The Unmatched Beauty of Tswalu

I recently returned from a visit to the stunning Tswalu Private Game Reserve in South Africa and was reminded once again what a very special place it is! I’ve been fortunate to have had the chance to visit many varied safari regions over the years, and I find that Tswalu offers a truly unique environment Read more…

Kota’s Photography Solution: Renting a Bridge Camera

Admittedly, I’m a bit of a caveman when it comes to technology. I have a hard time keeping up with the latest and greatest, and feel some degree of FOMO in not having the most recent version. It seems like every few weeks we get inundated with the newest smartphone, car technology, computer, TV, etc. Read more…

Going Beyond the Kenyan Safari: A Look into Conservation

Kenya is known for its abundance of wildlife and beautiful landscapes. Many travel to the country for the incredible animal encounters and scenery. Yet not everyone takes the opportunity to dig more deeply, to learn all that goes into their protection. On a recent trip, I took a step behind the scenes in order to Read more…

Our Favorite Team Photos of 2019

Each year, Travel Beyond sends our team members on educational trips to the destinations where we plan travel. As we look back on the dozens of 2019 staff trips, we asked our team to submit their favorite trip photos from their past year, and we loved looking through the collection. From wildlife headshots to sweeping Read more…

Chimpanzee Trekking in Rwanda

My colleague Kayla Torgerson and I recently traveled to Rwanda to check off an item on both of our bucket lists: Gorilla trekking. Although many travelers visit the country for only 3 to 4 days to do just that, Kayla and I decided that since we had the time we would explore more of the Read more…

Reach for the Sky: Your Guide to Kilimanjaro

It had been pitch black for hours as I patiently waited for the sun to appear. For a rising sun meant I was almost to the top, the top of the mountain. As I stopped for a drink of water, my guide told me to turn around. Moving slowly to keep my balance while at Read more…

The Soul of Africa: Botswana

Approaching the Okavango Delta from a bird’s eye view, I knew this was a special place. As we flew over this vast open space, seeing nothing but the gorgeous landscape and wildlife, a feeling of serenity washed over me. We had arrived in the soul of Africa. After we disembarked our light aircraft flight, we Read more…

An Adventure on the Nile

The Nile is amongst the world’s longest waterways, holding magnificent ancient history around each winding bend. Having never been to Egypt or Africa, I arrived with no expectations. What I received in return was a glorious adventure I’ll never forget. My trip started at the Abu Simbel temples, a UNESCO World Heritage site dating back Read more…

Travel Beyond Named “World’s Best” of 2019!

For the third straight year, Travel Beyond has been honored as a “Top 10 Safari Outfitter” in the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards! The annual World’s Best Awards are voted on by Travel + Leisure readers, who rate and review the tour operators, hotels, cities, cruise lines and other travel companies and destinations they’ve Read more…

Craig Beal Named to Travel + Leisure A-List for 9th Year!

For the 9th straight year, Travel Beyond owner Craig Beal was named to the elite Travel + Leisure A-List as a Safari Specialist! As Craig’s 2019 member profile on Travel + Leisure’s website explains, “Safari travel runs in Beal’s blood. His mother founded Travel Beyond — the company he now owns — and he has Read more…