Beyond Boundaries Travel, renamed in April 2003, has been a special interest tour operator for over 12 years. We share our passions, interests and expertise in these special areas of biking, skiing, adventure and now literary and women's tours with our clients for a truly extraordinary experience!
Jeff Guillaume (webmaster and editor-in-chief of HPANA), Heidi Tandy (co-founder of FictionAlley) and Jeannie Barresi (co-owner of Beyond Boundaries Travel) planned a Harry Potter fan's dream vacation to the United Kingdom, set to take place in the summer of 2004 with the theatrical release of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Following and building upon the success of that premiere tour, HP Fan Trips in the years since has whisked thousands of Harry Potter fans to Britain and Scotland, featuring an exclusive ride in the carriages used as the Hogwarts Express in the filming of the Harry Potter movies, private parties at Edinburgh Castle and much more. HP Fan Trips in 2011 continues the tradition of offering unsurpassed experiences for Harry Potter fans for the eighth year.
FanTrips.travel, a division of Beyond Boundaries Travel (est 1991), has been designing and operating unique fan experiences since 2004. We meticulously research each location and highlight to be sure it's relevant, interesting and above all, enjoyable. We include unique and exclusive elements for each tour and event making the experience much richer for fans. FanTrips.travel has created or been a major partner in events such as a Borders Books nationwide campaign for a book launch, movie release parties, a Visit Britain nationwide campaign, a huge book release party in 2006 in Chicago, several HP conventions, book release events in the UK in partnership with Waterstone's, private events for high-end clients, and even Fan Trips in foreign languages.
Egypt Bike and Sail is a joint partnership of Beyond Boundaries Travel of Colorado Springs, Colorado USA, and Flash Tour of Cairo Egypt. Beyond Boundaries has been based in Colorado Springs since 1991, and has arranged top quality ski, bike and soft adventure tour packages for thousands of groups to the Rockies, Europe, New Zealand and Central and South America since then. Beyond Boundaries Travel has been a member of the National Tour Association based in Lexington, KY since 1999. Established in 1984, Flash Tour is one of the two largest incoming tour operators in Egypt, handling a passenger capacity of 250,000 each year. They own and manage several cruise boats, large and small, on the Nile and the Red Sea, several hotels on the Red Sea and Sinai Peninsula, and are highly thought of as one of the most professional companies in the Middle East, offering a standard of high-quality service unmatched in the region. Together they have created Egypt Bike and Sail by tapping into the expertise of both companies to create a unique and exciting tour product for the region.