How India’s Spices Changed the World

As you explore the city of Kochi, consider this: The “Queen of the Arabian Sea,” as the port city is known, has been exporting spices for 5,000 years. For the majority of this time, the […]

This Can Only Be Peru

Breathtaking Ancient Cities, Colonial Wonders, Magnificent Natural Beauty As peak experiences go, there are few that beat Machu Picchu. This spectacular ancient site straddling Andean slopes takes the breath away; not just for its sheer beauty but also for its […]

Old friends reunite in Slovenia after 62 years

Sixty-two years is a long time to wait to reunite with a one-time soul mate, now living worlds apart. Yet thanks to Gate 1 Travel Tour Manager Bine Augustin, Gate 1 tour guest Benjamin Wells […]

Lost in Venice

Jessie (Instagram: @15minutes_late) traveled to Italy with Gate 1 on our 13 Day Affordable Croatia & Slovenia with Venice tour. “Venice was the perfect bookend to a wonderful 2 weeks in Europe,” Jessie says. “As a solo […]

What to Eat in Tel Aviv

Image via @DeliciousIsrael With immigrants from over 120 different countries, Israel’s cuisine is truly a melting pot. The burgeoning restaurant scene features blends of flavors from Eastern Europe, the Mediterranean and across the Middle East […]

Wander the desert in style: deluxe Israel tours with Eilat resort

Israel is a place of beauty, charm and history. Signature Collection’s 14 Day Deluxe Israel with Eilat is specially curated to offer the perfect blend of natural attractions, resort excursions, and cultural experiences. Natural Wonders In an […]

Spiritual Southern India

Soaring Temples, Colonial-Flavored Cities and Welcoming People When most travelers think of India, they imagine the Mughal fortresses and sweeping cityscapes of the north: Delhi’s colossal monuments and palaces, Agra’s Taj Mahal, the cultural centers […]

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 […]