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 […]

Turkey Group Photo

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 […]