MIR Announces Fall Tours

MIR Announces Fall Tours

SEATTLE, WA - While travelers might find themselves in the midst of the scorching heat wave of July, autumn will be here in no time and trudging through the "dog days" of summer is easier when there is an exciting adventure to look forward to in the fall. Whether riding a camel over a desert dune, sampling exotically-spiced delicacies and robust wine, traveling in style through Russia's imperial splendor, or experiencing the flourishing New Europe, MIR Corporation has something to offer every travel enthusiast. Read More


Consummate travelers partner with MIR to create far-ranging journeys for the very well traveled

Consummate travelers partner with MIR to create far-ranging journeys for the very well traveled

What makes a great traveler?

 Wanderlust, a sense of adventure, unquenchable curiosity, unlimited energy, determination – and good connections.
 MIR Corporation's extensive connections at the crossroads of Europe and Asia are a wellspring of opportunity for seasoned travelers. Seasoned traveler Bill Altaffer, a travel company owner and photographer who was declared the World’s Most Traveled Person in 2005, has sought out MIR for quite a few inventive itineraries. In August of 2009, Altaffer and fellow adventurers will cruise down Siberia’s Yenesei River past the Arctic Circle and on to Arctic ports that few westerners have glimpsed. Read More


MIR in the News: AFAR Magazine, TravelAge West, Conde Nast Traveler, DestinAsian, and more!

MIR in the News: AFAR Magazine, TravelAge West, Conde Nast Traveler, DestinAsian, and more!

As experts in travel to Central Asia, Russia, Mongolia and beyond, it's always gratifying when word of our tours and destinations is noticed and shared.  Here are some of MIR’s recent mentions in the press, including: a TravelAge West article featuring MIR VP Annie Lucas • Articles about MIR’s expertise in travel to Siberia & the Russian Far East, South Caucasus, and Central Asia. Read More



A Traveler’s Tale: Baku, Azerbaijan and the Shores of the Caspian Sea

A Traveler’s Tale: Baku, Azerbaijan and the Shores of the Caspian Sea

MIR’s Jake Smith recently traveled through Azerbaijan and its highlight, Baku. In his tour diary and photo gallery, discover his favorite finds in this historic city that features both old town charm and modern marvels. Read More


8 Surprising Destinations for Your Summer/Fall Travel Wishlist

8 Surprising Destinations for Your Summer/Fall Travel Wishlist

How will you spend your time this travel season? If you’re ready to step up to something a little different in a place you've never been before, have we got some ideas for you! Beat the crowds and gain outstanding bragging rights in these unusual destinations... Read More


3 Reasons to Visit Georgia Now: Wine, Cuisine & Culture (VIDEOS)

3 Reasons to Visit Georgia Now: Wine, Cuisine & Culture (VIDEOS)

MIR Vice President Annie Lucas has traveled the world, and declares Georgia – an undiscovered travel gem of a country in the South Caucasus – her favorite place in the world. In this video, Annie shares why she designed a small group tour for MIR that highlights so many cultural and culinary treasures of gorgeous Georgia. Read More


6 Offbeat Destinations for Your Next Spring Adventure

6 Offbeat Destinations for Your Next Spring Adventure

Summertime may get all the glory, but why wait until then to set off on your next great adventure? Some of the world's most popular destinations are at their absolute best during the spring season: milder weather, beautiful locales awash in colorful blooms, and the start of outdoor fun and festivals get travelers and locals alike buzzing with excitement about the warmer months ahead. Ready to break free from the familiar this season? Here are six favorite off-the-beaten-path destinations sure to put a little spring in your step: Read More


South Caucasus Travel: Jewish Heritage in Azerbaijan

South Caucasus Travel: Jewish Heritage in Azerbaijan

Jewish heritage is not always easy to trace in an Islamic country; it may have been covered up, forgotten, or forcibly erased. The South Caucasus country of Azerbaijan is different. Though nominally a Shi’a Islamic country, Azerbaijan has had a historic tolerance for its Jewish communities beginning in the 5th and 6th centuries. That’s when people now called “Mountain Jews” began arriving from Persia. Read More


Choose Your Silk Route Adventure: Our New Brochure is Here!

Choose Your Silk Route Adventure: Our New Brochure is Here!

Whether you want to travel on a rail journey by private train, with a small group, or on a custom, personalized adventure, now is the time to plan your 2016 Silk Route trip! And to help make the planning easier, MIR has just published our 2016 Silk Route brochure. With so many countries and itineraries to choose from, the new Silk Route brochure makes it simple – all your options are at your fingertips. Request a Silk Route brochure be sent to you via mail or made available for immediate download. Read More