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iPhone 4: How Can It Work for You on Your Next Trip?

iPhone 4: How Can It Work for You on Your Next Trip? June 8, 2010 | Gear Guide | Read More
Here at NileGuide, we’re not easily swayed by marketing hype or advertising, and we’re certainly not blind devotees of Apple’s Jobsian mentality. We are at heart travelers, ramblers, nomads. When we consider what to take with us on a trip, we ask the tough questions: Is it light enough...

Travel Gear in 2010: When ‘Used’ will be the New ‘New’

Travel Gear in 2010: When ‘Used’ will be the New ‘New’ December 31, 2009 | Gear Guide | Read More
Just a few of our 2010 predictions: Marmots will be the new cheeky rodent photo-crashers. Vikings will be the new vampires. Neck beards will be the new mustaches. Tea will be the new coffee. And travel gear will be different, too.

Get Your Dance On: What to Pack for a Night on the Town

Get Your Dance On: What to Pack for a Night on the Town November 5, 2009 | Gear Guide | Read More
It’s not magical shoes. (Those don’t exist.) It’s not the ultimate “going out” shirt either. (Those do exist, but I’m pretty sure elves make them and leave them under the pillows of already-attractive and coordinated people.) It’s not tiny earpieces that provide...

Half Dome at Half Price

Half Dome at Half Price October 21, 2009 | Budget, Yosemite | Read More
For good reasons, climbing to the summit of Yosemite’s Half Dome is on the must-do list of many outdoor adventurers.  For most people, this is not a challenge to be taken on casually – but neither does it need to be a complicated, pricey expedition to Everest.  Here are some ideas on how to do...

Travel Gear for Women: 10 Really Good Ideas

Travel Gear for Women: 10 Really Good Ideas October 8, 2009 | Gear Guide | Read More
The female traveler has a different experience than the male. Always. They might both be in Venice wandering through the Doge’s Palace, but guaranteed the woman is noticing, thinking about and preparing for different events than the man. For example: - When faced with a less-than-hygenic bathroom,...

Trechies of the World, Unite!

Trechies of the World, Unite! August 20, 2009 | Gear Guide | Read More
Before we begin, please see the simple equation below: Travel + Tech = Trech Trech + Gear-addicted-travelers = Trechies Trechies = A NileGuide-coined term referring to people who talk about, use, drool over, NEED the latest technical travel equipment the world has to offer. Read on for three of the slickest,...

Travel Gear Then and Now

Travel Gear Then and Now August 13, 2009 | Gear Guide | Read More
As Gear Junkies, we have a special place in our hearts for travel gear of old. Worn steamer trunks, bandannas so faded the pattern has all but disappeared, dented camp pots and pans… These nostalgic pieces remind us that travel didn’t used to be so fast, so convenient, so, well, easy. Many...

Patriotic Gear: 3 American-based Companies That Know What They’re Doing

Patriotic Gear: 3 American-based Companies That Know What They’re Doing July 2, 2009 | Gear Guide | Read More
Lots of people support the “eat fresh, buy local” approach to buying food. I’d like to promote a similar approach to buying your travel and adventure gear, for those of you that live in the States. I call it the “look awesome, buy American” mindset. Now, I’m not saying...

Keeping it Legal: Common Travel Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Keeping it Legal: Common Travel Mistakes and How to Avoid Them June 18, 2009 | Gear Guide | Read More
“Illegal” and “travel gear” aren’t exactly topics that go hand in hand. Chances are, if you’re breaking the law you don’t need extra gear to do so. That two hour parking spot you’ve been in all day definitely doesn’t require a multi-tool or sweet...

Your First Time (in a new destination): A Packing List from Someone with Experience

Your First Time (in a new destination): A Packing List from Someone with Experience May 7, 2009 | Gear Guide, Travel Tips | Read More
Lots of people are nervous about their first time *ahem* traveling to a new destination – especially when it comes to packing. They get worried that they won’t be prepared, that they’ll arrive and their trip will be crippled by what they did or didn’t remember to put in their...
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