Category: Regions

River Cruise Highlights: From Bagan to Budapest

River cruising let’s you relax while the world comes to you. From the sun deck or your cabin French balcony, you can watch it all go by. Then when it’s time to disembark, you’re right […]

River Cruising with Gate 1 Travel

What’s It Like On A River Cruise?

In the last decade we’ve seen a huge growth in river cruising and it’s now one of the most popular ways to explore Europe. But what’s the appeal? Here we share more information about the […]

9 Things to Know about the Maasai

Mysterious and welcoming, the Maasai people have been the centre of Kenya’s rural culture for generations. When you visit Masai Mara National Reserve and other wildlife parks, you are on their sacred land. These fascinating […]

French cuisine

The Most Delicious Way to Discover The Real France

When you think of French cuisine, you might imagine elegantly trimmed plates with tiny portions served by stuffy white-gloved waiters. That image comes to mind quickly thanks to the haute cuisine movement (literally, “high cooking”) […]

Mexico City

10 Things You Might Not Know About Mexico City

A major cultural Renaissance is overtaking Mexico City, Mexico’s unsung capital. Public spaces have been revitalised. Mexican cuisine is gaining international recognition. Innumerable museums celebrate its long history and burgeoning arts and culture. And traditional […]

The Many Treasures of Sri Lanka

Upon arrival at the enchanting island of Sri Lanka, you’ll quickly realise why it’s known as the ‘Jewel of the Indian Ocean’. From bustling markets to historic shrines and sacred relics, Sri Lanka has a […]

Puffins of Newfoundland and Labrador

A Circus of Puffins on Witless Bay

Each year between April and September, roughly a half million Atlantic puffins descend on Witless Bay in Newfoundland to nest. It is the largest colony in the western Atlantic and is a sight to behold! […]

Ireland

Immerse Yourself In The Culture of Ireland

When you journey to the Emerald Isle, what ever you see, do and discover, you can rest assured, it’ll be craic!

Portugal, Lisbon

There’s A Lot To Like About Lisbon

Portugal is often overshadowed by its flamboyant Spanish neighbour, but don’t be fooled, this too is a destination rich in history and colourful culture. Lisbon is one of Europe’s best value capital cities and there’s so […]

Oh Oman! 9 Intriguing Facts About a Little Known Nation

Here’s a sample of the kinds of things you’ll learn about this fascinating corner of Arabia on our new small group tour.