Articles by Josh Steinitz

Travelogues: Discreet Luxury in the South Seas

Travelogues: Discreet Luxury in the South Seas February 24, 2009 | Caribbean & Oceania | Read More
The manta ray’s milky white underside just scratched the surface of the water as it performed a graceful somersault in front of the underwater spotlight. Our eyes widened and we stood dumbstruck at nature’s magnificence revealed so easily, standing on the dock under the moonlight. The creature...

A New Look and Feel for NileGuide

A New Look and Feel for NileGuide February 24, 2009 | New Features, NileGuide Updates | Read More
I’m pleased to announce that NileGuide has launched the first phase of our new and improved site. Users will notice some big improvements, and we’re looking forward to getting feedback about what you like and don’t like, and how we can make the site even better at serving your trip...

Top 10 Adventure Movies

Top 10 Adventure Movies February 2, 2009 | Active/Outdoors, Culture/History | Read More
Discerning readers will note some overlap with our Top 50 Adventure Books posting, but hey—a good story is a good story: Alive – amazing mountain scenery, plus a plane crash. What more could you want? Touching the Void – a study in mountaineering disaster and the will to live Out...

Top 50 Adventure Books of All Time

January 21, 2009 | Active/Outdoors | Read More
In no particular order, I propose my favorite reading list for inveterate travelers and adventure enthusiasts, regardless of whether that enthusiasm has its outlet by way of an armchair or an airplane. A few might be a bit “misclassified,”, but heck, it’s my list: The Snow Leopard...

Top 5 Mainstream Travel Blogs

Top 5 Mainstream Travel Blogs January 14, 2009 | Top 5/10 Lists | Read More
We all know there are hundreds of thousands of blogs out there, and even tens of thousands of travel blogs. Yet despite this democratization of media, there remains a fundamental principle that applies to new media, just like old media: better content rises to the top. With that truism in mind, here...

Top 5 Outdoor Adventure Blogs

Top 5 Outdoor Adventure Blogs January 9, 2009 | Top 5/10 Lists | Read More
Outside Magazine: Everything you’d expect from the still-pre-eminent brand for the outdoor lifestyle. Gear, fitness, adventure travel, industry news, and interviews. You’ll find everything from dispatches from a South Pole expedition to commentary on biofuels to reviews of the hottest gear. National...

Our Crystal Ball: Top Ten Travel Predictions for 2009

Our Crystal Ball: Top Ten Travel Predictions for 2009 December 22, 2008 | Travel Industry Perspective, Travel News | Read More
In the spirit of risking all credibility and authority by making a series of pronouncements about the future, some of which will no doubt fail to materialize, I hereby offer some predictions for the 2009 Year in Travel. Latin America will be caliente. As American appetites for overseas travel become...

Travelogues: A Winter Escape to Yosemite

Travelogues: A Winter Escape to Yosemite December 16, 2008 | Yosemite | Read More
Rather than join the weekly winter parade up I-80 from San Francisco to Lake Tahoe, my girlfriend and I headed to Yosemite for a weekend to experience the joys of the park, sans summertime crowds. Fearful of even the barest hint of mass market tourism that popular parks like Yosemite can attract, and...

NileGuide helps you book…with full transparency and objectivity

NileGuide helps you book…with full transparency and objectivity December 11, 2008 | New Features, NileGuide Updates | Read More
I’m pleased to announce the release of NileGuide version 4.7. We’re all incredibly excited, because this release is chock-full of lots of cool and helpful features that will help our users plan better trips. Here’s a short summary of some key new enhancements: Hotel Booking –...

Safe Travels – Know Before You Go

Safe Travels – Know Before You Go December 9, 2008 | Travel Safety | Read More
In this holiday season, we’re all used to getting a parting “Safe Travels!” message from friends and family as we head home after visiting Aunt Margaret in Baltimore or Uncle Fred in Philadelphia. However, especially for those taking advantage of the holiday business shutdown to squeeze...