President and co-founder of MIR, Douglas was inspired to grow the company after traveling to the Soviet Union in the mid-1980s on a goodwill exchange between members of the Soviet Olympic volleyball team and players of the sport from 11 U.S. states. He has made over 100 trips to our destinations and is a member of the Explorers Club. Whether exploring archaeological sites in Central Asia and the Caucasus or leading “Inside the Russian Space Program” tours to the Baikonur space launch site, Douglas’ trips have spanned MIR’s destinations since our inception in 1986. He shares his favorite memories from MIR’s 30 years of travel in our MIR in a Nutshell series.
Recent travels include Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Russia, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Kazakhstan.
PUBLISHED: May 16, 2012