Archive for August, 2012

Today’s Daily Escape is the Vatican Museum in Rome, Italy. More »

Photograph by Jim Holmes / Axiom / Aurora Photos

By: Holly C. Corbett

The Lost Girls: Amanda, Jen and Holly.

I’m part of a trio of female travelers known as The Lost Girls, and more than five years ago we quit our media jobs to set out together on a yearlong, around the world trip. Now we’re calling ourselves the Runaway Bridesmaids after we asked ourselves a question that many women have often pondered: What were we going to do with our old bridesmaid dresses that our married pals swore we could totally wear again?

Rather than let those expensive dresses collect dust in our closets, we decided to prove our bride friends right, and put them back to use for a good cause. Except the next time we wear them, we’ll be strapping on running shoes instead of heels to run in our dresses and raise money to help children of sex workers with the Runaway Bridesmaids Race.

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Elvis

Elvis Week is now in full swing, with festivities having kicked off last Friday in downtown Memphis. The week’s highlight was definitely its most moving: Last night through this morning, fans gathered outside the gates of Graceland to mark the 35th anniversary of the King’s passing. (The candlelight vigil’s surprise guests were none other than Priscilla and Lisa Marie Presley.) READ MORE

Today’s Daily Escape is Jumeirah Dhevanafushi in Gaafu Alifu Atoll, Republic of Maldives. More »

 Photograph by Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts

Adam Richman with the Top 10 Sandiwches

The wait is almost over. Tonight at 9|8c, after 10 weeks of eliminations, Adam Richman will finally reveal the winner of the Best Sandwich in America. Who will take home the title? You’ll have to watch to find out.

In the meantime, get a look at our mouthwatering photo gallery to learn about all the regional winners, and take a look back at our sandwich report cards to get the recipes and Adam’s BITE scores for all the contenders.

Want to win a Best Sandwich prize pack? Voice your opinion during tonight’s Championship Finale — just tell us which sandwich do you want to eat right now? Use the on-screen instructions to text in your vote, or vote online. Twenty-five lucky winners will receive an exclusive Best Sandwich prize pack. Voting starts at 9|8c and ends at 9:36|8:36c, so be sure to cast your vote in time!

Toy Hunter

Tonight at 10|9c and 10:30|9:30c, Toy Hunter Jordan Hembrough takes toy picking to a new level as he takes on collections in New Jersey and North Carolina. A renowned toy dealer and ultimate toy hunter, Jordan has a reputation as an “in-demand dealer” that everyone wants to have evaluate their stash.

Jordan finds the picks of a lifetime for struggling business owners, annual toy events and even a few celebrity collectors throughout the season. The stakes are high and the haggles are tough because people’s livelihoods are on the line if he doesn’t deliver!

Get a sneak peek at the Rise from Ashland episode, and get a look at Jordan’s journey to the Jersey Shore. Summing up his career, Jordan says, “It’s the hunt that has always driven me. The next cool find is always right around the corner.” Learn more about our toy hunter with a Day in the Life of Jordan.

Have a toy collection of your own? Post photos of your best finds to our Rate My Toy community and see what else people have hiding in their basements!

Today’s Daily Escape is Paria Canyon in Page, Arizona. More »

Photograph by Cliff Leight / Aurora Photo

Museum of American Finance

Need a little more culture in your life? Get a behind-the-scenes look at the best museums in the country with our new At the Museum web series with Don Wildman, host of Mysteries at the Museum.

Get inside the mind of a spy at the International Spy Museum in Washington, DC.

Find your gross-out limit at Philadelphia’s Mutter Museum, full of outrageous medical oddities.

Learn about unknown animals at the world’s only Cryptozoology Museum, located in Portland, ME.

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Today’s Daily Escape is Trafalgar Square in London, England. More »

Photograph by Image Source / Aurora Photos

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