A Year Without Travel

In March of 2020 I had planned to visit Peru on my first educational trip with Travel Beyond. I’d spent a summer in Cusco sixteen years earlier and couldn’t wait to return to my old stomping grounds. But then, just two days before my departure, everything changed. The COVID-19 virus we’d been hearing about in Read more…

Guess Who’s Back?

There is nothing we like more than a surprise happy ending, especially when it comes to animals and our environment. And in recent weeks, we have received just that with the announcement that not one, but two species previously thought to be locally extinct are, in fact, alive. Their reappearances, in Argentina and the Galapagos Read more…

Managing Your Vaccine Information

Vaccines have always been something to consider while traveling. From yellow fever to tetanus, each country has its own entry requirements. And now with the addition of COVID-19, it can feel overwhelming to keep tabs on what is needed where. While a  medical travel clinic is the best source for all vaccine related questions, we Read more…

Five Photography Tips for Your Next Trip

Whether you are an avid photographer or you just like to dabble, you are likely to going to want a snap at least a few photos during your travel. There are countless options for cameras, lenses and more and we address those in our blog post focusing on cameras and binoculars. No matter your camera 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…

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…

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…

Let’s Go!

So, you are ready to travel now? Great! We are happy to feature two itineraries that will give you a great place to start thinking about a couple of the trip options available for you. Both of these sample itineraries minimize transit and travel ‘touch points’ by incorporating longer stays, and both countries featured below Read more…

Maybe a little later!

Life moves at a (slightly) more leisurely pace during the summer, making it a great time for a getaway. Whether thinking about traveling this summer, or stretching your plans until later into the fall, we have a couple of ideas that may appeal to adventure-lovers and wildlife enthusiasts alike! ECUADOR EXPLORATION It may seem different Read more…

Plan Now, Travel Later

This world boasts so many places that can take your breath away! If you are not yet ready to travel, but interested in putting another pin in the map later, consider these two itineraries – from completely opposite sides of the world. On one hand, you have the incredible natural beauty of Chile, where you Read more…