Places to Go, People to See in Mongolia: 7 Favorites

Places to Go, People to See in Mongolia: 7 Favorites

Mongolia is an adventurous destination, where 4X4s navigate the dirt tracks across the steppe and through the Gobi Desert; where you can still meet nomadic people in their gers and step into their lives for a moment; and where the incredible skills of ancient armies are preserved at the remarkable Naadam Festival, a celebration of courage, strength, dexterity and marksmanship dating back to the time of Genghis Khan. The time to visit is now; huge reserves of gold, copper and coal have created deep global interest in what can be found under Mongolia’s endless grasslands. 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