Articles Tagged ‘travel’

Road Train Cars Successfully Tested

Road Train Cars Successfully Tested June 20, 2012 | General, Travel News | Read More
The newest breakthrough in the movement towards autonomous driving, the first public test of futuristic “road train” cars—conducted on a highway in Spain—was a resounding success. Road train cars feature not one, but three unmanned vehicles following a truck with a human driver. The...

Arctic Diving in Greenland

Arctic Diving in Greenland June 5, 2012 | Active/Outdoors, Denmark, Offbeat | Read More
Taking a diving trip in tropical waters can be very enjoyable, but it takes a real sense of adventure to dive the icy, blue waters that surround the largest island in the world. When you dive Greenland, you will be venturing where only a handful of divers have ever been. The 1,646 mile long island, which...

Passing Cloud Could Change Commercial Flight Forever

Passing Cloud Could Change Commercial Flight Forever November 8, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
Although the majority of us (sadly) are usually in a rush while flying, New York-based architect Tiago Barros has created a new method of travel that focuses more on the journey and less on how long it takes to get there. Countering our world’s obsession with the fast and efficient, Barros has...

Foul-Mouthed Passenger Gets More Than a Slap on the Wrist

Foul-Mouthed Passenger Gets More Than a Slap on the Wrist June 24, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
Who hasn’t had a frustrating experience with an airline? Flight delays, lost luggage, long layovers, crappy food…we could list our grievances all day. As seasoned travelers and considerate people we’d like to think we weather airport frustration with the calm of Mother Theresa…but...

Sheep is Our Copilot

Sheep is Our Copilot May 24, 2011 | Kid-Friendly, Offbeat, Travel News | Read More
Driving the equivalent of Tijuana to Seattle is a daunting task. But doing that trip with a sheep baaaaing and chewing on some hay in the back of your mid ’90s station wagon? Well that’s just a little crazy. But according to The DailyMail, A British man is driving 1,250 miles to Slovenia...

The Price of Travel: Civil War-Era and Now

The Price of Travel: Civil War-Era and Now April 21, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
It’s clear that air travel these days is cheaper than it has ever been. A quick search and we found one euro fares in Europe and direct flights from LA to Sydney for under a thousand bucks. How long that will last for, though, is anyone’s guess. It doesn’t seem sustainable. But what...

Leave the Bathtub at Home

Leave the Bathtub at Home April 19, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
You officially don’t need to be embarrassed for forgetting that you packed a 5 ounce container of liquid or a pair of tweezers in your check in luggage at the airport. Especially if flying Virgin Atlantic. Virgin just released a summary from their recent survey conducted by staff at all 32 airports...

Fewer and Fatter Americans Riding the Bus

Fewer and Fatter Americans Riding the Bus March 30, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
The Federal Transit Authority is in charge of, among other things, determining the maximum capacity for busses in the American public transportation system. The number of passengers that can safely ride in each bus is calculated using an average weight per person. Today, the FTA estimates each rider...

Infographic: The State of Air Travel Over the Last 60 Years

Infographic: The State of Air Travel Over the Last 60 Years March 26, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
We’ve all heard it before: flying used to be more comfortable, glamorous, easier, sexier, better for your health, guaranteed to wash away those Monday blues, and generally made you a better person. Those who talk about the “good old days” of flying refer to gourmet meals on fine china...

Do It For the Kids: Vacationing With Your Ex

Do It For the Kids: Vacationing With Your Ex March 25, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
They say that breaking up is hard to do. But we at NileGuide think going traveling with someone you’ve broken up with is even harder. Why would you want to do that, you say? Well, for the kids of course. According to this article at the NZ Herald, exes getting together to take their children on...