Why Travel Beyond

I love to write, tell stories and create, so the many facets of my role as Brand Manager keep each day interesting! Better yet, our “tribe” (as we refer to the Travel Beyond staff) is a tight-knit family. The energy in the office is contagious, and I’m grateful to spend each day with an engaging and passionate team!

Destinations Visited

South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Antarctica, Argentina, the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, Belize, the Bahamas, France, Italy, Vatican City, Canada

Education

BA in Communication and Journalism, University of St. Thomas

Most Memorable Travel Experience

I’ve been fortunate to visit some incredible destinations over my past nine years with Travel Beyond, but my South African honeymoon rises above the rest. For the full scoop, read my trip report. The short version? Incredible game viewing. Engaging guides. Breathtaking landscapes. Over-the-top accommodations. Romantic candlelight dinners. Bustling Cape Town. Neighborhood coffee shops. World-renowned restaurants. And, most importantly, an abundance of love, laughter, dessert and wine with my favorite trip mate!

Most Recent Trip

After 4 years exploring other continents and/or taking care of a baby, I finally made it back to Africa in October 2019. This whirlwind trip included time in Botswana’s Okavango Delta, Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls and Kenya’s Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, Loisaba Conservancy and the Masai Mara. What a trip! From watching a baby elephant work up the courage to cross the water during a peaceful mokoro ride in the Delta to a scenic biplane flight over the gorgeous hills and valleys of central Kenya’s safari conservancies to watching six (!) cheetah cubs playing in the wildlife-filled Mara, the safari was full of unforgettable moments.

Recommended Right Now

My favorite trips are well-balanced: a dash of adventure paired with time to relax, days spent in wild spaces with a weekend in the city, and a mix of natural environments and cultural encounters. With that in mind, I’d recommend visiting Namibia for a unique and unforgettable trip: the iconic sand dunes of Sossusvlei, the quaint fishing village of Swakopmund, the longstanding culture of the Himba people, the eerie historic shipwrecks on the Skeleton Coast and a unique safari experience featuring desert adapted animals and salt pans at Etosha National Park.