Category: Inspiration

Top Ten Reasons My First Gate 1 Tour Will Not Be My Last

By Douglas Lund It’s been almost a month since my wife and I returned from our 9 Day National Parks of Canada with Lake Louise tour with Gate 1 Travel and we are still reliving it […]

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. […]

9 Interesting Facts About La Sagrada Familia Cathedral

There is no other house of worship on Earth quite like Barcelona’s towering Sagrada Familia Cathedral, Antoni Gaudi’s masterwork. This UNESCO World Heritage Site has raised the eyebrows of art critics and inspired millions of visitors. […]

Romania’s Remarkable Storybook Castle

In the 1870s, when King Carol I of Romania travelled outside Sinaia and saw the rolling and rugged hills of the magnificent Carpathian Mountains, he knew this was the place to build his castle. His […]

Wining & Dining on the World’s Great Rivers

If you’ve come on board a river cruise to slim down, then let’s face it, you’ve probably chosen the wrong holiday. The fantastic selection of international food and wine is a wonderful part of your […]

Central Europe Book Recommendations

Many Gate 1 travellers enjoy reading about their destination – either in advance of their trip or while on the road – as a way of adding context to their visit. Whether reading a traditional […]

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Where To Go When You’re Feeling Blue

Travel can be one of the great cures for lethargy and unhappiness, but when your spirits are low, where should you go? From blue mountains and blue lagoons to even ‘blue zones’, where resident centenarians seem to […]