Why Travel Beyond

Quite simply, being passionate about travel. The world is a huge place and there will always be another destination to discover, you can’t put a price on the memories created when you travel!

Destinations Visited

South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Kenya, Canada, Mexico, China, India, Bahamas, Nevis Island, United Kingdom, Belgium, France, Spain, Hungary, Ireland, Netherlands, Czech Republic, Italy, Turkey, Greece, Various parts of the USA including Hawaii.

Education

BA in Public Relations and a Communications Minor at the School of Journalism, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities

Career History

Trip Director-Carlson Marketing Worldwide
Fund Development Assistant/Events Coordinator-Sierra Vista Child & Family Services

Where I’ve lived Abroad

London, England

Most Memorable Travel Experience

My first walking safari in Kenya in March 2014 with my husband and two guides. To be on ground level, feet from animals and not knowing what to expect with every step, was by far the most thrilling travel experience I’ve ever had.

My Most Recent Trip

India in April 2015. This was my first trip to India and hopefully not my last. It was an intense 3 weeks in this vast and overwhelming country, of which I just scratched the surface. I was lucky enough to be invited to a very dear friends’ wedding in Agra and able to parlay that with a familiarization trip for Travel Beyond as well. I spent a week before the wedding travelling and exploring Delhi, Jaipur and Agra, also known as the “Golden Triangle” with 5 of my best gal pals before the wedding festivities began, then spent 2 weeks with a colleague exploring 3 of the National Parks, and then visiting Mumbai, Udaipur, Jawai and Jodhpur. There is a reason it is called incredible India, incredible is the perfect word to describe it.

Favorite Properties

Vumbura Plains (Botswana)

I loved the sleek, modern and opulent décor and spacious feeling of this camp. We had an excellent guide, food was impeccable, and my first siting of wild dogs at this camp, so it will always be a favorite.

Lewa Wilderness Lodge (Kenya)

Located in the Lewa Conservancy, this lodge will forever have a special place in my heart. This is where I experienced my first walking safari mentioned above and met my most favorite guide on safari thus far, Karamushu.

Mara Plains (Kenya)

Located in the Masai Mara, this camp was magnificent. The night I stayed there I was able to enjoy a sundowner and appetizers (also known as bitings) on a blanket by a fire overlooking a wide open grassland of giraffes, zebra, wildebeest and even a hyena making their way across the bush before sunset. It was such a special and unforgettable memory.