Amanda DiGiondomenico

Amanda is an Interactive Producer for TravelChannel.com and considers herself a resident of both Baltimore and Washington, DC. She loves taking road trips up and down the East Coast, but looks for any excuse to escape to California. She’s perfected the art of traveling with just a carry-on and finds airports oddly relaxing. When she’s not blogging for the Traveling Type or keeping the Ghost Adventures website buzzing, Amanda spends her time learning how to build apps and writing for her personal blog, The Spendicate.

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Poveglia IslandYou might be able to spend a night in one of the world’s most haunted places: Poveglia Island, Italy. That is, if Italy gets its way and a luxury hotel developer places the highest bid. Until then, the island with a long, sordid history of illness and death is up for sale. The question is: who would take on such a place?

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Game of Thrones returns tonight, and with the help of HomeAway, we have a list of castles that resemble the 5 remaining Great Houses of the Seven Kingdoms – all available to rent! If every Sunday night, you find yourself imagining which House in Westeros you’d belong to, you can now experience how the characters ruled by spending your next vacation in GoT-style. READ MORE

It’s a Ghost Adventures premiere weekend unlike any other! Today and tomorrow, watch your favorite Ghost Adventures episodes — including the Valentine’s Day Special tonight at 9|8c for all you GAC lovers — leading up to the season premiere on Saturday, Feb 15 at 9|8c when the guys investigate the Oman House in Los Angeles.

Just down the street from the site of the famous Sharon Tate murders, committed by the Charles Manson Family, the house was built on a Native American burial ground and is surrounded by geomagnetic anomalies, in addition to being the site of many odd occurrences.

Visit the Fan Lair to stay up to date on what the #GACfamily & the Ghost Adventures Crew is talking about, and while you’re there, help us unlock sneak peek videos from the upcoming season!

Check out behind-the-scenes photos and videos from tonight’s episode, and see where the GAC stayed, ate and visited while preparing for their investigation with out Los Angeles travel guide.

The rumors are true: Zak Bagans has purchased a house in Gary, IN, that has earned a reputation as a “Portal to Hell.” The unassuming house on a quiet street has been a nightmare for Latoya Ammons and her 3 children, who were all possessed by some evil entity. An intervention by the Department of Child Services, a hospital evaluation and even a police investigation were all followed by the first authorized exorcism in the Diocese of Gary, IN, in 21 years. READ MORE

Tonight at 9|8c, Todd Carmichael braves the ganglands of Mexico to get the perfect coffee for his high-profile client, restaurateur Jean-Georges Vongerichten. When he hears of a wine-like coffee bean, Todd heads deep into Los Zetas territory to seek out the farmer he needs to please Jean-George, who is famous for his discerning palate.

Check out our behind-the-scenes photos from Todd’s adventure through Mexico, and learn why the phrase “silver or lead” is well known in Mexico’s gang territory.

How adventurous are you? Do you think you’d love Todd’s job or would the role of restaurateur suit your tastes? Find out with our Dangerous Grounds quiz!

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From the stories hidden within the walls of Buckingham Palace to the brutal history behind some of the world’s most infamous castles, tonight is a night of mansions — and the rich and powerful who once resided in them.

Beginning at 9|8c, Greatest Mysteries’ Don Wildman takes us to London to uncover the secrets surrounding the most famous residence in the city: Buckingham Palace. Hear the tales of espionage, theft and attempted murder hidden behind the palace’s fortress-like walls. READ MORE

Mike Baker at AlcatrazOn the season finale of America Declassified tonight at 10|9c, go behind the scenes with our investigators as they reveal bonus tests, unseen segments and story updates on some of their best missions. READ MORE

International Spy MuseumGet ready for an all-new season of the shocking, remarkable and downright baffling mysteries behind the artifacts that are hidden away in our country’s museums, just waiting for Don Wildman to tell their stories. Tonight at 9|8c, explore some of the country’s most popular, as well as the most obscure, museums on the season premiere of Mysteries at the Museum. READ MORE

Kids flying on a plane“I can go anywhere …”

Everyone is frightened of something, but sometimes our fears can prevent us from exploring our world. Most of the time, facing our fears can help us overcome them. But what if the fear is your child’s? And what if it’s his or her fear of flying that makes going to see grandma or taking a family vacation a nightmare … for everyone? READ MORE

Tonight, at 9|8c, America Declassified looks into the questions surrounding Boston mobster Whitey Bulger’s time on the run. Investigator Michele McPhee recounts the story of Bulger and her time spent looking for answers.

Michelle McPheeThe murder of Amy Lord on July 23, 2013, was the type of crime Bostonians would never believe could happen in Southie.

She was a pretty 24-year-old newcomer to the tight-knit neighborhood attacked by a career criminal in the vestibule of her building. He then forced her her own Jeep to withdraw cash from 5 separate ATM machines. Lord’s unimaginable ordeal only ended when her captor stabbed and strangled her to death. READ MORE

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