Articles by Alex Resnik

Albanian Shipwreck Filled With 2,000-Year-Old Wine Jars

Albanian Shipwreck Filled With 2,000-Year-Old Wine Jars August 30, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
Fancy stumbling across two-thousand-year-old wine jars, only to discover that the sweet libation within is no more. That’s what happened to a US-Albanian archaeological team working off the coast of Albania this week when they came across an ancient shipwreck (via SFGate). The team believes that the...

Forget Flying: Take the Train From New York to London

Forget Flying: Take the Train From New York to London August 29, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
New York to London in three weeks? Hey, it beats around the world in 80 days, and the proposed rail line would offer up an equal dose of steampunk allure, without suspending yourself hundreds of feet in the air with a fireball directly above your head. Russian officials have recently started ferrophiles...

Kate Winslet Escapes Fire at Richard Branson’s Private Island

Kate Winslet Escapes Fire at Richard Branson’s Private Island August 29, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
Cool, sexy, and rich, he may have classy air travel down and might even bring space travel to the masses, but Sir Richard Branson is still susceptible to the elements. On Monday, August 22, Branson’s Great House on his private Necker Island, which he rents out as an ultra-luxury hotel, burned to the...

Emerging Bike Capital: Bogotá

Emerging Bike Capital: Bogotá August 23, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
Think of bike-friendly cities and the list might include many European, and possibly some North American metropolises. But a developing South American capital? According to Treehugger, over the past ten years the city of Bogotá, Colombia has quietly invested in its bicycle transportation infrastructure....

China Subway Takes Commute From Boring to Kick-Ass

China Subway Takes Commute From Boring to Kick-Ass August 22, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
If you or somebody you know has ever been waiting for the evening train home for more than, say, ten minutes, you’ve probably been stricken by a condition that affects millions of commuters every day: boredom. Symptoms of boredom include an urge to pace back and forth, a blank, glassy stare, and...

Trapped for 17 Hours in a Gondola? Could Be Worse

Trapped for 17 Hours in a Gondola? Could Be Worse August 22, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
Add another story to the annals of claustrophobic nightmares: 20 people trapped overnight in a gondola suspended 330 feet in the air. The gondola was headed up Tegelberg Mountain in southern Germany, within sight of Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany’s most famous fairytale castle. Image: Márcio Cabral...

Vigilante Baltic Mayor Crushes Cars for Sport

Vigilante Baltic Mayor Crushes Cars for Sport August 12, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
It’s never a good idea to get tanked while driving around town, but that’s exactly what happened to one unfortunate driver in the city of Vilnius, Lithuania who decided to park in the bike lane. To the city’s mayor Arturas Zuokas, an avid bicyclist, this was nothing short of heresy, and he’d...

Pisa Mayor Boldly Takes On Mildly Offensive Non-Issue

Pisa Mayor Boldly Takes On Mildly Offensive Non-Issue August 11, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
Instead of dealing with more pressing issues – like, oh say, actually straightening his ponderous tower – the mayor of Pisa, Italy is up in arms over mildly pornographic souvenirs being hawked to tourists by street vendors in his fair city. And, watch out, ‘cus according to the Daily Mail he’s...

Nerd Alert! Newest Trend in Travel: Drainspotting

Nerd Alert! Newest Trend in Travel: Drainspotting August 10, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
Where there are dorks, there will be dorky reasons to travel. Geocaching, comic-cons, Star Trek conventions? Pffff, soooo Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. This year’s hottest trend for geeky pilgrims: not trainspotting, drainspotting. What’s drainspotting? Much like trainspotting – a hobby...

Twenty-five Percent of California State Parks Set to Close

Twenty-five Percent of California State Parks Set to Close August 5, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
We here at NileGuide HQ like to think of ourselves as the outdoorsy type. We are, after all, Northern California natives who jump at every opportunity to get out into the wild. With all of our region’s rich natural diversity, there’s no telling where you might find us next. Maybe we’re camping...