Articles Tagged ‘Vancouver’

Airline Passenger Pulls a Mission Impossible

Airline Passenger Pulls a Mission Impossible November 11, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
One of my favorite parts of Mission Impossible is when they are quickly able to create a rubber mask that imitates other people’s faces. Who wouldn’t want to be that sly and walk around imitating someone completely different? Although it’s a fictional movie, the same thing actually...

Electric VW Beetle Making Historic Trans-Canadian Trip

Electric VW Beetle Making Historic Trans-Canadian Trip September 1, 2010 | Canada, Eco-Travel, Offbeat, Travel News | Read More
Last week a group of students from the University of British Columbia left Vancouver in an electrified 1972 Volkswagen Beetle on a 4,000 mile road trip to the other side of Canada.  The UBC Electric Car Club members are hoping to not only set a record for the fastest coast-to-coast trans-Canadian trip...

Travel Like a Local: Scandinavian Soot, Rocking Out in Beijing, Obama the Turtle in Florida

Travel Like a Local: Scandinavian Soot, Rocking Out in Beijing, Obama the Turtle in Florida April 23, 2010 | Talk Like a Local | Read More
Wondering what’s going down in Vegas? Perplexed about the rock scene in Beijing? Dying to know about Georgia’s wine industry? Our team around the world has got you covered! Local Expert Lottie in Hawaii “The ideal pirate will be between 18-60 years of age, with noticeably unusual...

Pain In The Ash: Flights Resume But Costs, Concerns Remain

Pain In The Ash: Flights Resume But Costs, Concerns Remain April 22, 2010 | Travel News, UK | Read More
First the good news: after a six-day shutdown, airports across Europe began reopening Wednesday, and the airspace over most of the United Kingdom, Denmark, Norway, Belgium, Ireland, Sweden and Germany was open again.  Some of the bad news: there’s still a six-day backlog to deal with, the economic...

Travel Like a Local: Mixed Martial Arts in Shanghai, Tap Water in NYC, Philly Cheesesteaks

Travel Like a Local: Mixed Martial Arts in Shanghai, Tap Water in NYC, Philly Cheesesteaks April 16, 2010 | Local Insight | Read More
Taxes are finished, the weekend’s here, and it’s time to check in with our fabulous international Local Experts! In case you didn’t hear, we were pretty excited to announce the creation of the Local Expert Blog Network yesterday, after weeks of teasing you with these excerpts every...

Rodent Gets Free Flight From Rat Free Alberta To Vancouver

Rodent Gets Free Flight From Rat Free Alberta To Vancouver April 15, 2010 | Canada, Travel News | Read More
Since November 2007, Vancouver-based Little Mischief Rescue has focused on rat and ferret rescue and welfare.  Our story begins with this entry on the rescue’s blog: … got an email from the Calgary Animal Control. A rat was brought into the province of Alberta illegally (rats are illegal...

Fly Above San Francisco During the British Columbia Experience, April 8th through 18th 2010

Fly Above San Francisco During the British Columbia Experience, April 8th through 18th 2010 April 8, 2010 | Offbeat, San Francisco | Read More
I have to admit I’m biased. I’m from Calgary, with much of my family hailing from the great city of Vancouver, so when we received an invitation to participate in the British Columbia Experience on April 8th, 2010 in Justin Herman Plaza across from San Francisco’s Ferry Building, I jumped at the...

Dancing in the Dark: Snapshot of Earth Hours Around the Globe

Dancing in the Dark: Snapshot of Earth Hours Around the Globe March 29, 2010 | Eco-Travel, Local Insight | Read More
Last Saturday, March 27th, the World Wildlife Fund organized its third annual Earth Hour to inspire action around creating a more sustainable future. Millions of individuals and business participated across the globe by turning off their lights for one hour at 8:30 pm local time, and our very own NileGuide...

Romantic Restaurants from London to NYC

Romantic Restaurants from London to NYC February 1, 2010 | Around the World, Food Lovers, Romantic | Read More
OpenTable recently released their list of the top romantic restaurants around the world as voted by diners.  While I don’t necessarily disagree with them, I thought we would turn to the fantastic NileGuide team to see where they’d like to take their sweetheart for some Valentine’s dining –...

Where to Find the Twilight Cast in Vancouver

Where to Find the Twilight Cast in Vancouver October 13, 2009 | Vancouver/Whistler | Read More
Vancouver has long been known as “Hollywood North” and it’s not uncommon to spot celebrities around town. A few months ago, Chris Noth (yes, Big himself) was having a drink at the Gerard Lounge in the Sutton Place Hotel where some friends and I were having a nightcap. Two weeks ago...