Travel Beyond Nominated for “World’s Best” Award!

After being named #1 on the 2022 Travel + Leisure® World’s Best Safari Outfitters list, we are thrilled to be nominated again this year!   Nominees for the World’s Best list are reviewed by voters who rate “staff/guides, itineraries/destinations, activities, accommodations, food, value and cleanliness.” We would be honored to receive your vote for this distinguished Read more…

 “The Land of a Thousand Hills”—Rwanda Beyond Gorillas

In the month of October, I traveled to the incredible and inspiring country of Rwanda with my colleague Megan Huntoon. Prior to my journey, I knew to expect great primate trekking and excitedly prepared for my up-close encounter with the endangered mountain gorillas. Rwanda in fact, houses one-third of the world’s remaining population of this 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…

Travel Beyond Wins 2021 “World’s Best” Award!

We are excited to announce that Travel Beyond has been named a “Top 10 African Safari Tour” on Travel + Leisure’s list of World’s Best. As a three-time past recipient (2017, 2018, and 2019), we are honored to have our name back on this prestigious list. Winners of the magazine’s annual World’s Best are nominated Read more…

What it’s Like to Travel Now

Traveling at this moment in time is unlike anything one might have experienced previously. Restrictions and requirements demand additional logistics. New questions arise, many of which hinge on health and safety. Those with an intrepid spirit might feel eager to fly off to a new destination as soon as possible. Others may prefer to wait. 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…

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…