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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...

Travel Like a Local: Holiday Layover, Delay, Cancellation? Enjoy It!

Travel Like a Local: Holiday Layover, Delay, Cancellation? Enjoy It! November 13, 2010 | Around the World, Local Insight | Read More
Families coming together around the fire, eggnog flowing freely, and food fights at the kids’ table — it’s the most wonderful time of the year, if you’re not stuck in an airport, that is. Yes, the dreaded holiday travel season sees more than its fair share of delays, cancellations,...

NileGuide Exclusive: How the World Hails Halloween

NileGuide Exclusive: How the World Hails Halloween October 27, 2010 | Around the World, Local Insight | Read More
Ghost towns, pirates, and abandoned places spooky enough to even give Casper a scare: yeah, here at NileGuide we’re pretty much all about Halloween. It should be no surprise, then, that our Local Experts — eyes and ears on the ground in cities across the travelsphere (otherwise known as...

When It Comes to Passports, Size Matters

When It Comes to Passports, Size Matters October 26, 2010 | Around the World, North America, Travel News, USA | Read More
Most people dream of filling their passports with stamps from exotic locations so that they can brag about all of the cool places they’ve been. However, in reality, most Americans don’t have passports. But there is an elite group full of business men and women, pilots and celebrities who...

Travel Souvenirs to Add Style, Turn Heads

Travel Souvenirs to Add Style, Turn Heads September 21, 2010 | Around the World, Travel News, Travel Tips | Read More
For most travelers, the quest to bring back souvenirs for themselves and for friends and family is a seemingly high priority. And even with the economy still in the pits, tourists are finding unique and affordable trinkets to bring home as a memory of their adventures. Sharon Harvey Rosenberg and Myscha...

Italian Court Throws Out Topless Complaint

Italian Court Throws Out Topless Complaint September 13, 2010 | Around the World | Read More
A few weeks ago, a mother filed a complaint against a woman tanning topless on a beach at Anzio, a city just south of Rome. The woman petitioned that her sons were deeply disturbed by the sight of the woman applying lotion to her bare breasts, but fellow Europeans responded in solidarity with the defendant...

Friday Siteseeing: Naughty Postcards, The Snazzy Napper, Automated Plane Crash Recordings

Friday Siteseeing: Naughty Postcards, The Snazzy Napper, Automated Plane Crash Recordings August 27, 2010 | Around the World | Read More
Our fearless web-roundup leader Amy Widdowson is on vacay this week, thus her trusty side-kick Rachel Greenberg will be filling you in on all the cool stuff you should have already seen this week. You’re welcome. Enjoy! Things you would rather not hear on a plane: an automated voice letting you...

Longest Human Chain Falls Like Dominoes

Longest Human Chain Falls Like Dominoes August 23, 2010 | Around the World | Read More
With well over a billion people living there, China — the most populous country in the world — certainly has the manpower to pull off record-breaking stunts. A group of 10,000 Chinese recently broke the world record for the longest chain of human dominoes. The group of 10,267 people were...

Travel Like a Local: Find the Places You’ve Never Heard Of

Travel Like a Local: Find the Places You’ve Never Heard Of August 20, 2010 | Around the World, Travel Tips | Read More
It’s that time again when we challenge our worldwide network of Local Experts to give us their most specific, über-relevant on-the-ground travel advice. It’s the Local Expert Challenge! This week, we challenged our experts to betray their local loyalties and spill the beans on some of their...