Travel to Eastern Turkey and Georgia: History, Culture and Cuisine

Travel to Eastern Turkey and Georgia: History, Culture and Cuisine

Eastern Turkey and Georgia together – what a treat. The cuisine alone is worth the trip. Add to that the famous stone heads of Nemrut Dag, Turkey’s kaleidoscopic bazaars, thousand-year-old churches, magnificent cave towns and a Georgian feast overflowing with wine, laden with food and celebrated with song, and you have an unequalled travel experience. Read More



Cuisine and Culture: Epic (and Epicurean) Travel in Russia and Georgia

Cuisine and Culture: Epic (and Epicurean) Travel in Russia and Georgia

Table traditions are built up over centuries. They are the “best practices” that give shape to a culture, born in a time when meals brought a family together to tell stories and pass on knowledge. Feasts are like meals on steroids. Read More



South Caucasus: Why I Love This Place

South Caucasus: Why I Love This Place

The South Caucasus countries of Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan are quite simply my favorite destinations. Why do I have such a strong affinity for this region? Read More


A Taste of Georgia: Photo Check-In of Wine, Feasts and… Puppies

A Taste of Georgia: Photo Check-In of Wine, Feasts and… Puppies

MIR’s very own copywriter, Mariana Noble, is traveling on the inaugural departure of our A Taste of Georgia: Wine, Cuisine & Culture small group tour as we speak. She left a few days ago and has some delightful snapshots to share. The most mouth-watering dispatch so far is above: a shot of the dinner table at the beginning of a Georgian feast. She reported, “By the end, there were dozens more dishes on the table – they just kept coming.” Read More


Pheasant’s Tears Winery: An Unforgettable Georgian Meal

Pheasant’s Tears Winery: An Unforgettable Georgian Meal

On MIR’s new tour, "A Taste of Georgia: Wine, Cuisine & Culture," travelers prepare a memorable meal with the chef at the organic Pheasant’s Tears Winery. Read More