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Sifting through Israel’s Rich History

Within Israels’ Emek Tzurim National Park, on the lower slopes of the Mount of Olives, untold treasures are being unearthed. But it’s not only archaeologists who are digging up relics here. It’s a small army […]

Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica’s Majestic Landmark

Arenal Volcano is located in the district of La Fortuna in Costa Rica. The volcano is located about an hour outside of San Jose and is one of the most famous landmarks in the entire […]

Israel’s Astonishing Natural Beauty

When you think of Israel, a vast treasure trove of historic and religious sights undoubtedly comes to mind. But this small country is home to some of the world’s most stunning natural beauty, the likes […]

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.