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Postcard Perfect: Iguazu Falls in Argentina and Brazil

Postcard Perfect: Iguazu Falls in Argentina and Brazil March 1, 2012 | Featured, Postcard Perfect | Read More
Forming the border between Argentina and Brazil, Iguazu Falls sure beats the Four Corners in wow-factor. It has the second greatest annual water flow after Niagara Falls, and well maintained walkways surrounding the falls make it easily accessible to visitors. If you’re coming to the falls from...

8 Over-the-Top Libraries

8 Over-the-Top Libraries January 4, 2012 | Featured | Read More
In its most basic form, a library is any place a collection of books is stored. Sounds pretty mundane right? Lucky for us bookworms there are quite a few libraries out there that are anything but run-of-the-mill. Whether they’re  ultra-modern or from the Middle Ages, these libraries are more than...

7 Totally Bizarre Mega-Statues

7 Totally Bizarre Mega-Statues December 14, 2011 | Featured | Read More
There’s something about a massive towering statue that both excites us and totally freaks us out. Their sheer size is mind boggling, their design questionable, and taste level…you’ll see what we mean. 1. Emperors Yan and Huang – Zhengzhou, Henan, China Image: en.wikipedia.com Image:...

Postcard Perfect: Hong Kong Skyline

Postcard Perfect: Hong Kong Skyline October 25, 2011 | Featured, Postcard Perfect | Read More
Hong Kong is situated on the south coast of China, and with 7 million people in a 426 sq. mile area, it is one of the most densely populated areas in the world. It also provides one of the most magnificent nighttime skylines, as shown in this photograph. The small area and large population forced a vertical...

5 Abandoned Victorian Bath Houses “Open” for Exploration

5 Abandoned Victorian Bath Houses “Open” for Exploration October 18, 2011 | Featured | Read More
Modern swimmers might be slightly grossed-out to learn that Victorian bath houses weren’t constructed only for popular enjoyment or communal exercise. They were built to literally keep people clean. Most of the factory workers that flooded into cities during the turn of the century didn’t...

10 Gorgeous Places to be an Adrenaline Junkie

10 Gorgeous Places to be an Adrenaline Junkie October 15, 2011 | Featured | Read More
Craving a rush of air, adrenaline and great views? Check out these stunning jump-off spots that will leave you breathless in more ways than one. 1. Bungee jumping at Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe Located between Zambia and Zimbabwe, Victoria Falls is the largest waterfall in the world – so it should...

A Jewel in the Med: Opening up to Corsica

A Jewel in the Med: Opening up to Corsica October 7, 2011 | Featured | Read More
NileGuide CEO Josh Steinitz recently returned from an incredible trip to Corsica. Read on for his itinerary, highlights and stunning photos.  Walking along a narrow foot track, we could see miles in every direction. Beneath our feet was a soft mixture of pincushion-like grass, surrounded by low shrubs,...

12 Incredible Cave Cities

12 Incredible Cave Cities September 8, 2011 | Featured | Read More
There were two recurring themes that surprised us while researching cave dwelling cultures from around the world: 1. Mongols. 2. George Lucas. Read on to see where we’re going with this. 1. Cappadocia, Turkey Image: Curious Expeditions/Flickr Image: sputnik 57/Flickr The Cappadocia region of central...

9 Miniature Versions of Real Places

9 Miniature Versions of Real Places August 18, 2011 | Featured | Read More
Plane tickets, neck roll, passports and visas — wow, what a hassle! There’s got to be a better way! Are you wary of trying new things? Had enough of learning local customs, tasting scary delicacies, and dealing with just plain unfamiliar smells? Sick and tired of not being understood when...

10 Maps You Didn’t Know You Needed

10 Maps You Didn’t Know You Needed August 15, 2011 | Featured | Read More
Maps are a traveler’s bible. Whether you prefer your maps digital, interactive, or the old-school fold up kind, we would never recommend leaving home without one. A good map gives its user logical information–directions, topography, street names…you know, the important stuff. While...