Articles for Caribbean & Oceania

Lou Reed Takes Sydney Opera House To The Dogs

Lou Reed Takes Sydney Opera House To The Dogs May 14, 2010 | Sydney, Travel News | Read More
Lou Reed has recently been touring with music inspired by his 1975 concept album “Metal Machine Music,” which combined the complete absence of melody and vocals with unending feedback.  Where could the former Velvet Underground member possibly go from there? On June 5, he’ll be in...

GPS-Trusting Tourists Rescued From Australian Forest

GPS-Trusting Tourists Rescued From Australian Forest May 7, 2010 | Australia, Travel News | Read More
“A TIP for tourists: if your GPS system leads you into a forest, forces you to unlock gates and move rocks blocking the road, chances are something is amiss.”  Thus begins the Courier Mail story of three South Korean tourists whose trust in their Ford Falcon’s GPS got them stuck...

Free Flights for Brits to Bermuda — IF You Get Married

Free Flights for Brits to Bermuda — IF You Get Married May 6, 2010 | Caribbean, Travel News, UK | Read More
The Bermuda Department of Tourism is offering free flights from London to Bermuda for all residents of the UK and Ireland who are at least 18 years old.  There’s just a few small catches: travel must be completed between now and October 31, 2010 you must purchase a minimum of four nights’ accommodation...

Tourism Australia Decides Not To Sue Parody Site

Tourism Australia Decides Not To Sue Parody Site April 2, 2010 | Australia, Travel News | Read More
Tourism Australia was reportedly considering legal action against a website that was posting parodies of ads from the new “There’s Nothing Like Australia” campaign.  After launching an unsuccessful attempt to find the mastermind satirizing the ad campaign they spent over $100 million...

Sydney Mancation, Darlinghurst-Style

Sydney Mancation, Darlinghurst-Style September 29, 2009 | Sydney | Read More
My mates are coming down to Sydney, and they want to holiday like men… well, what is that men do in Sydney? Truth is, they do all kinds of things. A lot of them sit at home scratching their bums. Others do nuclear physics just for kicks. Or they watch sport. Rugby League is the city’s football...

Photo Friday: Beach Read

Photo Friday: Beach Read June 26, 2009 | Photo Friday, Sydney | Read More
In which NileGuide destination was this photo taken? Here’s a hint: this place is named for him but enjoyed by both… UPDATE 6/29: The photo was taken in Sydney at Manly Beach. Consisting of three sections, Queenscliff, North Steyne and South Steyne, Manly Beach is popular with both tourists...

Photo Friday: Scarlet Sunset

Photo Friday: Scarlet Sunset March 6, 2009 | Caribbean, Photo Friday | Read More
Another tricky one this week. In which NileGuide destination was this photo taken? Bonus points for knowing the name of the beach! UPDATE 3/9: The photo was taken on the island of Tobago and shows the sunset over Pigeon Point beach. Considered by many to be Tobago’s premiere beach, Pigeon Point...

Photo Friday: Late Night Cityscape

Photo Friday: Late Night Cityscape February 27, 2009 | Australia, Photo Friday | Read More
Another photo that could be anywhere! In what NileGuide destination was this shot taken? UPDATE 3/2: The photo was taken in Melbourne, the second most populous city in Australia, and depicts the downtown cityscape along the Yarra River. (See more Photo Friday fun here) Photo courtesy of adselwood

Travelogues: Discreet Luxury in the South Seas

Travelogues: Discreet Luxury in the South Seas February 24, 2009 | Caribbean & Oceania | Read More
The manta ray’s milky white underside just scratched the surface of the water as it performed a graceful somersault in front of the underwater spotlight. Our eyes widened and we stood dumbstruck at nature’s magnificence revealed so easily, standing on the dock under the moonlight. The creature...

Photo Friday: White Sand Beaches and Aquamarine Waters

Photo Friday: White Sand Beaches and Aquamarine Waters December 26, 2008 | Caribbean, Photo Friday | Read More
In what NileGuide destination was this photo taken?  Bonus points for knowing the body of water. UPDATE 12/29: The photo was taken in St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands.  The turquoise waters of Trunk Bay are a great place for beginning snorkelers. (See more Photo Friday fun here)