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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Gate 1 travelers strike a pose

A group of Gate 1 passengers stopped for this awesome photo op on the roof of their boat, cruising through Halong Bay on a tour of Vietnam. What a crew!

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 […]