Category: USA & Canada

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 […]

Summer at the Grand Canyon

This summer marks 100 years of the dramatic landscapes and abundant wildlife of the U.S. National Parks. Gate 1 traveler Hung Van Dinh captured this gorgeous photo of the sunrise illuminating the canyon’s rim. The […]

3 reasons to book your national parks vacation right now

image via CNN 1. It’s the 100th anniversary of the National Parks Service And the NPS predicts that park accommodations will fill up fast in 2016. 2. Book last-minute spring travel, or plan ahead for fall According […]

Where the Heart Is: Gate 1 Launches 7 New U.S. Itineraries

Novelist George A. Moore once wrote, “A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it.” That’s a sentiment many of our travelers share after they realize […]