Articles by Kirstin Hornby

NileGuide Reveals Top Travel Preferences of 2009 and Launches Theme-Based Travel Pages

September 18, 2009 | Press Releases | Read More
San Francisco, CA: According to NileGuide, despite the economic downturn, travelers continue to search for experiences that fit their specific preferences, beyond simply looking for the lowest price for flights or hotels.

A Perspective on This Week’s Top Digg Travel Stories (and a few others)

A Perspective on This Week’s Top Digg Travel Stories (and a few others) April 3, 2009 | Top 5/10 Lists, Travel News | Read More
The top Digg travel stories over the last week, as usual, include a series unbelievable images. 1. I particularly loved this Earth Hour imagery from Boston.com showing key landmarks before and after lights out. (4495 diggs) 2. The top story that is not a photo is AskMen.com’s Top 29: Best Cities...

Top 5 Hotel Blogs for Consumers

Top 5 Hotel Blogs for Consumers March 17, 2009 | Top 5/10 Lists | Read More
It turns out that it’s rather challenging to find consumer-oriented, hotel-only blogs.  But after a little digging I pulled together a short list of some pretty cool (albeit not always ‘blogs’) sites with an eye for the hotel-savvy consumer. TrendHunt Magazine: Hot Hip Hotels...

U.S. Travel Industry Experts Reveal Top Destinations and Experiences

March 4, 2009 | Travel News | Read More
Today, NileGuide put out a press release announcing the top countries, cities, and journeys as voted on by over 50 leaders in the North American travel industry. On the heels of a similar poll by Travel + Leisure Australia, NileGuide implemented its own survey to explore and compare the expertise of...

Top 5 Family Travel Blogs

Top 5 Family Travel Blogs February 4, 2009 | Top 5/10 Lists | Read More
There are dozens of terrific family travel blogs out there, most written by families who do indeed enjoy traveling together. It is quite inspiring to see how a little love can get you through some terrific challenges (such as 16 hours on a plane with a 6 month old). For those of us not quite so blessed,...

How to Pack like a Pro: 5 Packing Tips for Squeezing it all into your Carry-on

How to Pack like a Pro: 5 Packing Tips for Squeezing it all into your Carry-on December 28, 2008 | Top 5/10 Lists, Travel Tips | Read More
My husband’s MO is to grab the biggest suitcase we have and pack liberally.  Mine is to grab the smallest one and sit on it to close the zipper (and then maybe stick a few of my things in his while complaining about his large suiticase.)  Victoria wrote a brilliant post entitled How to Travel...

6 Tips for Traveling on the Busiest Travel Days of the Year

November 25, 2008 | Travel Tips | Read More
As I prepared to travel from coast to coast tomorrow, the day before Thanksgiving, I was curious — is the Wednesday before Thanksgiving really the busiest travel day of the year? Well no, according to at least one source: the Research and Innovative Technology Administration’s Bureau of Transportation...