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


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


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


Dreaming of Remote Russia with MIR

Dreaming of Remote Russia with MIR

The Fox, an online publication with a mission to be the “leading resource of inspiration for individuals wanting to chase their dreams and seek a fulfilling lifestyle,” got its readers dreaming off-the-beaten-path in an article spotlighting MIR’s Remote Russia: Yakutia & Kamchatka small group tour. The articles touches upon several of the tour’s unique signature experiences, including a visit to Yakutia’s Kingdom of Permafrost with its fantastic ice sculptures, and a helicopter trip over smoking volcanoes to the UNESCO-listed Valley of the Geysers on the Kamchatka Peninsula.Read the full article on The Fox’s website.Read More


The Scoop on the South Caucasus

The Scoop on the South Caucasus

MIR’s new Village Traditions of the South Caucasus small group tour has recently captured the attention of several notable news outlets, including Recommend.com, ETB Travel News, and the Ultimate Adventures website.MIR Corporation is excited to announce an intrepid 21-day journey delving deep into the cultures of Azerbaijan, Armenia and Georgia. On this itinerary guests can expect to sample natural wines and fantastic local cuisine, meet craftspeople who work in clay, stained glass, metal, and wood, share stories and meals in mountain villages, [and] enjoy polyphonic singing and traditional instruments.Read the full articles on Recommend.com, ETB Travel News, and the Ultimate Adventures websites.Read More


Condé Nast Cites MIR Corporation in Romance Round-up

Condé Nast Cites MIR Corporation in Romance Round-up

Lovebirds looking for adventurous date ideas may want to check out Condé Nast Traveler’s recent round-up of “The 30 Most Romantic Adventures,” which highlights MIR Corporation’s stellar Siberian travel expertise.Thanks to U.S.-based travel company Mir Corporation, even the Siberian wilderness in the depths of winter is a vacation possibility. Channel a little bit of Dr. Zhivago as you fly across frozen lakes on husky-drawn sleds and then warm up with a well-earned shot (or two) of vodka.Read the full article on the Condé Nast Traveler website.Read More


Romancing Russia

Romancing Russia

“If you’re looking to impress your better half (and satisfy your inner adrenaline junkie),” writes the editorial team at MSN, consider taking your sweetheart on a trip to Siberia. MIR Corporation was noted in the article as a preferred Siberia specialist.Read the full article on the MSN website.Read More


Chicago Tribune Recommends Remote Russia

Chicago Tribune Recommends Remote Russia

MIR’s off-the-beaten-travel-path offerings got some fine praise from the Chicago Tribune, where our new-for-2018 small group tour Remote Russia: Yakutia & Kamchatka was recently spotlighted in the newspaper’s weekly travel column.MIR Corp. is a tour company that goes above and beyond your usual destinations, and it’s done it again with a new trip to Russia scheduled for Aug. 7-20. Moscow and St. Petersburg, your typical Russia destinations, are a long way from the itinerary for the Lands of Frost & Fire. This tour explores Russia’s Far East.Read the full article on the Chicago Tribune websiteRead More


New Year, New Tours

New Year, New Tours

“If your New Year’s resolutions included adding more adventure to your life,” writes Kraig Becker of TripSavvy, an online publication written by travel and trip-planning experts, then be sure to check out Becker’s picks for the best adventure travel opportunities to experience in 2018. Two of MIR’s newest trips, Remote Russia: Yakutia & Kamchatka and A Special Journey to Remote Franz Josef Land, landed the number 3 and 4 spots in the round-up.Read the full article on the TripSavvy website.Read More