Bali – Dianna Explores the Path Less Traveled

It was a welcome return for me to Bali. Known as the “Island of the Gods,” Bali is blessed with natural beauty and a unique culture. Frangipani, plumeria and jasmine flowers abound – so fragrant you are constantly taking deep breaths to try and capture their essence. Its beaches attract surfers from around the world. Read more…

India’s Royal Treatment

Drawn by India’s rich history, iconic temples and authentic cultural charm, travelers are often surprised by another notable aspect of India’s allure: the rich hospitality of her people. For hundreds of years, the elaborate palaces of India were home to royal families who hosted dignitaries and eminent personalities from around the world, introducing their guests Read more…

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 two gorgeous properties in Australia, which can be paired for a trip that goes beyond the traditional. From 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 Nestled in Australia’s breathtaking Blue Mountains 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…