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 […]

Preserving a Kingdom: Bhutan’s Enduring Culture

To enter Bhutan is to enter a world unto itself. Many have compared it to the elusive Shangri-La of fable, and the country safeguards its treasured traditional culture. With its doors closed to outsiders until […]

Raise a Glass to the Wines of France & Spain

“Wine cheers the sad, revives the old, inspires the young, makes weariness forget his toil, wrote Lord Byron, who was not only famed as a poet, but a traveler, carouser, and bon vivant. He came […]

Where the Heart Is: Gate 1 Launches 7 New U.S. Itineraries

Novelist George A. Moore once wrote, “A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it.” That’s a sentiment many of our travelers share after they realize […]

Spain: Splendid Architecture, Sweeping History, Breathtaking Beauty

Spain long held a strategic role as a link between North Africa and Europe. For centuries, anyone who controlled the Iberian peninsula held great commercial and political power; variously throughout history, Moors, Arabs, Christians and […]

Ecuador! Where Natural, Culture, and the Future All Come Together

There is an Ecuadorian saying that translates to “Look for a good tree, and you’ll have good shade,”the point being that the best things in life don’t come to you-you must seek them out. Travelers […]

A Closer Look at Distant Empire: China Revealed

We hear about the enormity of China all the time, with its 3.7 million square miles, 1.3 billion people, and 56 ethnic groups speaking 292 dialects. China’s sweeping size and complexity can make it seem mysterious, even […]

Yellowstone Facts

Yellowstone National Park Did you know that Yellowstone National Park was established in 1872 as the first national park in the United States?  Here are some more amazing fun facts about this breathtaking natural wonderland. […]