Ecuador: Land of Diverse Beauty

The old adage ‘great things come in small packages’ has never been more appropriate than when describing the South American country of Ecuador. Compared to its closest neighbors, Ecuador is modest in size, but a peek inside this gem will show you it proudly boasts some of the world’s most incredible natural beauty and a Read more…

Off the Beaten Path in Peru

As the most famous site in Peru, Machu Picchu draws travelers with its mystical presence, ancient charm and scenic beauty. This “must-see” location is the focus of most trips to Peru, but many travelers also want to experience Peruvian highlights that are off the beaten path-or beaten Inca Trail in this case! Below, we highlight Read more…

Crossing Bolivia

I have loved South America since my first visit in 2001. Over the past 17 years, I have explored the continent in depth, from Colombia down through Chile on the western side, and from Argentina back up to Brazil on the eastern. Somehow in all those years and dozens of trips, I never made it Read more…

Jennifer Gillmore Featured in The New York Times!

Travel Beyond’s product manager for South America, Jennifer Gillmore, was recently featured in an article in The New York Times entitled “A Luxury Vacation in Brazil for Less”. In the article, Jennifer shared her recommended ways to visit Rio, which destinations are great for budget-focused travelers, how to eat like a local and more. Read Read more…

Jennifer Gillmore’s Tips for Success

Our South America specialist Jennifer Gillmore was recently featured in Luxury Travel Advisor magazine, offering her “5 Tips for Success” within the travel industry. We thought Jennifer’s tips were applicable to those working outside of travel as well. Enjoy! Travel often — Whether for work or pleasure, travel often. Be a tourist and a student 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…

Sharing a love for the Galápagos

The Galápagos Islands have held a special place in my heart since my first visit in 2001. I have built my career around my love for the Galápagos and a handful of other destinations in Latin America, and was even married on the powdery sands of Tortuga Bay on the island of Santa Cruz. Twelve Read more…

Staying Active in South America

South America is an active traveler’s playground, rewarding visitors willing to put in some physical effort with stunning vistas, unique wildlife viewing opportunities and a better understanding of the continent’s deep history. “South America has so much to offer the adventure enthusiast!” notes Jennifer Gillmore, our product manager for South America. “With its diversity of Read more…

April Spotlight: Mountain Lodges of Peru

Peru’s iconic Machu Picchu is often thought of as an individual site, a singular destination to check off the bucket list. Yet, this idea fails to recognize the enormity, complexity and interconnectedness of the Inca empire. In order to grasp the importance of Machu Picchu, you must first embrace the entire journey through the Sacred Read more…

Deserts, Glaciers and Mountains: Chile and Argentina

The best perk about working at Travel Beyond is getting to travel and experience new adventures. Usually I like to explore cities and museums, but I recently returned from a great time in Chile and Argentina which involved very little of these activities. Almost everything I did on this trip was outdoors and active. Anyone Read more…