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 Announces Special Offers on A Winter Tour to Russia and A Tour Along the Trans-Siberian Railroad

MIR Announces Special Offers on A Winter Tour to Russia and A Tour Along the Trans-Siberian Railroad

SEATTLE, WA -- Experience the splendor of a Russian winter for less with MIR Corporation, a US-based tour operator that has been taking travelers to Russia for over 20 years. MIR is offering two ways to save on a winter tour to Russia this season: 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


Winter and Holiday Tour Extravaganza in Russia, Poland, and Central Europe

Winter and Holiday Tour Extravaganza in Russia, Poland, and Central Europe

Ever considered traveling to unconventional places during an unconventional season? It's time you did: both Russia and Poland are at their most regal in winter under a blanket of fresh snow, and other travelers are few. Read More


5 Favorite Sites on Olkhon Island, Lake Baikal’s Biggest Island

5 Favorite Sites on Olkhon Island, Lake Baikal’s Biggest Island

Lake Baikal in south Siberia stands out from all other lakes on earth: it’s the deepest and the oldest lake in the world. The lake’s biggest island, Olkhon, stands out as well. Shrouded in lore and legend, the island has been spiritually important to the people of the region for hundreds of years and is incredibly beautiful, too. Set in a peculiar rain shadow, it has more sunny days than the Black Sea coast. Here are five of our favorite ways to experience the outstanding natural and cultural beauty of Olkhon Island. Read More


Taste the World In One Spot at The Depot in Moscow

Taste the World In One Spot at The Depot in Moscow

John Seckel is a long-time director of MIR’s affiliated Moscow office. Originally from Wisconsin, John has made his home in Moscow for more than 20 years, and never has he seen a place that made him forget just for a moment that he was in Russia – until now. A new food hall and market has opened in a former tram depot that lets you taste foods from all over the world in one spot. Read More


MIR in the News: Conde Nast Traveler, Vancouver Sun, Sunshine Coast Daily, and more

MIR in the News: Conde Nast Traveler, Vancouver Sun, Sunshine Coast Daily, 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


Moscow Transformed: 4 Reasons Why Now Is the Best Time to Travel There

Moscow Transformed: 4 Reasons Why Now Is the Best Time to Travel There

MIR co-founder and president, Doug Grimes, journeys overseas for months each year, looking for new experiences in favorite old places and updating itineraries to bring you the best of the best in MIR’s slice of the globe. He recently returned from Moscow and reported that it has gone through a major transformation over the last three or four years. Because of all the recent updates, he suggests travelers spend a few extra days in Moscow to really take in the city and all its beautiful architecture, pedestrian streets, cool restaurants, museums and cultural events. Here are four recent changes that have given Moscow a different look and feel today, and make the city a fabulous place to explore. Read More


Why Is Yakutsk, One of the Coldest Cities on Earth, the Next Hot Destination?

Why Is Yakutsk, One of the Coldest Cities on Earth, the Next Hot Destination?

Yakutsk is one of the coldest big cities on earth – so cold it’s entirely built on permafrost. Most of its buildings are on pylons or stilts, made of wood or concrete, so they won’t melt the permafrost. Lisa Peterson, MIR Private Journeys Specialist, traveled to this land of extremes on a summer trip. She knew it would be a lark, but it also turned out to be seriously cool. Read More


Six Reasons a Three-Year Multi-Entry Russian Visa is Right for You

Six Reasons a Three-Year Multi-Entry Russian Visa is Right for You

A little gets you a lot when it comes to Russian visas, but a little more gets you a lot more when it comes to a unique visa that not everyone knows about – the best-value, extremely generous, three-year validity, multi-entry, stay half-a-year-at-a-time visa that the Russian Embassy currently offers. Interested? Here’s what you need to know… Read More