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NileGuide 5 with Zane Lamprey

NileGuide 5 with Zane Lamprey October 4, 2010 | Featured, NileGuide 5 | Read More
There have been numerous moments in my time here at NileGuide where I just have to laugh at how cool my job is. Speaking with Zane Lamprey, host of the cult drinking/travel show “Three Sheets” and the upcoming “Drinking Made Easy”, for his NileGuide 5 was one of them. Zane Lamprey...

Weigh Anchor! Set Sail Toward Yonder Pirate Festivals

Weigh Anchor! Set Sail Toward Yonder Pirate Festivals October 2, 2010 | Featured | Read More
Ahoy! Did ye know that “Talk Like a Buccaneer Tide” be th’ unofficial kick-off fer a whole slew o’ shipmate-themed festivals an’ celebrations around th’ United States? If ye didna, we won`t keel haul ye fer yer ignorance on th’ matter, but we will tell ye...

Why Pirates are Better than Ninjas: A Definitive List

Why Pirates are Better than Ninjas: A Definitive List September 19, 2010 | Featured | Read More
At NileGuide we love pirates. Maybe not as much as this dude, but we still think they’re pretty freaking cool. They crave adventure, freedom, travel, and the lure of the open sea — essentially they’re just like us. Long before any sophomores quit college to hitchhike across Europe or...

8 Seventeenth Century Pirate Haunts Still Open for Business

8 Seventeenth Century Pirate Haunts Still Open for Business September 19, 2010 | Featured | Read More
Co-Authored by the well-traveled and decidedly debonair Zain Iqbal! Walk into any Halloween party this year and you’re sure to see a bountiful number of Cap’n Jack Sparrows and corseted pirate wenches. Although it’s unclear how historically accurate these costumes may be, there are...

9 Ridiculously Creepy Medical Museums Open to the Public

9 Ridiculously Creepy Medical Museums Open to the Public September 8, 2010 | Featured | Read More
The gruesome appeal of medical museums is twofold. While dissected cadavers, preserved parasites, and diseased organs fulfill the sick fascination for human oddity in all of us, the fact that it is a “museum” makes visiting them a commendable act of self-education. A real win-win! This dichotomy...

Leaps of Faith: 8 Famous BASE Jumping Spots

Leaps of Faith: 8 Famous BASE Jumping Spots August 24, 2010 | Featured | Read More
When most visitors go to the top of places like the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the CN Tower in Toronto, the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, or Half Dome in Yosemite National Park, they’re in search of awesome, sweeping views and gorgeous photography opportunities. However, there are a select group...

Pull Over! 10 American Roadside Attractions Worth Stopping For

Pull Over! 10 American Roadside Attractions Worth Stopping For August 21, 2010 | Featured | Read More
Although nothing encapsulates summer adventure quite like the excitement of the open road, we have to admit being stuck in a car for hours on end can get a bit monotonous. Scenery is pretty and all, but we think the best parts of a road trip are the roadside attractions, offering unexpected, quirky detours...

Into the Wild Blue Yonder: History-Making Aircraft and Where to Find Them

Into the Wild Blue Yonder: History-Making Aircraft and Where to Find Them August 14, 2010 | Featured | Read More
On a popular episode of the The Simpsons, the main antagonist C. Montgomery Burns once described his ultimate airborne creation: “We’ll call it the Spruce Moose! And it will carry two hundred passengers from New York’s Idlewild Airport to the Belgian Congo in 17 minutes!” While...

4 Mid-Millenial Hedge Mazes You Can Still Get Lost In

4 Mid-Millenial Hedge Mazes You Can Still Get Lost In August 10, 2010 | Featured | Read More
Really, how scary can a fern be? What about a ficus? A privet? Shrubs seem pretty harmless… that is, until they all band together to become a maze! Befuddling Alice in Wonderland, stumping Napoleon, and fully scaring the heck out of Hitler, hedge mazes have been around for centuries, delighting...

Get Around in Style – Great Metro Maps of the World

Get Around in Style – Great Metro Maps of the World August 5, 2010 | Around the World, Featured | Read More
Although it’ll definitely mark you as a tourist, there’s something about physically opening up a map that makes you feel like an explorer. A new city, drawn in easy-to-understand lines and colors, spreads out in front of you; it’s all there, if you care to find it. Nothing evokes this...