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…

Some of Dianna’s Favorites in Dubai & the Maldives

Both Dubai, United Arab Emirates and the Maldives offer excellent additions to an African or Southeast Asia adventure, and both are now open for travelers! Product manager Dianna Upton shares a couple of her favorite spots in both destinations, along with a few of their current specials. Dubai, UAE Dubai is one of the most Read more…

A Perfect Add-On: Dubai and the Maldives

After an African safari or Southeast Asian adventure, you might be looking for a few days to unwind prior to returning to the real world. Having visited both Dubai and the Maldives on my recent honeymoon, I can’t recommend these enough as perfect additions. Whether you’re looking for the best of a big city or 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…

Our Favorite Photos of 2020

Sharing our favorite photos has become an annual tradition here at Travel Beyond. Normally, we send our team members on dozens of educational trips to the destinations where we plan travel and each year, and we ask our staff to sift through their thousands of photographs to choose the one they like best. It is Read more…

Cambodia Beyond Angkor: Wild Waterfalls & Rainforest Luxury Glamping

I have been very fortunate to have seen and experienced a variety of luxury hotels and lodges throughout Southeast Asia.  Every now and again, there comes a long a “game-changer;” a hotel, resort or lodge that exceeds all expectations and sets new levels for what a resort “experience” should be. Several months ago in Cambodia, Read more…

An Adventure to Some of the World’s Most Stunning Caves

Vietnam’s increasing popularity as a travel destination is not without merit, as anyone who has sailed past the limestone karst cliffs of Halong Bay, zoomed through Saigon on a Vespa, or wandered through the lantern-lit Old Town of Hoi An can attest. However, what many do not know is that within Vietnam is hidden one Read more…

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 navigates rugged terrain, the river’s pace and landscapes in Cambodia and Vietnam lend well to travel and exploration by boat. Often called 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…