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…

The Otherworldly Intrigue of Namibia

Proudly hailing from Minnesota—the land of 10,000 lakes—I was excited to explore uncharted territory to me: the vast, red sand-filled desert of Namibia. While I will always have an affinity for water, there was something so exotic and enticing about this Martian landscape. Namibia filled me with a sense of wonder that has stayed with 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…

An Adventure on the Nile

The Nile is amongst the world’s longest waterways, holding magnificent ancient history around each winding bend. Having never been to Egypt or Africa, I arrived with no expectations. What I received in return was a glorious adventure I’ll never forget. My trip started at the Abu Simbel temples, a UNESCO World Heritage site dating back Read more…

Galapagos Islands: A Marine Safari

What better place to experience marine life than the Galapagos Islands? I’ve seen amazing land animals while on an African safari, so I could not wait to explore what lived below the surface of these islands’ waters. I have only snorkeled once prior, so I was a little nervous about doing so two to three Read more…

Exploring Argentina’s Los Glaciares National Park

Coming in second doesn’t always have to be a disappointment; as is the case with Los Glaciares National Park in Argentina. The second largest ice field in the world behind Antarctica, it stands in a class of its own. There are over 200 glaciers in the park, including some of the more notable ones like Read more…