South Africa Honeymoon

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…

Silversea Expeditions Galapagos

April Spotlight: Silversea Expeditions

Silversea’s purposefully designed expedition ships have the strength to navigate Antarctic waters, the amenities and comforts of a luxury cruise ship, and the ability to enter small ports that larger cruise ships can’t access. The expedition cruise voyages are focused on wildlife, photography, cultural encounters, scenery and more in some of the world’s most exotic Read more…

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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…

Azura Benguerra Presidential Villa from air high res

February Spotlight: Azura Retreats in Mozambique

Azura Benguerra Azura Benguerra features just 18 villas nestled along one of the last undiscovered stretches of beach in the world. Touting sparkling private pools, a wide range of ocean activities and experiences, a relaxing African spa, welcoming Mozambican hosts, fresh ocean seafood, and more, Azura Benguerra is paradise found. Azura Quilaleaz Private Island Azura Read more…

Elephants at Mashatu Camp

“Instantly Struck” – Melanie’s First Safari

My first trip to Africa exceeded all of my wildest dreams. I wasn’t totally sure what to expect when Kayla Torgerson and I landed on the large continent for the first time, but I was instantly struck by its organic charm and tranquility. It is not hard to fall in love with this vast land, Read more…

Chief's Camp Pavilion

January Spotlight: Chief’s Camp & Sanctuary Retreats Offer

One of the Okavango Delta’s most stunning and game-rich properties, Chief’s Camp, is in the midst of major renovations. The camp is slated to be finished in June 2016, but here’s a sneak peek of the property’s most anticipated updates. Part of the Sanctuary Retreats portfolio, Chief’s Camp resides on Chief’s Island in the Mombo Read more…

Kayla Torgerson - Chile 2015

Our Year in Travel

Each year, the Travel Beyond team travels around the world to our specialty destinations, checking in on properties, meeting our on-the-ground partners and experiencing the essence of each destination. As we begin 2016, we asked our consultants to recap their 2015 trips, whether educational trips to improve their consulting knowledge or relaxing personal vacations with Read more…

Sunset in Mozambique

Barefoot Luxury in Mozambique

Mozambique was my introduction to an aspect of Africa that I hadn’t discovered on my previous trips—the beautiful barefoot luxury of the beach! I have always felt at peace in the presence of bodies of water, from strolls along some of the world’s great rivers, to walks with my dog around Lake Harriet in Minneapolis, Read more…

Passenger Plane

Real ID 2-Year Reprieve Granted – Travel Beyond in Star Tribune

Travel Beyond was featured in a recent Star Tribune article which announced a federal extension on deadlines associated with the Real ID act. The extension gives Minnesota, Illinois, New Mexico, Missouri and Washington two years to bring state identification into compliance with the new federal laws for flying on commercial airlines. As the article explains, Read more…