Articles by Jennifer Pappas

Starbucks Strives for the Greenest Cup in the World

Starbucks Strives for the Greenest Cup in the World June 24, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
When it comes to buying a cup of coffee, it’s a safe bet that everyone in the world recognizes one brand name. Apparently for Starbucks, however, world domination isn’t enough. Beginning in 2008, the company embarked on a tireless quest to create a 100-percent recyclable (or reusable) cup by the...

Full Flights and High Fares Do Not a Happy Summer Make

Full Flights and High Fares Do Not a Happy Summer Make June 11, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
For many people summer is synonymous with vacation. This typically rolls right into visions of exotic locales, endless cocktails, golden tans and new passport stamps. But the way things are shaping up, the route to this summer’s fling may be very complicated indeed. So let’s get the bad news out...

Hummus = Peace? Lebanon Re-Seizes World Record Title

Hummus = Peace? Lebanon Re-Seizes World Record Title May 13, 2010 | Food Lovers | Read More
Some say it takes a village. But when it comes to setting world records, it most definitely takes an entire nation and in this case, a whole lot of chickpeas…  On Saturday Lebanon revealed its Guinness World Record-winning platter of hummus, once again raising the bar for the largest serving ever...

And the Winners Are… 2010 James Beard Award Winners Announced

And the Winners Are… 2010 James Beard Award Winners Announced May 5, 2010 | Food Lovers | Read More
Back in March, NileGuide reported on the Nominees for this year’s James Beard Awards, a foodie’s equivalent of the Oscars and the Golden Globes all rolled into one. The Beard Awards are no joke; past winners have gone on to global acclaim and renowned careers. On Monday night, the nation’s best...

Top 10 Book Exchange Finds from Around the World

Top 10 Book Exchange Finds from Around the World April 26, 2010 | Culture/History | Read More
Contrary to popular misconception, traveling for an extended period of time isn’t always fascinating, or stimulating or fun even. Between 20-hour bus rides, long ticket queues and unpredictable check-in times, there’s a lot of downtime to deal with. Some people prefer catching power naps or listening...

Mumbai Hotel Reopens Following 2008 Terrorist Attack

Mumbai Hotel Reopens Following 2008 Terrorist Attack April 23, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
Seventeen months and $45 million dollars later, the Oberoi Hotel in Mumbai reopened its doors. The five-star hotel was attacked by 10 gun-wielding, grenade-toting terrorists on November 26, 2008 during a three-day siege. 163 people, both guests and staff, died in the strike. Reconstruction efforts have...

Rio’s Christ the Redeemer Closed Due to Heavy Rains

Rio’s Christ the Redeemer Closed Due to Heavy Rains April 20, 2010 | Rio de Janeiro, Travel News | Read More
2010 has not been a good year for South American tourist attractions. Rio de Janeiro’s Christ the Redeemer is the second attraction (after poor Machu Picchu) that has been forced to close due to heavy flooding. Record-setting rains in Rio have damaged access roads, leaving behind heavy debris and making...

UN Secretary-General Shocked by the Dwindling Aral Sea

UN Secretary-General Shocked by the Dwindling Aral Sea April 13, 2010 | Eco-Travel, Travel News | Read More
Our planet is literally fraught with natural disasters and ecological unrest these days, but few environmental disasters are as shocking as the bone-dry status of the Aral Sea- at least according to United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon. Once the fourth largest lake in the world; Uzbekistan’s...

Louis Vuitton Extends Its Foray into Luxury Hotels

Louis Vuitton Extends Its Foray into Luxury Hotels April 13, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
Often associated with all things posh couture, LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton is expanding its empire with a string of new luxury hotels. Home of the aforementioned fashion powerhouse Louis Vuitton and champagne maker Dom Perignon, the company first dipped its toes into the hospitality sector in 2006...

Passengers Behaving Badly: Phoenix Woman Under Investigation for Grabbing a 3-year-old Boy

Passengers Behaving Badly: Phoenix Woman Under Investigation for Grabbing a 3-year-old Boy April 12, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
Long gone are the days when air travel meant a few quiet hours to relax with a good book or in-flight movie en route to somewhere new and exciting. Even longer gone are the days of not having to worry about hidden fees, unexpected fiascos, invasive security measures, and hours wasted on the tarmac. Let’s...