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…

February Spotlight: Abercrombie & Kent in Antarctica

Many North Americans travel during the winter, often escaping the colder season for warmer destinations and beaches. Yet, as our February partner Abercrombie & Kent knows, sometimes the best beaches for the season feature penguins, seals and other Antarctic wildlife! Itinerary Spotlight This winter, Travel Beyond owners Craig and Kay Beal and their daughters celebrated Read more…

The “Kingdom” of Antarctica

In many ways, travel makes the world seem smaller. We connect with local people, learn about foreign cultures, explore new landscapes, taste new foods and discover that the human spirit binds us to our global family. In the process, far-off places feel a little closer to home. Yet this November, when Kayla Torgerson and I Read more…

October Spotlight: Australia

This month, we’re highlighting three gorgeous properties in Australia, which can be woven together for a trip that goes beyond the traditional. From a jaw-dropping private island to the stunning Blue Mountains to the metropolitan marvel of Sydney, these properties meld luxurious accommodation with active exploration of Australia’s most stunning views. Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley Read more…

Australia vs. Africa

On my recent trip to Australia, I heard a quote that really stuck with me: “If you only visit two continents in your lifetime, visit Africa – twice” (-R. Elliot). As I have visited southern Africa four times in my eighteen years and plan to return soon, I wholeheartedly agree with this statement. Something about Read more…

The Beals Down Under

This June, I visited Australia on a 14-night trip with my wife Kay and daughters Sydney (20) and Kyndall (18). As many of you with grown children know, time goes by quickly. Now that our girls are both in college, trips like these are even more important to spend time together and create lasting family Read more…

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…

India Trip

The Incredible Golden Triangle: Lainie’s Trip to India

This was my first trip to India and hopefully not my last! It was an intense three weeks in this vast and overwhelming country, of which I just scratched the surface. There is a reason it is called incredible India—incredible is the perfect word to describe it! I was lucky enough to be invited to Read more…

Otherworldly India

Perhaps more than anywhere else in the world, travelers either love India or hate it—there is no middle ground. India is chaotic and outside of most people’s comfort zone, but there is an incredible magic in the chaos. After visiting India 15 years ago, I was lucky to embark on my March/April 2015 trip a Read more…