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High on Peru

–By Nancy Luse/Images by Kelly Johnson This article was originally published by Frederick Magazine. When I first began to travel, I received some advice that has always stayed with me—don’t go as a tourist; tourists complain […]

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Beat the rush, renew your passport now

According to a New York Times article published Tuesday, the State Department is recommending that Americans renew their passports sooner rather than later. “The department anticipates a surge in passport demand throughout this year, and officials […]

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Mysterious Roof of the World

Shangri La. The Land of Snows. The Roof of the World. Tibet has been steeped in mystery and magic for centuries. Until the 1980s, this Buddhist land seemed forbidden, if only because of its remote […]

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The Yangtze: River of Fables, River of Beauty

High on the Tibetan plateau, a glacier-fed stream trickles down the western slope of Geladandong Mountain. As it plummets in elevation, other waterways strengthen its surge, pushing it past walls of mountains and into valleys, […]

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Not Your Chinese Take-Out

It would be misleading to talk about Chinese cuisine as a single entity. The scope of cooking in China is as wide and diverse as China itself. Ingredients and techniques have evolved over the centuries […]

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The Irresistible Allure of Greece

The Cradle of Civilization Is as Magnificent as Ever It is no secret that Greece has long danced to its own rhythm. One would expect nothing less from the place where western civilization itself was […]

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Food & Wine of Greece

Greece is no stranger to cuisine. In fact, it was a Greek, Archestratos, who wrote the first cookbook in history, in 320 B.C. Today, the Mediterranean diet consistently wins praise for its proven health benefits. Local dishes exude the steadfast […]

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The Gate 1 Photo Contest – Win up to $500!

Gate 1 Travel is excited to announce that we are launching our first photo contest with a chance to win $500! Tag your best photo(s) from past trips with both #gate1travel #gate1contest and be entered to win a $500 […]

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Morocco’s Imperial Gems

With shifting sands of time, four cities have vied for Morocco’s crown “The tar of my country is better than the honey of others.” So goes the old Moroccan proverb, revealing the deep pride of […]

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Preserving a Kingdom: Bhutan’s Enduring Culture

To enter Bhutan is to enter a world unto itself. Many have compared it to the elusive Shangri-La of fable, and the country safeguards its treasured traditional culture. With its doors closed to outsiders until […]