Field Notes: Connecting People From Afar – Turkmenistan, Georgia, Russia

Field Notes: Connecting People From Afar – Turkmenistan, Georgia, Russia

For 35 years, MIR, whose name means peace and world in Russian, has had a singular purpose: connecting people through travel in destinations farther from the familiar. We know from traveler feedback, and as travelers ourselves, that what’s most memorable about a journey is the people you meet along the way—the guides, drivers, tour managers, behind-the-scene coordinators, local villagers in the bazaars, the friendly restaurant wait staff, the families who invite you in to share a meal…While we can only connect from afar at this time, our teams in our affiliated offices in Siberia, Western Russia, Central Asia, the South Caucasus, and Ukraine together with our network of partners spread from Tbilisi to Tallinn to Tirana are doing their best to stay in good health and stay connected as we all look ahead to the future.We hope you enjoy learning about how MIR people in the field are spending theiraaaRead More


MIR in the News: Rachael Ray Every Day, AFAR, Red Tricycle, Luxury Travel Magazine, and more

MIR in the News: Rachael Ray Every Day, AFAR, Red Tricycle, Luxury Travel Magazine, and more

As experts in travel to Central Asia, Russia, Mongolia and beyond, it's always gratifying when word of our tours and destinations is noticed and shared. Here are some of MIR’s recent mentions in the press. Read More



MIR Corporation Announces Epicurean Adventure Across Georgia’s Wine Country

MIR Corporation Announces Epicurean Adventure Across Georgia’s Wine Country

SEATTLE, WA -- Explore the little-known country of Georgia on a culinary and cultural caravan that traverses a land where deeply-held traditions are passed down through generations around the dinner table. In the company of an ethnologist and winemaker, MIR Corporation guests will meet artisans, monks, chefs and winemakers on a 14-day tour as they discover the history and living traditions of Georgia. Taste your way from the mountains to the sea on MIR's new small group journey, "A Taste of Georgia: Wine, Cuisine & Culture" on October 5-18, 2014. For more information, visit http://www.mircorp.com/trip/taste-of-georgia-wine-cuisine-culture/. Read More


MIR Corporation Unveils First-time Culinary Tours in Georgia and Russia

MIR Corporation Unveils First-time Culinary Tours in Georgia and Russia

SEATTLE, WA -- MIR Corporation is thrilled to announce two unprecedented culinary tours to Russia and the Republic of Georgia. The A Chronicle of Russian Cuisine & Culture tour, led by a passionate local foodie, allows guests to eat their way through Moscow and St. Petersburg, visiting definitive cultural sites, and meeting famous chefs for hands-on cooking classes. A Taste of Georgia: Wine, Cuisine & Culture traverses a country of lush valleys and heart-stopping mountain vistas alongside an organic winemaker and a Georgian ethnologist. 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



Amazing Experiences You Can Only Have in Georgia

Amazing Experiences You Can Only Have in Georgia

The bounteous country of Georgia in the South Caucasus is a heaven-on-earth kind of place. Georgia has everything a traveler could want. Now is the best time to travel to the Republic of Georgia. It’s gaining steam as a must-see destination thanks to an ever-expanding list of travel expert recommendations and acclaim. Go see it for yourself before this under-the-radar destination hits the big time. Check out this list of 5 wonderful experiences you can have in the gorgeous and welcoming country of Georgia. Read More


Award-Winning Writer (and MIR Tour Host) Authors New Pocket Guide on Delicious Georgian Breads

Award-Winning Writer (and MIR Tour Host) Authors New Pocket Guide on Delicious Georgian Breads

Travel and food writer Carla Capalbo has published the first of a planned series of lightweight, small, pocket-style guides on Georgian food and wine. Perfect for carrying in a pocket or daypack, these little guides are available in Georgia as well as in the U.S. In Georgian Khachapuri & Filled Breads, she introduces 10 of Georgia’s most delicious breads from different regions of the country. Carla has worked hard to make her recipes accessible to anyone, even if the exact ingredients can’t be found. Preparing and baking a few of these recipes is almost as good as being in Georgia – almost. 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