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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Calling all Bizarre Foodies — Andrew Zimmern wants to hear from you! From now until July 1, create a Vine video of the most unique, outrageous and downright bizarre foods you can get your hands on, and we’ll feature some of our favorites on the Traveling Type leading up to the season premiere of Bizarre Foods America next Monday, July 1 at 9|8c.

To participate:
1. Follow Andrew on Vine
2. Create and video, and be sure to include the hashtag #BizarreFoods!

 

Dig Wars

Tonight at 10|9c, catch back-to-back premieres of Travel Channel’s all-new series Dig Wars, where 3 teams of America’s best relic hunters compete head-to-head to find the most valuable artifacts at different historic locations across the country. Once on site, the teams have from sun-up to sundown to apply all of their knowledge, resources and hustle to ensure a victory.

First, the relic hunters head to Louisiana to explore Fort Saint Phillip — an abandoned military outpost that has been closed to visitors since Hurricane Katrina. Will they find artifacts uncovered by the disastrous storm?

Then at 10:30|9:30c the teams head to Eastover Plantation in southeastern Virginia — land that was settled in the mid-1600s — in an attempt to find relics that predate the United States.

What will the 3 teams find, and how much will it be worth? Find out tonight on Dig Wars!

Chrysler Building

The Chrysler Building at 42nd Street and Lexington Avenue is one of New York’s most spectacular and beloved landmarks. The striking skyscraper is easily identified by its gleaming, terraced crown — a marvel of Art Deco design. Today, at 77 stories, it is the fourth-tallest building in the city.

But behind the tower is a tale of bitter rivalry, thwarted ambition and deception.

In 1929, 2 architects — former partners — became archrivals, when they found themselves in charge of competing projects. The task? Build the tallest building in the world.

The Chrysler Building came out on top, but how? Find out in an all-new episode of Monumental Mysteries tonight at 9|8c. Until then, learn more about the monuments featured in tonight’s show and throughout the season.

We asked our Instagram followers to send us photos of their Memorial Day weekend trips, and after browsing all your awesome shots … we have a serious case of wanderlust! Our fans did everything from participating in a Color Run to visiting the USS Constitution Museum to exploring the island of Oahu. We’re impressed! Check out some of our favorite photos, and follow us on Instagram for more chances to be featured on our blog.

Top Row, Left to Right
USS Constitution Museum- Jordanraynor; Tampa Color Run- cheryllwebb; Stamford, CT-mdonuk

Second Row, Left to Right
Colombia- bb_heartbeat; Portland Head Light- Jordanraynor; Solelydefined

Third Row, Left to Right
Santa Barbara- dcg; Old Mission Santa Barbara- ckmercier; Pipes Beach- hedder02

Fourth Row, Left to Right
Ocean City, MD- Teddyburr; Oahu, Hawaii- mskabukimono; Pat’s King of Steaks in Philly- rachel_haan

Last Row, Left to Right
Galenaonthefly; Cape Hatteras- fofagacademy; Mt. Shasta- natsten

Grand Central

Grand Central Station in New York City is one of the country’s best-loved landmarks. Covering an area of 48 acres, it has the most platforms of any train station in the world: 44. But the station is most famed for the epic grandeur of its main concourse, crowned by the arching splendor of an enormous astronomical mural painted in gold leaf and cerulean blue on the towering ceiling. The mural depicts the star signs of the zodiac, and it’s the largest diagram of its kind in the modern world.

But, upon closer inspection, the mural is not all it seems. One morning after the station’s grand opening in 1913, a commuter makes a surprising discovery: the constellations in the mural are backwards.

So, is the distortion of the celestial sphere by mistake or by design? Is there sinister symbolism hidden in the grand mural, as many suspect? Find out tonight at 9|8c on an all-new episode of Monumental Mysteries!

Plus, learn the mysteries behind Arizona’s London Bridge, a majestic mansion in California’s Death Valley and elephant statues in Illinois’ Woodlawn Cemetery. Don also investigates the stories of a notorious beauty who spent her last days in the Old Charleston Jail and a heroic surfer who saved the lives of 8 victims of a boat wreck.

Gear up for tonight’s mysteries with our behind-the-scenes photos and our Monuments Travel Guide.

Plus, test your Mysteries at the Museum knowledge with our brand-new trivia game!

Tricked-Out RV

Is your RV totally tricked out? Do you have granite countertops, HDTVs, slide-outs or a spiral staircase? What about a T-shirt cannon?

In celebration of this Sunday’s premiere of Rock My RV (tune in at 9|8c) we want to see your tricked-out RVs! In just 6 seconds, show us what makes your RV a rockin’ travel vehicle. We’ll pick our favorites and post them on our blog.

