The Life-Giving Waters of the Okavango Delta

Each year, in a seasonal crescendo of nature, floodwaters spread over Botswana’s Okavango Delta, transforming the inland river delta into an immense floodplain. The floodwaters help the Okavango Delta support a plethora of predators and prey, attracting travelers eager to go on safari at one of the Delta’s renowned safari camps. As a year-round safari Read more…

Katie’s Fundraising Climb for Maasai Olympics

Katie Blackstone, Travel Beyond’s product manager for Africa, will be climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain, this August. While Katie’s primary goal is to bring back firsthand knowledge to benefit her clients, she wanted to use this climb as an opportunity to give back to East Africa as well. As Katie’s invested hundreds of hours Read more…

Africa: Table for One?

I am no stranger to traveling by myself. In fact, I quite enjoy the adventure and that great “I did it!” feeling that comes at the end of a solo trip. I’ve traveled a fair amount and have visited many US and European destinations on my own. But…Africa is special. The sights and sounds are Read more…

Wellness Travel in India, A Land of Natural Beauty

While it is not a new travel concept, “wellness tourism” remains a desirable and popular idea among today’s travelers. So, what is “wellness,” and how can you integrate it into your next adventure? Wellness tourism can be loosely defined as “travel for the purpose of promoting health and well-being.” However, the true beauty of this Read more…

Where to Go: Africa at a Glance

On a map, it looks fairly easy to combine countries in Southern Africa and East Africa into one comprehensive trip, checking off all the safari highlights at once. However, Africa is a vast continent—larger than North America and almost all of Europe combined—and what looks like a simple transfer on a map can take a Read more…

The Treasure Chest of Colombia

When I first visited eight years ago, Colombia stole my heart. It has since beckoned my return, and in April of 2018 I was fortunate to make my way back. It is still relatively new to tourism as it continues to recover from a violent past stemming from political unrest and drug trafficking in the Read more…

The Third Time’s a Charm!

When I am asked what my favorite African country is, Kenya is always one of the few I name. (Yes, I have a couple of favorites and cannot narrow down my choice to just one country!) Why? I first saw Kenya on the big screen, in the movie Out of Africa, and it shaped my early Read more…

Kenya’s Unique & Intimate Wildlife Experiences

In the fall of December 2016 I visited Southern Africa. So, when I learned I was returning to this great continent earlier this year, I was elated to hear I would be visiting East Africa and the country of Kenya along with my colleague Jenny Mikkelson. Of course, it was a fabulous trip – how Read more…

Tanzania – The Authentic Africa

My most recent trip to Africa brought me to Tanzania, the authentic Africa. I was lucky enough to explore several national parks, take in the views of the Ngorongoro Crater, a natural wonder, and immerse myself in the heart of the Great Migration. A trip to Tanzania should most definitely be on everyone’s bucket list. Read more…