Galapagos Expansion: More Marine Reserve to Explore

Earlier this month, Ecuador’s president Guillermo Lasso made a historic announcement. It had been decided during the recent World Climate Conference (COP 26), that the Galapagos Reserve, already one of the most diverse and abundant ecosystems on the planet, would be expanding. Increasing its size by 45%, and now totaling 47.7 million acres, the Reserve Read more…

Passport Protocol: When and How to Renew

While far from glamorous, it is one’s passport that is undoubtedly the most important piece of any international trip. You can have the most well-designed itinerary, with every logistic mapped out perfectly. You can secure the best guides and arrange for the most interesting activities. And yet, without a current passport, none of it is Read more…

Montemar: Eco-luxury in the Land of the Galapagos Tortoises

Situated in the highlands of Santa Cruz Island, in the heart of giant tortoise territory, Montemar Villas is a home away from home in the Galapagos. Envisioned and hosted by two Ecuadorian conservationists (one a naturalist guide and the other an ecologist), a stay here is truly an immersion into the life of this remote Read more…

Travel Beyond’s Argentina Advice

We asked Travel Beyond owner Craig Beal, South America product manager Jennifer Gillmore, travel associate Nicole Cooper, director of sales Jenny Mikkelson, Asia product manager Dianna Upton, and consultant Bob Gaston for their top tips about travel to Argentina. If I could give one piece of advice about traveling to Argentina, I would say: Jennifer: While Read more…

Travel Beyond’s Chile Checklist

We asked Travel Beyond owner Craig Beal, South America product manager Jennifer Gillmore, travel associate Nicole Cooper, director of sales Jenny Mikkelson, Asia product manager Dianna Upton, and consultants Bob Gaston and Kayla Torgerson for their top tips about travel to Chile. If I could give one piece of advice about traveling to Chile, I Read more…

A Covid-19 Pre-Travel Check List

Travel at this moment in time necessitates a few more logistics, be it forms to complete or tests to administer. Rules and regulations are constantly in flux, with guidelines changing at a moment’s notice. Travel Beyond actively monitors requirements for our travelers, but setting off on a trip still calls for a good deal of Read more…

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…