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Hotels & Art Museums Team Up, Results are Beautiful

Hotels & Art Museums Team Up, Results are Beautiful May 9, 2011 | Culture/History, France, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Travel News, UK | Read More
Hotels and art seem to go hand in hand, and the more creative the results, the bigger interest from the public…naturally. Around this place, we like to pretend we’re cultured too, and so we’re stoked to hear Le Meridien Hotels are offering a new Unlock Art program. Le Meridien has created new...

7 Spots to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo Around the World

7 Spots to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo Around the World May 4, 2011 | Asia, Bangkok, Chicago, Colorado, Food Lovers, Las Vegas, Mexico, San Francisco, Thailand, USA | Read More
You might know it as the Mexican holiday that involves tequila, Coronas, and maybe a sombrero or two, but the special day actually commemorates a battle won by Mexican forces on May 5th (shocker, I know) 1862. Called the Battle of Puebla, the win against French forces was an unlikely one. With 8,000...

On the Hunt: California’s Cougar Lairs

On the Hunt: California’s Cougar Lairs June 1, 2010 | Los Angeles, San Francisco | Read More
Tired but bright and intent, a single faded blue eye stares out from behind bleach blonde bangs. Lacquered, long lashes flit and play as the eye darts around the room, searching. Long, bony fingers topped with manicured, perfectly painted nails cradle a dirty martini. Slightly cracked foundation swirls...

You Can Still Register for the San Jose Muddy Buddy Race

You Can Still Register for the San Jose Muddy Buddy Race May 28, 2010 | Active/Outdoors, San Francisco | Read More
One part obstacle course, one part seven mile dual-mode race. And mud? Did we mention that this year’s Muddy Buddy race in San Jose is likely to leave you and a friend streaked in brown and black by the end of it? By the time you’d end up crawling through the mud pit at the event on Sunday,...

California City Home to Car Charging Stations Including Rapid Option

California City Home to Car Charging Stations Including Rapid Option May 26, 2010 | Eco-Travel, San Francisco, Travel News | Read More
Vaca is Spanish for cow, but the California city of Vacaville is more bullish about the prospect of electric car technology among its nearly 100,000 residents. It’s a haven for eco-conscious tourists and travelers who enjoy festivals near the Vaca Mountains, and it now has the country’s first...

Nerdy Conventions: Get Your Con On

Nerdy Conventions: Get Your Con On April 14, 2010 | Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco | Read More
In the wake of the most recent installment of San Francisco’s WonderCon, one might expect that the comic dorks among us here at NileGuide would be all role-played out. And we were… for about a week. The days leading up to the comics convention were heady ones indeed, with high hopes from organizers...

Tender Tourism: San Francisco to Promote Tourism in Gritty Tenderloin

Tender Tourism: San Francisco to Promote Tourism in Gritty Tenderloin April 12, 2010 | San Francisco, Travel News | Read More
Oh, San Francisco. Clanging trolley bells, barking sea lions, waving rainbow flags—and urban decay? If a new plan comes to fruition, visitors to San Francisco may be adding another neighborhood to the typical Chinatown, North Beach, Fisherman’s Wharf loop. Civic and community leaders are...

Fly Above San Francisco During the British Columbia Experience, April 8th through 18th 2010

Fly Above San Francisco During the British Columbia Experience, April 8th through 18th 2010 April 8, 2010 | Offbeat, San Francisco | Read More
I have to admit I’m biased. I’m from Calgary, with much of my family hailing from the great city of Vancouver, so when we received an invitation to participate in the British Columbia Experience on April 8th, 2010 in Justin Herman Plaza across from San Francisco’s Ferry Building, I jumped at the...

Silliness on Full Display: the Annual St. Stupid’s Day Parade

Silliness on Full Display: the Annual St. Stupid’s Day Parade April 1, 2010 | San Francisco | Read More
While the French are trying to discreetly pin paper fish onto each other’s backs and children in Belgium are busy locking teachers out of classrooms, many San Franciscans will be engaging in an April Fool’s tradition of their own: the 32nd Annual St. Stupid’s Day Parade. Since 1979,...

Historic Airplane Hangar Bounces Back As Trampoline Park In San Francisco

Historic Airplane Hangar Bounces Back As Trampoline Park In San Francisco March 26, 2010 | San Francisco, Travel News | Read More
A historic former airplane hangar in San Francisco is scheduled to spring into new life this August as House of Air, a new indoor trampoline park.  The former hangar is one of 469 historic structures within the Presidio of San Francisco, an urban national park and part of the Golden Gate National Recreation...
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