MIR Corporation Announces 2011 Turkmenistan Tour Dates

MIR Corporation Announces 2011 Turkmenistan Tour Dates

SEATTLE, WA -- MIR Corporation Announces 2011 Turkmenistan Tour Dates - More than 2,000 years ago, the great trade routes that linked Europe and China opened Central Asia to foreign cultures, customs and religions. Join a modern-day caravan on an epic journey to five of these exotic countries - Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan. Today MIR Corporation announces departure dates for their 5 Stans tour featuring Turkmenistan. Read More


MIR Corporation Announces 2011 Uzbekistan Tour Dates

MIR Corporation Announces 2011 Uzbekistan Tour Dates

SEATTLE, WA -- MIR Corporation Announces 2011 Uzbekistan Tour Dates - More than 2,000 years ago, the great trade routes that linked Europe and China opened Central Asia to foreign cultures, customs and religions. Join a modern-day caravan on an epic journey to five of these exotic countries - Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan. Today MIR Corporation announces departure dates for their 5 Stans tour featuring Uzbekistan. 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


Learning to Fly: Mongolia’s Golden Eagle Hunters Featured on 11 Minutes

Learning to Fly: Mongolia’s Golden Eagle Hunters Featured on 11 Minutes

Out in the forbidding expanse of the Altai Mountains where Mongolia converges with Russia, China, and Kazakhstan, a dwindling number of Kazakh nomads carry on a 6,000-year-old tradition — hunting with magnificent golden eagles, one of the world’s largest predatory birds. Recently, CBS’ 11 Minutes aired a new episode that took viewers on a journey into the Mongolian Altai to meet with a group of these famed eagle hunters. Read on for link to the full video of the episode, as well as a special online-only segment of a hunt from an eagle’s perspective on the 11 Minutes’ website. Read More


Silk Road Tour Spotlight: Journey Through Central Asia (video)

Silk Road Tour Spotlight: Journey Through Central Asia (video)

MIR's iconic Silk Road tour, Journey Through Central Asia: The Five 'Stans, explores exotic Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan, with many UNESCO-listed sites along the way. Result: an exotic mix of foreign cultures, customs, architecture and religions. This story and comprehensive video take a visual deep dive into what travelers can see, hear, and experience on MIR's beloved tour. 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