Articles Tagged ‘California’

Postcard Perfect: The Living Roof at the California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco

Postcard Perfect: The Living Roof at the California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco February 9, 2012 | Postcard Perfect | Read More
The California Academy of Sciences is not your average “science museum”. The museum is a combination aquarium, planetarium and natural history museum that houses everything from groundbreaking research facilities to a Thursday night, adults only, cocktail hour. Located in the heart of San...

Postcard Perfect: Hearst Castle Pool

Postcard Perfect: Hearst Castle Pool February 8, 2012 | Postcard Perfect | Read More
Home to famed newspaper mogul William Randolph Hearst, Hearst Castle is synonymous with early 20th century over-the-top luxury. During Hearst’s life, he hosted many parties and visitors ranging from Charlie Chaplin to Franklin Roosevelt, and each visitor had plenty to do while at “the ranch”,...

Twenty-five Percent of California State Parks Set to Close

Twenty-five Percent of California State Parks Set to Close August 5, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
We here at NileGuide HQ like to think of ourselves as the outdoorsy type. We are, after all, Northern California natives who jump at every opportunity to get out into the wild. With all of our region’s rich natural diversity, there’s no telling where you might find us next. Maybe we’re camping...

Mad Men Actors Argue for High Speed Rail [VIDEO]

Mad Men Actors Argue for High Speed Rail [VIDEO] March 24, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
If you’ve ever watched the HBO television series Mad Men, you’d be right to question the ethics and morality of anything they do. After all, it’s all in search for the almighty dollar, convincing people to buy things they don’t necessarily need. But, of course, it’s just...

8 Abandoned American Theme Parks “Open” for Exploration

8 Abandoned American Theme Parks “Open” for Exploration May 26, 2010 | Featured | Read More
Amusement parks walk the fine line between fun-ish and semi-creepy. Maybe it’s the combination of sketchy rides, circus folk, questionable attractions, and way too many screaming kids, but there’s something a little unsettling about them. Add an ill-advised theme into the mix, and you’ve...

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...

Sierra Club Offers Hiking Wiki, Social Network

Sierra Club Offers Hiking Wiki, Social Network May 20, 2010 | National Parks, Travel News, Yosemite | Read More
Launched last July by the oldest U.S. environmental group, Sierra Club Trails is a comprehensive hiking wiki and social network.  Trails is a free resource and does not require Sierra Club membership.  The Sierra Club Trails website promises both quick and easy hiking information as well as an online...

Where in the World are iPads Cheapest?

Where in the World are iPads Cheapest? May 13, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
The first customers outside the United States will be receiving iPads on May 28 (but if you live outside the U.S. and haven’t pre-ordered one, the earliest they can ship you one is now June 7th).  To help compare iPad prices including tariffs and taxes, Wired.com has found an Italian tech blog...

Destination Weddings Increase (and so do Guest Complaints)

Destination Weddings Increase (and so do Guest Complaints) May 4, 2010 | Romantic | Read More
One in five American couples now tie the knot far from home in a destination wedding, according to TheKnot.com & WeddingChannel.com 2009 Destination Weddings Study. With the economy still lousy, destination weddings make sense for couples who want to get a little more travel bang for their wedding...

Rest Easy: Mother and Son Save International Banana Museum

Rest Easy: Mother and Son Save International Banana Museum April 15, 2010 | Food Lovers, Los Angeles, Travel News | Read More
In January, in spite of its status in the Guinness Book of World Records as the “world’s largest collection devoted to any one fruit,” The International Banana Museum received an eviction notice from its city-owned space in Hesperia, California. Top Banana Ken Bannister, who has run...