How to Participate:

1. Download the Vine App. Film your 6-second tour of your vehicle. Show us what’s special and unique about your RV!

2. Tag your Vine with #MyRVTour. Tweet your Vine to @travelchannel, making sure to include the hashtag #MyRVTour. 

Tonight at 9|8c on an all-new episode of Monumental Mysteries, Don Wildman dives deeper into the history behind some of America’s most iconic (and bizarre!) monuments.

Tourists and locals alike may admire the ingenuity behind the impressive Brooklyn Bridge, but many may not realize that its construction was marred by a series of untimely deaths. While digging the foundation for the bridge’s iconic towers, multiple workers suffered from what was then referred to as “caisson disease” – now known as “the bends.”

Catch this mystery and more tonight at 9|8c on Monumental Mysteries. And don’t forget to check out our behind-the-scenes photos from the episode.

 

Ok, so you’ve finally been inspired to book a Spring Fling. Now, you just need to answer the age-old question: “What do I pack?!” We’re here to help.

Spring Fling Packing List

1. Snap a few pics of your Spring Fling with this super-hip (and super tiny) vintage-looking Pentax digital camera. Be sure to invest in the old-school leather strap for it!

2. This vegan-approved “Ultrabalm” from Lush is perfect for those who prefer to travel light — use this multi-purpose moisturizing wonder anywhere — chapped lips, fly-away hair and dry skin.

3. Throw your sunglasses, sunblock and a beach read into your SeaBag, made from reclaimed sails.

4. Keep the sun off your face with a peachy-hued fedora.

5. Ensure no one tells you “you smell!” while on the road with this aptly-named paper soap.

6. Don’t worry boys, we didn’t forget about you. Pack up your made-in-America Filson Travel Bag — the perfect size for an overnight rendezvous — and take that special someone away for a quick spring getaway.

7. Pack a picnic and fire up this (teenie-tiny) City Boy Grill.

8. Will your spring fling be hot enough for a bikini? Take a dip in one of these super-cute (and reasonably priced) suits designed by Diane von Furstenberg for Roxy.

9. The perfect complement to spring’s bright-colored crops is a black-and-white printed blouse.

10. Take the show on the road with this handy, portable pocket projector for iPhone 4 and 4S that can project up to a 50” image.

11. The sun’s out and it’s time for some new shades. Visit Warby Parker’s website, and get 5 pairs to try on at home for free before picking the perfect set of sunnies.

12. Get that springy look, even when it’s a little chilly, with bright-colored cropped pants.

13. Keep that beloved iPad protected while on the road with a new minty-green, multicolored case.

14. See a new side of an old city with a pocket-sized Herb Lester travel guide.

Tonight on the series premiere of Red, White and New, host Steve Watson travels the country in search of America’s newest gadgets, coolest vehicles and the strangest new skills. At 10|9c, watch as Steve highlights some of the best “only in America” stories.

In the first episode, Steve attempts to glide over the ocean on a Flyboard, one of the coolest new inventions in water sports — luckily, after 5 minutes of crash-landings, he gets the hang of it. He also gets to race a Ferrari at Las Vegas’ Dream Racing and play stuntman with a special effects scientist.

Then at 10:30|9:30c, Steve zips around both land and sea on a brand-new Quadski, an amphibious vehicle that can reach speeds of up to 40 mph in the water. He also sees an IED explode under an armored car and gets inside the hamster-wheel-shaped VirtuSphere for a seriously awesome gaming experience.

Be sure to tune in tonight for even more awesome inventions, from a compressed-air pogo stick to an exploding watermelon. Plus, get a sneak peek at some of the other amazing feats of innovation that Steve explores this season.

Before you jet off on your Spring Fling, you’ll need to book a sexy hotel. We’ve got you covered, whether you’re planning to spend most of your trip at the spa, the bar … or in bed.

Sexy Hotels

1. Slip under the crisp, white sheets of your 4-poster bed at Jamaica’s Round Hill Hotel, where the rooms were designed by Ralph Lauren. Like what you see? This is just one of the many Sexy Hotel Beds we’ve come across.

 

2. Cozy up with a good read at New York’s book-themed Library Hotel, one of America’s Most Romantic Hotels.

 

3. Looking for a great hotel for a one-night stand? Your in-room private “love tub” at the Dominican Republic’s Tortuga Bay Hotel will put you in the right mood.

 

4. The spa at the LA’s Terranea Resort is a whopping 50,000 square feet and has 25 treatment rooms as well as its own pool and outdoor hot tubs, making it one of Oyster.com’s picks for the Sexiest Hotel Spas.

 

5. The 1970s-inspired lounge at the Dream in South Beach, Miami, is complete with a rooftop infinity pool and sexy seating arrangements, making it one of our picks for the Sexiest Hotel Bars.

 

6. The Ventana Inn and Spa in Big Sur, CA, makes our list of hotels with the Hottest Amenities. Take advantage of their free yoga classes, discovery walks and afternoon wine and cheese. Plus, one of their pools is clothing optional. Now that’s sexy!

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