Valparaiso: A Vibrant Chilean Destination

When heading to Chile, most travelers are excited to visit Torres del Paine, the Atacama Desert, Easter Island, and all the other incredibly scenic destinations the country has to offer. As such, Santiago and the surrounding areas are often overlooked, only used as a brief stopover, or rarely the focus of an itinerary. On my Read more…

Leaving a Piece of My Heart in the Ecuadorian Highlands

My colleague Joleen Soderberg and I were lucky enough to travel to Ecuador this past May. Even though most of our time was spent exploring the Galapagos Island (seven nights and an amazing experience), we were able to enjoy two magical days at Hacienda Zuleta, located in the breathtaking Ecuadorian highlands. To say that I Read more…

Activities Near Costa Rica’s Arenal Volcano

For travelers headed to Costa Rica in search of adventurous activities, a visit to the town of La Fortuna, located near Arenal Volcano, is an absolute must. The area was transformed following volcanic activity in 1968 and tourists soon began coming to visit the beautiful volcano and its hot springs. As a result of this Read more…

Tips & Advice for Holiday Travel

There is no better way to celebrate the winter holidays than with a trip. The quality family time and unforgettable experiences provide the best of both worlds. And yet, it can feel stressful to plan, particularly when it includes multiple family members coming from various parts of the world. To get the ball rolling and Read more…

The Poor Packer’s Guide to the Galapagos

I am not a great packer. While the process might be effortless for some, it does not come naturally to me. I write (and then rewrite) my lists. I check (and then recheck) my piles. I organize (and then reorganize) my suitcase. And when I finally get to where I am going, I realize that Read more…

Helpful Travel Apps

By The Experts at Travel Beyond We know that technology can prove quite helpful when traveling and yet the number of apps available can feel overwhelming. Which is the best for what? What do they cost to download? How do I decide between a few that appear to serve the same purpose? To sort through Read more…

Exploring the Peruvian Amazon Aboard the Delfin I

From the vibrant streets of Lima to the splendor of the Sacred Valley and the wonder of Machu Picchu, Peru has plenty to offer any kind of traveler. This past March, my colleague Alexis Noack and I were fortunate enough to experience all of these marvels and more. The destination that stood out most? The Peruvian Read more…

Wine Around the World

By the Experts at Travel Beyond When people set off to explore a certain part of the world, they often want to fully immerse themselves during their visit; travelers are excited to learn key phrases in the language, taste the local cuisine, and see all the most important sights. For many that also includes sampling Read more…

Inspiring Women in Travel

As part of Women’s History Month, we at Travel Beyond wanted to highlight some of the many inspiring female guides and groundbreaking training programs around the world. Within Africa, you can explore Kenya and Tanzania alongside the Lady Bugs, a group of all female guides who work at Alex Walker Serian properties. Gladys, Judy, and Read more…