Republic of Dance: Passing It On in Signagi, Georgia (Video)

Republic of Dance: Passing It On in Signagi, Georgia (Video)

Signagi’s a small town – only 3,000 people live here – but it’s a powerhouse. This is a region where wine grapes flourish, wine-makers depend on traditional methods, and artists breathe new life into ancient Georgian songs and dances. Read More


MIR’s 30 Years: Overland Expeditions – Running Through Russia and Beyond (VIDEO)

MIR’s 30 Years: Overland Expeditions – Running Through Russia and Beyond (VIDEO)

MIR is known for its imaginative overland expeditions, including one of its most complex: on foot, more than 15,000 miles, in 16 countries in 95 days – with the runners' goal to raise awareness and money for safer, cleaner water. Read More


MIR’s 30 Years: Overland Expeditions – Driving Siberia and Beyond (VIDEO)

MIR’s 30 Years: Overland Expeditions – Driving Siberia and Beyond (VIDEO)

One of MIR’s favorite – as well as challenging –- overland expeditions in its 30-year history: driving Siberia and beyond in a 1928 Plymouth Roadster. MIR's president and co-founder, Douglas Grimes, recalls the many creative "out-of-the-box" solutions that led to the group's automotive success. Read More


The Castles of Transylvania: Bran Castle and Peles Castle

The Castles of Transylvania: Bran Castle and Peles Castle

Castles in the Transylvania region of Romania are already high on the imagination quotient, especially in places where everyone has read Bram Stoker’s Dracula, or seen one of the dozens of movies made about the sinister count. In other places, Transylvania is simply a historical region in central Romania. The Romanians called it Ardeal. Bordered on three sides by mountains, it’s a beautiful place. Here in Transylvania are two famous castles that fire the imagination, Bran Castle in Brasov, and Peles Castle in Sinaia (which is technically 31 miles from Transylvania, but close enough). Read More



MIR’s 30 Years: Handcrafted Journeys – Making MIR Movies (VIDEO)

MIR’s 30 Years: Handcrafted Journeys – Making MIR Movies (VIDEO)

Think of MIR as an executive producer of clients’ unique and challenging “travel movies." For 30 years MIR has been helping people imagine the "screenplays" of their travel dreams, and turning them into reality. Read More


MIR’s 30 Years: Epic Journeys – Ultimate Dream Trips (VIDEO)

MIR’s 30 Years: Epic Journeys – Ultimate Dream Trips (VIDEO)

Handcrafted, epic journeys are the heart of MIR. President Douglas Grimes shares one Canadian family's adventurous overland expeditions, from Siberia to Central Asia. Their travels truly are the "ultimate dream trip." Read More


MIR’s 30 Years: Back in the U.S.S.R. (VIDEO)

MIR’s 30 Years: Back in the U.S.S.R. (VIDEO)

A look at MIR’s first 1980s pioneering tours to the U.S.S.R., and a fateful decision after the 1991 Soviet coup: should MIR quit, or adapt? Read More