Ben Breslerman

Born and raised in Potomac, MD, Ben now resides in Washington, DC, after graduating from Arizona State University. Before becoming an Interactive Producer for TravelChannel.com, Ben was a web producer for a small start-up company that specialized in Olympic sports. Ben is also an avid sports fan, music lover and enjoys playing with his 9-year-old Labrador-mix pup, Layla. The top 5 places on Ben's travel bucket list? Prague, Nice, Florence, Santorini and Barcelona.

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On an all-new episode of Toy Hunter, Jordan heads to Colorado on a Rocky Mountain mission for comedy writer Dave Hill. Most buyers are usually looking for mint condition toys still in the box, but Dave is willing to pay thousands to get his hands on out-of-the-box toys.

Jordan’s biggest challenge is to find opened toys that are still extremely valuable, so his assistant, Steve, gets to work. Steve manages to arrive at Mile High Comics before Jordan and starts to dig – against Jordan’s wishes. Chuck, the owner of Mile High Comics, takes Steve to the back of the store where he keeps some vintage toys, and Steve gets a head start with the collection. Jordan shows up a bit late, but starts searching immediately to reclaim his lead.

After Jordan comes across several toys that he thinks will suit Dave Hill perfectly, Steve makes an impulsive and pricey purchase of his own, banking on a strange action figure that may not even peak Dave’s interest.

To find out what out-of-the-box toys Jordan and Steve collected for the up-and-coming comedian, Dave Hill, tune in for an all-new episode, tonight at 9|8c.

Plus, check out Jordan’s commentary on these behind-the-scenes photos from the episode, Playing With Fire.

Everyone wants a free RV … but can you tell us why you think you deserve one?

The Epic Contest Giveaway is finally here — and so is your chance to win the ultimate RV. Rock My RV host and legendary rocker Bret Michaels and his handpicked, insanely talented design/build team, consisting of Bodie Stroud and Jake Scott, have been working tirelessly, rocking out 1 very special RV just for you.

Submit a short video, between Monday, June 3, and Monday, July 15, telling Bret why you deserve to win this luxury RV. The winner will be revealed during a 1-hour special on Sunday, Sept. 1.

Here are a few tips to help you “rock” your video submission:

* Don’t be shy! Let us see your personality.

* Music is always a great addition — just make sure it’s an original song.

* Get the whole family involved, even the dog. The more the merrier!

* Go all out! Don’t be afraid to use props and costumes.

Plus, come back each week to see an exclusive video of Jake and Bodie adding more and more spectacular amenities to your RV.

RV for the contest provided by Camping World. Visit Camping World for all of your RV and outdoor needs!

“The Best Reality Makeover Show Yet. Really.” – Slate.com

Bret and his team are back with another edition of Rock My RV, and this week they’re taking Bob Harris and his son Johnny’s dilapidated 1980s ambulance and turning it into the ultimate Big Foot Hunter, complete with fabricated bumpers, digital camouflage and a state-of-the-art thermal imaging system.

Luckily for Johnny, Bob asked just the right person to equip this off-roader with the means to track and find humanity’s camera-shy distant relative in the woods.

“Having spent much of his adult life riding around in RVs and doing all sorts of rock ‘n’ roll things inside them, Bret Michaels was a natural to host the Travel Channel series, Rock My RV.” -The New York Times Sunday Magazine

Will Bret be able to deliver on his promise and give this father/son duo everything they could ever need to track down the elusive Big Foot? Find out on an all-new episode, tonight at 9|8c.

Plus, check out these exclusive, before-and-after photos from Big Foot Hunter.

On the season finale of Trip Flip, Bret surprises Californians David and Mike with the ultimate, all-expenses-paid dream vacation to the Windy City of Chicago.

In this amazing, tailor-made guys’ getaway, David and Mike see a side of Chicago that most people will never have the opportunity to experience. Bert kicks the trip off with an introduction to the latest craze in water sports: Flyboarding on Lake Michigan. After propelling themselves 20 feet into the air using high-powered water jet streams, it’s on to the edgier side of Chicago to see the gangster hotspots of the ‘20s and ‘30s on a mobster tour. And that’s just the first part of day 1!

To find out what other exciting adventures David and Mike were lucky enough to experience, tune in for an all-new episode, tonight at 8|7c.

Plus, don’t miss these exclusive, behind-the-scenes photos from our Chicago Trip Flip.

Few things in life are free, particularly when it comes to leisure. But this summer travelers interested in outdoors and adventure can enjoy one of the most popular outdoor activities while taking part in a weeklong celebration of a fun sport free of charge.

This coming weekend marks the start of National Fishing & Boating Week (NFBW). Across the country, state agencies will roll out free fishing days in which no license is required to fish in area lakes, streams and rivers. Also on tap will be special events such as fishing derbies and boating shows, and plenty of kid-focused events.

And with 90% of Americans living within an hour of navigable water, enjoying these events and fishing in general is easy and accessible. It is also affordable, with the average-annual license going for around $15. Best of all, these funds go toward conservation and sustainability efforts such as fish stocking and habitat management.

As we hit the lull between Memorial Day and July 4, this is an ideal way to enjoy summer weather and perhaps do something different. Folks can visit TakeMeFishing.org to plan their NFBW adventure, as well as access how-to-fish and where-to-fish information.

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 “It scares me. There is something in this house that I can’t see.” – Amy Allan

If Amy is having a hard time seeing the entities, you know the hotel guests and employees are having an even harder time figuring out why bad things keep happening to them.

