Vietnam & Cambodia: Cultural Treasures of Indochina

Westerners think of mainland Southeast Asia as a lush paradise of emerald-hued mountains overlooking tranquil villages, terraced farmland tilled by plow-pulling oxen, and French-flavored cities frozen in time and buzzing with bicycles and motor scooters. […]

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 […]

You could win a trip to exotic Morocco!

Gate 1 Travel is giving away an 8-day trip for two to one of the world’s most entrancing destinations – Morocco!  Enter below for your chance to explore this authentic and deeply historic country surrounded […]

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 […]

Fashionista Lamb Takes Cuzco by Storm

  Gate 1 traveler Gabriel Duarte (@photographyloverla) spotted this accessorized baby lamb on our Ecuador, the Amazon & Peru with Machu Picchu tour. How precious! The glamorous ungulate was seen sporting a sassy cap of red, blue and […]

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 […]

Gate 1 traveler shares his jaw-dropping photos of China tour

Photo credit: Kent DuFault Gate 1 traveler Stephen Wang visited China on our 14 Day China with 4 Day Yangtze River Cruise, and he’s sharing the story of his travels on his photography website. Stephen opted […]

Lucerne by the lake, in the heart of the Alps

A passenger snapped this photo in Lucerne, Switzerland, a city nestled between pristine lakes and gorgeous mountainous panoramas in the heart of the Swiss Alps. A Gate 1 Travel tour doesn’t miss an opportunity to showcase the […]

Fly over Mt Everest & meet a Sherpa guide

Nepal’s Mount Everest looms large in popular culture as the tallest mountain in the world, challenging generations of mountaineers and adventurers. After our time in the sun-drenched tropics of India, we move on to Nepal’s higher altitude to […]

Lake Pichola’s Floating Palaces

Lake Pichola is a freshwater lake created in 1362 AD by the romantic city of Udaipur, chosen by rulers as the site of numerous grand palaces for its rolling hills and beautiful sunsets. Several islands on the lake […]