Baikal or Bust

Baikal or Bust

Tours.com and Colorado Springs Style recently featured Siberia’s UNESCO-listed Lake Baikal as part of their roundup of seven “Destinations to See Fast, Before They Disappear,” noting the lake’s “threats from pollution and hydroelectric projects” as reason to see it now while you still ca... Read More


Bazaars, Backstreets & Good Eats in Uzbekistan

Bazaars, Backstreets & Good Eats in Uzbekistan

Influential travel website GoNOMAD recently spotlighted MIR’s new-for-2017 culinary and cultural tour, Backstreets & Bazaars of Uzbekistan, in an article entitled, “Uzbekistan: Exploring Culture Through Cuisine.” Aside from cooking classes and opportunities to meet with local food artisans and... Read More


Transformational Travel

Transformational Travel

Two of MIR’s small group tours, Siberia & Mongolia: Spirits & Nomads and Inside the Russian Space Program, were recently featured by Modern Traveler, Moral Compass, La Oferta, and The Active Times in their roundups of “transformative travel adventures” to take in 2017. According to The Active ... Read More


Siberia & Mongolia Shout-out From MSN.com

Siberia & Mongolia Shout-out From MSN.com

The Lifestyle section of MSN.com mentions Siberia’s Lake Baikal in a recent round-up article of 15 incredible natural wonders to “see while you still can.” The article goes on to recommend MIR’s small group tour Siberia & Mongolia: Spirits & Nomads, which includes significant time exploring ... Read More


From Russia with Love

From Russia with Love

Ready to pop the big question and want to go the extra mile for your sweetheart? Consider making a trip out of it, as Champagne Living suggests in a recent round-up of “4 Romantic Destinations to Pop the Question.” On the list is stunning St. Petersburg, Russia, with MIR designated as the prefer... Read More


China’s Silk Road & Tibet Spotlighted in L.A. Times

China’s Silk Road & Tibet Spotlighted in L.A. Times

MIR’s adventurous small group tour China’s Silk Road & Tibet: Route of Monks & Merchants was recently featured in the Sunday Travel section of the L.A. Times. Anne Harnagel, a travel editor at the Times, touched upon many of the highlights of the 18-day tour in her article, from visits to the sa... Read More


MIR Iran Photo Gallery Featured in Travel Weekly

MIR Iran Photo Gallery Featured in Travel Weekly

Patricia Schultz, travel enthusiast and author of 1,000 Places to See Before You Die, was recently a special host on one of MIR’s popular small group tours, Ancient Persia, Modern Iran. Photos from her MIR trip to Iran, along with additional images from MIR staff and clients, were featured in a ga... Read More


Silk Road by Private Train Featured in MSN & GoBanking Rates

Silk Road by Private Train Featured in MSN & GoBanking Rates

Want to discover the legendary Silk Route without sacrificing comfort or style? Take GoBankingRates’ and MSN.com’s suggestion and “go by luxury train” MIR’s Silk Route by Private Train tour, which “follows the ancient Silk Road trading route through China, Kazakhstan, Russia and other ex... Read More


Prime Time for Russian Space

Prime Time for Russian Space

Texans are no strangers to big, bold and daring, so we felt particularly excited when MIR’s Inside the Russian Space Program small group tour, which boldly sends astrophiles where few have gone before, was featured in the Texas-bred luxury lifestyle magazine Prime Living.On this exclusive tour ins... Read More


Russian Winter Wonderland Spotlighted in The Active Times and MSN

Russian Winter Wonderland Spotlighted in The Active Times and MSN

If you “want to bring in the new year with a once in a lifetime experience,” then be sure to check out the most recent round-up of “The Best Places to Celebrate New Year’s Eve” compiled by The Active Times and MSN. Topping the list of cities is glorious St. Petersburg, Russia, wher... Read More