Baja Travel Destinat...

Villa Del Palmar Loreto is the hub of an ecologically sustainable Baja travel destination I can’t remember the last time I saw stars shining this bright; even the Milky Way is glowing to the naked eye. When my eyes drift back down to earth, I notice the walkways lit with lamps a few inches...

Canada’s Eastern Gay Capitals Jan15

Canada’s Eastern Gay Capitals

Travelers will find the Canadian capitals offer big-city and small-town delights. Story By Marc Kassouf • Photography By S. Nathan DePetris Along Canada’s coast, the cosmopolitan capitals of Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa beckon to gay and lesbian travelers and provide communities rich with heritage, culture, attractions and nightlife. It’s no wonder that the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association (www.iglta.com) counts dozen of hotels and even cities themselves as members. TORONTO • Gay Pride & Events Pride Toronto has grown in size and popularity. With over one million attendees, Toronto’s Pride festival and parade...

Two Retreat Hotels i...

Pride Travel’s CEO Marc Kassouf discovers the Rarinjinda Wellness Spa Resort and Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi. Nothing can prepare first-time visitors to Thailand for the intricate touches and attention to detail that permeates every aspect of the country’s hotel industry. Visitors often...

Riu Emerald Bay Mazatlan

All-inclusive Riu Emerald Bay Mazatlan is a large-scale family resort that knows how to pack in value. Clients looking for good food and excellent accommodations at affordable prices need look no further than the Riu Emerald Bay in Mazatlan, Mexico. Not only is the 716-room property on Playa Las Brujas family-friendly, but it is also very popular with locals — occupancy typically hovers well above 90 percent. “What makes Riu Emerald Bay unique is the warmth and personalized service from our staff,” said sales manager Fernando Del Toro. “Riu Emerald Bay is the newest and most spectacular hotel in Mazatlan.” Due to its architecture,...