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…

The “Kingdom” of Antarctica

In many ways, travel makes the world seem smaller. We connect with local people, learn about foreign cultures, explore new landscapes, taste new foods and discover that the human spirit binds us to our global family. In the process, far-off places feel a little closer to home. Yet this November, when Kayla Torgerson and I 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…

January Spotlight: The Galápagos Islands with Lindblad Expeditions

With the rush of the holidays behind us but the grasp of winter still holding tight, many travelers are eagerly asking, “Where next?” Our partner spotlight this month is Lindblad Expeditions, whose Galápagos itineraries check all the boxes for an unforgettable family-friendly adventure: unique wildlife, exciting activities, engaging kids programs and more. The Galápagos Islands Read more…

Our Favorite Staff Photos of 2016

Each year, our employees travel on educational trips and personal vacations around the world, returning home with increased knowledge, a new passion for destinations and thousands of photos. We asked our team members to submit one of their favorite photos from 2016 with no rules attached, resulting in a diverse look at the reasons we travel: exotic wildlife, scenic 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…

Jennifer Gillmore Honored as “Trendsetter” by Luxury Travel Advisor

Travel Beyond is proud to announce that Jennifer Gillmore, consultant and product manager of Latin America, has been honored as a “Trendsetter” by Luxury Travel Advisor magazine. The magazine details Jennifer’s depth of experience in South America, having visited more than 40 times on both work and personal trips. “I have a deep wealth of Read more…

Marsha Carroll Named “Top 25” by Travel Agent Magazine

Travel Beyond is proud to announce that consultant Marsha Carroll has been named a Top 25 Travel Advisor by Travel Agent magazine. This annual Travel Agent award honors “the industry’s brightest lights…skillful, savvy problem solvers and out-of-the-box thinkers, who are strongly devoted to their agency and clients.” The award committee recognized Marsha’s “strong personal relationships Read more…

A Whole New World: Chimp Trekking in Tanzania

I’ve been lucky enough to explore East and Southern Africa on many trips to the continent. From the moment I went on my first safari—honestly, before I even left the USA—I was hooked on Africa. The up-close safari experience with animals that are typically only read about or seen in a zoo is truly magical Read more…

October Spotlight: Australia

This month, we’re highlighting three gorgeous properties in Australia, which can be woven together for a trip that goes beyond the traditional. From a jaw-dropping private island to the stunning Blue Mountains to the metropolitan marvel of Sydney, these properties meld luxurious accommodation with active exploration of Australia’s most stunning views. Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley Read more…