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“Hollywood” Sign Neighborhood is Crappy to Live In – But Are You Surprised?

“Hollywood” Sign Neighborhood is Crappy to Live In – But Are You Surprised? October 3, 2011 | Culture/History, Travel News | Read More
The residents who live around the “Hollywood” sign are mad as hell and they aren’t going to take it anymore. Well, sort of. After many, many years of dealing with tourists from all over the world tramping as close as possible to the famous landmark, locals are trying to come up with...

Rad Video Alert: Man Captures Flight From SFO to CDG in Two Minutes

Rad Video Alert: Man Captures Flight From SFO to CDG in Two Minutes April 8, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
Travel videos are awesome, but rarely do people really film the journey, much less the entirety of it, and much less the boring sequences aboard an international flight. Unless, that is, you’re the guy who managed to capture the essence of his entire Air France flight from San Francisco to Paris....

Meet our Paris Contest Winner: Melinda Berlin

Meet our Paris Contest Winner: Melinda Berlin March 23, 2011 | Contests, NileGuide 5 | Read More
A few weeks ago, we announced that Melinda Berlin won our “Fall in Love with the City of Love” trip for two to Paris. We’ve calmed the legal hubbub, and are excited to be able to introduce her to you! Although we’re hoping this will be the trip of a lifetime, Melinda is certainly...

Eiffel Tower Closes Again, This Time For A Workers’ Strike

Eiffel Tower Closes Again, This Time For A Workers’ Strike December 16, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
As if the closing of the Eiffel Tower on December 8 due to a snow storm (4 inches of snow, according to this article) wasn’t a tough enough one for tourists in Paris to take, they now have to put up with a workers’ strike that has once again shut down the world-famous landmark. According...

Paris Trials Sparkling Fountain Water In Efforts To Lower Bottled Water Consumption

Paris Trials Sparkling Fountain Water In Efforts To Lower Bottled Water Consumption October 6, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
What do you get when you cross fountain water and carbon dioxide? Fizzy fountain water! Okay, terrible joke. But it’s no joke in Paris. In an effort to get Parisians off bottled water — of which the French are the world’s eighth biggest consumers — publicly owned water company...

9 Ridiculously Creepy Medical Museums Open to the Public

9 Ridiculously Creepy Medical Museums Open to the Public September 8, 2010 | Featured | Read More
The gruesome appeal of medical museums is twofold. While dissected cadavers, preserved parasites, and diseased organs fulfill the sick fascination for human oddity in all of us, the fact that it is a “museum” makes visiting them a commendable act of self-education. A real win-win! This dichotomy...

Get Around in Style – Great Metro Maps of the World

Get Around in Style – Great Metro Maps of the World August 5, 2010 | Around the World, Featured | Read More
Although it’ll definitely mark you as a tourist, there’s something about physically opening up a map that makes you feel like an explorer. A new city, drawn in easy-to-understand lines and colors, spreads out in front of you; it’s all there, if you care to find it. Nothing evokes this...

Judgment Of Paris Winner To Be Sold For Relief Funds

Judgment Of Paris Winner To Be Sold For Relief Funds July 19, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
It appears wine may be able to do more than simply delight the taste buds. While children left orphaned and homeless as a result of the devastating 2010 Haitian Earthquake may not be enjoying wine, they will no doubt feel the benefits of the product when the profit from what is considered one of the...

London Tops the List for Worst Food in Europe

London Tops the List for Worst Food in Europe July 16, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
TripAdvisor.com recently released the results of a poll which asked 2,376 European travelers to vote on the qualities of some of Europe’s major cities. Categories included cities who offered the best free attractions, the most overrated cities, most underrated, most boring, most romantic, cleanest,...

Urban Exploration: Hidden Cities, Off-Limits Sites

Urban Exploration: Hidden Cities, Off-Limits Sites May 6, 2010 | Around the World, Featured | Read More
Indiana Jones pounded through a library floor to head under Venice in his search for the holy grail; Haruki Murakami’s book, Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World, takes place largely in an anachronistic sewer network under Tokyo; the Bat Cave can be found under Wayne Manor. However you look...
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