MIR’s 30 Years: Roving the World in Land Rovers

MIR’s 30 Years: Roving the World in Land Rovers

MIR is known for its creativity in finding truly uncommon places and sharing those destinations, people, and cultures with MIR travelers. One way is on overland expeditions in Land Rovers, most notably with the Hong Kong Land Rover Club. Read More



MIR’s 30 Years: Overland Expeditions – Running Through Russia and Beyond (VIDEO)

MIR’s 30 Years: Overland Expeditions – Running Through Russia and Beyond (VIDEO)

MIR is known for its imaginative overland expeditions, including one of its most complex: on foot, more than 15,000 miles, in 16 countries in 95 days – with the runners' goal to raise awareness and money for safer, cleaner water. Read More


MIR’s 30 Years: Overland Expeditions – Driving Siberia and Beyond (VIDEO)

MIR’s 30 Years: Overland Expeditions – Driving Siberia and Beyond (VIDEO)

One of MIR’s favorite – as well as challenging –- overland expeditions in its 30-year history: driving Siberia and beyond in a 1928 Plymouth Roadster. MIR's president and co-founder, Douglas Grimes, recalls the many creative "out-of-the-box" solutions that led to the group's automotive success. Read More


MIR’s 30 Years: Handcrafted Journeys – Making MIR Movies (VIDEO)

MIR’s 30 Years: Handcrafted Journeys – Making MIR Movies (VIDEO)

Think of MIR as an executive producer of clients’ unique and challenging “travel movies." For 30 years MIR has been helping people imagine the "screenplays" of their travel dreams, and turning them into reality. Read More


MIR’s 30 Years: Epic Journeys – Ultimate Dream Trips (VIDEO)

MIR’s 30 Years: Epic Journeys – Ultimate Dream Trips (VIDEO)

Handcrafted, epic journeys are the heart of MIR. President Douglas Grimes shares one Canadian family's adventurous overland expeditions, from Siberia to Central Asia. Their travels truly are the "ultimate dream trip." Read More


MIR’s 30 Years: Back in the U.S.S.R. (VIDEO)

MIR’s 30 Years: Back in the U.S.S.R. (VIDEO)

A look at MIR’s first 1980s pioneering tours to the U.S.S.R., and a fateful decision after the 1991 Soviet coup: should MIR quit, or adapt? Read More


MIR’s 30 Years: 1980s Volleyball Diplomacy, and MIR’s Beginning (VIDEO)

MIR’s 30 Years: 1980s Volleyball Diplomacy, and MIR’s Beginning (VIDEO)

MIR's president Douglas Grimes fulfills a life-long dream: playing volleyball against Soviet Olympians, leading to the creation of MIR Corporation. Read More



Postcard from Doug: 2015, the Year in Review

Postcard from Doug: 2015, the Year in Review

At this time of year, Annie and I can’t help but pause to reflect on why we do what we do, and why this company was started almost 30 years ago. Peace through travel was the impetus to our start and remains a cornerstone of our business today. Today, more than ever, that message resonates with tremendous relevance. We will hold this in our thoughts as we move into the future. We celebrate our amazing and intrepid travelers for being so open to discovering our fascinating off-the-beaten-path part of the world. We feel privileged to be asked to design one-of-a-kind personalized journeys, and to assist so many in making their travel dreams come true. Read More