Tips & Advice for Holiday Travel

There is no better way to celebrate the winter holidays than with a trip. The quality family time and unforgettable experiences provide the best of both worlds. And yet, it can feel stressful to plan, particularly when it includes multiple family members coming from various parts of the world. To get the ball rolling and Read more…

Jordan: A Great Addition to Egypt

“You must respect all the ruins you meet—these mysterious visitors of ancient times—because they are still with us with wisdom-loaded messages from the past.” – Mehmet Murat ildan Egypt is one of Africa’s most fascinating countries. From visiting the Pyramids to cruising down the Nile, it is a destination filled with incredible antiquities, fascinating culture, Read more…

Grootbos: A Coastal Getaway in South Africa

This spring, I was fortunate enough to travel to South Africa for the very first time alongside my colleague Callie Robinson. To say it was a dream come true would be an understatement, and I could have easily spent another few weeks exploring all of the beauty that this incredible country has to offer. Although Read more…

Helpful Travel Apps

By The Experts at Travel Beyond We know that technology can prove quite helpful when traveling and yet the number of apps available can feel overwhelming. Which is the best for what? What do they cost to download? How do I decide between a few that appear to serve the same purpose? To sort through Read more…

An Insider’s Guide to the Wine of the Cape Winelands

The Cape Winelands hold a special place in my heart. First, for its natural beauty. This area of South Africa is scenically stunning with towns nestled into lush valleys surrounded by large mountainous nature reserves. Second, for its vineyards. In my humble opinion, the Cape Winelands is one of the best wine regions in the Read more…

Wine Around the World

By the Experts at Travel Beyond When people set off to explore a certain part of the world, they often want to fully immerse themselves during their visit; travelers are excited to learn key phrases in the language, taste the local cuisine, and see all the most important sights. For many that also includes sampling Read more…

Inspiring Women in Travel

As part of Women’s History Month, we at Travel Beyond wanted to highlight some of the many inspiring female guides and groundbreaking training programs around the world. Within Africa, you can explore Kenya and Tanzania alongside the Lady Bugs, a group of all female guides who work at Alex Walker Serian properties. Gladys, Judy, and Read more…

Seasonality in Africa

By The Experts at Travel Beyond   Africa is a vast continent– larger than North America and almost all of Europe combined– and across its diverse regions, weather patterns can vary dramatically. As you think about your interests and travel goals, it is important to keep Africa’s seasonality in mind, as your experience can look Read more…

Managing Jetlag

We love traveling to far flung destinations, immersing ourselves in new cultures and landscapes. We enjoy trying new activities, meeting new people, and learning more about others and ourselves. And yet, in order to satisfy our travel bug, to continue to expand our horizons, it often requires lengthy plane rides. These unto themselves are certainly Read more…