Category: USA & Canada

The Grand Old Beacons of Newfoundland & Labrador

Once European settlements were established in Northeastern Canada, ships transporting goods needed to be safely guided along the rocky coasts of Newfoundland & Labrador. So the province is home to many historic lighthouses that enrich […]

A Riot of Puffins on Witless Bay

Each year between April and September, roughly a half million Atlantic puffins descend on Witless Bay in Newfoundland to nest. It is the largest colony in the western Atlantic and it truly takes the breath […]

The UNESCO Sites of Newfoundland & Labrador

The province of Newfoundland & Labrador takes the breath away with its astonishing natural beauty and fascinating history. Three of its landmarks stand out for their significance to the character of Eastern Canada and to […]

Staying Close to Home? A Gate 1 Escorted Tour Makes It Easy!

We hear time and again from friends and family that they’ve been so eager to visit other countries—from Europe to Asia, from Australia to Africa—that they’ve all but forgotten to see their own. So we […]

Newfoundland & Labrador: A Rare and Undiscovered Treasure

Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada’s most eastern province, has long danced to its own slow and lilting rhythm. Some 97% of its residents speak their own old-world language known as Newfoundland English. They also keep their […]

Experience the Staggering Beauty of America’s Last Frontier

The year was 1959. The United States had already owned the land that comprises today’s Alaska for nearly a century, having purchased it from Russian Czar Alexander II in 1867. In 1912, the far-flung area […]

Cruise Amidst Alaska’s Magnificent Beauty

Imagine waters so calm that they mirror the snow-capped mountains and towering glaciers that hug their shores … a secluded body of water fed by cascading waterfalls that is host to an array of wildlife […]

A Unique Glacier Adventure in Alaska

As peak experiences go, few can match hiking on the gleaming surface of a glacier. Crisp, clean air embraces you at every step. Snow-covered slopes rise for miles to dramatic peaks. And the only sound […]

Celebrate the National Parks Centennial

August 25, 2016 marks the 100th birthday of the US National Parks Service and we thought we’d celebrate with some National Park Service facts and links to events to help everyone celebrate this historic day. Did […]

Taking it all in at Waterton Lakes National Park

@juliannechai snapped this awesome photo (along with many more) enjoying the scenery in Waterton Lakes National Park while exploring the Canadian Rockies with Gate 1. Be sure to check out @juliannechai on Instagram to see […]