Navruz: Celebrating Spring in Central Asia and Beyond

Navruz: Celebrating Spring in Central Asia and Beyond

Navruz is celebrated from Tashkent to Tehran, London to L.A., Bukhara to Bloomington, from Samarkand to Seattle. It's a joyful time of eating, singing, dancing and celebrating the return of spring and the beginning of a new year. Read More


Luxury Rail Journeys: New 2015 Brochure Hot Off The Rememberes

Luxury Rail Journeys: New 2015 Brochure Hot Off The Rememberes

Luxury rail journeys by private train combine nostalgic Old World rail travel with modern amenities, abundant food and wine, and onboard entertainment – all while easily and efficiently covering thousands of miles and transiting multiple time zones. Read More


Postcard from Annie: It’s all in the details on the Golden Eagle Danube Express private train

Postcard from Annie: It’s all in the details on the Golden Eagle Danube Express private train

Doug Grimes, MIR Founder and President, and I loved our trip on the Golden Eagle Danube Express private train; we rode the Iran portion of the 2014 inaugural Jewels of Persia itinerary, which runs between Budapest, Hungary and Tehran, Iran. Read More




Postcard from Doug: 2014, the Year in Review

Postcard from Doug: 2014, the Year in Review

A big THANK YOU to all you intrepid travelers for spending time with us this year. Travel is as important as ever and I continue to advocate to all my friends and family – and to all of you – to get out there and see the world for yourselves. I always love hearing more about your adventures and seeing your photos, so please share and connect with us. 2014 is a year to remember for sure – for so many reasons. But I’d like to mark 2014 by sharing the following travel highlights of my own. Read More


MIR in the News: Two MIR tours featured in the Financial Times

MIR in the News: Two MIR tours featured in the Financial Times

We are honored to have two MIR tours featured in the Financial Times over the weekend. We’ve always admired this publication and subscribe to it ourselves. It’s a pleasure to have a mention in its pages: MIR’s small group tour, Siberian Winter Escapade, was featured in the Travelista column... Read More