Articles by chippernicodemus

Postcard Perfect: Bosque del Apache Wildlife Reserve, New Mexico

Postcard Perfect: Bosque del Apache Wildlife Reserve, New Mexico August 11, 2011 | Postcard Perfect | Read More
Beautiful snow geese fly off to the distance in this amazing shot from the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Reserve. Bosque del Apache is Spanish for “woods of the Apache,” and the name originated when  Spanish settlers to the area observed that the native Apaches routinely camped in...

Planking Take 2: The Best of Europe

Planking Take 2: The Best of Europe August 4, 2011 | Offbeat, Travel News | Read More
The planking adventure continues for travelers around the world. Forget Plankin’ in the USA, this round features the Best of Europe. The breathtaking cliffs of Ireland’s mountain ranges, the busy city streets of France and Germany stand no chance against “planksters” for this...

Plankin’ in the USA

Plankin’ in the USA July 22, 2011 | Offbeat, Travel News | Read More
The world-wide craze that is “planking” doesn’t make much sense, but it’s still pretty hilarious. According to Urban Dictionary, planking is: To lay horizontally across any object or the ground with their arms by their sides, aiming to occur in daring situations or a brotherly...

The Ultimate DIY Travel Project

The Ultimate DIY Travel Project July 6, 2011 | Offbeat, Travel News | Read More
If owning your own house-sized mobile home isn’t doing it for you in the personalized-vehicle department, consider your options. Like for example converting your two car garage into an airplane hanger. One Pennsylvania man did it, and surprisingly it was not part of a reality show. Image: B Mully/...

Teaching Dogs to Surf and Other Strange Travel Jobs

Teaching Dogs to Surf and Other Strange Travel Jobs July 5, 2011 | Offbeat, Travel News | Read More
Although working in travel keeps us pretty busy, NileGuide employees can’t hold a candle to some of the quirkiest travel-industry jobs out there. Travel and Leisure posted a list of 12 of the strangest travel jobs, and here are a few of the highlights. The Altitude Adjuster in Hotel Madeline...

The Reverse Rapture Pooch

The Reverse Rapture Pooch May 26, 2011 | Kid-Friendly, Offbeat, Travel News, Travel Safety, Travel Tips | Read More
A week after the scheduled end-of-the-earth, one unlucky dog named May literally fell from the sky north of Vancouver. Although it’s not totally clear how this happened, it’s assumed the pooch was swooped up by an eagle only to be let go once the eagle realized the dog wouldn’t make...

Sheep is Our Copilot

Sheep is Our Copilot May 24, 2011 | Kid-Friendly, Offbeat, Travel News | Read More
Driving the equivalent of Tijuana to Seattle is a daunting task. But doing that trip with a sheep baaaaing and chewing on some hay in the back of your mid ’90s station wagon? Well that’s just a little crazy. But according to The DailyMail, A British man is driving 1,250 miles to Slovenia...