5 New UNESCO World Heritage Sites to Add to Your 2020 Bucket List

5 New UNESCO World Heritage Sites to Add to Your 2020 Bucket List

Each year, the UNESCO World Heritage Committee considers a new assortment of sites to add to its list of awe-inspiring places around the globe. These sites are carefully selected based on a strict set of criteria determining their cultural or natural significance and “outstanding universal value” to humanity. Some have been on the UNESCO Tentative List for years, waiting for their turn to shine. In 2019, the UNESCO committee added 29 new sites to its list, and significantly expanded an older one. Read More


Huge Discounts on 2014 Trans-Siberian Railway Tours

Huge Discounts on 2014 Trans-Siberian Railway Tours

SEATTLE, WA - MIR Corporation is offering 2013 pricing for early birds targeting 2014 travel on select eastbound Trans-Siberian Rail Journeys and Silk Road by Private Train tours aboard the Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express. Savings range from $1,000 per couple in Gold Class up to $7,800 per couple in an Imperial Suite, with higher per person savings available for singles. The tours must be booked before March 31, 2013. For more information, contact MIR at 800-424-7289. Read More


MIR Corporation Announces plans for the World Race Adventure

MIR Corporation Announces plans for the World Race Adventure

SEATTLE, WA -- MIR Corporation Announces plans for the World Race Adventure - This 'round-the-world' adventure rally may be right up there with being a civilian on a space shuttle. MIR Corporation, a US-based tour specialist in active and cultural travel to Russia, Central Asia and Eastern Europe, is offering John Q Public a chance to ride or participate from Beijing to Paris as part of World Race 2011 - New York to Paris. Read More


MIR Corporation’s custom journeys inspired by your travel dreams

MIR Corporation’s custom journeys inspired by your travel dreams

July 4th marked the end of the GlobeRiders’ 2008 World Tour, the fifth that MIR has facilitated for the motorcycle adventure company. This year they roared across seven countries in 53 days, from China to Germany. Starting their engines 300 kilometers outside of Beijing, the riders headed north through eastern China up to Russia’s Lake Baikal region, across the entire length of Siberia, and down the Volga to the Black Sea, where they boarded a ferry to Ukraine and rolled through the lowlands of Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia into Germany and the end of the tour. Read More


14 UNESCO World Traditions to Experience in 2019

14 UNESCO World Traditions to Experience in 2019

Every December since 2008, members of UNESCO’s cultural committee meet to decide which of the world’s cultural traditions will be honored for the previous year. This year, 31 traditions were recognized by UNESCO, and 14 of them are in MIR’s destinations. Read More




Hidden Hutongs: A Peek Into Old Beijing by Pedicab (VIDEO)

Hidden Hutongs: A Peek Into Old Beijing by Pedicab (VIDEO)

There’s far more to Beijing than the remnants of its grand imperial past or Chairman Mao’s legacy. Tucked away beneath the city’s most impressive attractions, one can still find a slice of real Chinese life in the hutongs, or narrow alleyways, that make up the heart of old Beijing. Here’s a glimpse of some of the sights and sounds you might find in Beijing’s vibrant hutong neighborhoods, seen from the backseat of a pedicab. Read More


6 Offbeat Destinations for Your Next Spring Adventure

6 Offbeat Destinations for Your Next Spring Adventure

Summertime may get all the glory, but why wait until then to set off on your next great adventure? Some of the world's most popular destinations are at their absolute best during the spring season: milder weather, beautiful locales awash in colorful blooms, and the start of outdoor fun and festivals get travelers and locals alike buzzing with excitement about the warmer months ahead. Ready to break free from the familiar this season? Here are six favorite off-the-beaten-path destinations sure to put a little spring in your step: Read More


MIR’s 30 Years: Overland Expeditions – Running Through Russia and Beyond (VIDEO)

MIR’s 30 Years: Overland Expeditions – Running Through Russia and Beyond (VIDEO)

MIR is known for its imaginative overland expeditions, including one of its most complex: on foot, more than 15,000 miles, in 16 countries in 95 days – with the runners' goal to raise awareness and money for safer, cleaner water. Read More