Finding Your Roots with MIR: Spotlight on Ancestry Travel

Finding Your Roots with MIR: Spotlight on Ancestry Travel

On the Travel Channel blog, writer and family travel expert Erin Gifford tells us, “Ancestry Travel is a Thing, You Should Try It.” In the article, Gifford gives us a special shout-out as an expert in arranging custom itineraries for Jewish people seeking their lost families in Eastern Europe. Read More


Return from Auschwitz: MIR Travelers and Holocaust Artifacts

Return from Auschwitz: MIR Travelers and Holocaust Artifacts

In July 2015, MIR organized and operated a custom tour to Jewish heritage sites for Seattle's Holocaust Center for Humanity. The tour, led by MIR's Joanna Millick, took travelers to the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp, where earlier this year, 14 artifacts on loan from the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum were carefully packed and shipped to Seattle to take their places among the exhibits at Seattle’s new Holocaust Museum, which opened in October 2015. The list of everyday objects includes... Read More


Travel Your Way: A Book of Tips from an Independent Traveler

Travel Your Way: A Book of Tips from an Independent Traveler

MIR traveler Bob Bauer has some tips for you. A whole book full of them, as a matter of fact. In his 2015 book, Travel Your Way, he passes on his knowledge about how to travel as independently as possible. If you would like to read his book of tips, Bob has offered MIR and our clients a link to download his book, Travel Your Way, for free via Smashwords.com. Read More


Traveling with Teens and Young Adults: An Active Adventure through Europe and the Balkans

Traveling with Teens and Young Adults: An Active Adventure through Europe and the Balkans

The request was for a trip to unusual places guaranteed to wear out the client's energetic early-twenties grandsons. It had to be packed with continuous adventures, one after the other, with enough time in between for cold beers. Read More


Family Fun in Poland: Activities for Children of All Ages

Family Fun in Poland: Activities for Children of All Ages

It’s hard to find a country more inspiring than Poland. Little over two decades after regaining its independence, Poland has become one of the powerhouses of Europe. With more than two decades of travel experience in Poland, MIR is an expert at crafting tours to Poland for those of any age or interests. Traveling to Poland with kids and looking for an itinerary the children will enjoy? Here are some of my expert tips... Read More


Russia End to End: 5 Ways to Experience the Biggest Country on Earth

Russia End to End: 5 Ways to Experience the Biggest Country on Earth

Russia is a huge country – 11 time zones from the tip of Kaliningrad to the tail of Chukotka. In contrast, the U.S. can claim six time zones, and then only if it counts Alaska and Hawaii. Within Russia’s cities and rural areas live more than 141 million people, as different from each other as New Yorkers are from Californians. Now is a great time to explore the 17.1 million square kilometers of Russia ­– and who better to explore it with than MIR? With over 25 years of experience leading travelers across Russia, we know our way around. However you want to cross the vast terrain, MIR has the unmatched logistics experience and destination expertise to show you Russia on an itinerary tailored to your timeline and interests. Read More