MIR’s Travel Expertise Praised in “Perfect Adventures” Round-Up

MIR’s Travel Expertise Praised in “Perfect Adventures” Round-Up

Influential travel website VacationIdea Magazine recently spotlighted MIR’s extensive travel planning expertise in its round-up of “25 Perfect Adventure Vacations.” Citing MIR as the company to talk to for independent journeys to “Russia, Siberia, Tibet, Uzbekistan, the Ukraine, and other Central Asian locations,” the article also mentions MIR’s small group trips to the same destinations, as well as the “world-class air travel and accommodations secured by the company’s full-service guest service departments.”Read full article on the VacationIdea Magazine website.Read More


Mongolia’s Golden Eagle Festival Soars in the Spotlight

Mongolia’s Golden Eagle Festival Soars in the Spotlight

Australian travel blogger Winsor Dobbin recently featured MIR’s celebratory small group tour Mongolia’s Golden Eagle Festival on his popular blog, the Gourmet on the Road. The signature highlight of the 12-day tour is the chance to attend the Golden Eagle Festival in remote Ulgii, where travelers can witness thrilling competitions as “the eagle handlers display their birds’ speed, skill and training, as well as the bond that forms between bird and human.”Read the full article on Winsor Dobbin’s blog, the Gourmet on the Road.Read More


Siberia Spotlighted in Condé Nast Traveller’s Romance Round-Up

Siberia Spotlighted in Condé Nast Traveller’s Romance Round-Up

If cozying up by a warm fire after a long day of playing in the snow sounds like your idea of a fun date, Condé Nast Traveller encourages you to “channel a little bit of Doctor Zhivago” and consider a wintertime journey across the wilds of Siberia. The destination was given the #10 spot in the magazine’s recent round-up of “30 Romantic Adventures.”Thanks to U.S.-based travel company Mir Corporation, even the Siberian wilderness in the depths of winter is a vacation possibility…Sure, you could have taken the (much warmer) Trans-Siberian railway, but as Traveler contributor Sophy Roberts writes, when practically every inch of the globe is now mapped, “the ultimate luxury is having the freedom to travel widely in the first place, to parts of the world where one encounters no other tourists.”Read the full article on the Condé Nast Traveller website.Read More


MIR’s Ultimate Siberian “Luxpedition”

MIR’s Ultimate Siberian “Luxpedition”

If you think Australians are all about sunshine and days of surfing by the beach, think again. MIR’s Siberian Winter Escapade small group tour was recently included in the Sunshine Coast Daily’s round-up of cool, new “luxpeditions” — journeys that “bring together some of the world’s best active adventures and luxury accommodations.”Explore wild and wooded Siberia on a MIR Corporation trip in winter, when Lake Baikal freezes hard enough to travel over its surface. Dash through the taiga on a traditional troika ride, race teams of sled dogs and sweep across the frozen lake by hovercraft to sacred Olkhon Island.Read the full article in the February 2nd, 2019 edition of the Sunshine Coast Daily Weekend Magazine.Read More


MIR’s Remote Russia Tour Makes the Rounds

MIR’s Remote Russia Tour Makes the Rounds

MIR’s off-the-beaten-path small group tour Remote Russia: Yakutia & Kamchatka has been trending in numerous travel publications recently. The 14-day journey, which began its inaugural run in 2018, has become one of MIR’s most popular tour offerings, particularly with travelers who are searching for something totally unique, as James Shillinglaw of the Insider Travel Report points out:In historic times, sending someone to Siberia was considered a punishment. Now it’s an exotic vacation filled with new experiences. On a new tour offered by MIR Corporation, intrepid travelers can explore the remote corners of Russia, including Yakutia, a rugged northern frontier known for mammoths and diamonds, and the wild Kamchatka Peninsula, perched on the Pacific Ring of Fire.Read the full articles online at Insider Travel Report, Ultimate Adventures, and ManTrippingRead More


Railway Resolutions

Railway Resolutions

Scott McMurren, a regular contributor to the travel column of the Anchorage Daily News, advises adding a journey on the Trans-Siberian Railway to your list of resolutions to make in 2019. His article entitled, “There’s a Big World Out There — Why Not Resolve to See More Of It in 2019,” endorses MIR Corporation as a tour operator you might want to consult for your journey across the legendary rail route.Read the full article on the Anchorage Daily News website.Read More


Silk Road Shout-Out From NYT Bestselling Author Patricia Schultz

Silk Road Shout-Out From NYT Bestselling Author Patricia Schultz

Patricia Schultz, author of the best-selling travel book 1,000 Places to See Before You Die, included both Uzbekistan and Central Asia in her list of top five places to visit in 2019.I doubt that Uzbekistan — or any of its 4 independent neighbours of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan — could be found on the world map by the average traveler. But the Stans were known far and wide as flourishing outposts along the fabled Silk Road for centuries and their welcoming hospitality in the heartland of Asia was, and remains, the stuff of legend…Noting some of the region’s most unusual and incredible highlights, Schultz recommends MIR as the company to talk to about travel to Central Asia.Read the full article on the Vancouver Sun website.Read More


Recommend.com Finds Inspiration in China’s Silk Road & Tibet

Recommend.com Finds Inspiration in China’s Silk Road & Tibet

Recommend.com recently featured MIR’s 18-day journey exploring Tibet and Western China — China’s Silk Road & Tibet: Route of Monks & Merchants — in its “Get Inspired” column. Following an ancient branch of the Silk Road, the tour visits a number of fascinating and fabled places along the way that are sure to inspire travelers, including the bustling Sunday Market in Kashgar; the Mogao Buddhist Caves with their vibrant frescoes and painted statues; the gold-roofed Tashilhunpo Monastery in Shigatse; and Lhasa’s UNESCO-listed Potala Palace.Read the full article on the Recommend.com website.Read More


Space Tour Spotlight in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Lonely Planet Blog & More

Space Tour Spotlight in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Lonely Planet Blog & More

MIR’s one-of-a-kind exploration of the Russian space program has gotten a starring role in several media outlets recently, including the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, leading Spanish-language travel magazine Conocedores, the Matador Network, and the Lonely Planet blog.Read the full articles on the websites for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Conocedores, the Matador Network, and the Lonely Planet blog.Read More


Trending Now: Travel to Kyrgyzstan & Tajikistan

Trending Now: Travel to Kyrgyzstan & Tajikistan

Luxury Travel Advisor, a leading publication covering “the latest news and trends in luxury travel,” advises adding MIR’s new small group journey From the Heavenly Tien Shan to the High Pamirs to your 2019 bucket list. The 18-day tour, led by veteran MIR tour leader Michel Behar, guides travelers through the spectacular natural scenery of Kyrgyzstan (recently named one of Lonely Planet’s top countries to visit in 2019), as well as along the epic Pamir Highway in Tajikistan.Highlights include overnighting in a yurt near Son Kul Lake, dining with a local family in Kochkor, browsing the 2,000-year-old Jayma Bazaar, experiencing an evening service at an Ismaili Muslim prayer house and exploring the mountain village of Kalaikhumb. New for 2019, the “From the Heavenly Tien Shan to the High Pamirs” tour is scheduled for August 5-22, 2019.Read the full article on the Luxury Travel Advisor website.Read More