Archive for June, 2013

Photography by Meritage Resort and Spa

After a day of wine tasting, unwind with a soak in the steam grottos and waterfalls of the luxe Spa Terra. More »

Chrysler Building

The Chrysler Building at 42nd Street and Lexington Avenue is one of New York’s most spectacular and beloved landmarks. The striking skyscraper is easily identified by its gleaming, terraced crown — a marvel of Art Deco design. Today, at 77 stories, it is the fourth-tallest building in the city.

But behind the tower is a tale of bitter rivalry, thwarted ambition and deception.

In 1929, 2 architects — former partners — became archrivals, when they found themselves in charge of competing projects. The task? Build the tallest building in the world.

The Chrysler Building came out on top, but how? Find out in an all-new episode of Monumental Mysteries tonight at 9|8c. Until then, learn more about the monuments featured in tonight’s show and throughout the season.

 Travel moves you and so will our Watch Travel Channel App. Travel Channel’s brand-new app for iPad® and iPhone® refreshes daily, offering the full range of our video content wherever and whenever you want.  To watch the latest full episodes, you will need the username and password provided by your television service provider.  The app filters content by show, host, destination or interest, making it tap-simple to get ideas for your next vacation or nearby outing. Watch Travel Channel is a must-have for every fan – and it’s now available to download for free at App Store. We’re working on an  Android   version too; more on that later this summer.

Until then, check out our Mobile Apps page for more info about other Travel Channel apps, including The Layover app.

Photography by Al Argueta / Casa Palopó

Built into the hills of Guatemala’s scenic Santa Catarina Palopó village, Casa Palopo overlooks the famous Lake Atitlan. More »

Rio de Janeiro

Host to the 2016 Summer Olympics, Rio de Janeiro is continuing to grow as a tourist destination and its beaches are a major draw. Practically year-round, beaches are crowded with visitors and locals. The beaches not only provide a space for lounging, surfing, and swimming, but also hang-gliding and para-gliding — popular sports in Rio de Janeiro due to its high mountains and good wind conditions. Visitors wishing to stay near the beaches typically choose the South Zone (Zona Sul), which is home to the majority of the city’s hotels. Porto Bay Rio Internacional Hotel sits right across the street from the beach in Copacabana. This hotel features clean, simple rooms and great views – even from the fitness center.

The uber-luxurious Relais & Chateaux Santa Teresa is located (as the name suggests) in Santa Teresa, a beautiful, historic area with gorgeous old buildings, museums, historic sites, and art galleries, about a 20-minute drive away from Rio’s beaches. This historic-mansion-turned-boutique-hotel on a former coffee plantation features gorgeous tropical décor, a lovely spa, and a rooftop pool with amazing views.

- Oyster.com Staff

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On an all-new episode of Toy Hunter, Jordan heads to Colorado on a Rocky Mountain mission for comedy writer Dave Hill. Most buyers are usually looking for mint condition toys still in the box, but Dave is willing to pay thousands to get his hands on out-of-the-box toys.

Jordan’s biggest challenge is to find opened toys that are still extremely valuable, so his assistant, Steve, gets to work. Steve manages to arrive at Mile High Comics before Jordan and starts to dig – against Jordan’s wishes. Chuck, the owner of Mile High Comics, takes Steve to the back of the store where he keeps some vintage toys, and Steve gets a head start with the collection. Jordan shows up a bit late, but starts searching immediately to reclaim his lead.

After Jordan comes across several toys that he thinks will suit Dave Hill perfectly, Steve makes an impulsive and pricey purchase of his own, banking on a strange action figure that may not even peak Dave’s interest.

To find out what out-of-the-box toys Jordan and Steve collected for the up-and-coming comedian, Dave Hill, tune in for an all-new episode, tonight at 9|8c.

Plus, check out Jordan’s commentary on these behind-the-scenes photos from the episode, Playing With Fire.

Photography by Getty Images

This UNESCO World Heritage Site, one of the biggest castles in the Loire Valley, is best known for its staggering gardens, mostly planted in the early 20th century. More »

Photography by Ashley Cooper / SpecialistStock / Aurora Photos

The 1,500-room property has over 20 restaurants and bars, including Ossiano, a Mediterranean-inspired seafood restaurant submerged in Atlantis’ Ambassador Lagoon where coral reefs teem with marine life. More »

The sequestration this year has affected airports across the country, including Miami International. Tonight, on an all-new episode of Airport 24/7 at 9|8c, see the consequences first hand, as the employee cuts create bottlenecks and frustration across MIA.

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano pays a visit to MIA to announce the upcoming budget cuts, which is stressful enough for the airport staff … until a passenger attempts to pass a loaded firearm through security.

Find out what happens tonight as the pressure escalates at MIA, and get ready with these behind-the-scenes photos!

Everyone wants a free RV … but can you tell us why you think you deserve one?

The Epic Contest Giveaway is finally here — and so is your chance to win the ultimate RV. Rock My RV host and legendary rocker Bret Michaels and his handpicked, insanely talented design/build team, consisting of Bodie Stroud and Jake Scott, have been working tirelessly, rocking out 1 very special RV just for you.

Submit a short video, between Monday, June 3, and Monday, July 15, telling Bret why you deserve to win this luxury RV. The winner will be revealed during a 1-hour special on Sunday, Sept. 1.

Here are a few tips to help you “rock” your video submission:

* Don’t be shy! Let us see your personality.

* Music is always a great addition — just make sure it’s an original song.

* Get the whole family involved, even the dog. The more the merrier!

* Go all out! Don’t be afraid to use props and costumes.

Plus, come back each week to see an exclusive video of Jake and Bodie adding more and more spectacular amenities to your RV.

RV for the contest provided by Camping World. Visit Camping World for all of your RV and outdoor needs!

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