By Oyster.com Staff
Geneva is a picturesque city, divided into 2 banks by Lake Geneva, and surrounded by mountains. During the winters, visitors and locals head to the mountains to ski; ski resorts such as Verbier and Crans-Montana are conveniently only about an hour away. And in the summertime, the lake — and nearby beaches — become popular spots for swimming. But all year long, tourists can enjoy the city’s cafe culture (reminiscent of Paris), beautiful gardens, specialty shops (the city is known for its gorgeous jewelry and watches), fabulous restaurants, and many sights. READ MORE
By Oyster.com Staff
Some associate Boston largely with crooked old cobblestone streets, the American Revolution and New England clam chowder. And it’s got all that. But it’s also filled with sprawling convention centers, progressive universities and biotech research facilities. A forward-looking town with an eye on the past, Boston combines the charm of a New England harbor town with the conveniences and mindset of a bustling, modern metropolis. The fall is a particularly nice time to visit, when the leaves are changing and the weather is brisk without being brutal (and trust us, winter weather there can be brutal). READ MORE
After watching Jordan cruise through Southern California looking for toy gold, chat live with the Toy Hunter himself — right after the episode at 9:30|8:30c!
Want to know what his favorite toys are? Curious about what goes on behind the scenes while filming Toy Hunter? Interested in Jordan’s most expensive toy purchase ever? Join tonight’s moderated chat and get your answers. Just an FYI – Jordan won’t be appraising any toys tonight – unfortunately, it’s just too difficult without seeing them in person.
Visit the chat page now to submit a question in advance — we’ll be picking the best ones to start off the chat — or come back at 9:30|8:30c while Jordan is hanging out in our brand-new online Travel Lounge for a chance to talk to Travel Channel’s resident toy expert!
From the Cayman Islands to Central Park, see where The Daily Escape took us this week.
Amazon River in South America | Stingray City in the Cayman Islands | Central Park in New York, NY | Villa Oliviero in Positano, Italy
Tonight at 9|8c, on an all-new episode of Ghost Adventures, Zak, Nick and Aaron head to the Great Lakes to investigate reports of strange, demonic activity at the Palmer House Hotel in Sauk Centre, MN. The owner, Kelly Freese, is convinced that the dark energy is emanating from the basement, so the crew heads down to the underbelly of the hotel to learn what’s down there … and what they find may send shivers down your spine. READ MORE
Tony has breakfast with good friend and chef Jose Andres, Aaron hangs with some of his scariest fans and much more.
“@grahamelliot and I on @appforlife set in Chicago . First date.” – Andrew Zimmern | “On way to dance class!” – Anthony Bourdain | “Me & Mike hanging out over the river!” – Amy Allan | “Have to throw this one back, too small!” – Anthony Melchiorri
As the 2 candidates gear up for their first debate tonight in Denver and Americans weigh President Obama and Former Gov. Mitt Romney’s stances on the issues, here at Travel Channel, we decided to assess the 2012 presidential candidates in a totally different way. We’ve been busy gathering info for our Obama vs. Romney City vs. City showdown, where we’ll help YOU answer the question: which candidate can lay claim to the better travel destinations? READ MORE
By Oyster.com Staff
Paris is the “city of light,” the most romantic city in the world, the art and fashion capital of the world — no wonder it is also the most visited city in the world. As France’s capital, Paris boasts a plethora of museums, monuments, and astounding examples of architecture, ranging from the iconic Eiffel Tower, built in 1889, to the Gothic-style Notre Dame Cathedral, dating back to the Middle Ages. Visitors often stroll along the Seine to take in the many sites, or walk down the Champs-Elysee, lined by high-end shops and crowned by the Arc de Triomphe. The city is very walkable and tourists are never at a want for things to do. READ MORE
What do Paris Hilton, Justin Bieber, Marilyn Manson and our own Zak Bagans all have in common? Apparently, a penchant for the truly horrific. All 3 have already visited horror movie director Eli Roth’s (of Hostel and Grindhouse) Goretorium – a brand-new year-round horror attraction that Paris Hilton has already declared “the scariest haunted house on Earth,” according to the Las Vegas Sun.
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We’re not exactly sure that Ms. Hilton is the world’s leading authority on haunted houses, but it certainly does sound pretty gore-riffic. The attraction, which opened on Thursday right on the Las Vegas Strip near CityCenter, is designed to be a 1960s hotel run by serial-killer owners who perform strange, sadistic, bloody, tortuous acts on unsuspecting Vegas travelers — all this before killing them, putting them through a giant “meat grinder” and feeding them to other unsuspecting hotel guests. READ MORE