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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...

Public Bike Share is Now Sharing Helmets Too!

Public Bike Share is Now Sharing Helmets Too! December 16, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
If you’re unfamiliar with Public Bike Share, it’s a nifty sharing system set up in major cities to allow people to rent out bicycles by simply using a sort of vending machine. However, up until now, the ability to rent accompanying helmets has been nonexistent. Engineers at SandVault (the creators...

“Freedom Tourists” Blamed for Waste Problems in New Zealand

“Freedom Tourists” Blamed for Waste Problems in New Zealand August 4, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
The New Zealand Herald recently reported a trend of “freedom tourists” who defecate in public spaces and leave other waste behind. They point specifically at travelers who rent vans without toilet facilities and cyclists. At the Local Government New Zealand annual conference, the Government...

Bike Parking: More than Just Junk in the Trunk

Bike Parking: More than Just Junk in the Trunk July 14, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
If you’ve ever seen The Bicycle Thief, you know how painful it is to have your bike stolen. For some people, the bicycle is the basis for their well-being, and with bike theft continually on the rise, practical innovations must continue to be made in order to protect bikes. This means that locks...

Cycling in the Heat: How to Stay Cool When You’re Riding Hot

Cycling in the Heat: How to Stay Cool When You’re Riding Hot July 9, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
In the world of outdoor sports, it’s not unusual to hear the phrase: there’s no bad weather, only bad equipment. This holds true most of the time, but some days can be just plain intolerable. With a heat-wave of damp, heavy air sweeping across America’s Midwest and temperatures already...

Mother and Daughter Team Up to Ride Bikes across America for the Environment

Mother and Daughter Team Up to Ride Bikes across America for the Environment July 6, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
For a lot of people and organizations, “going green” is nothing more than a badge to brandish for popularity or publicity. There are those, however, who already live a sustainable lifestyle without particularly aiming to do so. They ride their bikes; they don’t buy what they don’t...

Velo-Vacation: Pedal Away This Holiday

Velo-Vacation: Pedal Away This Holiday July 1, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
As an avid cyclist, I’ve always dreamed of randonneuring: enjoying the countryside with nothing but my bike, a bit of luggage, and the occasional stop in the shade. I’m of course trapped in bill-and-retail hell, so getting away is a bit difficult for me, but anyone who’s done any long-distance...

Google Earth 5.2: Not Just For Cars

Google Earth 5.2: Not Just For Cars June 16, 2010 | Gear Guide, Travel News | Read More
Google, always at the forefront of technological innovation, has just this week released their newest version of Google Earth (via TechCrunch): Google Earth 5.2. You can view a demo of the technology here at YouTube, but the short version is: it’s awesome, especially for cyclists and hikers. Recently...

NFL Linebacker’s Travel Channel Series Returns

NFL Linebacker’s Travel Channel Series Returns April 19, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
Flashy wide receiver turned “Dancing With The Stars” contestant Chad Ochocinco isn’t the only member of the NFL’s Cincinnati Bengals doing reality TV.  Linebacker Dhani Jones hosts “Dhani Tackles The Globe,” which starts its second season on the Travel Channel Monday...

Talk Like a Local: Le Tour de France

Talk Like a Local: Le Tour de France July 22, 2009 | Talk Like a Local | Read More
Europeans are known for their creative use of language. When I was 8 and visiting Germany with my mother, her cousin Barbara drove us to Berlin for some sightseeing. Someone cut her off, and she yelled something explosive. “What’d she say?” I asked my mom. “She called him a toilet...
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