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Japan’s Adorable Ninja Festival Will Kill You With Cuteness

Japan’s Adorable Ninja Festival Will Kill You With Cuteness March 10, 2011 | Offbeat, Travel News, Travel Style | Read More
Who loves going to a good festival? NileGuide certainly does. Although we normally cover events that are a little more, well, lively in nature (read: violent and dangerous, aggressively competitive, or just plain ridiculous) we are sometimes often overwhelmed by something that’s just. plain. cute....

Spirit Airlines Riding the Charlie Sheen Madness, Offers Winning Fares

Spirit Airlines Riding the Charlie Sheen Madness, Offers Winning Fares March 7, 2011 | Offbeat, Travel News | Read More
Is Charlie Sheen undergoing a completely manic meltdown or are we actually the crazy ones for thinking he’s crazy? In the span of a week he was suspended from one of the top-rated shows on television, Two and a Half Men– effectively forfeiting his $2 million salary, which kickstarted a slew...

Kill Your Camera: Photo Montage Captures Landmarks From Famous Angle

Kill Your Camera: Photo Montage Captures Landmarks From Famous Angle March 2, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
Take a moment and think about a tourist-friendly photo op. Got one? What came to mind? Was it a headlong shot of the Taj Mahal? Perhaps the Eiffel Tower from the steps of the Palais de Chaillot? Or maybe it was lower Manhattan from the Staten Island Ferry? Whatever the landmark, there were undoubtedly...

Travel Guide From 1887 Offers Health Tips For “Invalids”

Travel Guide From 1887 Offers Health Tips For “Invalids” February 28, 2011 | Culture/History, Travel News | Read More
Think the concept of medical tourism is only a 21st century idea? Think again. For thousands of years, travelers have covered vast distances to visit spa towns that are dedicated to convalescence and wellness. In fact, all of the great empires of the world, from the Greeks to the Romans to the British,...

Remember Your Trip With Pen, Paper, Good Ol’ Fashioned Drawing

Remember Your Trip With Pen, Paper, Good Ol’ Fashioned Drawing February 14, 2011 | Travel Style, Travel Tips | Read More
Digital cameras are, in a word, awesome. Since they’ve become more affordable and easier to use over the last 15 years, almost every traveler has become an amateur photographer in their own right, snapping pictures to show friends and family from high up on Machu Picchu, in front of the White House,...

Away From Your Valentine Next Week? Never Fear, Skype Can Help

Away From Your Valentine Next Week? Never Fear, Skype Can Help February 11, 2011 | Gear Guide, Romantic | Read More
This year Valentine’s Day falls on a Monday, and while most couples will be celebrating over the weekend, there is still that urge to hole up with a loved one on the actual day. Of course, nasty little things like “work” or “business travel” or “snow” or just...

Social Networking and Traveling Made Easy: Hummba.com

Social Networking and Traveling Made Easy: Hummba.com February 11, 2011 | NileGuide Updates | Read More
One of the best ways to get recommendations while on a trip is connecting with locals who live there on what are the “must-sees” all while avoiding those tourist-traps, right? NileGuide certainly thinks so. We’ve got a vast community of locals (via our trusty Localyte community and...

Yellowstone: Pristine National Park, Ticking Nature-Bomb?

Yellowstone: Pristine National Park, Ticking Nature-Bomb? February 10, 2011 | Travel News, Travel Safety, Travel Tips | Read More
If you’re visiting Yellowstone National Park, then you’re treating yourself to one America’s most famous landscapes; filled with striking geography such as the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone and Yellowstone lake and prairie wildlife such as bison and grey wolves. Of course, it wouldn’t...

Would High-Speed Rail Work in America? Survey Says: Maybe

Would High-Speed Rail Work in America? Survey Says: Maybe February 7, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
If you were taking a quick jaunt to Europe in the late 1980s, chances are your travels took you to one country, possibly two. It wasn’t because of a lack of effort on your part; instead, it was simply because European borders were still guarded and transportation was still limited to reliable yet...

Norway Number One in Quality of Life, Tech-Savviness

Norway Number One in Quality of Life, Tech-Savviness February 4, 2011 | Travel News, Travel Style | Read More
When it comes to smartphones these days, if you’re somewhere between a Luddite and a technophile then you’re probably doing OK. You’ve managed to download a few cool apps like Hipstamatic, Angry Birds or the Kindle and you may have used Yelp and Google maps to find a good restaurant...
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