Activities Near Costa Rica’s Arenal Volcano

For travelers headed to Costa Rica in search of adventurous activities, a visit to the town of La Fortuna, located near Arenal Volcano, is an absolute must. The area was transformed following volcanic activity in 1968 and tourists soon began coming to visit the beautiful volcano and its hot springs. As a result of this Read more…

Tips & Advice for Holiday Travel

There is no better way to celebrate the winter holidays than with a trip. The quality family time and unforgettable experiences provide the best of both worlds. And yet, it can feel stressful to plan, particularly when it includes multiple family members coming from various parts of the world. To get the ball rolling and Read more…

Jordan: A Great Addition to Egypt

“You must respect all the ruins you meet—these mysterious visitors of ancient times—because they are still with us with wisdom-loaded messages from the past.” – Mehmet Murat ildan Egypt is one of Africa’s most fascinating countries. From visiting the Pyramids to cruising down the Nile, it is a destination filled with incredible antiquities, fascinating culture, Read more…

The Poor Packer’s Guide to the Galapagos

I am not a great packer. While the process might be effortless for some, it does not come naturally to me. I write (and then rewrite) my lists. I check (and then recheck) my piles. I organize (and then reorganize) my suitcase. And when I finally get to where I am going, I realize that Read more…

Grootbos: A Coastal Getaway in South Africa

This spring, I was fortunate enough to travel to South Africa for the very first time alongside my colleague Callie Robinson. To say it was a dream come true would be an understatement, and I could have easily spent another few weeks exploring all of the beauty that this incredible country has to offer. Although Read more…

Helpful Travel Apps

By The Experts at Travel Beyond We know that technology can prove quite helpful when traveling and yet the number of apps available can feel overwhelming. Which is the best for what? What do they cost to download? How do I decide between a few that appear to serve the same purpose? To sort through Read more…

Kayla Torgerson’s Cape Town Favorites

After more than 10 years of planning safaris, Cape Town and the surrounding Winelands region remain two of my favorite additions to any safari. Cape Town is also one of my favorite cities in the world because of its infusion of African, Asian, and European influences, its incredible history of trade and civil rights, and Read more…

Exploring the Peruvian Amazon Aboard the Delfin I

From the vibrant streets of Lima to the splendor of the Sacred Valley and the wonder of Machu Picchu, Peru has plenty to offer any kind of traveler. This past March, my colleague Alexis Noack and I were fortunate enough to experience all of these marvels and more. The destination that stood out most? The Peruvian Read more…