Travel the Unfamiliar Corners of the World with MIR’s 2019 Tour Catalog & Special Offers!

Travel the Unfamiliar Corners of the World with MIR’s 2019 Tour Catalog & Special Offers!

If you've dreamt of travel to the unfamiliar and under-explored corners of our world, or if you've been thinking about which destinations to cross off your bucket list next, then wait no longer — MIR is here to help you narrow down your travel choices and plan ahead with a look at our exciting 2019 tour season. Our new 2019 tour catalog is on the press now and will be arriving in households in the coming weeks for those on our mailing list, but you can flip through the pages of the online catalog now.  It’s easy to request a free catalog, if you haven’t already. Or, check out our Trip Finder or Destination Map to view published dates and prices for the 2019 season, enjoy special savings offers and get a jumpstart on your travel plans for next year.  Read More


Luxury Travel Magazine Loves the Balkans

Luxury Travel Magazine Loves the Balkans

Luxury Travel Magazine is spotlighting MIR’s wildly divergent small group tour to the Balkans in an article entitled, “Balkan Odyssey, A 7 Nation Journey Through History.” The article hits on many of the tour’s signature highlights, noting that:…this kaleidoscopic region offers an apprenticeship in diversity. The 16-day tour begins in Serbia’s capital, Belgrade, an old city swiftly becoming one of the hippest places in Europe, and ends in Skopje, Macedonia, where Mother Teresa was born and raised.Read the full article on Luxury Travel Magazine’s website.Read More


Travel Agent Central Talks Georgian Cuisine & Culture

Travel Agent Central Talks Georgian Cuisine & Culture

MIR’s 12-day culinary journey to the Caucasus, A Taste of Georgia: Wine, Cuisine & Culture, is featured in the online version of Travel Agent Central, a leading publication focused on covering the latest travel news and trends for travel agents. The article highlights the delectable places and experiences included on this foodie-friendly journey to one of the world’s undiscovered travel gems.MIR Corporation is offering a chance to experience the country of Georgia on a journey that explores the area’s culinary and cultural highlights. MIR Corporation guests will meet artisans, monks, chefs and winemakers on a 12-day tour as they discover the history and living traditions of Georgia.Read the full article on the Travel Agent Central website.Read More


International Travel News Spotlights New MIR South Caucasus Small Group Tour

International Travel News Spotlights New MIR South Caucasus Small Group Tour

International Travel News recently featured one of MIR’s newest small group tours, Village Traditions of the South Caucasus, in its monthly roundup of recommended tours. The 21-day tour takes travelers on an in-depth exploration of Azerbaijan, Armenia, and Georgia, visiting remote mountain villages, meeting master craftspeople in their homes and studios, and savoring rich food and wine along the way.Read the full article in the April 2018 edition of International Travel News. Online subscribers can also read the full piece on the International Travel News website.Read More


Pamir Highway Small Group Tour a Luxe Beat Favorite

Pamir Highway Small Group Tour a Luxe Beat Favorite

MIR’s popular small group tour, The Pamir Highway & Across Fabled Frontiers, was recently highlighted in the Featured Travel section of Luxe Beat, a high-end travel blog.MIR Corporation is offering an adventurous 18-day journey over the Pamir Highway, a breathtaking route in use since the time of the Silk Road. Guests will travel up and over the sheer passes of the majestic Tien Shan and Pamir Mountains on this overland trip through the remote ravines and secluded villages of Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Western China.Read the full article on Luxe Beat’s website.Read More


MIR Named in AFAR Magazine as Armenian Experts

MIR Named in AFAR Magazine as Armenian Experts

On assignment for AFAR Magazine’s Spin the Globe feature, award-winning journalist and food writer Anya von Bremzen utilized the services and destination expertise of MIR Corporation to plan a five-day whirlwind tour of Armenia. During her travels to Yerevan, Gyumri, and Lake Sevan, she explored the capital’s socialist art and architecture, savored succulent fresh fish and house-made vodka, and took in the soaring melodies of an Armenian a capella church choir.Read Anya’s impressions of her tour in the full article on AFAR Magazine’s website.Read More


MIR Vice President Talks “Edgy” Travel in TravelAge West

MIR Vice President Talks “Edgy” Travel in TravelAge West

MIR vice president Annie Lucas was recently interviewed in TravelAge West about traveling to off-the-beaten-path destinations. MIR’s specialized expertise with destinations that ordinary travelers may be wary of were highlighted in the article, as well as the extra lengths MIR’s travel specialists go to ensure that clients have a trip tailored to their pace and expectations.“We try to make a region that most people are intimidated by accessible,” Lucas said. “That’s been our goal since the very beginning.”MIR’s buyers tend to be “country-collectors,” Lucas says — savvy, experienced consumers looking for a unique experience far from the well-trodden path. However, that’s not to say that these destinations are off-limits to the more mainstream buyer; at MIR, special accommodations and customizations can be made for families with children, multigenerational groups or clients who take things at a slower pace.Read the full article on the TravelAge West website.Read More


Searching for the South Caucasus

Searching for the South Caucasus

Debra Bokur, digital content producer for leading multimedia travel publication Global Traveler, advises adding MIR’s exploratory small group tour Village Traditions of the South Caucasus to your bucket list:Haunting songs of love and loss played on traditional instruments are the theme of [this small group tour to] Georgia, Armenia & Azerbaijan. You can make the trip through the South Caucasus with Seattle-based MIR Corporation, with more than three decades of experience organizing journeys in Europe and Asia.Read the full article on the Global Traveler website.Read More


Travel Channel Touts MIR’s Ancestry Travel Expertise

Travel Channel Touts MIR’s Ancestry Travel Expertise

In a recent article on the Travel Channel blog, writer and family travel expert Erin Gifford gave MIR a special shout-out as an expert in arranging custom itineraries for Jewish people seeking their lost families in Eastern Europe.MIR Corporation…puts together ancestry travel tours for Jewish clients interested in tracing their roots in Europe and the Middle East. By working with a team of private journey specialists, travelers can expect handcrafted itineraries that enable them to connect with their family heritage. Read the full article on the Travel Channel website.Read More


Add some BAM to Your Bucket List

Add some BAM to Your Bucket List

Though it’s not the first thing that comes to mind, the rarely traveled BAM portion of the Trans-Siberian Railway offers untouched natural beauty and a unique set of experiences that intrepid travelers crave. DestinAsian Magazine, the leading luxury travel magazine for the Asia-Pacific region, affirmed that same sentiment recently when it included MIR’s Trans-Siberian BAM Explorer with Naadam Festival luxury rail journey in its round-up of “100 Essential Why end mights in Asia-Pacific For Your Bucket List.”Trans-Siberian Railway specialists MIR Corp have unveiled a unique 15-day itinerary along the seldom-traveled Baikal-Amur line. Departing June 29, the train journey will take passengers from Vladivostok to Lake Baikal before turning southward to reach Ulaanbaatar in time for Naadam, Mongolia’s festival of the “three manly sports.”Read the full article on the DestinAsian website.Read More