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7 Micronations With Big Egos

7 Micronations With Big Egos July 22, 2011 | Featured, Offbeat | Read More
Remember when you were a kid and you built a fort in the backyard? Maybe you had specific rules about who could and could not be a citizen of your “country.” Perhaps you created a flag, a language, or even a passport. Maybe you even gave it a name. Okay, so you just had a special handshake and...

7 Unexpectedly Nice Places to be Buried, Drowned, or Otherwise Disposed Of

7 Unexpectedly Nice Places to be Buried, Drowned, or Otherwise Disposed Of July 11, 2011 | Featured | Read More
Getting old and dying… what can we say, it’s a six-foot downer. But there is a silver lining: figuring out how you want your remains to be treated can put the “fun” back in “funeral.” We at NileGuide are all for donations to science, ceremonial scatterings of ash,...

Women in Airline Advertisements of the 1950s

Women in Airline Advertisements of the 1950s July 7, 2011 | Featured | Read More
In 2010 airlines started charging for carry-on items and for using the bathroom, ah how things have changed since the 50’s! When commercial flights were just beginning to…take off, popular airlines of the day focused their advertising efforts on showing the charm of their female flight attendants,...

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...

8 Famous Bodiless Brains, Hacked Hands, and Dismembered Members on Display

8 Famous Bodiless Brains, Hacked Hands, and Dismembered Members on Display May 19, 2011 | Featured, Offbeat | Read More
The tradition of putting body parts on display is almost as old as religion itself. Reliquaries containing the hands, feet, teeth, and other parts of holy people have been touted around the globe for thousands of years. But 20th-century cultural icons and ancient historical figures? Yeah, those get around...

Special Report: Top 20 Up-and-Coming Destinations

Special Report: Top 20 Up-and-Coming Destinations May 7, 2011 | Featured, Local Insight, Offbeat | Read More
Turquoise-lapped beaches untroubled by hawkers. Gourmet fare at quaint Quebecois quarters overlooking virgin Arctic seas. A Laotian backpacker favorite on the cusp of development. Remote white dunes trodden by wild horses. Travel porn. Drooling and yearning, we read through submissions from our network...

Opulent Decay: 7 Abandoned Castles, Chateaus, and Mansions “Open” for Exploration

Opulent Decay: 7 Abandoned Castles, Chateaus, and Mansions “Open” for Exploration April 13, 2011 | Featured | Read More
Castles, chateaus, and mansions — these are displays of wealth and power usually reserved for kings and countesses, or at least old-timey movie stars. It’s hard to imagine these incredible, opulent buildings would ever be abandoned and left to rot. But hey, crazier things have happened. Royal...

9 WTF Naturally Occurring Phenomena

9 WTF Naturally Occurring Phenomena March 18, 2011 | Featured | Read More
People have made some ridiculous things. From fiery sink holes in Turkmenistan to the World’s Largest Basket in Ohio, we might feel like masters of the universe. But it just takes one look at the incredible phenomena naturally occurring all over the planet to remember that Mother Nature always...

Special Report: 25 Places to See Before They Change Forever

Special Report: 25 Places to See Before They Change Forever March 8, 2011 | Featured, Local Insight, Travel Tips | Read More
Our world and its tourist attractions are constantly changing. Ever wish you could’ve visited Soviet Russia before Glasnost and Perestroika? Prague before the money and tourists came in? Las Vegas while the Rat Pack was still together? Ever find yourself wanting to pepper your travel stories with deliciously...

Afflicted: 11 Abandoned UK Asylums “Open” for Exploration

Afflicted: 11 Abandoned UK Asylums “Open” for Exploration February 18, 2011 | Featured | Read More
Abandoned mental asylums are treasure-troves for adventurous photographers, curious historians, and well-traveled urban explorers. They’ve got everything: amazing architecture, infamous history, gorgeous grounds. Some are more decayed than others, and a few are barely standing. Built throughout...