Breaking Down Barriers: MIR in Vogue

Breaking Down Barriers: MIR in Vogue

In a July 2017 Vogue article entitled, “Why Travel to the Middle East Is on the Rise,” travel writer Michaela Trimble touched base with several intrepid tour companies that travel to once-forbidden places, believing in the power of travel to connect the world’s people, and “…hoping to dispel popular cultural bias, ultimately changing the conversation from that of fear to understanding.” MIR Vice President Annie Lucas has a few things to say on that subject; MIR started out taking travelers to the USSR – Ronald Reagan’s “Evil Empire” – in the late 80s. And in 2016, MIR’s fastest-growing destination was Iran. Read More


MIR in the News: The Baltimore Sun, Chicago Tribune, Luxury Travel Magazine & more

MIR in the News: The Baltimore Sun, Chicago Tribune, Luxury Travel Magazine & more

As experts in travel to Central Asia, Russia, Mongolia and beyond, it's always gratifying when word of our tours and news is noticed and shared. Here are some of MIR’s recent mentions in the press. Read More





MIR’s trip to Iran on McCool Travel’s “Absolutely Inspiring Places to Visit in 2017” List

MIR’s trip to Iran on McCool Travel’s “Absolutely Inspiring Places to Visit in 2017” List

Popular independent travel writer and blogger, Charles McCool, recently asked 34 professional travelers and industry influencers to name the places they most wanted people to visit in 2017. Number one on the list of 34 “Absolutely Inspiring Places to Visit in 2017” is Patricia Schultz’s pick – Iran with MIR! Patricia Schultz, author of 1,000 Place To See Before You Die, hosted MIR’s Ancient Persia, Modern Iran tour in spring of 2016, writing about her experience in Travel Weekly. Read More



MIR Iran Photo Gallery Featured in Travel Weekly

MIR Iran Photo Gallery Featured in Travel Weekly

It’s difficult to describe the colors and fragrances of the spices in Iran’s bazaars, the 2,500-year-old majesty of the ruins of Persepolis, or the hullabaloo surrounding a crowd of school kids meeting their first Americans. So we’re not even going to try. Take a look at these photos in the travel industry’s most trusted publication, Travel Weekly. Captured by MIR tour managers and travelers, they afford a glimpse of a few of the highlights of this fascinating, once-forbidden country. Read More