The Third Time’s a Charm!

When I am asked what my favorite African country is, Kenya is always one of the few I name. (Yes, I have a couple of favorites and cannot narrow down my choice to just one country!) Why? I first saw Kenya on the big screen, in the movie Out of Africa, and it shaped my early Read more…

Kenya’s Unique & Intimate Wildlife Experiences

In the fall of December 2016 I visited Southern Africa. So, when I learned I was returning to this great continent earlier this year, I was elated to hear I would be visiting East Africa and the country of Kenya along with my colleague Jenny Mikkelson. Of course, it was a fabulous trip – how Read more…

Tanzania – The Authentic Africa

My most recent trip to Africa brought me to Tanzania, the authentic Africa. I was lucky enough to explore several national parks, take in the views of the Ngorongoro Crater, a natural wonder, and immerse myself in the heart of the Great Migration. A trip to Tanzania should most definitely be on everyone’s bucket list. Read more…

The Marshalls’ Samburu wedding in Kenya!

As some of you may know, my wife Linda and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary this year – time flies when you’re having fun! Since we were already scheduled to visit Kenya near the date, I decided to try to make something special (although I wasn’t sure quite what) happen along the way as Read more…

Zanzibar: A Vacation from Your Vacation

My most recent trip to Africa was my fourth trip to the continent but included my first trip to an African beach destination (outside of Cape Town). After an amazing 3-week trip in Kenya and mainland Tanzania visiting 40 properties, I made my way to the island of Zanzibar for a bit of R&R. A trip Read more…

Craig Beal Repeats on Travel+Leisure A-List

For the sixth straight year, Travel Beyond owner Craig Beal has been recognized as an A-List travel consultant by Travel+Leisure magazine! Travel+Leisure highlighted the unique attributes which qualify Craig as an A-list safari consultant by explaining: “A former nuclear engineer who went on his first safari at age four, Beal brings impressive knowledge and attention Read more…

Safari After Dark

A typical day on safari begins between 4:30am and 6:00am. Your guide will knock on the door (or canvas wall) and say, “Good morning, time to get up!” From that moment forward, the day will be filled with tracking animals, only interrupted by a midday siesta when the sun is too hot for you or Read more…

Craig Beal Named to 2014 Travel+Leisure A-List

For the fourth straight year, Travel Beyond owner Craig Beal was named to the prestigious Travel+Leisure magazine Agent A-List for his expert knowledge of Botswana, Zimbabwe and Zambia. The annual A-List is comprised of destination all-stars in the travel industry who have the knowledge and connections to make a dream trip a reality. Craig Beal’s Read more…