Legendary World Traveler Bill Altaffer Leads 2014 Baltics & Finland Tour

Legendary World Traveler Bill Altaffer Leads 2014 Baltics & Finland Tour

At last look, California’s Bill Altaffer is “#5 Most Traveled People," and just a few years ago was #1. Now this legendary world traveler is leading a 20-day tour organized through MIR of Finland, Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania in August 2014. Read More


The Longest Auto Race World Tour 2014: Gorilla Tape and Tie Wraps

The Longest Auto Race World Tour 2014: Gorilla Tape and Tie Wraps

On May 8, 2014, a small band of loyal enthusiasts set off on a once-in-a-lifetime around-the-world 69-day driving adventure that follows in the tire-tracks of George Schuster and the original Great Automobile Race of 1908. The route takes them across Japan and ferries them into Russia; from there they breeze through the northern Manchurian part of China, Siberia, the Baltics, Poland, Germany, Belgium, and France. Along the way they'll continue to send check-ins from the road. Read More





Russia’s Cosmonautics Day: Beyond the Stars

Russia’s Cosmonautics Day: Beyond the Stars

It’s not “Cosmonauts Day” as you might think, but “Cosmonautics,” which rhymes with “robotics” and “aeronautics.” They’re all appropriate words when it comes to Russia’s Yuri Gagarin and the world’s first manned space flight on April 12, 1961. Read More


Frequently Asked Questions: Naadam Festival

Frequently Asked Questions: Naadam Festival

Colorful traditions and fiercely competitive games of the 800-year-old Naadam Festival draw thousands worldwide each July to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Rooted in athletic challenges of Genghis Khan warriors, even today Mongolia's best are still tested in wrestling, archery, and horse-riding. Read More