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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When most couples begin to have children, the adventures go from cliff diving and bungee jumping to cleaning up messes and driving the kids to their soccer games. Austin locals Sara and Jake are 2 athletic parents who have had to give up a jet-setting lifestyle for a quiet home life. Lucky for them, though, Trip Flip host Bert Kreischer arrives to offer them a reprieve in the form of an all-expenses-paid trip to Bob Marley’s homeland, Jamaica.

Speaking of Bob Marley, how would you like to record a song in the legendary reggae artist’s very own Tuff Gong Recording Studio in Kingston? Or if you’re more of the adventurous type, how about plunging into the Irie Blue Hole or discovering a flaming fountain of youth at the Windsor Mineral Spring Spa?

Want to see more of how Jake and Sara’s Caribbean adventure played out? Tune in for an all-new episode of Trip Flip, tonight at 8|7c.

Plus, check out exclusive, behind-the-scenes photos from tonight’s episode.

Tonight, on an all-new episode of Toy Hunter, Jordan visits the Windy City to hunt for toys with a diverse group of collectors. Where did Jordan come across this eclectic mix of people? Chicago’s one and only “nerd-seum,” of course.

But before making his trip to the “nerd-seum,” Jordan and his buddy Mark head over to ex-football player Rick’s house to see what kind of Batman memorabilia they can dig up. As it turns out, some of Rick’s collection was found to be impostors, but Jordan did find one thing that tickled his toy fancy — a $450 Batman Space Probe that has never been opened.

Will Jordan be able to pry the Batman probe from Rick’s tough, football-trained hands? What toy gold will Jordan come across at the “nerd-seum”? Find out on an all-new episode, tonight @ 9|8c.

Plus, check out Jordan’s thoughts on our behind-the-scenes photos from tonight’s episode.

Tonight at 8|7c, Bert scours Denver on a search for the perfect couple to take on an all-expenses-paid trip to Austin, TX. Bert comes across Maxim and Rebecca, an adventurous, fun–loving couple in desperate need of a getaway. They quickly (and excitedly) agree to a Trip Flip … and boy, are they in for a surprise.

Have you ever been to a restaurant where the patrons wait for a chicken to poop in order to win a prize? Probably not.  Unless you live in Texas!

After finishing their game of chicken bingo, Maxim and Rebecca are in for a treat: Bert introduces them to country music stars Martie and Emily of the Court Yard Hounds and Dixie Chicks. Not only do our vacationers get to sit in on a special studio session, they also get to kick back and relax with the stars while enjoying a tequila tasting. Not bad for a free trip, right? And that’s just the half of it.

Want to know more about Maxim and Rebecca’s amazing, Texas-sized adventure? Tune in for an all-new episode of Trip Flip, tonight at 8|7c.

And don’t miss these exclusive, behind-the-scenes photos from tonight’s Trip Flip.

How would you feel if Amy Allan walked into your house and the first words she spoke were, “There’s a lot of frickin’ dead people in here”?

On tonight’s episode, that’s exactly what happens. When Amy enters her client’s home in Rock Island, IL, she encounters numerous frightening entities right off the bat.

Steve and Amy’s client, Melissa, is worried that paranormal beings are trying to harm her children — her son claims that something tried to drag him into the basement, and her daughter believes spirits are climbing into bed with her. Melissa has been tormented by frightening entities her entire life, but now that her children are being targeted, action must be taken.

Can Amy help Melissa’s family escape a powerful male entity that she believes wants to kill the living? Can Steve help their client get past the property’s heartbreaking history of violence? Find out during an all-new episode, tonight at 10|9c.

Plus, check out these exclusive, behind-the-scenes photos from The Dead Files: Evil Underground.

Calling all toy fans — Jordan Hembrough is back with an all-new season of Toy Hunter. Tonight starting at 9|8c, catch 2 brand-new back-to-back episodes as Jordan continues to travel America buying and selling iconic toys.

In the first episode, Jordan is approached by his biggest client to date: Gene Simmons, the bass player from the legendary rock band, KISS. After taking a tour of Gene’s Los Angeles home, Jordan is tasked with going on the road to find the rocker the rarest KISS collectibles around.

Next, Jordan and his sidekick, Steve, head to Virginia in search of some expensive toys to add to their inventory. Things heat up when Jordan and Steve decide to make the trip into a contest to see who can find the most expensive toy in the state.

Will Jordan be able to make Gene Simmons proud and present him with a collectible he doesn’t already own? Who will be crowned King of Toy Collectibles —  Jordan or Steve? Find out during all-new episodes tonight at 9|8c and again at 9:30|8:30c.

Also, when you tune in for tonight’s premiere, make sure to follow @TravelChannel on Twitter! At the end of each episode, we’ll post a question about the show from the @TravelChannel handle. Tweet us your answer with hashtag #THsweeps to enter to win a Toy Hunter prize pack from Jordan Hembrough! Official Rules

Key Largo, Montego, baby why don’t we go?

Off the Florida Keys, there’s a place called Kokomo.

That’s where you wanna go … to get away from it all!

Two lucky vacationers will experience what the Beach Boys proclaimed as they throw caution to the wind and let Bert take charge on an all-expense-paid trip to the Florida Keys.

