Archive for August, 2012

Today’s Daily Escape is La Casa Que Canta in Zihuatanejo, Mexico. More »

We can’t get enough of these Waterfall Wonders. This particular waterfall consists of a main chute that drops over a 120-foot vertical cliff. Hikers can stop and admire the cascading blue-green water from nearby picnic tables. But where in the world is it? Leave your guess in the comments and then find out »

Today’s Daily Escape is Windsor Castle in Berkshire, England. More »

Photograph by Peter Phipp / Stock Connection

This week’s Haunted Destination of the Week is Amargosa Opera House. Learn why »

Photograph by Ken Lund, flickr

Photo by Dave Vann

Once in a while, a music festival can inspire a road trip. Sure, it’s super-convenient when your favorite bands happen to stop somewhere close to home, but sometimes it’s fun to make the journey to partake in one of the biggest gatherings of music lovers around. So why not take that to a new level? Book a cruise.

Concert cruises aren’t a new idea — there have been the Rock Boat, Jam Cruise and even John Mayer’s Mayercraft — but if you follow travel news like we have, there’s reason to believe that this trend is going to take off.

In fact, the world’s largest passenger ship will set sail for a Beatles tribute cruise next year. Royal Caribbean’s 5,400-passenger Allure of the Seas will host the 7-night Cruise for Beatles Fans 2013.A Beatles tribute band will be onboard along with other musicians — all with a Beatles connection — such as Mark Hudson, a producer for the Beatles’ Ringo Starr; Billy J. Kramer, who has recorded songs written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney; Joey Molland, a singer from Badfinger, a band signed by the Beatles’ label.

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Today’s Daily Escape is The Bund in Shanghai, China. More »

Photograph by Spreng Ben, flickr

 

Tonight at 9|8c, Andrew Zimmern treks the Blues Trail for Bizarre Foods America, where he tastes the occasionally bizarre flavors of the Mississippi Delta. Get a peek at what he encounters with our Bizarre Food of the Week!

Then Tuesday at 9|8c, Don Wildman recounts mysteries that are out of this world … literally … with this special episode of Mysteries at the Museum. To get a closer look at these otherworldly stories, we stop by the National Museum of the US Air Force in Dayton, OH, The Mutter Museum in Philadelphia and the Allen County Public Library in Indiana, where there’s a strange photo of Abraham Lincoln — taken years after his death.

Wednesday at 9|8c, our resident Toy Hunter, Jordan Hembrough, journeys to Texas, where he tries to rope in a huge find for one of the largest auction houses in the country — and uncovers the first Barbie doll ever released.

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Today’s Daily Escape is Esperanza Resort in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. More »

Photograph by Esperanza, An Auberge Resort

Fireworks! Royals! Rockstars! The 2012 London Olympics closed with a bang, allowing travel bloggers to get back to their old habits: stirring up controversy about mythical sea serpents, doling out first-class tips and revealing what travelers should never, ever say.

Gadling wonders if a “Norwegian Nessie” is lurking beneath the surface of Hornindalsvatnet, Europe’s deepest lake.

Camels and Chocolate gives you a glimpse (read: lots of photos) of what it’s like to work on a cruise ship with this Day in the Life of an employee. And don’t miss the giveaway!

Want to get bumped into first class on Delta? Johnny Jet tells what works and what doesn’t.

SmarterTravel shares 5 phrases a traveler should never use. Some are no-brainers, one is just good manners, but another could land you behind bars.

Okay, we lied. One last London post. A Luxury Travel Blog reveals the 5 most expensive celebrity hotel rooms. You know you’re curious where Angelina Jolie drops 5,000 pounds a night!

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Are you a travel blogger with tips to offer? Let us know in the comments and maybe you can be featured in next week’s This Week in Travel.

Real Housewives of New York

Photography by NBC Universal

The women on the infamous Real Housewives franchises are always traveling.  Last season, the cast of Bravo TV’s The Real Housewives of Atlanta took a grand safari trip in Africa. Here at Travel Channel, we like to focus on the cool cultural experiences that come with traveling — but where there are housewives, there’s always drama. READ MORE

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