Articles Tagged ‘Colorado’

7 Totally Bizarre Mega-Statues

7 Totally Bizarre Mega-Statues December 14, 2011 | Featured | Read More
There’s something about a massive towering statue that both excites us and totally freaks us out. Their sheer size is mind boggling, their design questionable, and taste level…you’ll see what we mean. 1. Emperors Yan and Huang – Zhengzhou, Henan, China Image: en.wikipedia.com Image:...

12 Incredible Cave Cities

12 Incredible Cave Cities September 8, 2011 | Featured | Read More
There were two recurring themes that surprised us while researching cave dwelling cultures from around the world: 1. Mongols. 2. George Lucas. Read on to see where we’re going with this. 1. Cappadocia, Turkey Image: Curious Expeditions/Flickr Image: sputnik 57/Flickr The Cappadocia region of central...

11 Dumbest “Sporting” Events for the Non-Athlete in All of Us

11 Dumbest “Sporting” Events for the Non-Athlete in All of Us July 31, 2010 | Featured | Read More
While quite a few NileGuide staffers are marathon runners, cyclists, even daredevils, some of us NileGuiders are the kids who got picked last in gym class, never made it onto varsity, and still don’t own a pair of cross trainers. Even though some of us will never win the New York Marathon or climb...

Photo Friday: Sunny Slopes in Vail, Colorado

Photo Friday: Sunny Slopes in Vail, Colorado December 4, 2009 | Photo Friday, Vail | Read More
A perfect winter getaway for those who want to hit the slopes, Vail boasts the second largest ski mountain in North America. The photo depicts the “Heavy Metal” run in Blue Sky Basin, the most recent expansion of Vail Ski Resort, offering more meadows and glades than traditional clear-cut...

A Local’s Day in Aspen: A Budget Trip That’s Rich in Experience

A Local’s Day in Aspen: A Budget Trip That’s Rich in Experience April 28, 2009 | Budget, Colorado | Read More
Aspen is awash in good energy after extending its ski season until April 26th, courtesy of an unusually late April blizzard that dropped mammoth amounts of powder on the hills. With temperatures back into the 60s and 70s, the spring skiing couldn’t have been better! One of the advantages of having...

Top 10 Mountain Towns in North America

Top 10 Mountain Towns in North America March 10, 2009 | Top 5/10 Lists | Read More
Many of us cling to the dream of ditching the urban rat race and moving to a funky town in the mountains where we can hike, bike, climb, paddle, and ski to our heart’s content. In fact, for every person with the “check out” mentality, there are ten more who simply want to get away,...