Jerusalem: City of Pilgrimage for Three Religions

The history of Jerusalem stretches back to 4000 BC and the Copper Age. We so readily associate the city with religious history today, it’s hard to believe that millennia passed before events unfolded here that […]

Ancient Findings in Petra, Jordan

Ad Deir is the famous monastery of Petra, Jordan that is carved completely out of rock. The structure was built by the Nabateans in the 1st century in their classical style. The “monastery” was actually not a monastery at all but a temple dedicated to the king Obodas I of the Nabatean people. It became known as a monastery when the European explorers falsely identified it as such. The Ad Deir is a bit of a hike and contains around 800 steps to get to, but as you can, it is worth it.

Top 10 Friendliest Cities in the World

Pictured: Queenstown, New Zealand
Hello and warmest welcomes to our list of the friendliest cities in the world. Let’s be honest, sometimes travel can be a little uncomfortable and stressful, especially in a new location

Top Ten Reasons My First Gate 1 Tour Will Not Be My Last

By Douglas Lund It’s been almost a month since my wife and I returned from our 9 Day National Parks of Canada with Lake Louise our with Gate 1 Travel and we are still reliving it […]

Crisp and Clear Bergen, Norway

Beautiful Bergen, Norway is one of the most picturesque towns in the world. This city is located on the southwestern coast of the Scandinavian country and is surrounded by mountain ranges and fjords. Must sees […]

9 Things You Don’t Know About La Sagrada Familia Cathedral

There is no other house of worship on earth quite like Barcelona, Spain’s towering Sagrada Familia Cathedral, Antoni Gaudi’s masterwork. This UNESCO World Heritage Site has raised the eyebrows of art critics and inspired millions […]

Hungry Hippos in Lake Manyara, Tanzania

Lake Manyara is a shallow lake located in Lake Manyara National Park, Tanzania. This underrated lake is a true oasis for a plethora of animals including blue monkey, elephant, giraffe, zebra and of course hippos, to name a few.

New Zealand and Australia: Rich Culture Amid Show-Stopping Beauty

If your idea of the most rewarding journey is equal parts enriching culture and magnificent natural beauty, then the Lands Down Under are for you. Utterly fascinating, wholly engaging, and jaw-droppingly gorgeous, New Zealand and […]

The Seductions of Iberia

“Seductive” may well be the best way to describe the rich and vibrant cultures of Spain and Portugal. Sultry music, mouthwatering foods, ruby-red and bubbling wines, and architectural wonders that stir the soul provide a provocative glimpse of the passions of the Iberian people. Join us, and give in to the seduction when you sample these cultural touchstones:

Spanish Genius

If Spanish artists have proven one thing over the centuries, it is this: Great art breaks convention. It speaks out against the establishment and turns on its head the mainstream notions of self-expression. Here are six ingenious Spanish artists that define six crucial periods in art history, and six remarkable eras in their country’s past. All these artists—with the exception of Gaudi—are represented in El Prado, Madrid’s repository of art.