Category: Travel Tips

On Our Bookshelves: Israel

We asked our specialists to tell us what books about Israel are on their reading lists. Here’s what they told us: The Middle East: A Brief History of the Last 2,000 Years by Bernard Lewis […]

Climate & Clothing

Costa Rica has a tropical climate with two seasons. The dry season is from December to April and the wet season is from May to November. Weather always varies between regions, some higher altitudes like […]

2017 River Ships

The deluxe 5 star MS Monarch Empress, which debuted in April 2016, is the very first European river ship built by Gate 1 specifically to suit U.S. travelers.  On the MS Monarch Empress, you’ll enjoy […]

Cambodia & Vietnam Entry Requirements

International Entry & Visa Requirements for U.S. Passport Holders Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. CAMBODIA – Visa required. Tourists may obtain a Cambodian visa for $30 upon […]

How to Tip, from Argentina to Thailand

The beauty of escorted tours is that so much of the details are taken care of, from flights to hotels to the itinerary. But tipping remains a tricky aspect of any trip abroad. That’s why travel planning […]

Staying Healthy While Traveling in Peru

While no inoculations are required, vaccination against yellow fever is recommended, especially if traveling to the Amazon or onward to Bolivia. Please consult your physician before traveling to Peru. You may encounter mosquitoes in both […]

Gate 1’s New Tour Types, Explained

Gate 1 Travel has released a new system for categorizing our growing range of travel experiences. We hope that the new categories, which are now listed on the table of contents for each destination, will help […]

On Safari

While on safari, it is very important that you follow all directions provided by your guide in order to ensure the safety of the group. Prior to the first safari, your driver/guide will review “safari etiquette” addressing, amongst other issues, […]

Russia Entry Requirements

International Entry & Visa Requirements for U.S. Passport Holders Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. Russia – Visa required. The visa application process requires an application form, […]

The Ultimate Thailand Packing Guide

Ready to pack your bags after reading yesterday’s escorted tour of Thailand post? We tracked down the Gate 1 packing guru for some tips on getting the biggest bang for your baggage. Think long & light After a […]