Articles Tagged ‘Chicago’

Postcard Perfect: The Shedd Aquarium, Chicago

Postcard Perfect: The Shedd Aquarium, Chicago November 11, 2011 | Postcard Perfect | Read More
The Shedd Aquarium in Chicago has incredible exhibits and live shows. One of the largest indoor aquariums in the world, it boasts residents from an incredible array of ecosystems. We think these adorable dolphins can attest to the aquarium’s fun atmosphere.

100-Year-Old Farmer Fights Illinois Airport

100-Year-Old Farmer Fights Illinois Airport June 2, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
What traveler doesn’t enjoy a brand new airport? But we never really thought at what cost. Last week a 100-year-old farmer, Anthony Rudis, is claiming that the state of Illinois, in its attempts to acquire his land to build an airport, has crossed the line and is now harassing him. It’s a political...

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...

Hostels to Suit Any Type of Traveler

Hostels to Suit Any Type of Traveler April 14, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
This post was written for NileGuide by our friends at hostelbookers.com. Check them out for tons of hostel reviews and free booking! Hostels are no longer the down and out lodgings of strapped-for-cash backpackers that they once were. Yes, they are still cheap but the industry has become incredible competitive –...

Greyhound Buses Go Wireless, Add Wi-Fi

Greyhound Buses Go Wireless, Add Wi-Fi October 20, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
Wi-Fi accessibility has quickly become one of the biggest debates in travel. This is often the one non-negotiable with many travelers and a point of contention with many who demand free Wi-Fi when traveling. While you may find many bed and breakfasts and coffee shops that boast free Wi-Fi as a service...

On the Stencil Trail: Following Banksy Around the US

On the Stencil Trail: Following Banksy Around the US May 27, 2010 | Culture/History, Travel News | Read More
Most travelers leave a destination with souvenirs. But one US traveler has been leaving his own. Banksy, the world’s most well-known and elusive street artist, has been road-tripping around the US for the last few weeks. The Bristol native has been announcing his presence and leaving his mark in...

And the Winners Are… 2010 James Beard Award Winners Announced

And the Winners Are… 2010 James Beard Award Winners Announced May 5, 2010 | Food Lovers | Read More
Back in March, NileGuide reported on the Nominees for this year’s James Beard Awards, a foodie’s equivalent of the Oscars and the Golden Globes all rolled into one. The Beard Awards are no joke; past winners have gone on to global acclaim and renowned careers. On Monday night, the nation’s best...

Take a Mini ‘Moon: Five Romantic Cities for Staycation Honeymoons

Take a Mini ‘Moon: Five Romantic Cities for Staycation Honeymoons April 7, 2010 | Romantic, Top 5/10 Lists | Read More
It’s almost that time again; the start of wedding season is fast approaching and newlyweds have commenced honeymoon planning! Like most, you’ve planned your dream wedding and the pocketbook is a wee bit lighter than you had initially hoped. Have no fear – you can have that romantic getaway...

Romantic Restaurants from London to NYC

Romantic Restaurants from London to NYC February 1, 2010 | Around the World, Food Lovers, Romantic | Read More
OpenTable recently released their list of the top romantic restaurants around the world as voted by diners.  While I don’t necessarily disagree with them, I thought we would turn to the fantastic NileGuide team to see where they’d like to take their sweetheart for some Valentine’s dining –...

10 Festive Fall Drinks and Where to Sip Them

10 Festive Fall Drinks and Where to Sip Them November 9, 2009 | Around the World, Food Lovers, Top 5/10 Lists | Read More
The best thing about fall? It’s practically a requirement to start mixing, mulling, boiling, and brewing all our favorite nippy weather treats. Here are our top 10 favorites and where to find them: 1. Mulled Wine: Served in a Styrofoam cup or borrowed mug off the streets of Budapest or Prague...