Where to watch the desert bloom

In March, California’s Death Valley erupted into a beautiful carpet of wildflowers, a “super bloom” not seen in over a decade thanks to unusually heavy rainfall. Last year, Chile’s Atacama desert also witnessed an explosion of beautiful pink wildflowers after […]

What’s it like touring Turkey with Gate 1?

Lauren Higbee is a true jet-setter, having visited a new country each year for most of her life. In 2014, she took her first-ever escorted tour, the 13 Day Essential Turkey, with her retired parents. […]

The Thai Art of Fruit Carving

This week’s photo introduces us to the Thai carving art known as Kae-Sa-Luk. Although the elaborate designs in this image are carved into soap, the practice began centuries ago with carved fruit used to decorate […]

Summer at the Grand Canyon

This summer marks 100 years of the dramatic landscapes and abundant wildlife of the U.S. National Parks. Gate 1 traveler Hung Van Dinh captured this gorgeous photo of the sunrise illuminating the canyon’s rim. The […]

From Fertile Ground to Savory Plate, Featuring a Delicious Dumpling Recipe

Cuisine of Southeast Asia is a thrilling amalgam of ingredients grown in this fertile corner of the globe. Rice, noodles, seafood, and lots of fresh fruit and vegetables form the basis of most any menu. During Discovery Tours’ Gems of Southeast […]

8 Things You Didn’t Know about Southeast Asia

Cambodia, Thailand, Laos, and Vietnam hold many exotic and fascinating secrets, and you’ll learn a lot of them during our Gems of Southeast Asia itinerary. But we think some of them are so fascinating and […]

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 […]

Chasing the Northern Lights

Traveler Jeff Armington had been waiting his whole life to see aurora borealis, the natural polar light display that can be seen in Arctic latitudes. “Through Gate 1 Travel, this experience would become possible sooner than […]

Enter for a chance to win a trip to Italy!

We’ll fly you and a guest to Italy where you will explore Venice, Florence and Rome on a small group tour! Prize includes: Round trip airfare for two to Italy 2 nights in Venice 3 […]

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, […]