Archive for April, 2013

Tonight at 10|9c on an all-new episode of Burger Land, burger expert George Motz heads south — all the way south — to Miami to get a taste of the city’s multicultural flavors. In particular, he’s there to taste some Latin-inspired burgers.

George comes across 2 restaurants with a long history of competition between their own styles of the frita, a Cuban burger known for being topped with thin slices of fried potatoes.

He also finds a chorizo and beef burger served on plantains instead of a bun, as well as a burger so big and delicious, it had to be called the Latin Macho.

Do you know of a burger so delicious, it deserves its own minute of Internet fame? Then post your burger-tastic pictures to our My Favorite Burger photo gallery, and share your foodie find with the TravelChannel.com community!

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When most couples begin to have children, the adventures go from cliff diving and bungee jumping to cleaning up messes and driving the kids to their soccer games. Austin locals Sara and Jake are 2 athletic parents who have had to give up a jet-setting lifestyle for a quiet home life. Lucky for them, though, Trip Flip host Bert Kreischer arrives to offer them a reprieve in the form of an all-expenses-paid trip to Bob Marley’s homeland, Jamaica.

Speaking of Bob Marley, how would you like to record a song in the legendary reggae artist’s very own Tuff Gong Recording Studio in Kingston? Or if you’re more of the adventurous type, how about plunging into the Irie Blue Hole or discovering a flaming fountain of youth at the Windsor Mineral Spring Spa?

Want to see more of how Jake and Sara’s Caribbean adventure played out? Tune in for an all-new episode of Trip Flip, tonight at 8|7c.

Plus, check out exclusive, behind-the-scenes photos from tonight’s episode.

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The guys make their first visit to Mississippi in tonight’s all-new episode of Ghost Adventures at 9|8c. The GAC investigates one of the oldest buildings in the Mississippi River city of Natchez: King’s Tavern.

The owner of the tavern, Richard King, had a mistress named Madeline, and the guys are on a mission to find out if her ghost is still roaming the stairwells of King’s Tavern over 300 years later. Another one of the legends surrounding the historical inn is the story of a bloody dagger that was found behind a fireplace during renovations. The guys attempt to track down the owner of this dagger and find out the history behind it.

Will the guys be able to prove these legends true with the evidence from the lockdown? Tune in tonight to find out.

And don’t miss these behind-the-scenes photos!

From the world’s most eco-friendly resorts to finding the best seat on a flight, here are our favorite tips from travel bloggers this week.

In honor of Earth Day, why not save the world through travel? Or at least lessen your carbon footprint by relaxing at one of these eco-friendly resorts.

From a Spanish town painted blue to promote the Smurfs movie to a South African town filled with an array of colors to celebrate the end of apartheid, brighten your day with the world’s most colorful cities.

Want to take a year off to see the world, but too afraid of the consequences? Lonely Planet Blog debunks myths that surround taking a break to travel, encouraging readers to take the leap.

Getting stuck in the middle seat on a long flight can be the worst — but that doesn’t have to happen again!  Check out Travel and Leisure’s tips for how to get a good airplane seat.

Don’t forget to check out This Week in Photos for even more timely travel inspiration!

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“¡Cuidado con los pajaros!” said the counter guy, as he pointed to my food on the table outside. I quickly figured out what he was saying, meanwhile birds were descending on our food.

After shooing the feathered scavengers away, my dad and I dove into our roasted chicken and Magna beers at El Verde BBQ.  It’s the very definition of roadside dive as we could almost touch the cars going by. Following the advice of Anthony Bourdain, we had taken a chance on the place, pulled in, and began eating without fear.

Randomly, a grizzled man plopped down at our table. He said a greeting in Spanish that my dad responded to in between bites of juicy chicken. One reason I choose Puerto Rico for this father-son trip was because my dad taught himself Spanish. I figured he’d enjoy getting to use it.

Then the old man spoke to me in English: “It’s good that you bring your dad here. My dad is 90 now and we see each other often. That is good.” He also told us how long he had lived in the Puerto Rico, how much he liked his homeland and he offered some of his thoughts about life in general. Then he said goodbye and left.

As he got into his truck, all of the workers waved goodbye.  We soon learned that  the man we were talking to was the owner of the restaurant.

I liked his style. No showy welcome to his restaurant, no attempts to win our attention with a free beer and no questions about what we thought about the food. It was just a pleasant conversation from a pleasant man while eating pleasant food.

In the space of an hour, Puerto Rico taught us three lessons: watch out for birds stealing your food, random roadside dives are delicious and always welcome a stranger to the table.

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- Written by Greg Stroud

 

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Spring Fling Poll

All month we’ve been bringing you sexy, carefree getaways to ease your spring fever. Now that you know where to travel in April and May, will you …

Indulge in an adults-only weekend?
Start with getting side-by-side massages and sipping wine at one of Florida’s sexiest spas, the Ritz-Carlton Spa in Key Biscayne.

Book a room with a seriously gorgeous view?
The Hotel Duquesne in Paris’ 7th Arrondissement is within easy walking distance of Left Bank tourist sites and boasts rooms that look out onto the Eiffel Tower.

Pull up a barstool at one of our 21 best beach bars?
Traveling with the kids? In Wellfleet, MA, they can enjoy The Beachcomber’s famous fried clams or something off the “Young Minnows” menu, while you sip a cocktail and partake in the raw bar at this Cape Cod oceanside restaurant.

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