Top 10 destinations of 2012 Dec31

Top 10 destinations ...

GTH editors and writers look back at our travels and journeys this past year to reminisce, reflect and choose our top ten destinations and experiences. While it’s true that 2012 was our first year in publication, there was no shortage of great travel adventures. Some our top picks have...

Narita, Japan in a day Nov26

Narita, Japan in a d...

Flights out of Tokyo airports heading to the US and Canada depart during all hours of the day and evening. Organized tours normally offer travelers free time without any scheduled sightseeing, often dropping them off near the Narita airport. Hidden within this unscheduled time is the potential...

Temecula celebrates California Wine Month Aug07

Temecula celebrates ...

With summer coming to an end, and fall just around the corner, celebrations are starting to fill up the calendar. September marks California Wine Month. The go to destination in Southern California for this annual festival is Temecula Valley, so if the idea of a month of wine gets your blood...

Culture and Cuisine in Chiang Mai Aug12

Culture and Cuisine ...

Pride Travel’s CEO Marc Kassouf explores a temple and tastes northern Thai food in Chiang Mai. Outside the hustle and bustle of Bangkok, Thailand’s capital city, lies Chiang Mai, a more relaxed region to the North. Popular for its eco-tourism, Chiang Mai offers a variety of culinary and...

Strolling Through Europe’s Christmas Markets Jun22

Strolling Through Europe’s Christmas Markets

The unique Christmas markets of Germany, Austria and Luxembourg. Europe’s Christmas markets are winter wonderlands waiting to be explored — sometimes, more than a hundred booths are set up in the town square. With the smell of gluhwein (mulled wine) and gingerbread in the air and the sight of Christmas lights twinkling and reflecting off tree ornaments, which create a kaleidoscope of colors, it’s easy to lose yourself. Toys and gifts of all kinds decorate the stalls and delight the senses. In my experience, some of the most remarkable markets are found in Germany, Austria and Luxembourg. Nuremberg, Germany Nuremberg’s Christmas...

The Castles and Charm of Coburg May23

The Castles and Char...

Bavaria’s Coburg is rich in royal history, unique attractions and much more. At first glance, Coburg appears to be a typical charming German town with attractive castles and landmarks neatly snuggled along Bavaria’s Castle Road and Toy Road routes. With a little research and planning,...

Eco-Adventures in Thailand’s North Mar14

Eco-Adventures in Th...

Pride Travel’s CEO Marc Kassouf uncovers tiger preserves and elephant camps in Chiang Mai. Trekking in northern Thailand is ideal for peak, shoulder and off-season travel due to much cooler weather than in Bangkok or the south. Ecotourism options abound, with many options for your clients...

24 Hours in Kingston Jan20

24 Hours in Kingston

Canada’s former capital offers hidden history and heritage. Just two hours from either Toronto or Ottawa by VIA Rail train, the city of Kingston, Ontario, is a treasure trove of historic landmarks and picturesque Victorian heritage homes. Clients should start their sightseeing with a tour of...

24 Hours in Seoul Jan14

24 Hours in Seoul

A cultural and culinary kaleidoscope awaits travelers in Seoul, South Korea. From the moment clients land in Seoul’s Incheon International Airport, the tone for pleasant surprises throughout their trip is set. Even the airport is a menagerie of well-thought-out conveniences where ample amenities for business and leisure travelers can be found. Highlights include beautiful lounges; massage shops to relieve travel stress; global food offerings; shops galore; a museum and cultural heritage center; and even hotels located inside the airport. The same degree of travel-friendly options continues when clients leave the airport and head for...

Day Tripping In Narita Nov15

Day Tripping In Nari...

Narita, Japan, proves to be much more than a layover spot for Pride Travel owner and CEO Marc Kassouf. Flights heading to the U.S. out of Tokyo’s Narita International Airport depart during all hours of the day and evening, and tour operators tend to offer travelers ample free time at or...