Fireside chats


Light a campfire and everyone becomes a storyteller

Who doesn’t love a good campfire? It’s Mother Nature’s television and it beats Netflix any day. Without fail, campfires bring us together. They warm our souls and encourage us to slow down and reconnect with each other. Wisdom is imparted, jokes are told, celebratory drinks are poured and jovial toasts are made.

Call it campfire confidential if you will, but, light a cosy fire, and everyone becomes a storyteller. There’s something so magical about gathering round those captivating, cackling flames as they dance hypnotically under the dark and starry cloak of night. Friends, both old and new, take the time to connect with each other and often the best, most memorable, stories are the ones shared around the fire.

We have set up some “fireside chats” of various sorts to stimulate discussion around topics relating to travel. Whether live panel discussions on topics relating to responsible travel and wildlife conservation or podcast interviews with &Beyond staff and others, we invite you to join us and settle in for some good old fashioned storytelling and thought-provoking debates.


Our podcast channel, Leave Our World a Better Place, features &Beyond staff and other experts sharing a series of thought-provoking debates, unforgettable moments in the wild and inspiring personal stories.

This week’s Podcast

Pangolin rehabilitation with Charli de Vos

Babysitting a pangolin might not have been part of the original job description for Phinda Ecological Monitor Charli de Vos, but it’s a role that she’s taken to with her whole heart. Charli tells us about the threats faced by this remarkable animal, the world’s most threatened wildlife species, and describes a conservation project aimed at bringing them back to South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province.

Live Events

Our live events feature some of the world’s top conservation and sustainability experts in live discussion on some of today’s most relevant topics relating to travel, wildlife and the environment.

Coming soon on live events…

Part 1: What is a Pangolin and why should we care?

 11 February 2021 at 16:00 CAT

Part 2: A pangolin's journey from rescue to rehabilitation

 18 February 2021 at 16:00 CAT