Indonesia’s Rich Bounties of Rice and Tea

Indonesia’s lush volcanic landscapes are home to some of the world’s most fertile farmland. Indeed, farming is a tradition of which Indonesians are rightfully proud as the people here over the centuries have adapted the […]

Indonesia: Where Two Worlds Meet

Natural Wonders of Java and Bali Have a Mystical Side If there’s one thing that stands supreme amidst all of Indonesia’s sumptuous beauty, it’s the volcano. Indonesia, after all, is its volcanoes. Lush rainforest, vast […]

It’s All About the Rice

Indonesia is the third largest producer of rice in the world, growing up to 50 million tons per year in the last decade. The average Indonesian consumes 441 pounds annually. But if rice is the […]

Colombia: Welcoming Culture, Colonial Splendor & Magnificent Beauty

If one place in all of Colombia symbolizes how far the country has come since its founding, it is The Vaults in the gorgeous Caribbean city of Cartagena. These age-old archways once housed armaments and, […]

Gate 1 Referral Credits Now Combinable

Thank you to the thousands of Gate 1 Travel ambassadors who continually share your travel experiences with your friends and families.  We have listened to your feedback.  We are pleased to announce that, effective immediately, […]

Staying Healthy While Traveling

While no inoculations are required, vaccination against yellow fever is recommended, especially if traveling outside of major cities like Cartagena. For the latest health requirements and recommendations, please visit Centers for Disease Control and also […]

Mexico’s Magnificent Mayan Treasures

Deep in the dense jungles of Mesoamerica, an advanced civilization emerged 4,000 years ago. Its architectural and cultural achievements have been compared to those of ancient Egypt, Greece and China – with many advances occurring […]

Witness Mayan Ingenuity Firsthand

Though Mayan civilization lasted for more than two millennia, starting around 2000 BC, it reached its technological and cultural zenith from 300 AD to 900 AD. Like the ancient Egyptians and Greeks before them, Mayans […]

The Wonders of Old Siam

For the first-time traveler to Thailand, it’s easy to imagine that all the smiling faces are for show, a deliberate gesture that you would see from anyone in the hospitality industry across the globe. But […]

10 Surprising Facts About Magnificent Mexico City

A major cultural Renaissance is overtaking Mexico City, Mexico’s unsung capital. Public spaces have been revitalized. Mexican cuisine is gaining international recognition. Innumerable museums celebrate its long history and burgeoning arts and culture. And traditional […]