Botswana, Connected

One’s first impression of Botswana is often vastness, experienced while flying over millions of acres of uninterrupted land, devoid of roads, cities and villages. There’s a thrilling sensation of a land waiting to be discovered and a promise of a peaceful disconnect from the familiar bustle of the world left behind. It’s a sentiment our Read more…

A Khmer for A Day

Life in the Cambodian Countryside My day spent in the countryside outside of Siem Reap was an experience I will never forget. This was my third trip to Siem Reap, Cambodia, and while I was excited to explore the temples and awe-inspiring ruins of Angkor once again, I was also eager to have an authentic Read more…

Barbados – A Gem in the Caribbean

In March, Travel Beyond Vice President Jenny Mikkelson and I embarked on a Silversea Cruise around the eastern Caribbean. Arriving by ship, Barbados welcomed us with (what I thought was) a rather unassuming charm and beauty. Yes, the island had the trademark white sand beaches and lush vegetation – but I quickly learned that it Read more…

Australian Wilderness: Jenny’s Trip Report

Before my Fall 2013 trip to Australia, the continent was both familiar and foreign to me. I’d planned trips to Australia for years, and I was confident in my knowledge of the more popular Australian circuits. Returning clients always raved about the beauty and excitement of Australia. Yet after spending a month exploring Australia, I Read more…