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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At the airport, there are no “finders-keepers.” If you don’t turn a lost item in to the authorities … you stole it. And at a large airport like Miami International, there are cameras everywhere to catch your every move. Tonight at 9|8c, see how this helps the MIA staff track down thieves.

The security checkpoint at the airport is a popular place for lost items, and when a traveler loses his watch, the TSA agents try their best to find the cherished item.

Then, the action continues when it’s discovered that an airport employee is trapped in the elevator … with a bad case of claustrophobia.

Will TSA agents recover the lost watch? Will the trapped airport employee make it out of the elevator unscathed? Find out what happens tonight on an all-new episode of Airport 24/7: Miami at 9|8c, and check out these behind-the-scenes photos for a sneak peek of tonight’s episode.

Tonight at 9|8c, George heads to northern Mississippi to taste the state’s classic burgers that haven’t changed since the days of the Great Depression. He also gets a bite of a burger that goes nicely with the Mississippi blues.

The “dough” burger became a hit during the WWII era when beef rations were minimal. Burger slingers in the area began adding secret ingredients to the patties to get more out of the beef ration. Many burger joints in northern Mississippi maintain this tradition, bringing people from all over for a taste of the past.

Check out these behind-the-scenes photos, and don’t forget to tune in tonight at 9|8c to feast your eyes on some of the best burgers in Mississippi!

Tonight at 9|8c, an all-new episode of Airport 24/7: Miami goes behind the scenes as Miami International Airport prepares to welcome a legion of Lamborghinis. Lamborghini is taking over Miami to introduce their new Aventador Roadster and to attempt to break the land speed record … using one of MIA’s runways.

But MIA can only close down a runway for so long before delays start and passengers lose their patience. Can MIA organize this event in time? Will the new Lamborghini break the speed record? Tune in tonight to find out!

Don’t miss these behind-the-scenes photos, and check out these gorgeous Lambos!

Tonight at 9|8c, George Motz heads to New Mexico for a taste of the Southwest’s green chile cheeseburger. New Mexico takes pride in their red and green chile peppers, and the chile cheeseburger has become a staunch New Mexican tradition.  Find out tonight what goes into these sweet and spicy, cheesy burgers, and why you definitely need to make a trip to New Mexico if you’re looking for a unique, delicious burger.

Check out these behind-the-scenes photos, and learn why New Mexico takes pride in its chiles!

Tonight at 9|8c on an all-new episode of Airport 24/7, find out what happens when a bomb threat is made at Miami International Airport. From an evacuation to a series of delayed flights, chaos ensues when MIA is threatened by a possible terrorist. And as a Category X airport, every threat is a potential disaster.

Meanwhile, Customs and Border Protection pulls aside a traveler with a large sum of undeclared currency – a suspicious act that must be taken seriously. Find out what happens tonight at one of the busiest airports in the country, and don’t miss these behind-the-scenes pictures!

 

Tonight at 9|8c, on an all-new episode of Burger Land, George heads down to Houston to find some of the best burgers in the Lone Star state. From deep-fried bacon to patties made with ground beef and brisket, the burgers in Houston are known for their Texas-sized flavor.

And did we mention it’s National Hamburger Month? Celebrate by feasting your eyes on our plethora of juicy burger photos, and submit your own burger close-ups in our My Favorite Burger community!

Tonight at 9|8c, Airport 24/7: Miami is back with 2 all-new episodes! Are you ready to see what goes down in season 2 at one of the largest airports in the US?

First at 9|8c, 2 fully-loaded international flights collide on the jetway, causing hours of expensive delays and headaches for everyone involved.

Then at 9:30|8:30c, the worst accident in MIA’s history happens when a bus crashes into an overpass — it quickly escalates into a life-or-death situation as paramedics rush to the scene.

When an airport sees off over 38 million passengers a year, things are always bound to happen. See what happens tonight at Miami International Airport!

