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…

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…

What it’s Like to Travel Now

Traveling at this moment in time is unlike anything one might have experienced previously. Restrictions and requirements demand additional logistics. New questions arise, many of which hinge on health and safety. Those with an intrepid spirit might feel eager to fly off to a new destination as soon as possible. Others may prefer to wait. 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…

Tanzania is Ready to Welcome You: Rose’s Fall 2020 Trip Report

When my manager first called to ask if I wanted to host a select group of travelers on a safari to Tanzania right now, I could not believe my luck and could hardly control my enthusiasm! Here we were, with the clock slowly ticking down towards the end of 2020 without any travel adventures yet Read more…

Seasonality in the Okavango Delta

The Okavango Delta, affectionately known as “the Delta,” is one of my favorite places on earth. It’s vast, diverse, and rich in both flora and fauna. What I love most about the Delta is that you can visit any time of year and are guaranteed to have an exceptional experience. The Delta has two primary Read more…

August 2020 Kenya & Tanzania Trip Report

I am writing this on August 22, 2020, and I just got back from Africa! On July 2, with no advanced warning, Kenya opened their borders to American tourists with an effective date of August 1. The next day, I began planning my first trip to Africa since November 2019. Since leaving the military in Read more…

Capturing Africa from Photographic Hides

While on safari, the majority of your time is spent in a safari vehicle to view the wildlife. However, many properties throughout Southern and East Africa have created a unique and exciting alternative by constructing photographic hides for guests to view wildlife from a protected spot outside a vehicle. These hides vary in their look Read more…

Equestrian Safaris: Spotting Wildlife From the Saddle

I’ve always been a big advocate of enjoying safaris outside of the vehicle. Activities such as walking, biking, canoeing and equestrian safaris allow travelers to immerse themselves into the natural environment sans engine rumble and exhaust fumes. Although I am not an avid rider, I do know how to ride and always look forward to Read more…

Africa’s Great Migration: A Year-Round Event

In my first conversation with travelers planning a trip to Kenya and Tanzania, I’m always asked, “When does the Great Wildebeest Migration take place?” Pictures and discussions of the event always make it seem like an annual festival, occurring once a year at a specific time. However, the Great Wildebeest Migration is always taking place. Read more…