Archive for May, 2013

Photography by Dan Barham / Aurora Photos

What cyclist doesn’t crave a steep and winding road? More »

Tonight at 9|8c, George heads to northern Mississippi to taste the state’s classic burgers that haven’t changed since the days of the Great Depression. He also gets a bite of a burger that goes nicely with the Mississippi blues.

The “dough” burger became a hit during the WWII era when beef rations were minimal. Burger slingers in the area began adding secret ingredients to the patties to get more out of the beef ration. Many burger joints in northern Mississippi maintain this tradition, bringing people from all over for a taste of the past.

Check out these behind-the-scenes photos, and don’t forget to tune in tonight at 9|8c to feast your eyes on some of the best burgers in Mississippi!

Photography by Whit Richardson / Aurora Photos

Spring is finally here, which means it’s hiking season. Trails above Telluride, CO, in the San Juan Mountains, will satisfy seekers of flora, fauna and mountains of majesty. More »

Just when you think you’ve seen it all, Bret and his team are designing the epic RV of your dreams! Complete with multiple flat screen TVs, gaming stations and top-of-the-line finishes, this mega-transformed RV will blow all other vehicles off the road – and it could be yours!

The contest will run from June 3 – July 15, at which time viewers can submit a short video to Travel Channel’s Rock My RV show page, explaining to Bret Michaels why they deserve this rocked-out RV! The winner will be revealed during the one-hour season finale on September 1st.

From the crazy concept design meetings to the demolition to the big reveal, you’ll be glued to your seat wondering what out-of-this-world, retrofitted dream transformation Bret and the team have come up with now. But until then, enter your videos explaining why you deserve this dream RV!

And tune in to the premiere of Rock My RV on Sunday, May 26 at 9|8c to see what Bret and his team are capable of when it comes to building amazing, custom RVs.

Photography by Rachid Dahnoun / Aurora Photos

South Beach Marina on the southwest end of Hilton Head Island is a favorite gathering place for locals and tourists alike. More »

St. Lucia Spotlight

Unlike more developed Caribbean islands, such as Aruba and the Bahamas, the sparsely populated island-nation of Saint Lucia still maintains a sense of unspoiled, exotic beauty. Its landscapes of pristine beaches and mountainous terrain are among the most stunning you’ll find anywhere in the Caribbean (and that’s especially true at Jade Mountain, an uber-luxe getaway popular among celebrities).

Though it doesn’t offer much in the way of dining, shopping or nightlife for its tourists — apart from the few jazzy rum punch joints hugging its cruise ship ports — St. Lucia has seen an increase in restaurants and shops as more and more visitors arrive, which is a blessing and a curse. Nonetheless, the island has a decidedly tranquil vibe for a beautiful, calm vacation. A romantic boutique located on a historic cocoa plantation, Fond Doux offers a solid value, as does the family-friendly Windjammer Landing, with numerous pools and water sports.

- Oyster.com Staff

“You need to get out of here right now!” — Amy Allan

Clearly, when Steve and Amy decided to go out west to Death Valley, CA, to investigate claims of paranormal activity at the Amargosa Opera House and Hotel, they had no idea what kind of terror they would uncover.

After just a few minutes of walking through the opera house, it was obvious to Amy that her client and all of her customers and employees were in more trouble than they realized.

In his detailed investigation, Steve uncovers the property’s murderous past, including the death of William Moor, a man who disappeared in July 1976 and whose body wasn’t discovered until a few months later. Unaware of Steve’s shocking discoveries, Amy encounters many agitated spirits, including that of a man who believes the hotel is his — and will stop at nothing to reclaim it.

Amy and Steve finally disclose their shocking findings to their client — and to each other — in a nail-biting reveal that could determine the fate of this troubled hotel. To find out more about the hotel’s murderous past, watch the all-new episode tonight at 10|9c.

Plus, don’t miss these exclusive behind-the-scenes photos from The Dead Files’ Death Valley episode.

Barbie's Dreamhouse

Whether you are a Barbie girl who wants to live in a Barbie world or you’re about to embark on your first solo trip, there’s something that will pique your interest in our weekly travel news roundup.

Visitors to the life-size “Barbie Dreamhouse” in Berlin can try on Barbie’s clothes in her walk-in closet and bake virtual cupcakes in her kitchen. The “Dreamhouse” will move on to other European cities later this year according to ITV News.

Gadling has a map of “Forbidden America,” incase you were wondering which areas were no-go zones for Soviet tourists in the 1950s.

Are you a travel snob? Read Lonely Planet’s “In defense of the ‘tourist trail’” and find out. How could you not see the pyramids while in Cairo or the Taj Mahal in Agra, right?

Seeing the world on your own leaves less room for error, so the Solo Traveler has compiled 7 mistakes to avoid (from the obvious to the insightful).

Plus, Go BIG or Go Home reveals the World’s largest ropes course at sea on the Norwegian Breakaway cruise ship.

Want even more travel highlights from this week? Check out our This Week in Photos slideshow!

Photography by Jon Purcell / Robert Harding Picture Library / Aurora Photos

Good morning, Barcelona. The chaotic promenade of the Ramblas, the Picasso Museum, Gaudí and his Sagrada Familia … all of these things can wait. More »

Tonight at 9|8c on an all-new episode of Monumental Mysteries, Don Wildman dives deeper into the history behind some of America’s most iconic (and bizarre!) monuments.

Tourists and locals alike may admire the ingenuity behind the impressive Brooklyn Bridge, but many may not realize that its construction was marred by a series of untimely deaths. While digging the foundation for the bridge’s iconic towers, multiple workers suffered from what was then referred to as “caisson disease” – now known as “the bends.”

Catch this mystery and more tonight at 9|8c on Monumental Mysteries. And don’t forget to check out our behind-the-scenes photos from the episode.

 

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