Foreign Correspondence column features MIR founder
John Borsden, longtime travel editor of The Charlotte Observer, caught MIR founder and president Douglas Grimes between overseas trips for an informal Q&A this May. In Borsden’s nationally distributed Foreign Correspondence column, Grimes spoke candidly about his own travels (myriad), the best time to visit Siberia (summer), the impact on travel of the Russia–Ukraine hostilities (not so good), and one of his favorite countries (Georgia).
The consummate traveler, Doug continues to visit MIR’s unusual destinations time and time again. For example, he has traveled up and down the South Caucasus country of Georgia – one of his favorite places to visit, as he says in the article – at least 11 times since 2000. He plans to visit again soon, feasting and toasting with old friends there and seeking out new opportunities for travelers to enjoy the culture and the spectacular scenery.
You can read the full article on The Charlotte Observer website.
To read more travel tips and insider info from Doug, check out the “Postcard from Doug” series on our blog.
(Top photo: Doug and friends John Wurdeman and Ia Tabagari outside the Pheasant’s Tears Winery in Signagi, Georgia. Photo credit: Douglas Grimes)
PUBLISHED: May 14, 2015