Alexis’s First Safari “Down in Africa”

I bless not only the rains down in Africa! As the music lover that I am, when I found out I was getting the opportunity to go on an educational trip to Southern Africa, I must’ve played Toto’s “Africa” about a hundred times. This little ditty definitely got me in the spirit for my trip 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 Adventure Together: A Honeymoon in South Africa

Our honeymoon had a tough act to follow: our joyful, emotional, meaningful wedding! Yet, as we hopped on a plane to South Africa, we were confident our 12-day honeymoon would be equally joyful and meaningful (but without the tears!). I’m blessed to work at Travel Beyond, so I fully trust our creative, detailed and knowledgeable Read more…

Kayla Torgerson’s Cape Town Favorites

Cape Town has quickly become one of my favorite cities in the world. I’ve visited the city twice, and on my last trip I spent a full week participating in the many touring options in and around the Cape. I also stayed in a different hotel each night in order to sample the many options Read more…

There is something about safari life…

“There is something about safari life that makes you forget all your sorrows and feel as if you had drunk half a bottle of champagne – bubbling over with heartfelt gratitude for being alive. One only feels really free when one can go in whatever direction one pleases over the plains, to get to the Read more…

Great White Sharks: False Bay, Cape Town, South Africa

The cool May morning began early at the Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa.  Breakfast at 5:30 and a dark road transfer forty minutes to the historic beach town of Simon’s Town located on the eastern side of the Cape Peninsula on the shores of False Bay.  Simon’s Town used to be the port for the Read more…

Rovos Rail – Matt’s Journey

Rovos Rail – “The most luxurious train in the world” By Matt Bracken The distance between Cape Town and Pretoria is 907 miles – 2 hours by plane 30,000 feet in the air, 18 hours by car on the “wrong” side of the road, or, 48 hours by train aboard Rovos Rail, “the most luxurious Read more…