Category: Mediterranean

Dubai and Oman: Cultural Gems with Immense Wealth

Today we are bringing you to two of the most popular cities in the world for tourism: Dubai and Abu Dhabi, and a country, bigger than the United Arab Emirates but largely unknown to tourists: […]

Top Travel Locations for 2019/2020

(pictured: Amman, Jordan) With the year of 2019 already 30% gone, the time to look into your next vacation is now before the year disappears before your eyes! Gate 1 Travel has made it so […]

Turkey: The Crossroads of Europe and Asia

Hoşgeldiniz and welcome to the Mediterranean country that is not only home to the city that straddles Europe and Asia but also has a history more diverse than any Asian or European country. Turkey, or […]

Epic Sites in Troy, Turkey

The ancient city of Troy, and estimated point of the Trojan War, is located in modern day Anatolia, Turkey. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is located just south of the mouth of the Dardanelles strait […]

Seeing Blue in Essaouira Port, Morocco

Essaouira, Morocco is located in the western part of the country on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. The Port of Essaouria was founded in 1770 and from then until the first half of the […]

Traveling Back in Time in Ephesus, Turkey

Ephesus, Turkey is a well-preserved ancient port city, used by both the Greeks and Romans. Some of the must see sites here include the Temple of Artemis, House of Virgin Mary, Library of Celsus (pictured) and Basilica of St. John.

Colorful Pottery in Ouarzazate, Morocco

Ouarzazate, Morocco (pronounced war-zazat) is today’s featured destination for #g1photofriday. This quiet town is located just south of Morocco’s High Atlas mountains and is known as a gateway to the Sahara Desert. This city is […]

Black Sea Treasures of an Ottoman Past

When you journey along Turkey’s Black Sea coast, you are tracing the routes of ancient traders. The Silk Road wound its way through this scenic region, linking the West and the East. Merchants stopped along […]

Cruise the Magnificent Turkish Riviera

Stunning hills of rock plunge into sweeping bays whose colors shift from emerald and jade to turquoise and deep blue. Sunlight glitters on the yacht-dotted water like diamonds. And a soothing Aegean warmth embraces you. […]

The Goreme Valley: A Mesmerizing Magical World

In Turkey’s Goreme Valley, remnants of a vanished society lure cultural and religious scholars, art historians, and geologists. It is rare to find such a harmonic convergence of so many facets of human civilization in […]