Gay travel websites are all over the board these days: either dull reviews with no pizzazz, or some random dude telling us how he came back from his desert retreat with a sunburned testicle. Travel journalism must be balanced and useful for the reader: reading through a guy’s tale of hooking up with a hunky bus driver in Shadrinsk, Russia, while interesting, may not help you plan your trip. Great travel mediums balance the alluring stories with useful information, resources and tips.
Enter Gay Travel Herald, our take on world travel as seen through a gay man’s eyes. GayTravelHerald.com is an online travel magazine blog featuring experiential narratives, detailed service articles, and playful quips. Stories range from full-length features to shorter pieces and recurring columns. Our focus is the full spectrum of travel, from a gay perspective, and we strive to include content of interest to gay couples.
Nathan DePetris owns Pride Travel, an agency specializing in customized gay vacations. He also represents the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association in the USA as its Ambassador, chaired the southern California Young Professional Society committee and sat on the national YPS committee for the American Society of Travel Agents. Nathan has sailed on over four dozen cruises and traveled to almost 40 countries. He holds several industry certifications, most notably by the Cruise Line Industry Association, the Travel Institute and multiple destination visitors’ bureaus in the Americas, Asia, Africa and Europe. Oh, and he has firsthand experience at being Gay, too!
Marc Kassouf lived on four continents, has traveled to over three dozen countries, and sailed on more than sixty cruises. He owns Pride Travel with Nathan and publishes award-winning travel articles and instructive guides for consumers and other travel agents on destinations, hotels, cruises, and insurance. His online portfolio of published work can be found at www.wanderlustjournal.com.
Gay Travel Herald is a proud member of the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association. Membership for individual consumers is free and provides access to information and gay travel products and services. If you’re a business and would like to join IGLTA, please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have about our experiences.