Archive for August, 2012

Andrew Zimmern in Miami

Last night, Andrew Zimmern wrapped up another successful season of Bizarre Foods America.  While taking a look back on the season, Andrew recalled some of his favorite moments, and shared his thoughts on some of the most bizarre foods. Check out his most memorable meals below.

And while you’re at it, what are some of your favorite moments from Bizarre Foods America? Tell us and your favorite moment might appear on-air during the Bizarre Foods America Fan Favorite special in 2013. READ MORE

Having to prepare for a hurricane, endure losing your luggage or drive through a snow storm are just a few examples of potential emergencies that may throw a proverbial wrench in your travel plans. Luckily, Travel Channel’s new web series, Travel 911, is here to offer precautionary advice to travelers. Our travel expert, Rob Pralgo, offers suggestions on how to handle many of the travel emergencies that we hope you never have to experience, including what to do if you have a painful jellyfish sting, how to choose the best sun screen and how to avoid a shark attack.

In addition to practical advice, Travel 911’s camping webisode has helpful tips on what you should pack on your next camping trip, and what you should do if you have a face-to-face encounter with a bear. It’s advice that’s relevant in light of a recent string of bear attacks.

In Fairbanks, AK, a bear dragged 21-year-old Julia Strafford 20 feet before letting her go, according to the Seattle Times. She survived, but 49-year-old Richard White wasn’t as lucky. The photographer was mauled and killed by a grizzly bear in Denali National Park, according to Fox News.

We hope this web series will help travelers plan ahead and take better precautions when traveling. Oh, and what about preparing for Hurricane Isaac? READ MORE

Today’s Daily Escape is Adrère Amellal in Siwa, Egypt. More »

  Photograph by Toufic Araman

 

Trip Flip in Times Square

We’re taking a tour of the United States this week when our hosts take their adventures to both coasts — from Jordan the Toy Hunter taking on the collectibles of San Francisco to Bert trip flipping a NYC getaway.

Tonight at 9|8c, Andrew Zimmern gets deep into central Florida for this season’s finale of Bizarre Foods America. While there, he discovers the “other” Florida – the part that’s rich in tradition and about more than theme parks. Check out the Bizarre Food of the Week for a taste of this all-new episode!

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After his stint as a pop-up restaurateur during this season of Bizarre Foods: America, it was only a matter of time before the bizarre foodie himself hopped on the food truck bandwagon. Andrew Zimmern’s food truck, AZ Canteen, will officially open its … er… window tomorrow at the Great Minnesota Get-Together. Andrew will be there in person, so if you’re anywhere in the St. Paul, MN, vicinity, head on down to the state fair for a taste of Andrew’s Andouille, oyster and crab gumbo; pork belly with papaya salad; goat butter burgers; griddled veal tongue; or Nicaraguan dulce de leche.

Follow AZ Canteen on Twitter for more information. Can’t get enough of state fairs? Check out the best fair competitions and food … that is, until AZ Canteen makes its debut!

Are you going to the Minnesota State Fair? Sample Andrew’s wares and let us know what you think in the comments!

Today’s Daily Escape is Jumeirah Dhevanafushi in Meradhoo Island, Republic of Maldives. More »

 

Photograph by Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts

Roughly 50,000 people are expected to make their way to Tampa, FL, next week for the Republican National Convention, so we asked the meteorologists at weathertrends360 for a rundown of what GOP-ers can expect when they arrive in the Sunshine State.

As you may have heard, it isn’t going to be very sunny. From the looks of the forecast, we’ve got just one, simple packing tip: Bring your rain gear. READ MORE

With the Republicans holding their convention from August 27-30 in Tampa, and the Democrats in Charlotte September 4-6, we decided to see just what these cities have to offer the political junkies that’ll be making their way there.

From Charlotte’s neighborhoods to Tampa’s nightlife, there’s plenty to see in both of these cities — aside from a glimpse of Barack or Mitt, of course. When you’re not cheering for your candidate, try Tampa’s seafood with your fellow elephants or pile on the barbecue with your donkey buddies. After all, you can’t give every dollar to their campaigns.

So, no matter who you’re rooting for this election cycle, check out our City vs. City guide and decide which city you’d rather visit!

Photograph by Oyster.com

Dubbed “the Venice of the North” for its many waterways, Stockholm offers the best of both worlds — a booming metropolis steeped in culture and history, without the dingy feel of some of the other big cities in Europe. One of the cleanest cities of its size, Stockholm was Europe’s first “green” capital and maintains much of its natural splendor in the parks that cover one-third of the city. READ MORE

La Tomatina Festival

Photo by Getty Images

La Tomatina Festival — the world’s largest tomato fight – begins each year on the last Wednesday in August and continues for a week in Buñol, Spain. Each year, over 40,000 people descend on the small town outside of Valencia to throw 100 tons of rotten and over-ripe tomatoes in the streets. The first event is marked by the firing of water hoses and lasts for approximately an hour. It may look like a free-for-all, but apparently there is some method to the madness – follow these 5 simple rules, and you may just survive the food fight:

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