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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You’ve got to admit, you can’t beat a stroll down a boardwalk on a summer day. From the tasty treats to the thrilling rides, take a tour of these sizzling beachside boardwalks — from Coney Island to Mission Beach — starting tonight, July 7 at 7|6c!

But until then, let us help you decide which boardwalk you need to see, and what stops along the boards can’t be missed:

Coney Island, NY

Nathan’s Famous opened in 1916 in Coney Island, and they have been serving their famous all-beef hot dogs ever since. Just don’t follow Joey Chestnut’s lead, and try limiting yourself to 1 … or 2.

The Coney Island Circus Sideshow — with its 10 acts ranging from snake-charming to sword-swallowing — is one of the last bastions of old-school vaudeville.

Wildwood, NJ

For 3 generations, Mack’s Pizza has been serving their Jersey take on the classic Neapolitan pizza. Chase it down with a birch beer!

Morey’s Piers has been family-owned and operated since 1969, and is comprised of 3 amusement parks and 2 waterparks.

Mission Beach, San Diego, CA

At Sandbar, enjoy a “Sandbargarita” along with a San Diego staple — fish tacos — as you take in the sunset from the beachfront bar.

If you’re feeling brave, hit the always perfect barrels at Wave House San Diego, or just come to watch the pros do their thing.

Ocean City, MD

You may have to wait in line for a hot donut from Fractured Prune, but with flavors like banana nut bread and creamsicle, it’s well worth it.

In Ocean City, it’s hard to be bored, especially with the 6 differently themed Jolly Roger Amusement Parks at your disposal. Go-karts? Mini golf? Waterslides? Take your pick!

And tune in next Sunday for even more coast-to-coast boardwalk action!

It’s that time of year when weddings start to fill our calendars — everyone wants to be a June bride. And why not? It’s the perfect time of year! Which is why we have weddings and — even better — honeymoons on the brain.

1. If you’re dreaming of staying in a private, thatched cottage, relaxing by the Caribbean Sea and being pampered at a romantic spa, then Belize should be your honeymoon destination of choice.

2. Every bride dreams of a fairytale wedding, and the best way to fulfill this fantasy is by holding your wedding in a real castle. These romantic castles are waiting to make your dreams come true — just set the date!

3. Having trouble deciding where to go on your honeymoon? From the Maldives to Virgin Gorda, find out what honeymoon destinations are hot this year.

4. Speaking of the Maldives, its reputation as a top honeymoon hot spot isn’t changing anytime soon — especially when you consider the pristine white-sand beaches and adults-only overwater bungalows.

5.  You’ve planned your June wedding, but the question remains: will it rain? Thanks to weathertrends360, find out which wedding spots will see sunny skies and which will be a little grey. Rain on your wedding day is supposed to be good luck, right?

6. Princess Madeleine of Sweden married American financier Christopher O’Neill this month. Learn more about this royal wedding … and try not to be too jealous.

On an all-new episode of Airport 24/7: Miami tonight at 9|8c, find out what happens when bags are left unattended at Miami International Airport. It might not seem like a big deal if you leave your bag behind, but when the employees at MIA find it, they have to take extreme precautions.

If you’re planning a trip to Miami, make sure to keep your bags with you … but also, check out our Miami Airport Guide to get to know all of the ins and outs of MIA, from tips on transportation from the airport to details on MIA’s onsite hotel. Did you know you can even get a 10-minute manicure while waiting for your flight?

And don’t miss the gorgeous works of art that surround you while you wait in the terminal — MIA is home to many pieces from the Miami-Dade Art in Public Places project.

Tune in tonight to see firsthand what happens when a suspicious bag is left at the terminal!

Tonight at 9|8c, on an all-new episode of Burger Land, George Motz visits the birthplace of the hamburger: Connecticut. The oldest hamburger restaurant in America, Louis’ Lunch has been serving hamburgers since 1900 when Louis Lassen created the American staple by putting ground steak scraps between 2 pieces of bread. Today, people (like George!) make the pilgrimage to Louis’ Lunch for a taste of this historic burger.

Then after the episode, at 9:30|8:30c, chat live on TravelChannel.com with George! Now is your chance to ask him all of your burning burger questions: How does George make his own burgers? How did he become a burger expert? Join the chat tonight to learn all this and more when George talks burgers with YOU!

Miami-Dade’s Art in Public Places was not only one of the first public art programs in the country, but it is also one of the most successful. It began in 1973 as a way to get Miami’s art scene out where everyone could enjoy it, and today, it includes over 600 works of art — 24 of which are on display at Miami International Airport. In fact, you may have already seen a few in the scenery surrounding our Airport 24/7: Miami episodes.

Next time you’re in Miami, don’t stop your cultural education at the Art Deco architecture; seek out the county’s public art installations with the help of this map before hitting the party scene.

Can’t make it to Miami? Then tune in next Tuesday at 9|8c when Airport 24/7 returns with a new episode, and maybe you’ll get a peek at some of the art in the airport.

There’s more to Charlotte, NC, than NASCAR. In fact, the city also happens to be home to a few uniquely delicious burgers. George Motz learns this first-hand on an all-new episode of Burger Land, tonight at 9|8c!

From a burger slathered in chili and coleslaw and a jumbo cheeseburger at an old-school drive-in burger joint, to a double-decker burger smothered in Pimento cheese, find out what Southern-style burgers are all about.

Get a sneak peek of tonight’s episode with these behind-the-scenes photos. And don’t forget — we want to know where you get your favorite burgers, so submit your photos and share the juicy goodness!

We’re gearing up for the new season of Ghost Adventures, premiering at the end of the summer, and we need your help! To celebrate the 100th episode of GA happening this season, the guys will be counting down the 100 best moments in the series’ history – and we want YOUR input.

Now through July 5, you can 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!

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!

On an all-new episode of Burger Land, burger aficionado George Motz explores Tennessee – from Memphis to Nashville – to taste the burgers that make this Southern state proud.

Pride is an understatement when it comes to the deep-fried burgers of Dyer’s in Memphis. One of the oldest burger joints in the country, Dyer’s credits their delicious patties to their 100-year-old grease. In fact, when the restaurant moved to its current Beale Street location, a police escort brought the grease to its new home. Tonight at 9|8c, watch as George dives into this burger and more on Burger Land! Want to know where to get these delicious burgers? Check out our Tennessee Travel Guide for all the details!

Tonight on an all-new episode of Airport 24/7, an accident on the jetway causes a massive water leak. As the water – and the pressure – rises, the Miami-Dade Fire Department scrambles to stop the flooding.

If worse comes to worse, the firefighters will have to shut off the power to the whole concourse, resulting in a major scheduling catastrophe for the airport. Will they be able to shut off the water without resorting to extreme measures? How many thousands of dollars will this cost Miami International Airport?

Find out tonight at 9|8c!

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