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…

Craig Beal Named to Travel + Leisure A-List for 9th Year!

For the 9th straight year, Travel Beyond owner Craig Beal was named to the elite Travel + Leisure A-List as a Safari Specialist! As Craig’s 2019 member profile on Travel + Leisure’s website explains, “Safari travel runs in Beal’s blood. His mother founded Travel Beyond — the company he now owns — and he has Read more…

Consider a Culinary Experience when Planning your Next Trip

No matter what country you visit, you can be assured its culture is inextricably linked to its food. So, if your travel goals include seeking authentic cultural experiences that are personally meaningful, then consider adding a culinary experience to your next itinerary. While you will delight in exotic tastes and smells that represent each new Read more…

Travel Agent Awards Rachel David “30 Under 30”

  Travel Beyond is proud to announce that consultant Rachel David was recently named to Travel Agent magazine’s elite 2019 “30-Under-30” list! Having held several positions since joining the Travel Beyond team, Rachel brings a strong customer service focus to her role as a consultant and prides herself on creating genuine connections with her clients. Read more…

Photographing Wildlife at “The Hide”

This spring, we took our first family trip to Southern Africa over our kids’ spring break (late March to early April). This was the farthest we had ever traveled with my 15-year-old son and 14-year-old daughter, but we managed to pack a lifetime of experiences into just twelve days. We spent time in South Africa Read more…

The Pulse of the Mekong River

From its spring-fed source in China’s Tibetan Plateau, the Mekong River flows through Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam before emptying into the South China Sea. While the upper half of the Mekong navigates rugged terrain, the river’s pace and landscapes in Cambodia and Vietnam lend well to travel and exploration by boat. Often called Read more…

Returning to Botswana with My Kid in Tow

Last June, I returned to Botswana, one of the first countries I visited in Africa on my first safari in April 2000 and truly a jewel of wildlife conservation. Nearing two dozen trips to Africa, I still never get jaded by the safari experience, the game drives or the animals. Africa just doesn’t get old Read more…

A Peruvian Adventure

Most people have an image of Machu Picchu in their mind’s eye when they think of Peru, but this vast country has much more to offer than its most iconic site. In April 2019, my younger sister and I embarked on a trip we had always dreamed of taking together. We set out on a Read more…