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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Anthony is hitting the beaches of New Jersey in an attempt to revamp the Cape May’s Periwinkle Inn. Although the grounds seem to be in tip-top shape, other parts of the struggling 50-room inn are in major need of some adjustments.

Along with HGTV’s Casey Noble, Anthony and his crew spend some time with the owners of the hotel in order to decide how to redesign the lobby. After removing what looks like bulletproof glass from the front desk, Anthony puts Casey to work in an attempt to make the hotel’s guests feel more comfortable at check-in.

One of the owners, Claudia — dubbed “Miss Excuse” by Anthony — takes Anthony’s criticism the wrong way and leaves the hotel for the day. Saving a hotel is no easy task; tempers flare, name-calling ensues and sometimes the owners need to take some time to cool off.Will Claudia return with a more positive outlook? Will Anthony be able to put the struggling inn back on the map? Find out tonight, Jan. 28 at 10|9c on an all-new Hotel Impossible.

Plus, don’t forget to check out these exclusive behind-the-scenes photos from tonight’s episode.

“Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way …

“Oh, what fun it is to … hunt with Jordan this Christmas Day!”

That’s right, people, with the holiday season  upon us, Jordan is on the lookout for some Yuletide bestsellers of the past, searching for misfit toys that are always in high demand around the holidays.

In fact, the holiday season is the busiest time of year for Jordan and his team. Clients are calling nonstop trying to track down hard-to-find toys from their childhood — and if there is one man for the job, it’s Jordan Hembrough.

After chasing down some hot leads, Jordan takes a trip down memory lane and comes across some of the best vintage Christmas gifts of all time. From a 1964 Creepy Crawlers “Thingmaker” to a 1996 Snacktime Cabbage Patch Kid, Jordan and his team discover toys from every generation, for everyone — especially adults who are still just young at heart.

With the cool crispness of the December air, and Christmas’s festive spirit, now both upon us, what better way to kick off the holiday season than by taking a trip back to your childhood with the toys you love(d)?

Don’t miss Jordan’s all-new holiday special tonight at 9|8c!

And check out these exclusive behind-the-scenes pictures from tonight’s episode.

On 2, on 2. Down. Set. Hut. Hut! Weeden drops back, has Watson over the middle, fires to the back of the end zone — TOUCHDOWN! That’s the sound of 9-year veteran Ben Watson catching his second touchdown of the afternoon on the road against the Dallas Cowboys in their 3-million-square-foot, $1.5 billion stadium.

But how did we get to this point? How did the Browns get to Dallas and what preparations had to be made in order for the game to be played? Find out tonight at 10|9c on an all-new episode of NFL Road Tested.

Before the game in Dallas, the Browns organization gets some free time during their much-needed bye week. Journey inside the life of an NFL player as we get an exclusive look at tight end Ben Watson, kicker Phil Dawson and other members of the team at home with their families.

When the bye week is complete, it’s back to business as usual. As practice begins on Wednesday, Simon Gelan, the operations manager, has already landed in Dallas to prepare every detail of the team’s visit. From planning meals to facilitating a stadium walkthrough, Simon works around the clock in the days leading up to the game to make sure everything goes off without a hitch.

Cowboys stadium also plays host to a high school football game on Saturday night, making the job of the equipment staff even tougher than most game days. After getting to stadium at 5 a.m. on Sunday morning, the staff works diligently to shine helmets, clean cleats and set up the lockers before the players arrive.

Will the staff be able to get everything together while operating on a tight schedule? Will the Browns shock the Cowboys and pull off a stunning upset? Catch an all-new episode of NFL Road Tested, tonight at 10|9c.

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Have you ever wanted to take a vacation and stay where one of your favorite movies was filmed? If Anthony can help renovate and rebrand the Triangle T Ranch in Dragoon, AZ, site of the 1957 Glenn Ford flick 3:10 to Yuma, that dream could become reality.

However, Anthony is not alone in his quest to restore the Triangle T Ranch to its former glory. Special guest interior designer, Casey Noble from HGTV, has taken time out of her busy schedule to help renovate the lobby and guest rooms of the Arizona-based resort.

After it takes Anthony over 15 minutes to find what he thinks is the lobby, he discovers that the trailer is an abandoned mess with trash and broken phones lying on the counter. As he walks back to his car, he notices broken lampposts, cobwebs, trash littered on the ground and rancid port-o-potties. Needless to say, the Triangle T Ranch is in very poor shape upon Anthony’s arrival and in serious danger of going under.

Will Anthony and Casey be able to return the Triangle T back to prominence? Can sales and marketing expert Cindy Lew rebrand the entire resort before the ranch tanks? Find out on an all-new episode of Hotel Impossible, tonight @ 10|9c.

