– Your Very Own Customized Travel Guide

NileGuide.comNileGuide touts itself as being the first travel guide made for your needs. The fact is, most travel guides are rather too comprehensive and bulky, and nonspecific for today’s experienced traveler.

Most people know the types of things they want to do and see before they even board the plane. Nile Guide, thus has taken information from 10+ sources, think Expedia, CitySearch etc. The site also has its own reviews and reports from local experts across the globe. To use it, type in your destination or choose from the drop down menu. There are a number of main categories through which you can select different activities these include See and Do, Food, and Nightlife. There’s a separate section for Lodging. Each category gives you the option to select neighborhoods, preferences, and cost. For instance, if you’ve selected Paris, in the See&Do category you can move the slider to indicate how strenuous the activities should be. You can also narrow the type down by choosing from Arts, History, Nature or Off the beaten path. Once you’ve chosen your activities they can be organized in a day to day schedule. You can then download your customized guide and print it out as a PDF. In Their Own Words

“The first travel guide that’s tailored to exactly match your trip. Take it with you on your laptop or PDA, share with a friend, or just print it out and toss it into your bag! No more ripping pages out of guidebooks…”

Why It Might Be A Killer

This sort of pick and choose approach is ideal for today’s savvy traveler. It gives them a customized tour guide, which is what people want these days. With Nile, travelers can decide what’s right for their trip by taking advantage of the site’s vast resources. It’s really quite well done.

Some Questions About

The site is seriously lacking in some destinations—when will it get updated? Besides that, it tends to be slower than would be ideal. Will users be able to order guides straight to their door?