Kayla-Seventh

Visiting 7 Continents by Age 27!

I’ve never been one for New Year’s resolutions because I’ve never kept one – or even remembered my resolution past February. However, I always love to have a goal in the back of my mind that I’m constantly working towards and dreaming about. For the past 4 or so years, that dream has been to Read more…

Lindblad Kayaking

January Spotlight: The Galápagos Islands with Lindblad Expeditions

With the rush of the holidays behind us but the grasp of winter still holding tight, many travelers are eagerly asking, “Where next?” Our partner spotlight this month is Lindblad Expeditions, whose Galápagos itineraries check all the boxes for an unforgettable family-friendly adventure: unique wildlife, exciting activities, engaging kids programs and more. The Galápagos Islands Read more…

Courtesy Travel Beyond client Al Esther

Weaving Together a Vibrant Itinerary in Peru

Meander the streets of Peru’s highland villages and you’re apt to find Peruvian women weaving intricate patterns into vivid textiles. These famous hand-spun blankets and articles of clothing employ wool from Andean alpacas, boast a rainbow of vibrant colors from dyes found in nature and are the result of production techniques dating back 10,000 years Read more…

Patagonia

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…

Kayla at Machu Picchu Mountain's Summit

Hiking up Machu Picchu Mountain

I recently returned home from an 11-day adventure in Peru. Each time I travel, the highlights seem to involve nature, hiking or wildlife experiences. This trip was no different. Peru is a stunningly beautiful country with colorful rolling mountains in the highlands, ancient Incan ruins, friendly people, incredible wildlife experiences in the Amazon, brightly woven Read more…

Dana

From City to Jungle: Dana’s Peru Highlights

Peru. A country of beautiful landscapes, fortresses, the Amazon River, culture and delicious food. In April, I visited this wonderful country for the first time with colleagues Joleen, Kay and Kayla. As I reflect on my trip, there were many highlights. We boarded the Hiram Bingham train at the Ollantaytambo station for our hour and Read more…

Giraffe in Africa

The Year Ahead: Consultant Travel for 2016

Last month, our consultants reflected upon the past year of travel and the many places they visited to build their destination knowledge. This month, we highlight a few of the many destinations our consultants will explore in 2016. And while most of our clients plan travel months in advance, our own educational trips tend to Read more…

Ken Marshall in Patagonia

Exploring the Beautiful Country of Chile

I wasn’t certain exactly what to expect when my colleague Kayla Torgerson and I landed in Santiago for our 18-day tour through Chile. But I knew that we had an amazing itinerary before us. Santiago, the Atacama Desert, Vik Vineyard in Millahue (a couple of hours South of Santiago), Torres del Paine Park in Patagonia Read more…

Scenic View of Patagonia

A Fresh Look at Patagonia

After 35 trips on safari in Africa, Travel Beyond owner Craig Beal surrendered his passport to our South America experts Jennifer Gillmore and Jenny Mikkelson, who eagerly designed an itinerary for Craig to Chile and Argentina. One of the many highlights of Craig’s fall 2014 trip was a visit to breathtaking Patagonia, where he toured Read more…