Articles Tagged ‘Scotland’

NileGuide 5 with Jessica Spiegel of WhyGo Italy

NileGuide 5 with Jessica Spiegel of WhyGo Italy July 28, 2011 | NileGuide 5, Travel News | Read More
Jessica Spiegel is a travel writer for the BootsnAll Travel Network. Although Spiegel is based in Portland, a city she loves dearly, she’s more commonly known as the “Italy girl.” She writes the WhyGo Italy travel guide and doesn’t try to contain her bias toward anything and everything...

Opulent Decay: 7 Abandoned Castles, Chateaus, and Mansions “Open” for Exploration

Opulent Decay: 7 Abandoned Castles, Chateaus, and Mansions “Open” for Exploration April 13, 2011 | Featured | Read More
Castles, chateaus, and mansions — these are displays of wealth and power usually reserved for kings and countesses, or at least old-timey movie stars. It’s hard to imagine these incredible, opulent buildings would ever be abandoned and left to rot. But hey, crazier things have happened. Royal...

UK Looks to Scotland and Morocco For Adventure Destinations

UK Looks to Scotland and Morocco For Adventure Destinations December 7, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
What adventure and “glamping” have in common, I’ve no idea. But nonetheless, the numbers from the National Statistics Travel and Trade Report in the UK show that the English are opting for annual vacations closer to home, according to this PR web release. Whereas adventure-seekers have...

Scottish Researchers Produce Whiskey-Based Biofuel

Scottish Researchers Produce Whiskey-Based Biofuel August 27, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
Nobody would have ever thought that scientists would actually recommend mixing driving and alcohol, but with new biofuel research coming out of the Edinburgh Napier University’s Biofuel Research Center in Scotland, whiskey may be part of the future of alternative energy. The chemistry behind the...

Summer of Ash: Volcano Trouble Could Last All Summer

Summer of Ash: Volcano Trouble Could Last All Summer May 7, 2010 | Europe, Travel News, Travel Tips | Read More
After clouds of volcanic ash from Iceland closed airports in Ireland and Scotland earlier this week, aviation authorities are warning that disruptions could continue throughout summer.  A spokesman for the UK’s Civil Aviation Administration had mixed news for travelers, saying: “There is...

Ash Returns, Closes Ireland Airspace For Six Hours

Ash Returns, Closes Ireland Airspace For Six Hours May 4, 2010 | Ireland, Travel News | Read More
Hundreds of flights were grounded again today as the cloud of volcanic ash from Iceland became concentrated enough to close airspace in the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and parts of Scotland.  As of Tuesday afternoon, only a small area over northwestern Scotland remains closed, with most airspace...

Many Brits Think Haggis Is An Animal; Scots Want It Delivered

Many Brits Think Haggis Is An Animal; Scots Want It Delivered April 28, 2010 | Food Lovers, UK | Read More
Hey NileGuide Food Lovers, time to play are you smarter than the average British takeaway survey respondent!  What is Haggis? a hill top dwelling animal a Scottish musical instrument a character from Harry Potter a traditional Scottish dish made from the lung, liver and heart of a sheep According...

10 Festive Fall Drinks and Where to Sip Them

10 Festive Fall Drinks and Where to Sip Them November 9, 2009 | Around the World, Food Lovers, Top 5/10 Lists | Read More
The best thing about fall? It’s practically a requirement to start mixing, mulling, boiling, and brewing all our favorite nippy weather treats. Here are our top 10 favorites and where to find them: 1. Mulled Wine: Served in a Styrofoam cup or borrowed mug off the streets of Budapest or Prague...

Photo Friday: Kid Commute

Photo Friday: Kid Commute August 28, 2009 | Photo Friday | Read More
In which NileGuide destination was this photo taken? UPDATE 9/1: The photo was taken outside Our Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh. Popular with school children and families, Our Dynamic Earth is an action-packed educational adventure teaching visitors about the formation, evolution and future of the planet. (See...

“Waste Not, Want Not” – The Homily Fits the Scottish National Dish

“Waste Not, Want Not” – The Homily Fits the Scottish National Dish June 29, 2009 | Food Lovers | Read More
If you are an intrepid traveler visiting Scotland, you will surely want to taste their famous national dish – Haggis. Apparently, lots of local folklore surrounds the Scottish dish. According to one story, haggis was a small rabbit-like animal that roamed the hillsides where the sheep grazed. Unfortunately,...