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A Riot of Puffins on Witless Bay

Each year between April and September, roughly a half million Atlantic puffins descend on Witless Bay in Newfoundland to nest. It is the largest colony in the western Atlantic and it truly takes the breath […]

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The UNESCO Sites of Newfoundland & Labrador

The province of Newfoundland & Labrador takes the breath away with its astonishing natural beauty and fascinating history. Three of its landmarks stand out for their significance to the character of Eastern Canada and to […]

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Staying Close to Home? A Gate 1 Escorted Tour Makes It Easy!

We hear time and again from friends and family that they’ve been so eager to visit other countries—from Europe to Asia, from Australia to Africa—that they’ve all but forgotten to see their own. So we […]

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Gate 1 Travel Brings Central Europe into Sharp Focus

Central Europe is an astounding canvas of natural beauty. Dense forests blanket vast expanses, rolling rivers meander through a sloping terrain of granite, and colossal snow-capped peaks soar into a crisp, blue sky. Amidst these […]

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Normandy to Catalonia: A Feast of Farm-Fresh Cuisine and Stellar Wines

The Pyrenees Mountains, their snow-capped peaks soaring into the skies, divide France and Spain like a colossal wall torn from larger-then-life mythologies. Historically and culturally, this natural border has allowed the two nations to evolve […]

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Central Europe Book Recommendations

Many of our guests enjoy reading about their destination – either in advance of their trip or while traveling – as a way of adding context to their visit. Whether reading a traditional guide book, […]

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Secrets of Loire Castles

Exploring the Loire Valley is very much like exploring a fairy-tale land. Castles – at once elegant and extravagant, refined and flamboyant – appear around every bend in this pristine corner of France. It was […]

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Gaudi & Dali: Spain’s Modern Masters

Among the many pleasures of visiting Spain, art lovers especially revel in the ability to witness a millennium’s worth of the world’s greatest masterpieces as they explore the treasures of Museo del Prado in Madrid […]

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Capturing the Stunning Beauty of Normandy

Normandy is forever etched in the mind of the world as the site of the largest military invasion by sea in history. It all unfolded during World War II along 50 miles of beaches code-named […]

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The Magnificent Creatures of the UAE

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is world-renowned for its ultra-modern cities rising from desert sands. But long before glittering buildings pierced these skies, humans enjoyed productive and mutually-beneficial relationships with the region’s natural world – […]