incredible opportunity to travel with my colleague Rose Loggi all over Botswana, exploring Chobe National Park, the Linyanti Private concession, Selinda Reserve, the Okavango Delta and the Makgadikadi. We visited a grand total of 35 properties over the span of 23 days. It had been four years since I was last in Read more…