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Connecting the Dots: a Trio of Javanese Temples

In the muted, ephemeral light of a Javanese full moon, they walk. They lay flowers and light candles among ancient stone temples. It is the noble life they contemplate and with every step they resolve […]

Mexico’s Colonial Jewels

For an engaging and colorful experience rich in culture and heritage, Mexico’s colonial cities offer elegant architecture, lively music, expansive plazas, endless hospitality, and Spanish colonial beauty of every sort. In a Discovery Tours small […]

Immerse Yourself in Ireland’s Warm Culture

You raise a pint to the uplifting sound of traditional music and listen as your pub-mate recounts how he tried to conquer the croagh just across the lough. He and his bird made it halfway […]

Newfoundland & Labrador: A Rare and Undiscovered Treasure

Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada’s most eastern province, has long danced to its own slow and lilting rhythm. Some 97% of its residents speak their own old-world language known as Newfoundland English. They also keep their […]

2nd Annual Gate 1 Photo Contest

Gate 1 Travel is excited to announce that we are launching our 2nd annual photo contest with a chance to win $500! Tag your best photo(s) from past trips with both #gate1travel #gate1contest17 and be entered to win a $500 […]

Dubai & Abu Dhabi

Shimmering Cities Rising from Desert Sands It’s hard to believe that the ostentatious cities of Dubai and Abu Dhabi were little more than backwaters on the Arabian Peninsula as little as 50 years ago. These […]

Oslo’s Art of Reinvention

Step aside, London and Paris. Move over Tokyo and Manhattan. There’s a new cultural capital on the map: Oslo. Granted, you can’t really call a nearly 967-year-old city “new” but with a recent boom in […]

Notes on an Itinerant People

Mongolia’s Nomads Cling to a Treasured Way of Life In the annals of travel, one of the oft-quoted explorers, Marco Polo, is reported to have said on his death bed, “I did not tell half […]

A Unique Glacier Adventure in Alaska

As peak experiences go, few can match hiking on the gleaming surface of a glacier. Crisp, clean air embraces you at every step. Snow-covered slopes rise for miles to dramatic peaks. And the only sound […]

Celebrate the National Parks Centennial

August 25, 2016 marks the 100th birthday of the US National Parks Service and we thought we’d celebrate with some National Park Service facts and links to events to help everyone celebrate this historic day. Did […]