Articles for Around the World

World’s Best Cities for Cycling

World’s Best Cities for Cycling August 16, 2012 | Around the World | Read More
We asked…and you answered! Our Facebook fans and twitter followers definitely have strong opinions when it comes to the world’s best cities for cycling. Here are their top picks, with a couple of the NileGuide team’s favorites to round out the selection. Be sure to tell us if we missed...

10 Special Sand Sculptures From Around the World

10 Special Sand Sculptures From Around the World August 8, 2012 | Around the World, General | Read More
It’s said that music is the universal language, but as these photos confirm, the impulse to dig our fingers in the sand and build cool objects seems pretty universal, too. Enjoy this quick trip around the world through spectacular sand art. 1. South Padre Island, Texas, United States For the...

5 Places to Learn About Indigenous Cultures

5 Places to Learn About Indigenous Cultures August 2, 2012 | Around the World, General | Read More
The International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples was first celebrated on August 9, 1995 after a declaration by the United Nations affirmed the organization’s commitment to global “first cultures.” This year, in honor of the day, we highlight five places where you can learn...

Where the Hell is Matt?

Where the Hell is Matt? June 25, 2012 | Around the World, General, Offbeat, Travel Style | Read More
Photo courtesy of Where The Hell Is Matt Matt Harding has gained notoriety in the travel world as “that guy with the silly dance,” and after dancing all over the world since 2005, Matt’s released a fourth video. Check out some of the new places he’s been dancing at. How many of...

Copenhagen’s Little Mermaid Finds Her Soulmate

Copenhagen’s Little Mermaid Finds Her Soulmate June 15, 2012 | Around the World, Copenhagen, Culture/History, Denmark, Europe | Read More
Almost a century after she was first left sitting on a rock out to sea on Copenhagen’s Langelinie, Denmark’s best-known icon, the bronze statue of The Little Mermaid, has been presented with her male counterpart. Over the years she’s fallen victim to the whims of both political activists and artists’...

Summer Solstice Celebrations

Summer Solstice Celebrations June 14, 2012 | Around the World | Read More
Photo courtesy of Ricαrdo/Flickr Dancers in Ceará, Brazil compete in a traditional square dancing competition, part of the annual Festa Junina (June Festival) events held throughout Brazil. Celebrations include bonfires and fireworks, and revelers feast on corn dishes, as the festival coincides...

Odd Animals and Where to See Them

Odd Animals and Where to See Them June 5, 2012 | Around the World | Read More
The tarsier’s large eyes (about twice the size of human eyes) have no peripheral vision. When the tiny primates leap at prey, they do it with eyes tightly closed to protect them. Visit them at the Philippine Tarsier Foundation Sanctuary on the island of Bohol.

Day Out at Danish Derby

Day Out at Danish Derby June 4, 2012 | Around the World, Denmark | Read More
The historic and relaxed surroundings of Copenhagen Racecourse Klampenborg Galopbane provide the framework for a day at the races when the Danish Derby takes place here on Saturday, June 24th. Located north of Copenhagen on the edge of royal hunting forest Dyrehavsbakken and close to Belle Vue Strand,...

Special Report: 15 Summer Festivals You Can Participate In

Special Report: 15 Summer Festivals You Can Participate In June 21, 2011 | Around the World, Featured, Local Insight | Read More
Had enough of the hum-drum festival? You know the kind: swigging a warm beer and munching on a cold sausage, you realize that you could be doing this at home. Sure, there are crowds and games and you’re ostensibly celebrating something… but the exact reason you’re there doesn’t...

Five Gender-Bending Hot Spots for the Curious Traveler

Five Gender-Bending Hot Spots for the Curious Traveler November 16, 2010 | Around the World, Featured | Read More
Forget about Mrs. Doubtfire, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, or any of the Monty Python crew. Since ancient times, real men in societies throughout the world have, for various reasons, been dressing as women. Whether for the pageantry, the gender identity, or the social commentary of it, transvestism...