Add some BAM to Your Bucket List

Add some BAM to Your Bucket List

Though it’s not the first thing that comes to mind, the rarely traveled BAM portion of the Trans-Siberian Railway offers untouched natural beauty and a unique set of experiences that intrepid travelers crave. DestinAsian Magazine, the leading luxury travel magazine for the Asia-Pacific region, affirmed that same sentiment recently when it included MIR’s Trans-Siberian BAM Explorer with Naadam Festival luxury rail journey in its round-up of “100 Essential Experiences in Asia-Pacific For Your Bucket List.”Trans-Siberian Railway specialists MIR Corp have unveiled a unique 15-day itinerary along the seldom-traveled Baikal-Amur line. Departing June 29, the train journey will take passengers from Vladivostok to Lake Baikal before turning southward to reach Ulaanbaatar in time for Naadam, Mongolia’s festival of the “three manly sports.”Read the full article on the DestinAsian website.Read More


Dreaming of Remote Russia with MIR

Dreaming of Remote Russia with MIR

The Fox, an online publication with a mission to be the “leading resource of inspiration for individuals wanting to chase their dreams and seek a fulfilling lifestyle,” got its readers dreaming off-the-beaten-path in an article spotlighting MIR’s Remote Russia: Yakutia & Kamchatka small group tour. The articles touches upon several of the tour’s unique signature experiences, including a visit to Yakutia’s Kingdom of Permafrost with its fantastic ice sculptures, and a helicopter trip over smoking volcanoes to the UNESCO-listed Valley of the Geysers on the Kamchatka Peninsula.Read the full article on The Fox’s website.Read More


The Scoop on the South Caucasus

The Scoop on the South Caucasus

MIR’s new Village Traditions of the South Caucasus small group tour has recently captured the attention of several notable news outlets, including Recommend.com, ETB Travel News, and the Ultimate Adventures website.MIR Corporation is excited to announce an intrepid 21-day journey delving deep into the cultures of Azerbaijan, Armenia and Georgia. On this itinerary guests can expect to sample natural wines and fantastic local cuisine, meet craftspeople who work in clay, stained glass, metal, and wood, share stories and meals in mountain villages, [and] enjoy polyphonic singing and traditional instruments.Read the full articles on Recommend.com, ETB Travel News, and the Ultimate Adventures websites.Read More


Condé Nast Cites MIR Corporation in Romance Round-up

Condé Nast Cites MIR Corporation in Romance Round-up

Lovebirds looking for adventurous date ideas may want to check out Condé Nast Traveler’s recent round-up of “The 30 Most Romantic Adventures,” which highlights MIR Corporation’s stellar Siberian travel expertise.Thanks to U.S.-based travel company Mir Corporation, even the Siberian wilderness in the depths of winter is a vacation possibility. Channel a little bit of Dr. Zhivago as you fly across frozen lakes on husky-drawn sleds and then warm up with a well-earned shot (or two) of vodka.Read the full article on the Condé Nast Traveler website.Read More


Romancing Russia

Romancing Russia

“If you’re looking to impress your better half (and satisfy your inner adrenaline junkie),” writes the editorial team at MSN, consider taking your sweetheart on a trip to Siberia. MIR Corporation was noted in the article as a preferred Siberia specialist.Read the full article on the MSN website.Read More


Chicago Tribune Recommends Remote Russia

Chicago Tribune Recommends Remote Russia

MIR’s off-the-beaten-travel-path offerings got some fine praise from the Chicago Tribune, where our new-for-2018 small group tour Remote Russia: Yakutia & Kamchatka was recently spotlighted in the newspaper’s weekly travel column.MIR Corp. is a tour company that goes above and beyond your usual destinations, and it’s done it again with a new trip to Russia scheduled for Aug. 7-20. Moscow and St. Petersburg, your typical Russia destinations, are a long way from the itinerary for the Lands of Frost & Fire. This tour explores Russia’s Far East.Read the full article on the Chicago Tribune websiteRead More


New Year, New Tours

New Year, New Tours

“If your New Year’s resolutions included adding more adventure to your life,” writes Kraig Becker of TripSavvy, an online publication written by travel and trip-planning experts, then be sure to check out Becker’s picks for the best adventure travel opportunities to experience in 2018. Two of MIR’s newest trips, Remote Russia: Yakutia & Kamchatka and A Special Journey to Remote Franz Josef Land, landed the number 3 and 4 spots in the round-up.Read the full article on the TripSavvy website.Read More


Russian Revelry

Russian Revelry

Lifestyle and fashion website Inspirations & Celebrations recently included MIR’s Russian Winter Wonderland small group tour in a roundup of celebratory winter vacations to get you in the mood for the holiday season.MIR Corporation has specialized in Russia travel for 30 years and offers a one-of-a-kind celebratory tour built around New Year’s Day in glorious St. Petersburg, with Moscow merrymaking, horsedrawn sleigh rides, and a visit to 12th century Suzdal. During your winter vacation in Russia, you can also attend a spectacular ballet performance at a renowned St. Petersburg theater, and visit some of the most breathtaking churches and historical monuments in the city.Read the full article on the Inspiration & Celebrations website.Read More


MIR Traveler Recounts Mongolian Explorer Memories in International Travel News

MIR Traveler Recounts Mongolian Explorer Memories in International Travel News

International Travel News featured a story from MIR traveler Jim Delmonte who shared his experiences on MIR’s small group tour Mongolian Explorer: The Gobi & Beyond with Naadam Festival, calling it “an exciting trip even for a seasoned traveler.” Jim noted the beautiful landscapes and hospitable Mongolian culture as highlights of his trip, and MIR’s choice of accommodations and “very good” Tour Manager were given shout-outs as well.Read the full story in the December 2017 edition of International Travel News. Subscribers to the online edition can also read the full story online on the International Travel News website.Read More


Global Traveler Touts Backstreets & Bazaars of Uzbekistan

Global Traveler Touts Backstreets & Bazaars of Uzbekistan

Global Traveler spotlighted Uzbek food and culture in a recent article about MIR’s Backstreets & Bazaars of Uzbekistan small group tour, inviting readers to “take a tasty 10-day culinary tour…this spring, and celebrate Navruz, the Uzbek New Year.”Offered by Seattle-based MIR Corporation (specialists in tourism to Russia and surrounding countries and twice voted one of National Geographic Adventure’s Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth), the tour takes in the three celebrated Silk Road oases of Bukhara, Khiva and Samarkand.Among some of the tour’s highlights featured in the article are an exploration of “the ancient city of Khiva and its Old Town, a UNESCO-listed area replete with minarets, cobblestone streets and the Kunya Ark…time at Siab Bazaar for a master class in cooking the popular dish known as plov; [and] Urgut and its renowned crafts market, with attendance at a buzkashi match — a Central Asian sport involving tests of strengthaaaRead More