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Stuff We Like: Lego-Compatible iPhone Case from Smallworks

Stuff We Like: Lego-Compatible iPhone Case from Smallworks January 10, 2011 | Gear Guide | Read More
… And the reasons we like it: It protects the iPhone. It looks awesome. You* can build with LEGOs on it. *Or your kids. Whatever. I think that about sums it up. Every traveler/iPhone user should buy one of these. Kids will like you. Geeks will accept you. Flight attendants will shower you with...

Stories We’d Rather Not Touch: Khloe Kardashian Equates TSA Screenings with Rape

December 16, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
Sorry, Khloe. TSA screenings and rape are actually different. (via Gawker)

Buy This, Not That: NileGuide’s Holiday Gear Guide

Buy This, Not That: NileGuide’s Holiday Gear Guide December 9, 2010 | Gear Guide | Read More
The shopping habits of Americans mirror – not surprisingly – their eating habits. Convenience, overindulgence, and poor quality are often attributes in both the foods we consume and the gifts we purchase. Thank goodness you have us. Get ready for a shopping “diet”; a shift from cheap, mass-produced...

The Airport Dweller’s Food Pyramid

The Airport Dweller’s Food Pyramid November 9, 2010 | Offbeat, Travel Tips | Read More
In the real world, most humans try to achieve a healthy balance of carbohydrates, proteins, fruits and vegetables and fats. In the high-security, sterilized world of airports? Not so much. In a place where fresh food is flat-out unavailable, where anything resembling a normal meal is double its normal...

Neon Skies and Flaming Chunks: Northern Lights, Meteor Showers and Star Gazing around the World

Neon Skies and Flaming Chunks: Northern Lights, Meteor Showers and Star Gazing around the World October 26, 2010 | Featured, Offbeat | Read More
When we travel, we spend a lot of time staring. At maps. At things in museums (things that are “educational” and “cultural” and “old”). At natural phenomena like rocks and trees and bugs (different from the rocks and trees and bugs you normally see). At the signage...

Shelagh McNally

Shelagh McNally October 7, 2010 | Local Experts | Read More
Freelance travel writer and editor, Shelagh McNally has been a world traveler since her teens. In 1997 she left her job as Communications Officer for a major bank and moved to Mexico where she helped establish the Miami Herald’s satellite office in Cancun. She went on to contribute to 12 editions of...

Vintage, Only Not: 5 Modern Spins on Old-School Travel Gear

Vintage, Only Not: 5 Modern Spins on Old-School Travel Gear October 1, 2010 | Gear Guide | Read More
Clothes used to last longer. Travel used to be more exciting. Food used to be more flavorful. Grass used to be greener. Things were better back in the day. Or were they? A handful of retailers are melding the best of both eras by combining the quality of the past with the technology of the future. 1....

Flip-flops, Thongs, Pluggers, Double Pluggers, Toesies or Jandals: A Review

Flip-flops, Thongs, Pluggers, Double Pluggers, Toesies or Jandals: A Review June 10, 2010 | Gear Guide | Read More
Are you going to be on a boat this summer? What about at the beach? Do you live somewhere it ever gets hotter than 65 Fahrenheit  or like, 5 Celsius? Do you have toes? Do you enjoy not stepping on rocks, garbage and hypodermic needles? Then you should probably pick up a pair of flip flops. Especially,...

FLOWCHART: Ask Yourself, Should You Pack It?

FLOWCHART: Ask Yourself, Should You Pack It? May 20, 2010 | Gear Guide | Read More
Can’t fit everything in the suitcase? We’ve all been there. Just use NileGuide’s handy flowchart to determine whether or not you should pack that book/feather boa/paintball gun. [Photo courtesy of Muffet]

Flaik Product Review: Tracking Your Every Move… in a Really Cool Way

Flaik Product Review: Tracking Your Every Move… in a Really Cool Way April 22, 2010 | Gear Guide | Read More
Most of you have probably never heard of Flaik. So I will answer your first, inevitable questions right now: 1. What in blazes does “Flaik” mean? I have no idea. 2. What on earth is it? The product itself is basically a knee-band that tracks your every move over the course of a day, collecting...
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