Argentina drops visa fee for Americans

Argentina announced on Thursday that Americans traveling to the country in the next 90 days will not have to pay the $160 “reciprocity” visa fee that has been in place for the last few years. For travelers, this […]

Buenos Aires on the Rise!

The cultural capital of Argentina is one of the most beautiful cities on earth. Spread out along the banks of the Rio de Plata, Buenos Aires is a vibrant patchwork of inviting barrios, green parks, […]

Unravel the Mysteries of Russia with Gate 1 Travel

British Prime Minister Winston Churchill called Russia “a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.” Of course, that was at the dawn of the Cold War, when the nation operated behind a tightly closed […]

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, […]

Into Patagonia!

There’s more to its sheer magnificence than meets the eye For those who think that the world has run out of wild, unspoiled places, there’s Patagonia. Here, massive walls of granite huddle around emerald-green valleys. […]

A Cruise to the Ends of the Earth

The southern tip of South America—part Chile, part Argentina—is a wilderness untamed. A tapestry of lush archipelagos…soaring mountainous massifs reaching to the heavens…hulking glaciers spilling into the sea…a lacework of channels, rivers, inlets, and streams. […]

Wake up in a castle on the Emerald Isle

St. Patrick’s Day is almost upon us, and the Signature Collection team is dreaming of rolling green hills and lakeside Irish castles. Ireland is one of those rare places that combines rural charm, traditions and picturesque landscapes […]

5 Best Cities to Spend St. Patrick’s Day

Cities like New York, Chicago and Boston have among the biggest Irish pride parades in the world, but here are 5 other cities with bucket-list worthy St. Paddy’s Day celebrations. 5. Philadelphia One of the most Irish cities […]

Scones & soda bread: your guide to authentic St. Patrick’s Day treats

March 17th is right around the corner, and we’re turning the Gate 1 Travel Blog green this week ahead of St. Patrick’s Day. On Signature Collection’s Deluxe Ireland tour, we head to one of Ireland’s award-winning cooking schools, run […]

Top 5 Reasons to Tour Turkey

The Huffington Post just released their list of 10 reasons to tour Turkey – and as one of Gate 1 Travel’s most popular destinations, we couldn’t agree more! Here are a few highlights:   Istanbul A city […]