Active Trip Ideas in Africa

For some travelers, the ideal way to recharge on vacation is not to kick back and relax, but to get moving! We polled our team of experts for the best ways to add activity and adventure to any trip to Africa. Let us know when we can start planning an active trip to Africa just 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…

April Spotlight: Mountain Lodges of Peru

Peru’s iconic Machu Picchu is often thought of as an individual site, a singular destination to check off the bucket list. Yet, this idea fails to recognize the enormity, complexity and interconnectedness of the Inca empire. In order to grasp the importance of Machu Picchu, you must first embrace the entire journey through the Sacred Read more…

Deserts, Glaciers and Mountains: Chile and Argentina

The best perk about working at Travel Beyond is getting to travel and experience new adventures. Usually I like to explore cities and museums, but I recently returned from a great time in Chile and Argentina which involved very little of these activities. Almost everything I did on this trip was outdoors and active. Anyone 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…

October Travel to Kenya

Kenya is well known for its game viewing, wide-open spaces, picturesque landscapes and many opportunities for meaningful cultural experiences. Kenya also offers an array of accommodation options and areas of low-density tourism. In some private conservancies, there’s one tent for every 700 acres of land! Why October? October is a great time to use your Read more…

October & November Travel to Botswana

As a year-round safari destination, Botswana offers a unique experience every month of the year, and each season brings a sense of wonder. The green season (November through May) lures photographers with bright colors, strong game viewing and landscapes made lush by seasonal rain. As green season comes to an end, seasonal floodwaters from Angola Read more…

Visiting 7 Continents by Age 27!

I’ve never been one for New Year’s resolutions because I’ve never kept one – or even remembered my resolution past February. However, I always love to have a goal in the back of my mind that I’m constantly working towards and dreaming about. For the past 4 or so years, that dream has been to Read more…

February Spotlight: Abercrombie & Kent in Antarctica

Many North Americans travel during the winter, often escaping the colder season for warmer destinations and beaches. Yet, as our February partner Abercrombie & Kent knows, sometimes the best beaches for the season feature penguins, seals and other Antarctic wildlife! Itinerary Spotlight This winter, Travel Beyond owners Craig and Kay Beal and their daughters celebrated Read more…

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…