Archive for November, 2012

Pin of the Week

This week, the cold weather has started settling in, and we’ve been setting our sights on warmer destinations. It seems we’re not the only ones, since our most popular pin on Pinterest this week is the luxurious Four Seasons Resort at Hualalai in Hawaii. And from its collection of local Hawaiian art from 1775 to today, to its 7 pools, including 2 carved from ancient lava rock, what’s not to love? Check out our Best Hawaiian Resorts for even more warm weather getaways. And make sure to follow our Daily Escape pinboard so you can get our daily fix of wanderlust delivered directly to your pin feed!

billy leroy on Baggage Battles

Tonight on the season premiere of Baggage Battles, at 8|7c, Billy Leroy, Mark Meyer, and Laurence and Sally Martin do a double-header in Brooklyn and Boston. First up: Brooklyn. The auction specialists attend the US Customs & Border Protection auction where they attempt to strike it rich with an international cargo. Will they find rags or riches?

Then, at 8:30|7:30c, the specialists head up north to Boston for an estate sale that holds quite a bit of historical value.

Go behind the scenes with a sneak peek of this season’s auctions lineup and catch a glimpse of tonight’s episodes in Brooklyn and Boston.

Last but not least, we have a special treat for you. Ever wonder how Billy Leroy spends his time? Here’s your chance. Check out A Day With Billy Leroy.

Watch Baggage Battles on Wednesdays at 8|7c.

 

Names chiseled on black granite. No war memorial in America is more recognized than the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC. Dedicated 30 years ago, this week, its design was unlike anything anyone had ever seen before — the work of a 21-year-old Yale student named Maya Lin. So revolutionary was Lin’s design concept that critics initially took offense, seeing the design as just a gloomy gash of darkness that emerged from the earth.

Vietnam Memorial in Washington, DC

Photography by Chris Waits, flickr

Not so today. While some walls divide, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial brings people together; relics, from baseball mitts to old photos, are often left at its base. For family, friends and old military buddies, the wall is the closest many can come to pay their respects to those 58,272 Americans who lost their lives in America’s longest, most contentious military engagement. What unfolds, as you walk down the pathway, is a story of sacrifice, for sure, but also of chance and memory: Because every last name on the wall is written in the order in which the individual was reported to have died. READ MORE

Brookdale Lodge

Tonight at 9|8c, catch an all-new episode of Ghost Adventures when the guys head to Brookdale, CA. There they investigate the once-famous, but recently-closed Brookdale Lodge, which was known as a resort getaway for the rich and famous, but now seems to be haunted by an evil presence. This presence has led to more than one bloody nose, and seems to be a little too heavy for the guys, who escape for a day to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. READ MORE

This Week in Photos

From a “magic equation” for budgeting travel to 5 tips for rescheduling flights during these upcoming holidays, this week’s travel blog round-up not only adds to our already bad case of wanderlust, but is chock-full of useful tips as well.

Traveling, of course, can come with a large cost. To prevent blowing your budget halfway through your trip, Gadling shares their “magic equation” to help you decide how much vacation you can afford, and what luxury activities you might have to take off your agenda.

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Dinosaur Park in Laurel, MD

The downpour that accompanied Hurricane Sandy last week may prove a boon for travelers in search of dinosaur bones. Turns out, when it rains, layers of earth steadily shift, sometimes revealing traces of prehistoric giants long buried in fossil-rich grounds. READ MORE

By Oyster.com Staff

For skiers and nature enthusiasts alike, there are very few places that compare to Jackson Hole. The low-lying valley, located near Wyoming’s western border and surrounded by the Teton Mountain Range, is the gateway to some of the nation’s most spectacular national parks, including Grand Teton, Yellowstone and the National Elk Reserve. The easily available hiking, biking, river rafting, camping and skiing attracts visitors here year-round. READ MORE

Yesterday, we asked our fans to tell us: If your candidate loses the election — what will your #ElectionEscape be? It seems as though — regardless of party affiliation — by Election Day,  all of our fans had a SERIOUS case of election fatigue, because we got quite the outpouring of tweets, Instagrams and pins. Check out some of our favorite #ElectionEscape Instagrams!  READ MORE


Jordan is back and he’s traveling to a galaxy far, far away (ok, not that far — Florida), in hopes of stocking up on Star Wars figurines and replenishing his Star Trek action figure inventory.

Watch as Jordan and his sidekick Steve hit up Tampa, FL, to visit a woman heading towards retirement. Jordan and Steve hope to make a profit off the toys she’s been saving since the 1970s.

To finish up his hunt, Jordan flies solo to Eddyville, IL, where he visits a Star Wars fanatic that has a shed completely stuffed with space toys that Jordan needs to check out.

What classic toys will Jordan come away with in his “Southern Space Chase”? Tune in tonight, November 7 @ 9|8c to find out.

Latest Pins on Pinterest

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  • The kids may be back in school, but there are good reasons to squeeze in a weekend getaway! From lakeside retreats to big city explorations, here are our 5 favorite weekend getaway ideas for families.