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…

Seasonality in Southeast Asia

Spanning both the northern and southern hemispheres, the best time to travel to Southeast Asia can vary greatly, depending on where you are heading. Seasonality is essentially opposite between the mainland countries, also referred to as Indochina, and Indonesia. For example, while Indochina, which includes Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos and Myanmar, has the most hospitable 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…

Grootbos: A Coastal Getaway in South Africa

This spring, I was fortunate enough to travel to South Africa for the very first time alongside my colleague Callie Robinson. To say it was a dream come true would be an understatement, and I could have easily spent another few weeks exploring all of the beauty that this incredible country has to offer. Although 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…

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…

Seasonality in Africa

By The Experts at Travel Beyond   Africa is a vast continent– larger than North America and almost all of Europe combined– and across its diverse regions, weather patterns can vary dramatically. As you think about your interests and travel goals, it is important to keep Africa’s seasonality in mind, as your experience can look Read more…

Multi-Generational Travel in Africa

Going on safari with my children is always a magical experience. The world opens before their eyes, with days spent under the African skies and amidst animals that are typically only seen in zoos or on screens; sometimes so close you can feel them breathing. My children have developed a keen appreciation for the natural Read more…