MIR Receives Two Magellan Awards from Travel Weekly

MIR Receives Two Magellan Awards from Travel Weekly

MIR is proud to share some pretty exciting news – our new website, launched just this year, has been awarded a Travel Weekly Gold Magellan Award, the premier award given by the travel industry to professionals. The 2014 catalog netted a Silver Award as well. Read More


Whistle-Stop History of the Trans-Siberian Railway

Whistle-Stop History of the Trans-Siberian Railway

They go hand-in-hand, the phrase “journey of a lifetime,” and the Trans-Siberian Railway. It's a legendary journey born out of books, movies, history and imagination, with unforgettable stops along the way. Read More


MIR in the News: Articles about MIR’s tours to Russia, Central Asia, China, Poland, Bulgaria and Romania

MIR in the News: Articles about MIR’s tours to Russia, Central Asia, China, Poland, Bulgaria and Romania

It's always nice when notable publications share news about our tours and destinations. Here are some of MIR's recent mentions in the press Read More


GO UNESCO: New Sites for 2014

GO UNESCO: New Sites for 2014

In 1978, a newly-formed UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) named the first 12 World Heritage Sites. On June 25, 2014, as the 38th session of the World Heritage Committee ended, the number of protected sites hit – and passed – the 1,000 mark. This year 26 new sites were named to the list. Five of them are in MIR’s destination countries. Read More



Chinese New Year: Year of the Horse

Chinese New Year: Year of the Horse

Good fortune comes to those born in the “Year of the Horse.” So says the Chinese calendar with its 12 revolving signs of the zodiac, each one reigning for a year. In 2014, it’s the horse that’s taking the reins as Chinese New Year welcomed the "Year of the Horse" on January 31st. And what a great sign to be born under: these horses we ride, take into battle, and love as our best four-legged friends. 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