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 […]

Moonlight Square, Delhi’s oldest bazaar

Chandni Chowk, or Moonlight Square, is one of the largest and oldest bazaars in India, designed over 400 years ago by Jahan Ara, the daughter of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. The market originally featured canals […]

Exploring the Vibrant Streets of Havana

The opening of Cuba to American tourists is a rare opportunity for many travel veterans to experience a truly new destination, nearly unseen for a generation. Gate 1 Travel passenger Kim (@nycnurse) recently returned from a week-long jaunt […]

Land of Fire & Ice

Where but Iceland can you relax in a hot spring and hike a glacier in one day? Iceland is split between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates, which are slowly separating each year. This […]