For us here at GoBeyond, it all began with freeride skiing and snowboarding trips. In February 2011, originally known as "Beyond the Standard," we embarked on our first adventure - a classic trip to the French Alps. Nine riders, two weeks, in the smallest Volkswagen Transporter, each of us equipped with at least two skis or snowboards.
In terms of surfing and natural environment, our trip to Panama has exceeded all our expectations. It took 20 years of surfing and many surf trips to have such a perfect interplay of lucky coincidences like it happened during this Panama trip - a real surfer’s dream come true.
I’m not sure about you, but I’ve always had the Azores on my bucketlist... a couple of smaller islands in the middle of the Atlantic, pretty far from everything with its unique microclimate and wildlife, promised to be a very exciting destination.
Winter does not work with me. I have known this for a long time and in the past years have always managed to escape from it for a few months to somewhere warmer. Back in last November when Go Beyond announced their month-long home office trip to Portugal I was already intrigued but my choice fell on Morocco in the end.
We were all longing for an adventure and been looking for a destination where we could leave the European winter behind and travel to summer. That’s how our decision fell upon traveling to Tanzania, East Africa’s biggest country, that has a thousand more faces than just the white sandy beaches of Zanzibar.
Hidden surfer bay in the Azores, dinner in a volcanic crater or a night spent in the San Blas Islands, among Kuna Indians. Réka Vikárius, the editor of HYPEANDHYPER, talked to the founders Fanni Pataricza and János Benjámin Vértes. Interview!
We started organizing trips in 2011, but not as a main occupation at the time. We organized three trips a year (one surf, one ski and one summer tour). When Jano Vertes talks to Hedi Sebestyen (drivemagazine.eu), he has just returned home to Vienna from a home office surf camp in Portugal. Interview!
We rented an 8-bedroom house with a fireplace half an hour north of Lisbon in Ericeira, Europe’s only “surf reserve”. ”. This term was not invented by us, the shoreline in front of the house was classified as a World Surf Reserve due to the 8 world-famous waves breaking here.
There are places in the world that are best explored on a motorbike ... So is the most dangerous road in the world? Yes!
In the summer of 2009, I first visited Ladakh, India’s northernmost province, which is also called Little Tibet by many because of its vast mountains and undisturbed Buddhist culture.
Our personal report on the first quarantine months and our future plans.
2020 started exciting and encouraging. The most important novelty was that our little son, Jonas, was born at the end of January. Healthy, beautiful and smart the way every lucky parent sees their own child.
11 years ago, between graduating from university and two jobs, I had the opportunity to travel freely in Asia for a while without any time limit. Eventually, for almost a year, we gathered experiences in 10 different countries and looked for places we would find it harder to get to with less free time.