What to See in Cairo – A City of Contrasts
Cairo is a city of paradoxes, full of ancient historic sites and neighborhoods, modern suburbs, fantastic museums, delicious and exotic food, and colorful but chaotic and crowded streets. As part of a tour package to Egypt provided by Gate1 Travel, […]
Egypt – An Ancient Country of Contrasts
I recently took my first trip to amazing and colorful Egypt, the land of Civilizations. This fascinating country has plenty to offer, including jaw dropping 5,000 year old temples and ruins, fantastic museums, beautiful natural […]
Sorrento & Amalfi: Discover the Hidden Gems along your hike
Upon planning a trip to Italy, most individuals fill their itinerary with crowded cities or wineries showcasing the finest aged wine. While these account for a large portion of the country’s tourism due to their charming stature and gripping architecture, there is more to the country beyond these typical destinations. On our slower-paced walking tour through the regions of Sorrento and Amalfi, travelers can experience a mixture of hilly terrain and coastal views while also indulging in cultural tours giving a behind-the-scenes look at Italy as a whole.
Trek Along the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu: A Once-in-a-lifetime Experience
If you want to feel the dizzying effects of the rising altitude leading you to one of the world’s New Seven Wonders of the World, taking a trek on the Inca Trail will fill this travel-sized hole in your heart. The country of Peru is a mystifying destination of its own, a home of influential culture, historical villages, and Inca construction, giving a much deeper meaning to the land’s storied past.
Experience An Ultimate Trip to the Exotic Galapagos
It’s no surprise that visiting a destination as unique as the Galapagos Islands would also entail a unique travel experience in order to experience them. Yet that very prospect awaits erstwhile travelers who come to this remote archipelago looking to immerse themselves in the varied natural wonders on display.
An Adventure Through Ecuador and the Amazon
Ecuador has long been known as a premier destination for soft adventure. With a landscape ranging from towering volcanoes to steamy rain forest to island archipelagos, opportunities for meaningful interaction with its natural wonders are inevitable.
A Guide Through the Best of Australia & New Zealand
Halfway around the world for some and a short plane ride for a lucky few, Australia and New Zealand are two extremely diverse countries that promise unique travel experiences in the likes of kangaroos, fields of lupins, and covetable waves designed for surfing.
Explore the Delights of Japan: Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka
While embarking on a tour through Japan, visitors can anticipate encountering prominent shrines and temples in the daylight while tasting Tokyo’s nightlife in the midnight sky.
The Best of Central Europe: What to See & How to Do It
Europe has its cities of glitz and glamour that typically draw in crowds of tourists. From posh Paris to historical Rome to seaside villages, some locations are more notorious than others. Central Europe rarely gets the same amount of attention, yet its inherent magnetism and subtle culture become apparent to all those wishing to discover traditions and lifestyles that dig deeper than they first believed.
Egyptian Cuisine: Must-Try Dishes
As you parade through a mixture of modern Egypt and the ancient marvels it beholds, you’ll work up an appetite for the cultural-rich menu that the country has to offer.
5 Local Foods to Try in Portugal
Aside from its enticing walkable districts and incomparable pieces of architecture, Portugal is the dwelling place of an exquisite food sphere making a statement to all who indulge in it.
How to See the Best of Lisbon in One Day
Gaining traction among its European counterparts is the alluring city of Lisbon, rimmed with red-roofed buildings sporting azulejo tiles and cafés selling pastel de nata for close to one euro.
A Travel Guide to Spending 6 Days in Portugal
Portugal is an all-encompassing country armed with a renowned medieval fortress, populated by red-roofed buildings and tiled walls, bordered by sun-laden cliffs, and inhabited by majestic palaces once occupied by royalty.
A Guide to Traditional Turkish Foods
In a country laced with as much history and cultural affairs as Turkey, one can expect its food scene to be bursting at the seams with ancestral influence dating back to ancient times. Turkish food […]
A Day-to-Day Itinerary for an Affordable Trip to Turkey
With a travel bucket list as expansive as the Pacific Ocean, it is natural to dig in your pockets for extra vacation funds and scour the internet for promising side hustles to sponsor this justified […]
How to Spend 14 Days as an Explorer in Eastern Turkey
Commonly underestimated for its charm, Turkey is noticed by travel enthusiasts and locals alike for its jeweled coastlines, chimney-like rock structures, bohemian architecture and lively foodie scene. Touring its terrain and each pocket of cultural […]
Top 10 Reasons Group Travel is the Way to Go
10. Feel like a Family When you travel with Gate 1 you will explore with others that love travel as much as you do! As part of a group, you will always feel well taken […]
Your Ultimate Guide to a Week in Peru
Ancient Wonders and Astounding Landscapes Are Calling
5 Fascinating Facts About Machu Picchu
Nestled in the Andes Mountains at an elevation of nearly 8,000 feet, the Inca refuge of Machu Picchu has fascinated travelers from around the globe. From its cloud forests to its remarkable design, the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu is a site woven with mystery and wonder.
Tips to Survive and Enjoy Your Long Haul Flight
Long haul flights (anything over 6 hours, and up to nearly 19 hours!) can be brutal. You’re squashed in a small seat for hours on end, with no escape. There are things you can do, however, to help you not only survive the flight on your Gate 1 Travel trip, but make it enjoyable as well. Read on to find out how.
How to Travel Light & Pack Like a Pro
There are so many benefits to traveling light: not only do you not have to pay baggage fees, wait for your bags, or risk the airline losing them, but you become much more mobile and flexible with less weight to carry, making traveling more comfortable and enjoyable.
Island Explorations in Greece
Discover Our Destination Guide to Mykonos and Santorini
Discovering Greek Cuisine
A deep dive into Greece’s ancient and abundant culinary offerings.
7 Sights to See in Dubrovnik
A trip to Dubrovnik is like a step back in time. As soon as you enter the city gates, you’ll be transported to a world filled with lively squares, awe-inspiring fortresses, and ornate palaces. But what’s even more breathtaking is that the city is perched directly on the shimmery blue waters of the Adriatic Sea.
5 Spectacular Seaside Escapes in Croatia
With over 1,100 miles of shoreline hugging the coast of the Adriatic Sea, Croatia is a wonderland for those seeking a bit of sun and sand.
10 Delectable Dishes to Try in Croatia
Croatia is a gastronomic paradise that’s guaranteed to delight food lovers from around the world. Heavily influenced by the bounties of the Mediterranean, Croatian cuisine is centered around fresh seafood, free-range meats, and a seemingly […]
On the Road Again!
We hope that you share our joy seeing these very happy travelers on Gate 1’s first tour departures since last March! Our first of several sold out groups commemorated their U.S.A. visit to the National Parks with a celebratory […]
Virtual Travel Day 2: Southern Italy
Our second installment of our virtual travel days checking in with one of our videographers, Larry on some of his favorite videos! Virtual Travel Day 2: Southern Italy There’s good reason Italy is loved around […]