Travel to Turkey: 6 Must-See Historic Highlights in Eastern Turkey

Travel to Turkey: 6 Must-See Historic Highlights in Eastern Turkey

Eastern Turkey in Anatolia offers an authentic experience: down-home Turkish hospitality and cuisine, farmers, villages, and ancient archaeological sites. Read More


Turkey’s “Green” Bursa, First Ottoman Capital

Turkey’s “Green” Bursa, First Ottoman Capital

Newly listed in 2014 as UNESCO World Heritage sites, the Turkish city of Bursa and nearby ancient town of Cumulikizik are noted for their significance in world civilization. Bursa was the Ottoman Empire's first capital, while Cumulikizik today is a well-preserved outdoor ethnographic museum. Read More



8 Must-See Places in Central and East Europe: Hot Spots in Poland, Ukraine, Moldova, Bulgaria and More

8 Must-See Places in Central and East Europe: Hot Spots in Poland, Ukraine, Moldova, Bulgaria and More

Changing with every moment that goes by, the hip and historic countries of Central and East Europe should be visited now before they are fully and irretrievably “discovered”... but where to start? Born and raised in Poland, MIR’s Director of Sales Joanna Millick has traveled all over Central and East Europe. Here are some of her personal favorite places. Read More


3 Reasons to Love Croatia

3 Reasons to Love Croatia

It’s a hard heart that doesn’t fall in love with Croatia at first sight. It’s easy to visit this country for what you think will be a few days, but you end up staying weeks and even months in what has become one of the top travel destinations in the world, lush with natural beauty, sandy beaches and emerald waters, historic hilltowns with swashbuckling backstories, and 10 UNESCO World Heritage Sites.  Here are just three reasons – so many more – why so many are captivated by Croatia. Read More



Georgia On My Mind

Georgia On My Mind

A proud independent spirit, a long tradition of lavish hospitality and an abundance of Nature’s gifts combine to make the Georgian people fabulous hosts, imaginative chefs, creative artists and open-hearted friends. Where else in the world can you... Read More



Spiritual & National Roots of Mongolia’s Naadam Festival

Spiritual & National Roots of Mongolia’s Naadam Festival

Mongolia’s colorful Naadam Festival in July is an annual celebration of athletic prowess, strength, and stamina dating to the times of warrior Genghis Khan. Beyond a joyful celebration, Naadam is rooted in shamanism and Buddhism, and now reflects a Mongolian national revival of cultural identity. 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