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Postcard Perfect: South Dakota Rodeo

Postcard Perfect: South Dakota Rodeo August 31, 2012 | Postcard Perfect | Read More
Rodeos are an important part of social and cultural life in many parts of the United States, including South Dakota, which hosts more than 100 rodeo events annually. This photo is from a recent barrel racing and bull riding rodeo at the McCrossan Boys Ranch in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Image: Francisco...

Postcard Perfect: Late Summer Bucket List

Postcard Perfect: Late Summer Bucket List August 29, 2012 | Postcard Perfect | Read More
If you’re in the US, you’ve got a long weekend coming up. What’s still left on your summer bucket list? Can you tick at least one item off it this weekend? Image: Tambako

What to See & Do Outside the DNC/RNC Conventions

What to See & Do Outside the DNC/RNC Conventions August 23, 2012 | North America, USA | Read More
Perhaps you’ve been trying to ignore all the political hoopla, but you won’t be able to do so much longer. It’s game-time in the final run up to presidential elections in November, as conventions kick off later this week. The Republic National Committee’ convention is up first,...

World’s Best Cities for Cycling

World’s Best Cities for Cycling August 16, 2012 | Around the World | Read More
We asked…and you answered! Our Facebook fans and twitter followers definitely have strong opinions when it comes to the world’s best cities for cycling. Here are their top picks, with a couple of the NileGuide team’s favorites to round out the selection. Be sure to tell us if we missed...

Postcard Perfect: Summer’s Not Over!

Postcard Perfect: Summer’s Not Over! August 10, 2012 | Postcard Perfect | Read More
Summer’s not over yet! You’ve got five more weeks to make the most of the season, so get out there and swim, pop a tent and build a campfire, kayak your local river, or grab a hula hoop! (Photo: John Dissed). A woman hula hoops in Eugene, Oregon. Need some summer travel ideas? Check NileGuide’s...

10 Special Sand Sculptures From Around the World

10 Special Sand Sculptures From Around the World August 8, 2012 | Around the World, General | Read More
It’s said that music is the universal language, but as these photos confirm, the impulse to dig our fingers in the sand and build cool objects seems pretty universal, too. Enjoy this quick trip around the world through spectacular sand art. 1. South Padre Island, Texas, United States For the...

5 Places to Learn About Indigenous Cultures

5 Places to Learn About Indigenous Cultures August 2, 2012 | Around the World, General | Read More
The International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples was first celebrated on August 9, 1995 after a declaration by the United Nations affirmed the organization’s commitment to global “first cultures.” This year, in honor of the day, we highlight five places where you can learn...

Postcard Perfect: BMX Bikers Test Olympic Course

Postcard Perfect: BMX Bikers Test Olympic Course July 31, 2012 | Postcard Perfect | Read More
Before the Olympic athletes show up at the Games, the venues and courses are tested for each sport. Here, BMX riders try the London course, located next to the Velodrome. The 2012 Games are just the second Olympics in which BMX riders have competed. In these games, 48 riders–32 men and 16 women–will...

5 Places in 4 Cities Where You Can Go Camping

5 Places in 4 Cities Where You Can Go Camping July 25, 2012 | General | Read More
“Camping” and “city” aren’t words that are often found in the same sentence, but believe it or not, some of the world’s most densely populated cities also have some incredible campgrounds. Bonus? Few people know about them, so you’re likely to experience more solitude than you’d...

7 Ultra Luxurious Tent Hotels

7 Ultra Luxurious Tent Hotels July 9, 2012 | Featured | Read More
The word “tent” usually conjures up images of sleeping bags, bug repellant and unsavory outdoor bathrooms. But these are not the kind of tents we’re talking about. The ultimate in experiential travel, these tent hotels may cost a pretty penny, but they offer an unparalleled way to experience...
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