Kayla and Katie’s Trip to Myanmar

In fall 2015, Travel Beyond consultants Kayla Torgerson and Katie Blackstone traveled to Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar. The trip was Katie’s first experience in Asia and Kayla’s first time back in Asia since living in India. Below is Kayla’s account of their time in Myanmar. After our adventures in Vietnam and Cambodia, we wrapped up Read more…

Cambodia: Katie and Kayla’s Trip Report

In fall 2015, Travel Beyond consultants Kayla Torgerson and Katie Blackstone traveled to Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar. The trip was Katie’s first experience in Asia and Kayla’s first time back in Asia since living in India. Below is Kayla’s account of their time in Cambodia. After our week in Vietnam, we explored Cambodia—a destination that’s Read more…

Katie and Kayla’s Week in Vietnam

In fall 2015, Travel Beyond consultants Kayla Torgerson and Katie Blackstone traveled to Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar. The trip was Katie’s first experience in Asia and Kayla’s first time back in Asia since living in India. Below is Kayla’s account of their time in Vietnam. We spent a little over a week exploring Vietnam, and Read more…

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 Month in the Wilderness: Katie’s “Top 6” in Botswana

At the beginning of March, I packed my (small) bags for a month-long adventure in Botswana, Zimbabwe, and South Africa. I was beyond excited to return to Botswana, the first place I ever experienced a safari. The country as a whole mesmerizes me, and I am constantly reliving the “special” moments that captured me on Read more…

Treasures of Turkey: A Living History

Situated at the meeting ground of Europe and Asia, Turkey is a country of convergence, where powerful world empires and cultures have historically battled for power and marked their eras through architecture, decor, religion and culinary influences. Travel Beyond consultants Katie Blackstone and Kayla Torgerson spent 10 days in Turkey in the fall of 2014, Read more…

30 Under 30: Katie Blackstone Receives Travel Agent Magazine Award

Travel Beyond consultant Katie Blackstone was recently recognized for her knowledge and experience as an up-and-coming travel consultant by Travel Agent magazine on the elite 2014 “30-Under-30” list. Katie Blackstone’s “30-Under-30” Profile in Travel Agent Magazine: As a specialist in Europe and Southern Africa, Katie Blackstone has been working for Travel Beyond for eight years. Read more…