Beat the rush, renew your passport now

According to a New York Times article published Tuesday, the State Department is recommending that Americans renew their passports sooner rather than later. “The department anticipates a surge in passport demand throughout this year, and officials […]

Our Small Group Takes You Behind the Grand Scale of China

Economic leviathan. Cultural behemoth. We hear these phrases used to describe China time and again. And of course they hold a lot of weight and truth. With a population of more than 1.3 billion and […]

Mysterious Roof of the World

Shangri La. The Land of Snows. The Roof of the World. Tibet has been steeped in mystery and magic for centuries. Until the 1980s, this Buddhist land seemed forbidden, if only because of its remote […]

The Yangtze: River of Fables, River of Beauty

High on the Tibetan plateau, a glacier-fed stream trickles down the western slope of Geladandong Mountain. As it plummets in elevation, other waterways strengthen its surge, pushing it past walls of mountains and into valleys, […]

Not Your Chinese Take-Out

It would be misleading to talk about Chinese cuisine as a single entity. The scope of cooking in China is as wide and diverse as China itself. Ingredients and techniques have evolved over the centuries […]

Go behind the scenes of Downton Abbey on our 6-day UK excursion

Fans (including Princess Kate herself!) love Downton Abbey for the twisting plotlines and Crawley family intrigue – not to mention the fabulous shots of Highclere Castle, where the show is filmed. Now, you can get […]

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 […]

The Gate 1 Photo Contest – Win up to $500!

Gate 1 Travel is excited to announce that we are launching our first photo contest with a chance to win $500! Tag your best photo(s) from past trips with both #gate1travel #gate1contest and be entered to win a $500 […]

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 […]