Articles by Alex Resnik

NileGuide Exclusive: How the World Hails Halloween

NileGuide Exclusive: How the World Hails Halloween October 27, 2010 | Around the World, Local Insight | Read More
Ghost towns, pirates, and abandoned places spooky enough to even give Casper a scare: yeah, here at NileGuide we’re pretty much all about Halloween. It should be no surprise, then, that our Local Experts — eyes and ears on the ground in cities across the travelsphere (otherwise known as...

Travel Like a Local: Be a $5 Culture Vulture

Travel Like a Local: Be a $5 Culture Vulture October 19, 2010 | Featured, Local Insight | Read More
Travelling is expensive. We know this, and we feel your pain. That’s why, for this week’s Local Expert Challenge, we asked our eyes and ears on the ground to tell us about cultural attractions in their destinations that a) had an entrance fee under $5 and b) were not free. Needless to say,...

Travel Like a Local: Catch a Train, Bus, Ferry, or Bike

Travel Like a Local: Catch a Train, Bus, Ferry, or Bike September 8, 2010 | Local Insight | Read More
It’s that time again when we challenge our worldwide network of Local Experts to give us their most specific, über-relevant on-the-ground travel advice. It’s the Local Expert Challenge! This week, they gave us the run-down on their cities’ public transportation options. Buses, metro systems,...

Travel Like a Local: Find the Places You’ve Never Heard Of

Travel Like a Local: Find the Places You’ve Never Heard Of August 20, 2010 | Around the World, Travel Tips | Read More
It’s that time again when we challenge our worldwide network of Local Experts to give us their most specific, über-relevant on-the-ground travel advice. It’s the Local Expert Challenge! This week, we challenged our experts to betray their local loyalties and spill the beans on some of their...

Get Around in Style – Great Metro Maps of the World

Get Around in Style – Great Metro Maps of the World August 5, 2010 | Around the World, Featured | Read More
Although it’ll definitely mark you as a tourist, there’s something about physically opening up a map that makes you feel like an explorer. A new city, drawn in easy-to-understand lines and colors, spreads out in front of you; it’s all there, if you care to find it. Nothing evokes this...

Travel Like a Local: What to Pack, What to Ditch for Amsterdam, Cancun, Jerusalem, Los Angeles…

Travel Like a Local: What to Pack, What to Ditch for Amsterdam, Cancun, Jerusalem, Los Angeles… July 28, 2010 | Around the World, Featured, Travel Tips | Read More
It’s time once again for our Local Expert Challenge! In our constant pursuit of specific, über-relevant on-the-ground travel advice, we’ve employed our worldwide network of Local Experts to guide you through new locales. This week, we challenged our Local Experts to tell us about packing for...

Danger! Festivals May Bite, Charge, Burn, or Kill You

Danger! Festivals May Bite, Charge, Burn, or Kill You July 22, 2010 | Around the World, Featured, Travel Safety | Read More
Here at NileGuide, we’re always looking for new ways to get the word out about what’s best to see and do. That’s why we’ve created our brand-new Events Map tool: it’s a pretty awesome way to create a personalized map displaying the events you’re most interested in...

Travel Like a Local: Supermarket Sweep for the World’s Best Snacks

Travel Like a Local: Supermarket Sweep for the World’s Best Snacks July 13, 2010 | Around the World, Featured, Local Insight | Read More
It’s that time once again to put our Local Experts to the test with our Local Expert Challenge! This week, we asked our experts on the ground to head to their local supermarkets from Perth to Prague and find some of their favorite exceptionally tasty, bizarrely regional, or particularly convenient...

From Absinthe to Lizard Wine: Lethal Alcoholic Elixirs Around the World

From Absinthe to Lizard Wine: Lethal Alcoholic Elixirs Around the World July 3, 2010 | Around the World, Featured | Read More
It’s in a blogger’s nature and interest to tout a catchy title, and such is the nature of “Lethal Elixirs.” However, it’s also in this blogger’s nature to strain the most scintillating factoids and pieces of categorical knowledge from the interweb mainframe milieu. As such, consider the post...

Travel Like a Local: Sunsets in Bangkok, Istanbul, Rio, and More

Travel Like a Local: Sunsets in Bangkok, Istanbul, Rio, and More June 25, 2010 | Around the World, Local Insight, Photo Friday, Romantic | Read More
We’ve once again challenged our Local Experts to provide you, the blog peruser, with über-specific travel content, this time in the form of sunset snapshots from their destinations. The results were stunning, and we were quite frankly surprised by some of our experts’ photography skills. Before...