The Pulse of the Mekong River

From its spring-fed source in China’s Tibetan Plateau, the Mekong River flows through Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam before emptying into the South China Sea. While the upper half of the Mekong flows through rugged terrain, the river’s flow and landscapes in Cambodia and Vietnam lend well to travel and exploration by boat. Often Read more…

Sea Safaris in the Coral Triangle of Indonesia

African safaris have always been our most-requested type of travel, given our company’s longstanding history in Africa. Wildlife viewing in iconic destinations like the Serengeti, the Okavango Delta, the Kruger ecosystem and the Masai Mara are unforgettable experiences. Often travelers return from a safari with a new appreciation for wildlife, eager to see iconic species Read more…

Making Friends with the Karen Tribes of Myanmar’s Shan State

Myanmar is home to more than 130 different tribes, each possessing their own language, religion and culture. A visit to the Southeast Asian nation will introduce you to a myriad of peoples with different stories to tell and traditions to teach you. From the one-legged rowing techniques of the “alligators” who live on Inle Lake Read more…

Travel Experiences We Love Right Now

We asked five of our consultants to recommend their favorite destination or experience right now–their top answer to the popular question “Where should I go next?” Whether you’re a seasoned traveler looking for your next adventure or planning your first international trip, here are five trip ideas to explore. A Luxury Train Ride Through Peru Read more…

Tastes of Vietnam and Thailand

Experiencing the world through food offers more than just the food itself, it tells a story and a history that may not be revealed until further investigation. I don’t know about you, but I’m all about the food. Before I pack my bags and go anywhere, local or international, I’m sure to look up where Read more…

Born to be Wild in Borneo

There is something so serene and peaceful about floating down a river. But doing it on a private houseboat in Borneo surrounded by the jungle on both sides – well that is something altogether special. This January, I found myself within the thick forests of Kalimantan—the Indonesian side of Borneo, Asia’s largest island. My objective Read more…

Kayla and Katie’s Trip to Myanmar

In fall 2015, Travel Beyond consultants Kayla Torgerson and Katie Blackstone traveled to Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar. The trip was Katie’s first experience in Asia and Kayla’s first time back in Asia since living in India. Below is Kayla’s account of their time in Myanmar. After our adventures in Vietnam and Cambodia, we wrapped up Read more…

Cambodia: Katie and Kayla’s Trip Report

In fall 2015, Travel Beyond consultants Kayla Torgerson and Katie Blackstone traveled to Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar. The trip was Katie’s first experience in Asia and Kayla’s first time back in Asia since living in India. Below is Kayla’s account of their time in Cambodia. After our week in Vietnam, we explored Cambodia—a destination that’s Read more…

Katie and Kayla’s Week in Vietnam

In fall 2015, Travel Beyond consultants Kayla Torgerson and Katie Blackstone traveled to Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar. The trip was Katie’s first experience in Asia and Kayla’s first time back in Asia since living in India. Below is Kayla’s account of their time in Vietnam. We spent a little over a week exploring Vietnam, and Read more…

Visiting 7 Continents by Age 27!

I’ve never been one for New Year’s resolutions because I’ve never kept one – or even remembered my resolution past February. However, I always love to have a goal in the back of my mind that I’m constantly working towards and dreaming about. For the past 4 or so years, that dream has been to Read more…