Category: Mediterranean

Where to watch the desert bloom

In March, California’s Death Valley erupted into a beautiful carpet of wildflowers, a “super bloom” not seen in over a decade thanks to unusually heavy rainfall. Last year, Chile’s Atacama desert also witnessed an explosion of beautiful pink wildflowers after […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Irresistible Allure of Greece

The Cradle of Civilization Is as Magnificent as Ever It is no secret that Greece has long danced to its own rhythm. One would expect nothing less from the place where western civilization itself was […]

Food & Wine of Greece

Greece is no stranger to cuisine. In fact, it was a Greek, Archestratos, who wrote the first cookbook in history, in 320 B.C. Today, the Mediterranean diet consistently wins praise for its proven health benefits. Local dishes exude the steadfast […]

Morocco’s Imperial Gems

With shifting sands of time, four cities have vied for Morocco’s crown “The tar of my country is better than the honey of others.” So goes the old Moroccan proverb, revealing the deep pride of […]

The Road to Morocco: North Africa with a Dash of Europe

Morocco is one of the world’s most entrancing destinations. Here, in one of Africa’s most developed and modern countries, the past lives on in vast and vibrant souks and medinas that harken back to the […]

Croatia: Where Culture Runs Deep and Coastal Beauty Reigns

Red-roofed medieval cities huddle on Adriatic shores. A thousand emerald islands unfurl along a sparkling coast like a shining necklace. A forested mountainside is awash in a mesmerizing network of lakes and waterfalls. Croatia is […]