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Top 5 Reasons to Tour Turkey

Welcome to Turkey, one of Gate 1 Travel’s most popular destinations. Here are a few highlights from this fascinating country: Istanbul A city straddling two continents, Istanbul has been a cosmopolitan hub since its founding in […]

The Ultimate Thailand Packing Guide

Ready to pack your bags after reading yesterday’s escorted tour of Thailand post? We tracked down the Gate 1 packing guru for some tips on getting the biggest bang for your baggage. Think long & light After a […]

The 4 Biggest Myths about Escorted Tours

Considering an escorted tour, but still have a few concerns? Jill Ginsberg at Travelzoo just returned from Gate 1’s 13 Day Classic Thailand trip, and she’s breaking down the biggest misconceptions about escorted tours, calling tours her “new-found […]

Our New Ship’s First Sailing!

The MS Monarch Empress took her first sail test Wednesday around a Dutch shipyard, where builders have been hard at work crafting Gate 1 Travel’s first cruise vessel. This spring, the Monarch Empress will join our privately chartered MS Sound […]

Extreme Wilds of Namibia

The oldest desert in the world. The tallest sand dunes on Earth. Some of the roughest seas and most extreme environments, all harboring an astonishing variety of wildlife. Namibia holds endless fascinations and intense natural […]

The AfriCat Foundation – Saving One Large Carnivore at a Time

Historically, the relationship between humans and Africa’s large carnivores has been strained. Livestock farmers often lose their valuable cattle to lions and leopards. Village life is disrupted by cats and other creatures on the prowl. […]

Namibia – A Brief and Fascinating History of a Magnificent Country

Namibia is one of Africa’s most celebrated nations for its political, economic and social stability. And thanks to the arid Namib Desert stretching along its Atlantic coast, it is also one of the least densely […]

Glimpse the Timeless Culture of the Himba

At its best, travel broadens our minds and invites us to see the world and its people through a new lens. Visiting Africa, in particular, challenges our preconceptions of culture and of how to be […]

33 Strangers in a Holy Land

by Deborah Drezon Carroll This article was originally published on deborahdrezoncarroll.com I’ve been lucky enough to travel and learn about people who walk a different path than I do. Usually we travel independently and have not gone […]

Intoxicating, Mesmerizing India!

More than 1.2 billion people … 30,000 years of history … a breathtaking blend of Mughal and British culture … a Hindu population that embraces the tenets of the world’s oldest religion: kindness, honesty and […]