Steve and Amy head to Clovis, CA, to investigate a hotel owner’s claims of threatening paranormal activity. Their client, Todd, bought the property in hopes of turning it into a comfortable hotel, but one thing has been holding him back — the mansion is haunted.

After going on separate disturbing investigations, Steve discovers that the property was once the site of a mental hospital where severely ill patients were abused, while Amy encounters numerous tortured spirits, including psychopathic entities hell-bent on destroying the living.

Will Amy and Steve be able to help Todd get his property back on track or will the hotel be forced to shut their doors due to safety concerns? Find out on an all-new episode, tonight at 10|9c.

Plus, check out these exclusive, behind-the-scenes photos from Hotel Nowhere.

“It’s the most WonderCon time of the year…”

Wait, what’s WonderCon? It’s only one of the largest comic conventions in the country, located at the Anaheim Convention Center in California. And not only will Jordan be there, but he’s also set an unbelievably high goal of selling $25,000 in merchandise.

But before Jordan goes to WonderCon, there’s one line of toys that he has yet to find – a line that he knows will be a huge hit if he can track them down: vintage GI Joe collectibles.

Jordan is in toy heaven at his first stop when he checks out Tim’s garage that’s filled to the brim with vintage GI Joe, Bucky O’Hare and Thundercats toys. Jordan quickly snatches up a few GI Joe play sets, a GI Joe Mobile Command Center and a GI Joe Tomahawk. After spending a large amount of money in Tim’s garage, Jordan finally feels like he’s ready to head to WonderCon.

Will Jordan be able to hit his goal of $25,000 in sales, or will he fall short and be forced to keep some of the GI Joe toys for himself? Find out on an all-new episode, tonight at 9|8c.

Plus, don’t forget to check out these exclusive, behind-the-scenes photos from GI Jackpot.

Bret Michaels fans unite! Rock My RV With Bret Michaels is finally here and what better way to kick off summer than with the legendary frontman as he embarks on a new adventure in the TV world — this time, revealing just how deep his RV passions run.

Michaels, a hands-on RV enthusiast, leads a team of skilled custom RV designers and fabricators, consisting of Bodie Stroud and Jake Scott, who set out to transform travelers’ ordinary RVs into the most outrageous, hooked-up mobile mansions on the road.

In Luxury on Wheels, the first of 2 brand-new episodes, Bret and the team chop up a family’s well-worn, shabby RV, and set out to transform it into a spacious 5-star hotel on wheels. The Littmans are true RV fanatics, who spend years at a time living in their RV, but their kids are getting bigger, meaning space in the RV is becoming scarce. Bret and his team have a plan in mind (think slide-outs), and with Michaels’ help, the Littmans are hoping to become the coolest family in the RV park.

In the second of 2 premieres, Rolling VIP Lounge, Dan “Punkass” Caldwell and Timothy “SkySkrape” Katz, co-founders of the MMA apparel company TapouT, feel their tired, 32-foot RV is in serious need of an upgrade … and boy, are they right. The TapouT guys are always on the road promoting their brand and need more space to relax in their downtime. Can Michaels’ team help?

Tune in tonight at 9|8c and again at 9:30|8:30c, to see if Bret and his team are able to transform 2 old, worn-out RVs in desperate need of a makeover into badass, one-of-a-kind RVs that could  rival those of any celebrity … maybe even Bret Michaels.

Plus, check out these exclusive, before-and-after photos from both premieres:

Rolling VIP Lounge

Luxury on Wheels

When retired police detective Steve di Schiavi and his psychic medium partner, Amy Allan, travel to Buffalo, WY, to investigate reports of frightening paranormal activity at the historic Occidental Hotel, they had no idea that they would be walking straight into the epicenter of a bloody battle — and a ruthless murder that took place at the hotel in the 1890s.

When the Occidental’s owner, Dawn, bought the legendary hotel, her dream was to turn the property back into an Old West landmark, but since her purchase her plans have gone south. Strange occurrences have been forcing employees and guests to flee the building.

During her harrowing walk, Amy encounters numerous frightening spirits, including a barbaric male entity who takes out his rage on the female guests and staff members, while Steve’s research reveals evidence of a bloody war that took over the town of Buffalo in the late 1800s.

Will Amy and Steve be able to rid the Occidental of its poisonous past … or will Dawn be forced to shut the books on her dream and walk away before getting seriously harmed? Find out on an all-new episode tonight @ 10|9c.

Plus, don’t miss these exclusive behind-the-scenes photos from The Dead Files’ Bloodlust episode.

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Toy Hunter extraordinaire Jordan Hembrough to appear on the Mike Lawrence podcast, Nerd of Mouth. I repeat, Jordan Hembrough to appear on the Mike Lawrence podcast that specializes in all things nerd!

Word of mouth is a tried-and-true marketing concept, and Jordan plans to take full advantage of spreading the word on the podcast. Of course, nothing comes for free, and Mike is looking for something in exchange. Mike is an up-and-coming comedian and comic book enthusiast who lost his interest in collecting somewhere along the way … until now.

A decent portion of Mike’s stand-up routine includes bits about Batman, so Jordan thinks he may have found the perfect piece for Mike — the original Batman Ray Gun.

What other vintage toy collectibles will Jordan dig up? Will he be able to rekindle Mike’s love for collecting? Tune in to an all-new episode, tonight at 9|8c to find out.

Plus, don’t miss the exclusive, behind-the-scenes photos from Jordan’s trip to Pennsylvania.

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