Options in Kenya’s Mara

Comparing the Masai Mara National Reserve and Mara Conservancies If you have ever thought about a Kenya safari, you have likely considered a stay in the Mara area. Deciding whether or not to go to the Mara is pretty easy – it is one of the country’s must-see destinations, after all! However, given the many Read more…

An African Safari: The Perfect Honeymoon

It’s hard to put into words how meaningful it was to return to Africa after almost two years away from the bush. About once a year for over a decade, I’ve been lucky enough to explore many incredible destinations throughout southern and east Africa. But what made this trip even more special was this time Read more…

Travel During COVID-19: A Q&A

Following her recent return from southern Africa, we chatted with Katie Gomer, Travel Beyond’s Product Manager for Africa. From discussing her international flights to the protocols at each camp, she shed light on mask wearing, test administration, and the overall experience of traveling during COVID-19. While everyone’s trip will look and feel different, her answers Read more…

Capturing Wildlife—Binoculars and Cameras 101

As you prepare for your upcoming adventure, you want to be sure that you’ve packed the perfect equipment for seeing and/or capturing the exceptional wildlife that awaits. While there is no right answer, we asked a few of our consultants to share their expert opinions on both binoculars and cameras. Binoculars: To Bring or Not Read more…

Elephant Encounters in Africa

Elephants are often one of the animals that our clients are most looking forward to seeing while on safari. They are considered a keystone species, meaning they are one of the most vital parts of the ecosystems in which they live and are important to the survival of all other species in the system. For Read more…

We’re on top of the world!

We are very proud to announce that five Travel Beyond consultants have been named to the prestigious Conde Nast Traveler Travel Specialist list for 2021. Travel Beyond owner Craig Beal was named to the list for the second consecutive year, and he is joined by first-time winners Jennifer Gillmore, Jenny Mikkelson, Kota Tabuchi and Dianna Upton. Read more…

Some of Dianna’s Favorites in Dubai & the Maldives

Both Dubai, United Arab Emirates and the Maldives offer excellent additions to an African or Southeast Asia adventure, and both are now open for travelers! Product manager Dianna Upton shares a couple of her favorite spots in both destinations, along with a few of their current specials. Dubai, UAE Dubai is one of the most Read more…

A Perfect Add-On: Dubai and the Maldives

After an African safari or Southeast Asian adventure, you might be looking for a few days to unwind prior to returning to the real world. Having visited both Dubai and the Maldives on my recent honeymoon, I can’t recommend these enough as perfect additions. Whether you’re looking for the best of a big city or Read more…

Gorilla Treks: Comparing Rwanda & Uganda

Gorilla Trekking is a fascinating experience and arguably one of the most incredible wildlife experiences on offer in Africa. You can gorilla trek in both Uganda and Rwanda (and both are amazing!), but while the gorilla species are the same, the logistics, costs, and experiences differ. Read on to determine which experience might be best Read more…