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NileGuide 5 with Wil Klass of Spot Cool Stuff

NileGuide 5 with Wil Klass of Spot Cool Stuff September 30, 2010 | NileGuide 5 | Read More
Wil Klass is founder of Page 17 Media and the Executive Editor of the Spot Cool Stuff travel blog. He’s been involved in collecting and disseminating travel content since age 9 when he conducted a comprehensive survey of car colors on a family road trip across America. Since then he’s worked...

Friday Siteseeing: Stolen Sheep, Hotel Quirks, Gambling-Inducing Carpets

Friday Siteseeing: Stolen Sheep, Hotel Quirks, Gambling-Inducing Carpets September 3, 2010 | Around the Web | Read More
According to bastion of all things true, Wikipedia, “Labor Day” has a bit of a bloody past that is a bit of a buzzkill to read going in to a long weekend. Instead, here’s a link to a Cute Overload post on dwarf bunnies and Dionne Warwick. Let’s start with stuff from HotelChatter,...

NileGuide Hires Technology Veterans from Netflix and Sidestep

September 2, 2010 | Press Releases | Read More
San Francisco, CA: NileGuide today announced the hiring of two technology leaders to their team, VP of Engineering Peter Alley and Director of Software Development Nick Atkins.

NileGuide Debuts “Ask Locals”, Allowing Travelers to Get the Inside Scoop on Destinations

August 24, 2010 | Press Releases | Read More
San Francisco, CA: Have a question about your upcoming trip, or just exploring travel possibilities? This week, NileGuide debuts its “Ask Locals” functionality, incorporating questions and answers from Localyte.com into top-level navigation on the website. Here, NileGuide users can ask their most...

Got a travel query stumping you? Ask Locals!

Got a travel query stumping you? Ask Locals! August 24, 2010 | New Features | Read More
Despite the very best in online travel preparation, there will always be questions that no website, guidebook, best friend, or Travel Channel special can answer. From the “Guide-to-Go” toting type-A traveler to the fly by the seat of your pants “What’s Next” aficionado,...

Friday Siteseeing: Airport WiFi, Vintage Luggage Tags, All-You-Can-Fly

Friday Siteseeing: Airport WiFi, Vintage Luggage Tags, All-You-Can-Fly August 20, 2010 | Around the Web | Read More
We’re getting to the end of August, one of those months that slips by, not unlike your college years and a child-like sense of wonder. Sigh. Here’s what’s happening around the web: Jaunted has an up-to-the-minute map of WiFi in Airports around the world. So. Stupidly. Helpful. [Jaunted,...

Around the Web: Tour Guide Confessions, Emergency Slides, Fernet

Around the Web: Tour Guide Confessions, Emergency Slides, Fernet August 13, 2010 | Around the Web | Read More
I know I mention the weather in San Francisco all the time. I know the majority of you who frequent this ‘web log’ do not live in San Francisco. I know that talking about the weather is about as exciting as talking about, well, THE WEATHER. Unfortunately, the gray skies of San Francisco haven’t...

Around the Web: Cyber Safety, Cartagena, Jack Bauer, Happy Hours

Around the Web: Cyber Safety, Cartagena, Jack Bauer, Happy Hours August 6, 2010 | Around the Web | Read More
Did you know that Lucille Ball was born on August 6th 1911? Also, today’s the day that The Beatles released “Help!”, and Monica Lewinsky testified before the Grand Jury in relation to her work as a spy for the CIA – kidding! It was in relation to her intern extra-curricular activities…...

Jetsetter Invites You to Check out @jetsetfarryn’s Picks

Jetsetter Invites You to Check out @jetsetfarryn’s Picks July 30, 2010 | Around the Web, Travel Style | Read More
We featured Farryn Weiner in this week’s NileGuide 5 because we love her attitude, amazing taste, and serious jet-setting cred (goats in the Himalayas, anyone?). She’s also a serious connoisseur of all things fun, and this weekend Jetsetter will be featuring some of her ultimate party...

NileGuide 5 with Farryn Weiner, Editor of Jetsetter.com

NileGuide 5 with Farryn Weiner, Editor of Jetsetter.com July 28, 2010 | NileGuide 5 | Read More
This week, we are super psyched to feature Farryn Weiner, Editor of Jetsetter.com, and known to most of you as @jetsetfarryn. Raised in Miami, Farryn got the travel bug after a Semester at Sea. This, combined with her rapier wit, dashing charm, and natural ability to connect with people led her to the...
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