MIR Corporation Wins Gold and Silver Travel Weekly Magellan Awards

MIR Corporation Wins Gold and Silver Travel Weekly Magellan Awards

SEATTLE, WA — MIR Corporation, a Seattle-based travel company specializing in culturally immersive journeys to Central Asia, Russia and neighboring countries, is thrilled to announce that it is the recipient of Travel Weekly’s 2014 Gold Magellan Award for its new website and the 2014 Silver Magellan Award for its 2014 catalog. Travel Weekly receives entries from top travel organizations and professionals worldwide, and being selected a winner is a tremendous achievement within the travel industry. Winners will be highlighted in the October 20th issue of Travel Weekly. For more information, call 800-424-7289 or visit http://www.mircorp.com. “We’ve spent years developing and designing our new website, which launched in early 2014,” said MIR Corporation President Douglas Grimes. “To be honored with Travel Weekly’s 2014 Gold Magellan Award for our website is a great acknowledgment of the hard work our team put into the new site. Winning a Silver Magellan Award for ouraaaRead More


National Geographic Traveler Honors MIR’s “Inside the Russian Space Program” Tour

National Geographic Traveler Honors MIR’s “Inside the Russian Space Program” Tour

SEATTLE, WA - Award-winning Russia tour specialist, MIR Corporation, is thrilled to announce that its Inside the Russian Space Program tour has been selected as one of National Geographic Traveler magazine's 2012 50 Tours of a Lifetime, and will be featured in the May 2012 issue as well as listed on a special Tours of a Lifetime landing page. The 10-day tour, offered only once in 2012, allows travelers to witness both the manned launch of the Soyuz spacecraft on its way to relieve the crew of the International Space Station and the live docking of the Soyuz at Mission Control Center in Moscow. Read More


New MIR Trip Honored as “Tour of a Lifetime”

New MIR Trip Honored as “Tour of a Lifetime”

SEATTLE, WA -- Once again, National Geographic Traveler has honored a MIR tour: the new Eastern Turkey & Georgia: Legacy of Empire is featured as a "Tour of a Lifetime" in their May/June2011 issue. The editorial team was looking for 2011's "most authentic, most innovative, most immersive, best-guided, and most sustainable tours." The unique Eastern Turkey & Georgia: Legacy of Empire itinerary fills the bill. Read More


Travel to Belarus, Ukraine & Moldova: An In-depth Study of Three Unsung Countries & Transdniester

Travel to Belarus, Ukraine & Moldova: An In-depth Study of Three Unsung Countries & Transdniester

Belarus, Ukraine, and Moldova are three of the least familiar countries in Europe. Belarus is a great place to catch a glimpse of the old Soviet Union, if you didn’t get a chance to visit before its demise. Ukraine, although bigger than either France or Germany, is much less frequented and more unspoiled. Moldova, in spite of its growing reputation as prime wine country, remains one of the most neglected countries in Europe. MIR’s small group tour, Belarus, Ukraine & Moldova, gathers these three countries into one 13-day itinerary, a trip that was once pronounced a “Tour of a Lifetime” by National Geographic Traveler. Read More


4 Marvels of Moldova: Wine Country and Time Capsules

4 Marvels of Moldova: Wine Country and Time Capsules

Moldova, in spite of its growing reputation as prime wine country, remains one of the least-visited countries in Europe. Moldovans have imbibed a Slavic way of enjoying life, which shows up especially in the increasingly hip capital, Chisinau. Moldova remains in a more relaxed, simpler time and place. Here are four of the little-known highlights that intrepid travelers deserve to experience. Read More


4 Must-See Places in Belarus: Soviet Nostalgia and Chagall

4 Must-See Places in Belarus: Soviet Nostalgia and Chagall

Belarus is a country of wooden houses, factories, forests, and farmland where time slowed drastically after the devastation of WWII. If you didn’t get a chance to visit the Soviet Union before its demise, Belarus is the place to catch a glimpse of it. Read More