Articles for Active/Outdoors

New Yorker Takes On Latest Snowpocalypse With Skis

New Yorker Takes On Latest Snowpocalypse With Skis January 18, 2011 | Active/Outdoors, Offbeat, Travel News | Read More
Few sights rival seeing New York City covered by a blanket of fresh white snow.  One of those things, however, is seeing New York City covered by a blanket of fresh white snow and seeing a New Yorker use Park Avenue like it’s Lake Placid.  As NYC was inundated with fresh powder, one lone daredevil...

Your New Year’s Resolution: Take More Pictures

Your New Year’s Resolution: Take More Pictures December 30, 2010 | Active/Outdoors, Travel Style, Travel Tips | Read More
The holiday season is winding to a close and ahead of us lay the long, dark days until springtime.  Depressing, huh? It shouldn’t be. The good news is, it’s only going to get lighter from here on out and what better way to take advantage of these winter months than practicing your photography....

NileGuide Science Tip: Fizzy Drinks Help You Understand The Bends

NileGuide Science Tip: Fizzy Drinks Help You Understand The Bends December 8, 2010 | Active/Outdoors | Read More
If you’re going on a SCUBA outing in the Caribbean this winter and have been worried about the possibility of getting the bends, the soda or beer you had the night before can help you remember why you need to pause before you come up for air. It helps to think of a bottle of soda (clear bottle)...

Bicycle Travel On the Rise Say Statistics, NileGuide Editors

Bicycle Travel On the Rise Say Statistics, NileGuide Editors November 5, 2010 | Active/Outdoors, Eco-Travel, Travel News | Read More
A recent story on the Orlando Sentinel blog, “Postcards from Florida” says that bicycle travel is on the rise as a means of transportation “according to research and anecdotal evidence from tour operators and tourism promoters in the United States.” Us travelin’ folk here...

Finns Set Up Portable Sauna on Top of Mont Blanc, Adorableness Ensues

Finns Set Up Portable Sauna on Top of Mont Blanc, Adorableness Ensues September 9, 2010 | Active/Outdoors, France, Offbeat, Travel News | Read More
At 15,782 feet, the summit of France’s Mont Blanc is the highest peak in Western Europe. It was also immortalized in 144 lines of verse in Percy Bysshe Shelley’s 1817 poem “Mont Blanc: Lines Written in the Vale of Chamouni.” For Shelley, Mont Blanc was “A city of death,...

30-Pound Carp Attacks Kayaker During Missouri River Race

30-Pound Carp Attacks Kayaker During Missouri River Race September 7, 2010 | Active/Outdoors, Offbeat, Travel News, Travel Safety, USA | Read More
Brad Pennington of Houston was considered one of the favorites in the Missouri River 340 kayaking race.  That is, until he was hit in the head by a leaping 30-pound Asian silver carp shortly after the race began. Pennington, a 43-year-old who practices law when not racing kayaks, said the fish to the...

Fore! Tee Off At America’s Classic Miniature Golf Venues

Fore! Tee Off At America’s Classic Miniature Golf Venues June 14, 2010 | Active/Outdoors, Featured | Read More
Summertime in America means embarking on a road-trip; whether you’re headed to the mountains, to the beach, or just meandering around the National Highway System. Once in a while, you’ll stop to fuel up, pull off the road, and sample some local barbeque or fruit from a farmer’s market,...

Where to Watch the World Cup in a City Near You

Where to Watch the World Cup in a City Near You June 10, 2010 | Active/Outdoors, Local Insight | Read More
The Cup of Life, Copa Mundial, the best competition in the world, the most popular sport in the world, la vida loca, joga bonita…call it what you want, bottom line – the World Cup is finally here!  The host nation of South Africa fulfilled on their promise and completed their stadiums, instituted...

Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series Brings Divers to Yucatan Peninsula

Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series Brings Divers to Yucatan Peninsula June 8, 2010 | Active/Outdoors, Travel News | Read More
Known for their sponsorship of dramatic cliff-diving world-series events, Red Bull again hosted the world series, which took place this year on June 3rd and 4th in the Yucatan Peninsula (southeastern Mexico). The contest was held at the “Sacred Cenote,” or sacred sinkhole located near Chichen Itza,...

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,...