See Casey Noble’s Design Corner tips and tricks for the Triangle T Ranch renovation here.

Check out exclusive behind-the-scenes pictures from this episode.

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All my rowdy friends are here on … Tuesday night? Nope, that’s not a misprint and it’s not country legend Hank Williams Jr. singing the wrong lyrics to his Monday Night Football anthem. For the first time ever, the NFL will air regular season football on a night other than Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday or Monday. READ MORE

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Anthony Melchiorri is back tonight at 10|9c with an all-new season of Travel Channel’s hit series, Hotel Impossible.

This week Anthony takes his hotel-fixing skills to the Caribe Playa Beach Resort in Patillas, Puerto Rico, where owner George Engel is struggling to turn a profit … and hasn’t since 2006.

When Anthony arrives, he finds trash littered across the beaches adjacent to the hotel, a cluttered front desk and guest rooms that lack décor. Plus, George’s wife Francis (the hotel’s current general manager) seems to be contributing to the resort’s financial problems.

After he comes up with a plan to restore the Caribe Playa to a top-earning, high-end resort, Anthony enlists interior designer Blanche Garcia to help overhaul the appearance of the resort’s main lobby, as well as the guest rooms.

While Blanche takes care of the hotel’s interior, Anthony heads out back to the pool deck where the hotel owners have been completely neglecting their biggest asset: the view. Will Anthony and Blanche be able to make over the resort and return it back to prominence, or will Anthony’s arrival be too late to revive the failing hotel?

See behind-the-scenes photos from tonight’s episode.

Steve and Amy are back with an all-new episode chock-full of paranormal activity. Their investigations lead to frightful findings at a family home in Parkersburg, WV, where a terrified mother worries about the safety of her 8 children.

While Steve uncovers the property’s tragic history, Amy encounters an evil entity intent on hurting the living.

Their client, Tisha, and her family have been seeing apparitions ever since they moved into their house 3 years ago. Tisha claims to hear loud, disturbing noises in the attic at night and some family members believe that they have actually been touched by this mysterious entity.

The family is deathly afraid and desperately wants this activity to stop. Will Steve and Amy combine their findings to help this horrified family find peace or will they continue to walk on egg shells in their own home?

Find out on an all-new episode of the Dead Files, tonight @ 10|9c.

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

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Ladies and gentleman, this is your pilot speaking. Please make sure your seats and tray tables are in their full, upright and locked position.

Houston, the toys have landed! And there are just too many of them in the state of Texas – but not for Jordan.

Jordan’s first stop while in Houston is to Victor’s house where he has a garage filled to the brim with vintage cars, and there is one in particular that catches Jordan’s eye — the Green Hornet Black Beauty car. The only problem is that it also happens to be Victor’s favorite item. Will Jordan be able to haggle it from Victor’s iron grip?

Next, Jordan is off to Rita’s house where the “heroes in a half shell” he discovers have been living in boxes in a garage instead of an underground, super-secret sewer fortress. The classic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle action figures are definitely worth a pretty penny, but will Jordan offer Rita the right price or will he be sent packing to his home in New Jersey without his little green friends?

Find out on an all-new episode tonight, Nov. 28 @ 9|8c.

Bite in to a fresh new episode of Food Paradise tonight at 10|9c and enjoy some of America’s manliest places to get your grub on.

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From a wild steakhouse in Texas to butcher-fresh burgers in Chicago and a towering mountain of meat in Manhattan, this episode of Food Paradise: Manliest Restaurants is sure to get your heart pounding and your metabolism moving.

Travel along the great Snake River and beneath the towering Teton mountains to the Snake River Brewing Company, Wyoming’s oldest and largest brew pub. Then, take a bite of the corned beef sandwich at Katz’s, the oldest and considered by many to be the best deli in New York City … and if you know New York delis, that’s saying something!

Until then, get a look at photos of some of the mouthwatering creations from the manliest restaurants in America.


Jordan is back and he’s traveling to a galaxy far, far away (ok, not that far — Florida), in hopes of stocking up on Star Wars figurines and replenishing his Star Trek action figure inventory.

Watch as Jordan and his sidekick Steve hit up Tampa, FL, to visit a woman heading towards retirement. Jordan and Steve hope to make a profit off the toys she’s been saving since the 1970s.

To finish up his hunt, Jordan flies solo to Eddyville, IL, where he visits a Star Wars fanatic that has a shed completely stuffed with space toys that Jordan needs to check out.

What classic toys will Jordan come away with in his “Southern Space Chase”? Tune in tonight, November 7 @ 9|8c to find out.

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