Travel + Leisure A-List 2017: Craig Beal Named for 7th Year!

We’re proud to announce that Travel Beyond owner Craig Beal has been named to the elite Travel + Leisure A-List for the seventh straight year! The magazine specifically calls out Craig’s expertise in Botswana, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe, noting Craig is knowledgeable on safaris in East Africa as well. “Attention to detail is in Read more…

Botswana Safari Video from Meghan and Russell Cook

When clients Meghan and Russell Cook sent consultant Kota Tabuchi this stunning video of their safari in Botswana, Kota jumped at the chance to share it. Take a break from your busy day and transport yourself to Botswana with their incredible footage!

Jennifer Gillmore’s Tips for Success

Our South America specialist Jennifer Gillmore was recently featured in Luxury Travel Advisor magazine, offering her “5 Tips for Success” within the travel industry. We thought Jennifer’s tips were applicable to those working outside of travel as well. Enjoy! Travel often — Whether for work or pleasure, travel often. Be a tourist and a student Read more…

Join Craig & Kay Beal on a Polynesian Expedition Cruise!

Join Travel Beyond owners Craig and Kay Beal and their daughters Sydney and Kyndall on a sweeping adventure to the western reaches of Polynesia, including tropical islands and reefs that few others will ever see. The May 10, 2018 “Epic Polynesia” sailing with Lindblad Expeditions visits well-known islands like Tahiti, Fiji, the Cook Islands and Read more…

7-Year-Old Saige’s School Visit in Botswana

Some see travel as a way to escape, to explore a new frontier, to photograph new scenery or to understand another culture. Others see travel as an opportunity to make a lasting impact in the lives of others. As consultant Marguerite Smit talked through trip ideas with Julie, Dave and their 7-year-old daughter Saige, Julie asked if there Read more…

Sharing a love for the Galápagos

The Galápagos Islands have held a special place in my heart since my first visit in 2001. I have built my career around my love for the Galápagos and a handful of other destinations in Latin America, and was even married on the powdery sands of Tortuga Bay on the island of Santa Cruz. Twelve Read more…

Tastes of Vietnam and Thailand

Experiencing the world through food offers more than just the food itself, it tells a story and a history that may not be revealed until further investigation. I don’t know about you, but I’m all about the food. Before I pack my bags and go anywhere, local or international, I’m sure to look up where Read more…

Born to be Wild in Borneo

There is something so serene and peaceful about floating down a river. But doing it on a private houseboat in Borneo surrounded by the jungle on both sides – well that is something altogether special. This January, I found myself within the thick forests of Kalimantan—the Indonesian side of Borneo, Asia’s largest island. My objective Read more…

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…

May Spotlight: Wilderness Safaris in Namibia

At times, descriptions of Namibia can sound downright eerie. Historic shipwrecks lay abandoned on the aptly-named Skeleton Coast. Desert-adapted wildlife make epic treks for water in the seemingly endless sands of the Namib Desert. The dead, blackened trees of Deadvlei provide a stark contrast to a backdrop of red-orange dunes. Yet, as our consultant Rose Read more…