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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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! 

 

Throughout the month of June, we asked you to weigh in on the most memorable Ghost Adventures moments of all time, and today is the LAST day to vote! The guys want to know which moments are your favorites to help them celebrate their 100th episode coming this season.

So hurry over to TravelChannel.com and vote for your favorite moments in 5 categories: Scariest, Funniest, Terrifying Possessions, Memorable Trigger Objects and Best Experiments. Watch the moments, and then decide which one you think is unforgettable.

Then, tune in to the countdown special in September to see what you and your fellow fans picked as the very best moments – and to see what the guys consider their own favorite moments throughout the 5 years of Ghost Adventures.

Great barbecue is an art. And for a real taste of the craftsmanship that goes into roasting a whole hog or smoking a rack of ribs so tender the meat falls off the bone, look no further than Memphis in May’s World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest.

Tonight at 9|8c, Adam Richman witnesses the barbecue madness on an all-new episode of Fandemonium. From delicious smoked sausage to Denmark’s take on American barbecue, Adam tastes it all. He also meets more than a few barbecue devotees who make this weekend the highlight of the month-long Memphis in May celebration.

It’s never too early to start planning your next spring fling! If Adam’s got you wanting to join in the barbecue fun, check out our Memphis travel guide for tips to plan your own Memphis in May excursion. Or use our Best BBQ Festivals and Competitions photo gallery to find one closer to home!

And don’t forget to tune in tonight at 9|8c for Fandemonium!

Brony: An adult or teenager, often male and college-age (or older), who is a fan of the cartoon My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic — a show about pretty, magical ponies who fight evil. Seriously.

In 2011, the very first BronyCon was held in New York City with 100 bronies in attendance. The convention hopped around the city, holding 3 more events complete with visits from the voice actors and dance parties, until reaching 3,000 attendees in 2012. And today marks the first day and a new city for this army of bronies, with attendance expected to be 6,000 brony-strong.

Get excited, Baltimore! Or should I say, Baltimare …

The Baltimore Convention Center, a picturesque location on the harbor for these My Little Pony fans, will be hosting the event all weekend. From the “Mane Events Hall” to the “Portal to Equestria,” there will be videogame tournaments, lectures on voice acting and discourses analyzing the culture of My Little Pony.

Not yet convinced? Head to the Hall of the Moon for a class on drawing ponies. Or visit the Salt Block Lounge for the Brony Karaoke Smackdown.

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to be a bro to enjoy the pony festivities. Girls are welcome, too. Need a little help navigating the city? Check out our Baltimore travel guide for tips!

Can’t make it to Baltimore? Watch the convention’s live stream!

Get ready! Tonight at 10|9c, YouTube superstar Daymon Patterson comes to Travel Channel with the all-new series, Best Daym Takeout. And we want to know: What do YOU consider the most “super-official” takeout? Post pictures of your favorite takeout food to Instagram with the hashtag #DaymTakeout, and maybe you’ll see your photos on our blog!

Not sure what “super official” is? Prepare for tonight’s double-episode premiere with our exclusive video from Daym himself, explaining his “Daymisms.”

Need a little food inspiration for your super-official Instagrams? Tune in tonight when Daym drops in on some real Chicago-style takeout, from the juicy goodness of an Italian beef sandwich to ooey-gooey deep-dish pizza. But the question remains … who has the best takeout in the Windy City?

Then at 10:30|9:30c, Daym heads down south to New Orleans where the takeout runs the gamut from crawfish to donuts to po’ boys. But what does Daym like the best when he takes it to his car for a chowdown session? Find out tonight!

Everything is bigger in Texas … even their Renaissance festival! In fact, the Scarborough Renaissance Festival in Waxahachie, TX, has an average attendance of 200,000 “rennies” each year. And as Adam finds out tonight at 10|9c on Fandemonium, these renn-fest goers are some of the most imaginative and devoted superfans he’s found so far.

From the 22 stages holding over 200 performances, to the more than 150 cast members (most of whom are volunteers!) who bring the festival to life, it’s worth a trip to Waxahachie for the chance to travel back in time to the year 1533.

Did we mention the turkey legs? Or steak on a stake? Or the mead?

If we’ve convinced you to lace up your corset/don your codpiece (not required), then check out our Waxahachi, TX, travel guide for tips. Or check out the Renlist for a list of Renaissance festivals near you!

Not feeling persuaded, yet? Then tune in tonight for an all-new episode of Fandemonium at 10|9c, and you’ll be joining a joust in no time!

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