Articles Tagged ‘Hawaii’

Spanish Restaurant Cooks Food Over Live Volcano

Spanish Restaurant Cooks Food Over Live Volcano March 22, 2012 | Eco-Travel, Food Lovers, Travel News | Read More
There’s nothing like grilled chicken right off the volcano. What? You have yet to experience volcano-grilled meat and fish? Well, it’s time for you to hop on the next flight to the Spanish island of Lanzarote and make a bee-line for the restaurant El Diablo. That’s because architect...

Man Crosses 300 Miles of Ocean on a Paddleboard (and “Kiddie Pool”)

Man Crosses 300 Miles of Ocean on a Paddleboard (and “Kiddie Pool”) July 11, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
Imagine being sound asleep, then being shocked awake to find you’re in the middle of an ocean. That’s what happened to Bart de Zwart daily, a 41-year-old husband and father from Maui, while he crossed 300 miles from the Big Island to Kauai on a standup paddleboard. As reported by Yahoo! News,...

7 Unexpectedly Nice Places to be Buried, Drowned, or Otherwise Disposed Of

7 Unexpectedly Nice Places to be Buried, Drowned, or Otherwise Disposed Of July 11, 2011 | Featured | Read More
Getting old and dying… what can we say, it’s a six-foot downer. But there is a silver lining: figuring out how you want your remains to be treated can put the “fun” back in “funeral.” We at NileGuide are all for donations to science, ceremonial scatterings of ash,...

Aqua Hotel Offers Discount Rooms for Producing Birth Certificate

Aqua Hotel Offers Discount Rooms for Producing Birth Certificate May 11, 2011 | Offbeat, Travel News | Read More
Obama is over it. Now it’s time for everyone else to prove their citizenship, American or not. Well, at least showing your birth certificate can procure you a discount at Hawaii’s Aqua Hotels between now and August 6th. The hotel chain decided to benefit off the hype around Obama’s...

Neon Skies and Flaming Chunks: Northern Lights, Meteor Showers and Star Gazing around the World

Neon Skies and Flaming Chunks: Northern Lights, Meteor Showers and Star Gazing around the World October 26, 2010 | Featured, Offbeat | Read More
When we travel, we spend a lot of time staring. At maps. At things in museums (things that are “educational” and “cultural” and “old”). At natural phenomena like rocks and trees and bugs (different from the rocks and trees and bugs you normally see). At the signage...

Insanely Scary Fire Tornado Hits Brazil (Videos)

Insanely Scary Fire Tornado Hits Brazil (Videos) August 31, 2010 | Brazil, Hawaii, Travel News | Read More
As if vacationers didn’t have enough natural disasters to worry about, a fire tornado stopped traffic for a few minutes in Aracatuba, a city in Northwest Brazil. Fire tornadoes, also known as fire whirls or fire devils, are extremely rare but can last up to 20 minutes. The Brazil fire tornado was...

The End of Shark Fin Soup in Hawaii

The End of Shark Fin Soup in Hawaii July 6, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
According to a 2008 CNN report, the shark fin market is a million-dollar industry where people will pay up to $500 a pound, or over $100 for a bowl of shark-fin soup. Though it has no proven medicinal purpose, shark-fin soup is considered a delicacy by some, much like caviar in the West. There’s...

Surf’s Up: Hawaii’s New Surf Reserves Protect Shores For Surfers and Beachgoers

Surf’s Up: Hawaii’s New Surf Reserves Protect Shores For Surfers and Beachgoers June 8, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
Following the example first put forth by Australia, Hawaii governor Linda Lingle established Hawaii’s first two ‘Surfing Reserves’ this past week, after issuing her executive order in the face of the House of Representatives’ unexpected negation of the bill in May. A Reserve is only a Reserve...

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...

Travel Like a Local: Scandinavian Soot, Rocking Out in Beijing, Obama the Turtle in Florida

Travel Like a Local: Scandinavian Soot, Rocking Out in Beijing, Obama the Turtle in Florida April 23, 2010 | Talk Like a Local | Read More
Wondering what’s going down in Vegas? Perplexed about the rock scene in Beijing? Dying to know about Georgia’s wine industry? Our team around the world has got you covered! Local Expert Lottie in Hawaii “The ideal pirate will be between 18-60 years of age, with noticeably unusual...