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Postcard Perfect: Alcatraz During Fleet Week in San Francisco, California

Postcard Perfect: Alcatraz During Fleet Week in San Francisco, California April 4, 2012 | Postcard Perfect | Read More
This image was captured during one of San Francisco’s  most highly anticipated local events, the Blue Angles Air Show during Fleet Week. Fleet Week has been celebrated in San Francisco over Columbus Day Weekend since 1981 as an opportunity for active members of the military and navy to dock...

Postcard Perfect: San Francisco’s Ferry Building

Postcard Perfect: San Francisco’s Ferry Building March 1, 2012 | Postcard Perfect | Read More
San Francisco’s Ferry Building is an incredible combination of scenic views and culinary treasures. Located directly on the water, it affords pristine views of the Bay Bridge, Alcatraz, and the East Bay. Although ferries do still leave from its pier, the real highlight is the food – the interior...

What to Pack: A Night Out in San Francisco

What to Pack: A Night Out in San Francisco February 17, 2012 | What to Pack | Read More
San Francisco’s notoriously cold fog seeps into the city most nights, making more skimpy going-out attire impractical. You’ll fit in perfectly with the artsy local scene with this edgy outfit – while still managing to still stay warm. MICHAEL Michael Kors polka dot blouse, $268 Diesel...

Postcard Perfect: The Living Roof at the California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco

Postcard Perfect: The Living Roof at the California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco February 9, 2012 | Postcard Perfect | Read More
The California Academy of Sciences is not your average “science museum”. The museum is a combination aquarium, planetarium and natural history museum that houses everything from groundbreaking research facilities to a Thursday night, adults only, cocktail hour. Located in the heart of San...

Postcard Perfect: Chinese New Year, Pier 27, San Francisco

Postcard Perfect: Chinese New Year, Pier 27, San Francisco January 23, 2012 | Postcard Perfect | Read More
We fell in love with this image of an artisan preparing herself for the Chinese New Year celebrations in San Francisco. Pier 27 on the Embarcadero is where all the float and parade materiel is storied before the big day, and we can only imagine the excitement and nerves before the hours-long parade hits...

5 Abandoned Victorian Bath Houses “Open” for Exploration

5 Abandoned Victorian Bath Houses “Open” for Exploration October 18, 2011 | Featured | Read More
Modern swimmers might be slightly grossed-out to learn that Victorian bath houses weren’t constructed only for popular enjoyment or communal exercise. They were built to literally keep people clean. Most of the factory workers that flooded into cities during the turn of the century didn’t...

Spain’s Got Super-Cool New Hertz Electric Rental Bikes

Spain’s Got Super-Cool New Hertz Electric Rental Bikes October 13, 2011 | Gear Guide, Travel News | Read More
They get all the cool stuff in Europe. Hertz is now offering electric bike rentals in Spain, from Granada to Barcelona and islands in between. London is the only other lucky-enough spot to enjoy electric bikes as a Hertz rental choice. Why go electric bike instead of a car? Well, they’re easier...

If Lufthansa Wasn’t Great Before, Now it Has Oktoberfest Themed Flights. Horray!

If Lufthansa Wasn’t Great Before, Now it Has Oktoberfest Themed Flights. Horray! August 25, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
We’ll go ahead and say Lufthansa flights usually rock. But now, they are going to rock even harder. Well, at least for a little while. Maybe you can’t make it all the way to Germany for (one of) the thing(s) the country is most known for – Oktoberfest – but starting in September...

Check Out Our New Photo Galleries!

Check Out Our New Photo Galleries! June 24, 2011 | New Features | Read More
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then the photo galleries on NileGuide must be worth a thousand wordy postcards from friends on travels around the globe. Just like those postcards, our new photo galleries give you a taste of the world’s destinations, restaurants, nightlife, things to do,...

7 Spots to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo Around the World

7 Spots to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo Around the World May 4, 2011 | Asia, Bangkok, Chicago, Colorado, Food Lovers, Las Vegas, Mexico, San Francisco, Thailand, USA | Read More
You might know it as the Mexican holiday that involves tequila, Coronas, and maybe a sombrero or two, but the special day actually commemorates a battle won by Mexican forces on May 5th (shocker, I know) 1862. Called the Battle of Puebla, the win against French forces was an unlikely one. With 8,000...
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