Off the Beaten Track Peru

There are places in this world that speak to us like no other; that call us back time and again and hold a piece of our hearts each time we leave. For me, Peru is one of those places. Since my first visit in 2001, I have come to love this country with its warm Read more…

The Unmatched Beauty of Tswalu

I recently returned from a visit to the stunning Tswalu Private Game Reserve in South Africa and was reminded once again what a very special place it is! I’ve been fortunate to have had the chance to visit many varied safari regions over the years, and I find that Tswalu offers a truly unique environment Read more…

Kota’s Photography Solution: Renting a Bridge Camera

Admittedly, I’m a bit of a caveman when it comes to technology. I have a hard time keeping up with the latest and greatest, and feel some degree of FOMO in not having the most recent version. It seems like every few weeks we get inundated with the newest smartphone, car technology, computer, TV, etc. Read more…

Going Beyond the Kenyan Safari: A Look into Conservation

Kenya is known for its abundance of wildlife and beautiful landscapes. Many travel to the country for the incredible animal encounters and scenery. Yet not everyone takes the opportunity to dig more deeply, to learn all that goes into their protection. On a recent trip, I took a step behind the scenes in order to Read more…

Our Favorite Team Photos of 2019

Each year, Travel Beyond sends our team members on educational trips to the destinations where we plan travel. As we look back on the dozens of 2019 staff trips, we asked our team to submit their favorite trip photos from their past year, and we loved looking through the collection. From wildlife headshots to sweeping 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…

Chimpanzee Trekking in Rwanda

My colleague Kayla Torgerson and I recently traveled to Rwanda to check off an item on both of our bucket lists: Gorilla trekking. Although many travelers visit the country for only 3 to 4 days to do just that, Kayla and I decided that since we had the time we would explore more of the Read more…

Reach for the Sky: Your Guide to Kilimanjaro

It had been pitch black for hours as I patiently waited for the sun to appear. For a rising sun meant I was almost to the top, the top of the mountain. As I stopped for a drink of water, my guide told me to turn around. Moving slowly to keep my balance while at Read more…

The Soul of Africa: Botswana

Approaching the Okavango Delta from a bird’s eye view, I knew this was a special place. As we flew over this vast open space, seeing nothing but the gorgeous landscape and wildlife, a feeling of serenity washed over me. We had arrived in the soul of Africa. After we disembarked our light aircraft flight, we 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…