Category: Small Group Discoveries

6 Sublime Wonders of New Zealand

To say that New Zealand takes your breath away doesn’t quite say enough about how staggering its beauty is. Instead, you could say New Zealand stirs the soul. It makes your spirit soar. It fills […]

Raise a Glass to New Zealand Wines

New Zealand produces some of the world’s finest and most accessible wines. Among the country’s ten major wine-growing areas, the Central Otago Wine Region on the South Island is one of the most prolific. And […]

Dining with Penguins

On the South Island, the harbor of Oamaru, the pretty seaside town lush with beautiful Victorian architecture, is home to some of New Zealand’s most interesting residents. As it happens, we’ve arranged to dine with […]

Maori: Keepers of a Rich Culture

We can thank the Maori people for New Zealand. Originally from eastern Polynesia, they arrived on these shores by canoe on several waves of voyages that lasted between 1250 and 1300 AD. Naturally, they brought […]

Elephant Love on Kenyan Safari

Gate 1 traveler Sharon (@sharon_berardino) caught a glimpse of these two playful elephant teens in action on Gate 1’s small-group Discovery tour 11 Day Kenya Safari Exploration. “My Kenya experience with Gate 1 exceeded all […]

On Safari in Sweeping, Spellbinding Kenya

As you awake in your lodge, the African sun sets the sky ablaze with the promise of another spectacular day. You awaken yourself with coffee and a bite, then join your fellow safari-goers for the […]

Karen Blixen’s Famed Farm

“I had a farm in Africa.” So begins the 1985 film Out of Africa, with what may be the most famous 15 seconds in American film. What follows is a sweeping epic that spans some […]

9 Things to Know About the Maasai

Mysterious and exotic, the Maasai people have been the center of Kenya’s rural culture for generations. When you visit Masai Mara National Park and other game reserves here, you are on their sacred land. These […]

Helping Protect Kenya’s Elephants and Giraffes

The unspoiled savannahs of Kenya are renowned as an untamed wilderness. Left unchecked, nature would take its course and species would thrive and falter as they may. But many animals are vulnerable to human interference […]

Kerala’s Mystical, Magical Backwaters

Kerala’s Mystical, Magical Backwaters Kerala is one of India’s smallest provinces, but it’s big on discovery and magnificent natural wonders. Nestled in the southwestern corner of India, it stretches 370 miles at the Malabar Coast […]