Aside from nursing sick sea turtles back to health, reeling in exotic fish from the waters of the sport fishing capital of the world, and dining at Ernest Hemingway’s favorite watering hole, our vacationers will also enjoy getting their feet wet with a deep-sea snorkeling trip off their own private, chartered catamaran. And that’s just the half of it.

Join Bert tonight at 8|7c for all-new adventure to the Florida Keys with Denver residents Tom and Crystle, as they spend 3 days drenched in the sun and seeing the Keys as few have before.

Plus, check out these exclusive, behind-the-scenes photos from Tom and Crystal’s journey through sunny Florida.

“It’s been here forever. It’s making them crazy!”

[Woman screams]

“I’m scared of the woods!”

[Woman screams]

“She’s seeing monsters. They can get in the house! It’s very concerning. I’ve walked into a black mass!”

Sounds like a bad dream, right?

Unfortunately, that nightmare has become a reality for one family living in Indiana. Which means it’s time for The Dead Files to step in. As Steve and Amy begin to investigate this disturbing paranormal activity at a family home in Wabash, IN, they find that their client, Suzanne, is a panic-stricken mother who believes her home has been infested with terrorizing “monsters.”

Can Steve and Amy help?

As their separate, shocking investigations unfold, Steve uncovers evidence that their client’s property lies on Native American land with a violent past, while Amy confronts the powerful spirit of a religious woman whom she fears could slaughter the living.

Will the frightened family — and Amy, who goes deep into this investigation — be able to escape the clutches of a demonic presence that traps violent entities in the basement? Will Steve be able to uncover enough information to provide Suzanne and her family with ways to protect themselves? Find out on an all-new episode of The Dead Files, tonight at 10|9c.

Plus, don’t miss these exclusive behind-the-scenes photos from Steve and Amy’s investigation in Indiana.

Denver residents Ventana and Jamian had no idea what they were getting themselves into when they agreed to let Bert arrange an all-expenses-paid, 3-day dream vacation to Los Angeles, but I doubt they’ll be regretting their decision anytime soon.

Think you’d enjoy living life like a Hollywood celebrity? Wondering what it would be like to fly in the Goodyear blimp over Los Angeles, taking in some of the city’s most iconic fixtures? Ever wanted to stay in the home of a celebrity or bowl with one, for that matter? How about getting a complete movie-style makeover and appearing in a zombie flick?

Tune in tonight at 8|7c to see how our vacationers partook in activities they could never in their wildest dreams have imagined doing and see all the fun that went along with it.

Plus, check out exclusive behind-the-scenes photos from Ventana and Jamian’s trip to Tinseltown.

Anthony has one more mission left on the docket for season 2! In the season finale of Hotel Impossible, Anthony travels to the Western Riviera in Grand Lake, CO, to help the hotel draw in customers. Grand Lake is scenic and quaint, with great conditions for skiing. The only problem is … it’s empty.

Located next to the western entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park at the edge of Colorado’s largest natural lake, the Western Rivera Hotel sees a peak in occupancy during the summer but is desperate for guests during the long winter.

Mike and Jackie Tompkins, first-time hotel owners, have dumped hundreds of thousands of dollars from their personal savings account into the hotel in a last-ditch effort to upgrade the its image. However, the worn-out outdoor chairs, broken fire extinguishers, and chipped wood hanging off the side of the hotel are only a few of the issues turning people away.

Will Anthony’s efforts — combined with the help of interior designer Blanche Garcia — be enough to bring tourists to this lovable mountain town with breathtaking views, lots of outdoor activities and big local spirit? Or, will Western Riviera be forced to close their doors forever? Find out tonight, on the season finale of Hotel Impossible at 10|9c.

Plus, check out exclusive behind-the-scenes photos from tonight’s finale.

Need inspiration for your perfect family getaway? Take a cue from travel expert and fun enthusiast, Trip Flip host Bert Kreischer, who will be giving away a trip of a lifetime to a lucky family during the 8 o’clock hour of Good Morning America, today, March 22.

One lucky family will have the opportunity to pick among 3 all-expenses-paid trips to various locations around the world. The first trip is a 7-day adventure to Hilton Head, SC, that includes golfing on pristine courses, a trip to the island’s largest arcade, a tour of the Harbour Town Lighthouse and much more.

The second of the 3 family getaways is a trip to sunny Anaheim, CA, where the ultimate family experience is almost guaranteed. With tickets to Disneyland, SeaWorld San Diego and Universal Studios Hollywood, what more could any young kid ask for? See the winning trip itinerary for Anaheim chosen by our lucky family.

The final trip being offered by Bert is to one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Paris. Take a trip to Musee du Louvre, France’s original royal palace and now home to the Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo, just to name a few. Not only does this adventure include a trip to the Louvre, but it also lets you check out the Notre Dame Cathedral, offers a sightseeing cruise of the Seine River and so much more.

Feeling inspired to book your own trip yet? Find out which vacation that lucky family chooses tomorrow on Good Morning America.

Plus, don’t miss Trip Flip on Sunday @ 8|7c. In this all-new episode, Bert finds a young, engaged couple biking around a mall in Denver and convinces them to let him change their plans by taking them on an all-expenses-paid trip to Las Vegas. Seriously, how much convincing could that really take?

Check out exclusive behind-the-scenes photos from this Sunday’s episode.

Plus, make sure you take a look at Bert’s best travel tips for bidding, booking and buying.

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