Traveler Spotlight: Bill Altaffer, One of the World’s Most Traveled People

Traveler Spotlight: Bill Altaffer, One of the World’s Most Traveled People

Bill Altaffer, MIR traveler extraordinaire, had the honor of being named the “World’s Most Traveled Person” in 2005, on the website Most Traveled People.com. The website has calculated that “…the land area on Earth is made up of 875 parts.” Altaffer worked hard for that moniker, chalking up 822 “parts” of the globe by 2018. Here are some of his travel stories and tips for the aspiring world traveler, and find out why these days he’s most interested in getting more granular in his travels. Read More


One-Time-Only Tour: Cruising the Remote Ob River in Siberia

One-Time-Only Tour: Cruising the Remote Ob River in Siberia

Russia is a country so vast that there are still little Russian river towns that few outsiders have ever heard of, let alone visited. MIR, in conjunction with renowned world traveler and Tour Leader Bill Altaffer, has handcrafted a one-time-only river cruise itinerary that explores some of these remote Russian locales: Ob River Cruise to the Arctic Circle. Read More


Tour Remote Villages of Western Russia with One of the World’s Most Traveled People

Tour Remote Villages of Western Russia with One of the World’s Most Traveled People

When the world’s 5th Most Traveled Person, Bill Altaffer, plans a trip to Russia, you can be sure it won’t be run-of-the-mill, and will most likely feature places you’ve never heard of. He and his company, Expedition Photo Travel, have been partnering with MIR since 2005, putting together custom itineraries that feature destinations like Tuva, remote Sakhalin Island, the world's largest city built on permafrost (Yakutsk), the Soviet Hero Cities of WWII, and Birobidzhan, capital of Siberia’s Jewish Autonomous Oblast. Read More



Legendary World Traveler Bill Altaffer Leads 2014 Baltics & Finland Tour

Legendary World Traveler Bill Altaffer Leads 2014 Baltics & Finland Tour

At last look, California’s Bill Altaffer is “#5 Most Traveled People," and just a few years ago was #1. Now this legendary world traveler is leading a 20-day tour organized through MIR of Finland, Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania in August 2014. Read More