Articles by NileGuide Staff

Mike Richardson

Mike Richardson May 19, 2011 | About Us, Local Experts | Read More
Originally from Minnesota, Mike moved to Munich for a girl. What he hadn’t expected was that over the next several years he would also fall in love with the city. Since arriving in Germany, he has worked as a professional tour guide and general information guru for tourists and locals alike....

Emily Rath

Emily Rath May 18, 2011 | About Us, Local Experts | Read More
As a broke college student in Germany, Emily quickly learned the value of riding commuter trains around the country and enjoyed a diet of cheese sandwiches and fresh fruit from local markets. After graduating, a stipend from the German government brought her to Heidelberg, where she spent an additional...

Katherine Arcus

Katherine Arcus April 29, 2011 | About Us, Local Experts | Read More
Katherine is convinced she inherited the travel bug from her ancestors: a long line of sailors. She started young, traveling with her parents to England, Scotland, France, Germany, Switzerland, and China before she was out of grade school. In 2000, Katherine chucked it all and ran away to join the circus....

Claudine Williams

Claudine Williams April 29, 2011 | About Us, Local Experts | Read More
Family reunions in Georgia sparked Claudine’s interest in travel as a teenager. After earning a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications, she worked as a reporter for several daily newspapers before becoming a freelance travel writer. She later earned a master’s degree in Information...

Sarah Rogers

Sarah Rogers March 8, 2011 | About Us, Local Experts | Read More
Sarah has had the privilege of visiting places as diverse as India, Mexico, and the Czech Republic. However, as a freelance writer, translator, and self-described Hispanophile based in the Spanish capital for six years and counting, she writes mostly about – and reserves most of her praises for –...

Lorraine Seal

Lorraine Seal March 2, 2011 | About Us, Local Experts | Read More
The daughter of an airline pilot, Lorraine has been traveling since she was two months old. Decades later, she and her Irish-born husband are exploring Central and Eastern Europe by plane and by car. When Lorraine is not in the air or on the road, she enjoys theater and opera in Salzburg. She also enjoys...

Renata Rubnikowicz

Renata Rubnikowicz February 28, 2011 | About Us, Local Experts | Read More
Renata Rubnikowicz has known and visited Paris almost all her life. She had some opportunities to write about the city during her earlier career as a Fleet Street staff journalist, when papers she worked on included the Times, the Sunday Times, the Observer, the Guardian and the Sunday Telegraph, and...

Christina Paschyn and Alex Demianczuk

Christina Paschyn and Alex Demianczuk February 25, 2011 | About Us, Local Experts | Read More
Cleveland-born Christina and Scotsman Alex are the quintessential international couple. They met and fell in love during the latter’s whirlwind tour of America in the summer of 2005. Since then they have traveled all over the world together, and between them have covered most of Western and Eastern...

Mary Polizzotti

Mary Polizzotti February 22, 2011 | About Us, Local Experts | Read More
Mary left the frigid northeast almost 10 years ago and never looked back. After extended detours in Central America and Denver, it was love at first sight as the San Francisco skyline first came into view. Mary has lived and worked in San Francisco and the East Bay for 7 years. She jumped the fence to...

Paul Murphy

Paul Murphy February 22, 2011 | About Us, Local Experts | Read More
A full-time professional freelance travel writer, photographer and editor since 1989, our  Regional Editor for Western Europe, Paul Murphy, undertook his first Grand Tour of the Continent aged 11, accompanied by his school buddies and Miss. He’s traveled all over the world since then, though...