Safari Packing Q & A

Packing can be one of the most stressful components of any trip. You wonder if you have enough clothes or too many, if there’s laundry or not, whether you will be over or underdressed. The questions are endless and, when traveling to Africa, often compounded by the knowledge of strict weight restrictions. In order to Read more…

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…

On Safari: Drive or Fly?

My first safari was just over 20 years ago- an overland expedition through remote corners of Botswana and Zimbabwe. We traveled in 20 passenger trucks, setting up camp as we moved from location to location. We felt the intense heat of the day, sun searing our skin as our arms draped over the side of 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 Argentina Advice

We asked Travel Beyond owner Craig Beal, South America product manager Jennifer Gillmore, travel associate Nicole Cooper, director of sales Jenny Mikkelson, Asia product manager Dianna Upton, and consultant Bob Gaston for their top tips about travel to Argentina. If I could give one piece of advice about traveling to Argentina, I would say: Jennifer: While Read more…

Travel Beyond’s India Insights

We asked Travel Beyond owners Craig Beal and Kay Beal, product manager Dianna Upton and travel consultants Bob Gaston and Kayla Torgerson for their insights about India travel. If I could give one piece of advice about traveling to India, I would say: Dianna: India is sensory overload – in the best possible way! Take Read more…

Travel Beyond’s Chile Checklist

We asked Travel Beyond owner Craig Beal, South America product manager Jennifer Gillmore, travel associate Nicole Cooper, director of sales Jenny Mikkelson, Asia product manager Dianna Upton, and consultants Bob Gaston and Kayla Torgerson for their top tips about travel to Chile. If I could give one piece of advice about traveling to Chile, I 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…

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…

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…