The Gold Standard of Ireland’s Stud Farms

When British royalty wants to add horses to its farms, it often turns to the Irish National Stud, a horse-breeding facility in County Kildare. In a Discovery Tours small group, you will visit this fascinating […]

South America: Cosmopolitan Cities, Soul-Stirring Beauty, and Ancient Mysteries

There is something at once familiar and foreign about the southern reaches of South America. From the magnificent beachside Brazilian metropolis of Rio de Janeiro, southward to Patagonian Argentina and beautiful Chile, a fascinating and […]

International Entry & Visa Requirements for U.S. Passport Holders

BRAZIL – Visa required.* Contact the Brazilian Embassy at 3006 Whitehaven Street, NW Washington DC 20008-3634. Phone (202) 238-2700. Website: http://washington.itamaraty.gov.br/en-us/. Note that those living outside of this region must contact the consulate of their […]

Ireland’s Beloved Patrick: From Slave to Saint

Like Christmas, St. Patrick’s Day in much of the world has evolved into a day of celebration that may not exactly befit the man that it honors. Where December 25 has its commercialism and flying […]

The Grand Old Beacons of Newfoundland & Labrador

Once European settlements were established in Northeastern Canada, ships transporting goods needed to be safely guided along the rocky coasts of Newfoundland & Labrador. So the province is home to many historic lighthouses that enrich […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]