Making the Most of Your Time at the Airport

When traveling abroad, we often find ourselves spending a good deal of time in airports. Be it a long layover or simply the need to arrive early to account for lines, there are usually multiple hours to kill before boarding. These can feel tedious, if not outright painful, particularly when flying home. So, we identified Read more…

A Cambodian Oasis

Song Saa Private Island is a heaven of sustainable luxury, nestled in the undiscovered beauty of Cambodia’s Koh Rong Archipelago. With unique cuisine, stunning sunset views of the Gulf of Thailand, and an array of spa and wellness treatments, Song Saa offers the ultimate indulgence for mind, body and soul. Best of all, their commitment 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…

Travel Beyond’s Thailand Tips

We asked Travel Beyond product manager Dianna Upton, owner Kay Beal, travel associate Nicole Cooper and consultants Bob Gaston and Kayla Torgerson for their top tips about travel to Thailand. If I could give one piece of advice about traveling to Thailand, I would say: Nicole: Dive right in! Try new foods. Get to know 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 Perfect Time for Phuket

Phuket is set to open to tourists in July and it couldn’t be a more perfect time to visit. The past year has given this region of Thailand the opportunity to both rejuvenate itself and return to its traditional roots, making Phuket an ideal destination for those looking to head back to Southeast Asia. Wildlife 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…

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…