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Postcard Perfect: Hamilton Pool Preserve, Near Austin, Texas

Postcard Perfect: Hamilton Pool Preserve, Near Austin, Texas December 5, 2011 | Postcard Perfect | Read More
The land where this naturally forming grotto is hidden was originally owned by Morgan C. Hamilton. Sold to a cattle ranching family during the 1880s, the legend goes that the son of the new owners discovered the stunning natural phenomenon by chance while exploring his family’s new land. Although...

9 Miniature Versions of Real Places

9 Miniature Versions of Real Places August 18, 2011 | Featured | Read More
Plane tickets, neck roll, passports and visas — wow, what a hassle! There’s got to be a better way! Are you wary of trying new things? Had enough of learning local customs, tasting scary delicacies, and dealing with just plain unfamiliar smells? Sick and tired of not being understood when...

Texas Becomes First State to Ban Excessive Airport Pat-Downs

Texas Becomes First State to Ban Excessive Airport Pat-Downs May 31, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
It’s still a little too early to celebrate, but intrusive airport pat-downs are at least being brought to the forefront. On May 12, Texas became the first state to pass a bill that banned security from touching travelers in an “inappropriate” way, as reported by the Daily Mail. Under...

Afflicted: 11 Abandoned American Hospitals and Asylums “Open” for Exploration

Afflicted: 11 Abandoned American Hospitals and Asylums “Open” for Exploration July 17, 2010 | Featured | Read More
With some of the most disturbing and tragic histories of any buildings in the US, asylums and hospitals are way beyond creepy. Many of them were built in the late 1800s, when “mental illnesses” (such as masturbation, menopause, and teenage rebellion) were considered dangerous enough to lock...

Airlines Show Foresight in Preparation for Hurricane Alex, Travelers’ Jaws Collectively Drop

Airlines Show Foresight in Preparation for Hurricane Alex, Travelers’ Jaws Collectively Drop July 6, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
The “friendly skies” are without a doubt imperfect – despite the many advantages flying to your destination presents, there are and always will be ways in which its efficiency suffers due to uncontrollable circumstances. Airlines suffer considerably from occasional bumps in the road,...

Manly Food: Put Some Hair On Your Chest!

Manly Food: Put Some Hair On Your Chest! September 28, 2009 | Around the World, Food Lovers | Read More
Manly food.  It’s an interesting assortment of spice, protein, and beer, with heavy doses of grunting and slurping.  Naturally, there are destinations that suit the ‘manly’ eater better than others.  Taking a manly man to France for wine and nibbles? To Palm Springs for a spa diet?...

Travel Deals Roundup: Get Your Jerk On

Travel Deals Roundup: Get Your Jerk On May 13, 2009 | Travel Deals | Read More
If you haven’t noticed the photos of dripping sausages and bloody slabs of steak, it’s meat-lovers week on the NileGuide blog. Thus, in honor of carnivores everywhere, we’ve rounded up some deals in destinations where you’re guaranteed to find some meaty delicacies. Head to New...
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