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From the Hotel to the White House: Angella Reid Makes History

From the Hotel to the White House: Angella Reid Makes History November 11, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
Angella Reid, Former general manager of the Ritz Carlton Pentagon City, is kicking hospitality butt and taking names. In October, she became the first-ever female Chief Usher of the White House. So what exactly does the Chief Usher position entail? Well, it seems that Reid’s experience and thriving...

8 Famous Bodiless Brains, Hacked Hands, and Dismembered Members on Display

8 Famous Bodiless Brains, Hacked Hands, and Dismembered Members on Display May 19, 2011 | Featured, Offbeat | Read More
The tradition of putting body parts on display is almost as old as religion itself. Reliquaries containing the hands, feet, teeth, and other parts of holy people have been touted around the globe for thousands of years. But 20th-century cultural icons and ancient historical figures? Yeah, those get around...

Rally To Restore Sanity Leads To Record DC Metro Congestion

Rally To Restore Sanity Leads To Record DC Metro Congestion November 9, 2010 | New York, Travel News, Washington DC | Read More
Jon Stewart told attendees at the Rally to Restore Sanity that what made Americans civil could best be found in how they dealt with merges, noting that everyone says, “You go, then I’ll go. You go, then I’ll go.” More than 250,000 people may have attended the Washington, DC event,...

9 Ridiculously Creepy Medical Museums Open to the Public

9 Ridiculously Creepy Medical Museums Open to the Public September 8, 2010 | Featured | Read More
The gruesome appeal of medical museums is twofold. While dissected cadavers, preserved parasites, and diseased organs fulfill the sick fascination for human oddity in all of us, the fact that it is a “museum” makes visiting them a commendable act of self-education. A real win-win! This dichotomy...

Get Around in Style – Great Metro Maps of the World

Get Around in Style – Great Metro Maps of the World August 5, 2010 | Around the World, Featured | Read More
Although it’ll definitely mark you as a tourist, there’s something about physically opening up a map that makes you feel like an explorer. A new city, drawn in easy-to-understand lines and colors, spreads out in front of you; it’s all there, if you care to find it. Nothing evokes this...

Michelle Obama Graces Cover of Conde Nast Traveler

Michelle Obama Graces Cover of Conde Nast Traveler April 13, 2010 | Travel News, Washington DC | Read More
First lady Michelle Obama is on the cover of the May issue of Conde Nast Traveler, which hits newsstands April 14.  The cover article, “Mrs. Obama’s Washington,” includes the first lady’s travel tips in and around the nation’s capital.  Mrs. Obama shows she has the makings...

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 Eat in Washington, DC: the Best Spots at Every Price

Where to Eat in Washington, DC: the Best Spots at Every Price December 28, 2009 | Food Lovers, Washington DC | Read More
Whether we like it or not, cost is often as important as quality when it comes to deciding on a restaurant. Most of us don’t have the luxury of eating wherever we want, whenever we want. Fortunately, DC has dining options to fit every budget – whether you’re on a shoestring or ready...

Washington, DC: 4 Reasons to Visit Off-Season

Washington, DC: 4 Reasons to Visit Off-Season November 19, 2009 | Offbeat, Washington DC | Read More
Unsurprisingly, Washington DC welcomes the majority of its visitors in the spring and summer months.  With school vacations and relaxed work schedules, it’s easier to head to the US Capital then, to view the sights (Cherry Blossoms! Monuments!) or to take part in cool local activities (museum...

Washington DC’s Pampering Paradise

Washington DC’s Pampering Paradise October 6, 2009 | Washington DC | Read More
Whether or not they’d admit it, most women like to be pampered. And while one girl’s idea of pampering might be another one’s idea of torture, there are more than enough “spoil yourself” options in Washington to satisfy pretty much any taste. A few options: Natural Body...
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