I’ve had the travel bug ever since my first summer job during college— escorting tour groups around Europe to evaluate them for my parents’ travel company. When I retired from the paper business ten years ago I set out on a journey to find the 100 most fun places to be in the world, and research the best time to experience them. The challenge of unearthing the world’s greatest events—from the Opera Ball in Vienna to the Calgary Stampede—led me to write a guidebook, and with its publication in 1999, The Fun Also Rises launched what has become PulseGuides publishing.
The success of The Fun Also Rises, named after Ernest Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises, which helped popularize what has become perhaps the most thrilling party on earth (Pamplona’s Fiesta de San Fermín, also known as the Running of the Bulls), persuaded me that there were others who shared my interest in a different approach to travel. Guidebooks were neither informative nor exciting enough to capture peak experiences—whether for world-class events or just a night on the town.
Our goal is to provide extraordinary guides for extraordinary travelers. You should expect nothing less.
The Fun Seeker’s North America, the 2nd edition of The Fun Also Rises, remains the definitive guide to the world’s greatest festivals and events. I’ve left no stone unturned, making it easy for travelers to get the most out of these amazing experiences.
Night+Day, the urbanista series from PulseGuides, is for Gen-Xers to Zoomers (Boomers with a zest for life), who know that if one wants to truly experience a city, the night is as important as the day. Night+Day guides present the best that a city has to offer—hotels, restaurants, nightlife and attractions that are exciting without being stuffy—in a totally new format.
Greenline Historical Travel Series began with publication of The 25 Best World War II Sites: Pacific Theater in 2002 and was followed by The 25 Essential World War II Sites: European Theater, The 25 Best Civil War Sites, and Colonial America and the American Revolution: The 25 Best Sites. Each of these are unique, all-encompassing guides for the casual traveler or dedicated history enthusiast going to (or just interested in) these monumental places.
Wishing you extraordinary times,
Alan S. Davis
Publisher and Executive Editor
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