Allee Sangiolo

A Boston native and Washington, DC, resident, Allee has been growing her bucket list since she began working as an Interactive Producer for TravelChannel.com. When not playing with her Frenchie named Pearl, Allee can be found inputting destinations into Kayak.com in the hopes of finding a deal on a flight to visit friends or family -- she’s lucky enough to have couches to crash on in Boston, New Orleans, Miami, New York and more. No matter how far she goes or what incredible trips she takes, her favorite place on Earth will always be a little island off the coast of Massachusetts: Nantucket.

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By Oyster.com Staff

Barbados

At first glance, it might be easy to view the white- and pink-sand beaches and breathtaking coral reefs of Barbados as a clichéd Caribbean island experience, but there’s more to it than that. The friendly locals (known as Bajans) maintain a noticeable number of British customs from their colonial past, such as afternoon tea time and driving on the left. And even the local cuisine is a hybrid: expect to see flying fish on every menu, and spicy Caribbean stews served next to starchy English staples such as potatoes. READ MORE

By Katie Hards

George Motz at the New York Food Film Festival

Photo by Katie Hards

What happens when you combine food- and film-hungry New Yorkers, 20,000 South Carolina oysters, live music, and the Brooklyn Fire Department? You get the closing night party for the New York City Food Film Festival. READ MORE

By Jimmy Im

While the London games may be over, the Olympic buzz was reignited this past weekend on Waikiki Beach in Oahu, Hawaii. Hilton HHonors and USA Volleyball hosted the first ever Beach Volleyball Challenge, bringing Olympic medalists to compete against each other in exciting, live matches. READ MORE

Jordan haggles with fellow Travel Channel host Sam Brown at Comic Con, Adam visits the State Fair of Texas and much more.

Travel Hosts Exposed

“With some of our brave US #Marines at @StateFairofTX #heroes” – Adam Richman | “Jesus did I shrink??? i need to stop this health food diet RT @scottgruenwald My Son “Cash”.” – Zak Bagans | “Me and the lovely @SamanthaBrown at New York Comic Con for #toyhunter on @travelchannel. We had a blast!” – Jordan Hembrough | “It is do hard to b me! Lol.” – Anthony Melchiorri

By Scott Sherwood


Photography by Scott Sherwood

Travelers returning from the exotically-diverse nation of Colombia typically face questions about whether it is a safe destination. Let it be known that – yes – many areas of Colombia are safe for travel … with a big but. Practical safety considerations are essential in order to enjoy all the wonders that Colombia offers. READ MORE

By Matthew Karsten

Batisse the Royal Goat

The men of the Canadian Royal 22nd Regiment who guard Quebec City’s Citadelle have a secret weapon. It’s about 3 feet tall, covered in fur and armed with golden horns. Able to subdue even the hardest of men, women, and children with its charms, this unique creature protects the fortress from foreign invaders. Meet Batisse the Royal Goat. READ MORE

Creepy Crypts and Catacombs

Last week, our Pinterest account  lit up with likes and re-pins of one of  our creepiest photo galleries — Creepy Crypts and Catacombs Worldwide — making it the very first winner of our Most Popular Pin of the Week. Apparently, our fellow pinners are in a serious halloween mood. Learn more about some of the world’s most haunting burial grounds and then check out the photo gallery. Warning: you may get the chills.

For more spooky treats and destinations, check out our shared Pinterest board Let’s Celebrate: Halloween.

Jordan spends some quality time with Anthony Melchiorri, Zak and Aaron hang with Marvel at the New York City Wine & Food Festival and much more.

Travel Channel Hosts

“With Eddie Sullivan from the amazing Brennan & Carr at Brooklyn’s Backyard! #bkbackyard #nycwff”- Adam Richman | “The beauty of Hotel Impossible.” – Anthony Melchiorri | “The Stanley Hotel & a cutie pie!” – Bert Kreischer | “It’s my brother from another mother, Stanley tucci! #NYCWFF” – Andrew Zimmern

Trish in Egypt

Today we lost a friend and a fellow traveler after a long battle with breast cancer: Trisha Creekmore, a TravelChannel.com contributor, who wrote about going au naturel in the Caribbean, adrenaline highs in Peru, and yes, even finding pirates. Trish’s animated, energetic and fearless voice, along with her irrepressible sense of adventure, inspired all of us to seize the day. Simply put, she represented the spirit of a true traveler.

That same spirit became her mantra in her fight against cancer. To say  she lived her life to the fullest would be an understatement: Following her diagnosis in 2003, Trish committed to traveling more. Soon she did just that, setting off with her husband David and 2 small daughters to places far and wide, from an epic 4-week trip to the Middle East to a Christmas getaway in the Yucatan. She even signed up with the circus, performing a trapeze act at DC’s Trapeze School of New York.

But Trish’s experiences were not just her own. She made sure of that through her social media campaign, “Cancerpalooza,” in which she empowered fellow cancer survivors and their families to find a shared sense of community and yes, humor, through what Trish simply called a “nasty disease.” With a life-affirming, rock star defiance, Trish continued to travel the world with her family, packing in enough adventures to fill a lifetime and then some. (That includes, in true Trish fashion, collecting rockstar boob-ographs from the likes of Ozzy Osbourne.)

Trish’s husband David blogged about her unbelievable journey each week, providing family, friends and outsiders with an honest perspective of what living with cancer really meant to Trish and her immediate family. The amazing partnership that Trish and David shared led South by Southwest to invite the two to speak about Crowdsourcing Cancer Support at their annual event this past year. Then the cancer returned.

Today, in remembering Trish, we’d like to share a few of her words with you, so that you can see the world — if only for a few minutes — from the perspective of a true adventurer. Read about her family adventure in Egypt, and learn more about her, and Cancerpalooza, on her blog.

October is also Breast Cancer Awareness Month. So whether you’re traveling or not, we ask that you take time out to honor breast cancer survivors and remember those whom we’ve lost, but who lived their lives with strength, humor and good courage.

 

Diehard GA fans will remember that their beloved GA crew’s first investigation aired on this day, 4 years ago on the Travel Channel. In celebration of the show’s 4th birthday, we asked fans to submit some of their best fan art – here are a few of our favorites! READ MORE

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