Amanda DiGiondomenico

Amanda is a freelance blogger 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. Amanda spends her time tweeting and writing for her personal blog, The Spendicate.

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Considered one of the biggest and best music festivals in the country, Bonnaroo has become a pilgrimage that any music fan must make. Featuring musicians from all genres, including indie rock, hip hop, jazz and more, Bonnaroo’s activities don’t stop at the music — which starts around noon and doesn’t end until … about 4 a.m. Here, you’ll find well-known comedians, film screenings, a silent disco and waterslides, just to name a few highlights.

Tonight at 9|8c on Fandemonium, Adam finds out first-hand that the fun never stops at Bonnaroo and gets a taste of the festival’s food truck goodness.

It’s not too early to start planning your trip to Bonnaroo — June will be here before you know it! Let us help with our Bonnaroo travel guide, full of tips on how to get to Manchester, TN, where to stay when you arrive and what to eat if food trucks aren’t your thing.

Tune in tonight for a glimpse inside this revolutionary music festival!

This Orange County historic landmark was built in 1912 and has a rich history, full of stories about famous vaudeville entertainers. But it has also had its fair share of scandal, once serving as a jail for the drunks of Orange County. Not to mention, the songwriter Ernest Ball, famous for the song “When Irish Eyes are Smiling,” died backstage in the theatre’s dressing room.

One has to wonder, with more than 100 years of history, is the Yost Theatre haunted? Tonight at 9|8c, the Ghost Adventures guys find out in an all-new episode.

The Yost’s history lives on today, with the theatre hosting live music, club nights and sports events. Plan your own trip to the Yost Theatre to check out the activity (both human and paranormal) with help from our travel guide.

And don’t miss this sneak peek of tonight’s episode:

Every year, for 4 days in June, country music fans take over the Tuttle Creek Lake State Park in Manhattan, KS, for the Country Stampede music festival. In fact, it’s one of the largest parties in the Midwest with over 175,000 attendees eating good food, enjoying strong drinks and tailgating in the campgrounds with fellow country lovers — and a few of the performers themselves.

Tonight at 9|8c, Adam joins in the fun on an all-new episode of Fandemonium. In fact, when he comes across a country musician, he even writes a country song of his own … about Brooklyn.

Do you love country music? It’s not too early to start planning your own trip to Manhattan, KS, to join in the stampede. Let our travel guide help you get there!

Right outside of Yosemite National Park, sits the now empty Tuolumne General Hospital in Sonora, CA. Sonora was a Gold Rush boomtown in the 1800s, and due to the often violent practices of desperate gold miners, Tuolumne Hospital was opened in 1849. But the hospital finally closed just a few years ago, and now sits abandoned save for the spirits of a few miners who still may be roaming the halls.  Tonight on an all-new episode of Ghost Adventures at 9|8c, the guys visit this hospital to determine who is lingering. And in an extended lockdown that yields some terrifying evidence, the guys leave the hospital feeling more than a little shaken up.

Pay your own visit to Sonora, CA, and learn about its rich gold mining history, with tips in our travel guide. And don’t miss tonight’s epic episode!

The town of Laconia, NH, is usually quaint and quiet. But for a single week in June, hundreds of thousands motorcycle enthusiasts make their way to Weirs Beach to show off their custom choppers, indulge in some quality seafood and get down with their bike brethren.

In the mood for a $100 lobster pizza? How about a resort overlooking the waters of Lake Winnipesaukee? The 15,000-person town of Laconia has it all. Wanna get down and dirty with the bikers in Laconia? Check out our travel guide to find out what you can’t miss during this crazy week in June, and tune in tonight at 9|8c to watch Adam Richman join in on the madness on an all-new episode of Fandemonium.

The ghosts at night are such a fright … *clap* *clap* *clap* … deep in the heart of Texas!

Tonight at 9|8c on an all-new Ghost Adventures, the guys investigate the Black Swan Inn in San Antonio, TX, on the banks of the Salado Creek. As the guys learn before the lockdown, these grounds were the site of a bloody battle.

After a long day of filming, the GAC took a stroll down the San Antonio River Walk to relax before the lockdown. To find out where they went and what you should see on your own visit to San Antonio, check out our travel guide. FYI: the guys ate their fill of Tex-Mex while in the Lone Star State.

And don’t forget to submit your own video shout out to the guys after tuning in for tonight’s episode, so you can tell them what you thought of the Black Swan Inn investigation!

Tonight on at 9|8c, Adam Richman heads to the Indy 500 for a full dose of Fandemonium! Since the first running of the race in 1911, the Indy 500 has become the largest single-day sporting event in the world, with a staggering 600,000 fanatical race fans making the pilgrimage to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, aka the Brickyard, each year.

And as Adam finds out first-hand, the tailgating scene is equally massive. From an out-of-service ambulance turned into a rowdy party vehicle to Bret Michael’s own rocked-out RV, the Indy 500 superfans take their parking lot parties to new levels.

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway holds race events year-round, so if you’re jonesing for a little race action of your own, check out our Indianapolis travel guide for a few tips!

 

Get ready for the lockdowns to return when the Ghost Adventures Crew heads to Goodsprings, NV – just outside of Las Vegas – to investigate the Pioneer Saloon on tonight’s season premiere at 9|8c!

The Pioneer Saloon is not only a historic landmark with over 100 years of history, but it also has ties to Hollywood. When Clark Gable’s wife, Carole Lombard, died in the 1942 plane crash on nearby Mount Potosi, he awaited the news of her death at the Pioneer Saloon. The saloon even has a wall of photos dedicated to the Hollywood couple. And the guys are here to find out: Does the spirit of Carole Lombard continue to haunt the Pioneer Saloon?

If you want to make your own trip to the haunted Pioneer Saloon, check out our travel guide for tips on where to stay and what to do when you hit the Nevada desert.

And if you have something you’d like to say to the guys, submit your shout-out video here and show your love for the GAC!

Did you miss the Kentucky Derby this year? If so, don’t worry, you can always make the trip to Louisville next May … or tonight at 9|8c when Adam Richman does the betting for you on an all-new episode of Fandemonium.

The Derby is more than just the 2-minute race. It’s a weeklong celebration that takes over the city of Louisville, KY. But to get the most of your visit to the Run of the Roses, you need to know where to find the best parties with the most tradition and what to do when you find them – which is where we come in. Check out our Louisville Travel Guide for tips on navigating the “fandemonium” of the Derby.

Tune in tonight for a firsthand look at how horserace enthusiasts get dirty at the Derby, and watch a sneak peek of the action:

Get a double dose of super-official takeout when Daym slides into Atlanta AND Portland tonight on 2 all-new episodes of Best Daym Takeout, starting at 10|9c!

First off, how do you feel about peanut butter cupcakes? What about a peanut butter cupcake blended with ice cream and turned into a milkshake?!? Yeah, we thought so. Find out where to get your hands on this diabolically delicious concoction when Daym tries to find the best takeout in Atlanta.

Then, Daym visits Portland, OR, where he finds more than just your typical takeout – especially when he drops into Pok Pok, a restaurant … in a house … that serves traditional Thai flavors. Ever heard of Muu Sateh? Yeah, neither had we.

Tune in tonight to see what all the Daym hype is about, and watch this sneak peek for a taste of all the takeout to come! 

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