Learn more about the massive airport and what keeps it running, and check out these behind-the-scenes photos!

Tonight at its new time — 9|8c — an all-new episode of Burger Land follows hamburger expert George Motz as he heads down to New Orleans to find some of the most unique burger creations the Big Easy has to offer.

How about a cheeseburger served up on a crispy, yet fluffy, loaf of po’ boy bread? Or a smoky, gooey burger slathered with marinated mushrooms and shredded cheddar cheese? Hungry yet? We sure are!

Tune in tonight for a little of NOLA’s rich burger history and a lot of juicy burger goodness. But before you do, go to our My Favorite Burger community, and show us where you find your favorite burgers!

Photo Courtesy of Le Méridien Bora Bora

So maybe your last relationship went the way of Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries’ … divorce. (Finally.) That doesn’t mean you don’t deserve a little spring fling of your own. In fact, you definitely deserve a spring fling — maybe to one of the world’s sexiest beaches. Or how about a getaway inspired by a family of expert jetsetters? Well, we’ve got you covered.

Drinking in the Dominican Republic
Last summer, the Kardashian clan took a memorable trip to the Dominican Republic — who can forget Kourtney’s hormonal mood swings or Kris’s Jet Ski joyride? Relive the happier moments of this luxurious vacation at Casa de Campo, the Kardashian clan’s resort of choice, with their gourmet meals, horseback riding on the beach and water sports at Minitas Beach … all minus the forced family bonding (and TV crews).

Playing Tourist in London
The Kardashian sisters let loose in London during a press tour last year, with Kim telling the press she’d love to have tea with Duchess Kate. That definitely didn’t happen, but Kim reportedly reached out to Kate with a note wishing her luck in her pregnancy. Again, no response. But there’s no shame in being a little obsessed with the Royal Family or in hitting up the touristy spots while in London. Take a ride on the London Eye, tour Windsor Castle or have high tea with your girlfriends (not including Kate). Maybe even do a little celeb spotting at one of these hotels known for accommodating the rich and famous.

Shopping in Paris
Kanye’s been shacking up in Paris to work on a new album, and the rumor is that Kim wants to give birth in the City of Lights. So during a recent visit, the couple did what they do best: they shopped. And what better place to go shopping than in the fashion capital of the world? Make the most of your splurge with these Paris shopping secrets. Nothing cures heartbreak like a little retail therapy.

Partying in Miami
Kourtney and Khloe are no strangers to Miami; they even had a whole series named for their adventures in this sultry city. While Kourtney stuck around the house with her baby, Khloe hit the social scene, particularly LIV at Fontainebleu, a complex of dance floors known for its high-energy nightlife, and The Plunge, a poolside bar on the roof of the Gansevoort Hotel. But you might need a Cuban coffee (Khloe’s obsessed!) to make it through the night – find one at El Pub in Little Havana or Cacique’s Corner in downtown Miami.

Bungalows in Bora Bora
Last April, Kris and Bruce brought the whole family to Bora Bora for their vow renewal. But a trip to celebrate a divorce or a breakup can be just as fun, if not more so, especially with a stay in an overwater bungalow. Imagine being surrounded by turquoise water on all sides with glass floors offering prime views of the diverse sea life. You should have no problem forgetting your ex on a trip like this.

Tonight at 10|9c on an all-new episode of Burger Land, burger expert George Motz heads south — all the way south — to Miami to get a taste of the city’s multicultural flavors. In particular, he’s there to taste some Latin-inspired burgers.

George comes across 2 restaurants with a long history of competition between their own styles of the frita, a Cuban burger known for being topped with thin slices of fried potatoes.

He also finds a chorizo and beef burger served on plantains instead of a bun, as well as a burger so big and delicious, it had to be called the Latin Macho.

Do you know of a burger so delicious, it deserves its own minute of Internet fame? Then post your burger-tastic pictures to our My Favorite Burger photo gallery, and share your foodie find with the TravelChannel.com community!

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