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.

Posts by Ben Breslerman

Spring Break is right around the corner and what better way to gear up for sunny skies, white sand and blue waters than by checking out Travel Channel’s 21 Sexiest Beach Bars, Spring Break Hot Spots and Devilish Delights in Acapulco.

While college kids flock south of the border, among other places, to experience the Infamous Cancun Spring Break and attend beach parties more intense than a double shot of tequila, straight up, parents can rest assured there are plenty of places to enjoy some quality family time as well. Stay at one of the Top 10 Family Spring Break Resorts or play with some of your favorite Disney friends and ride on the park’s top rides.

Whatever you’re looking for this coming spring break season, let Travel Channel help you with planning the Ultimate Spring Break getaway.

Located off the northwest coast of Puerto Rico, Rincon is home to some of the best surfing in the world, making the area popular among both locals and tourists. The Casa Verde hotel is no exception, but in recent years, the hotel has been losing money when it should be profiting. A reason for the hotel’s downward spiral is its bar, Rock Bottom. The bar is extremely loud, caters to a young college crowd and is open all hours of the night. The bar brings money in, but if things don’t change soon, the hotel will hit rock bottom itself.

When Anthony arrives in the hotel’s parking lot he sees a decrepit sign, a broken fence, rusty chains and yellow caution tape. When he walks over to the hotel, Anthony can’t seem to find the front desk. He spots a sign for the “office,” but it leads him to a dirty, dusty room filled with broken chairs. Anthony is disgusted, and he hasn’t even begun his initial walkthrough of the hotel!

The bar may be costing the Casa Verde money, but it clearly is not the only thing on the property that is in desperate need of a makeover. Can Anthony clean up the property and tone down the noise at Rock Bottom in order save Rincon’s Casa Verde? Find out on an all-new episode, tonight at 10|9c.

Plus, check out these exclusive behind-the-scenes photos from Anthony’s visit to Casa Verde.

Travel Channel is dishing out comfort food that’s good for the belly and the soul: From rib-sticking, gravy-smothered oxtails in Houston to crispy fried catfish in Memphis and hot spicy gumbo in New Orleans, it’s time to scream out hallelujah, and enjoy these lip-smacking-good meals. Tonight at 11|10c, don’t miss out on these soulful Southern classics, as well as other delicious, heavenly fare like a decadently seasoned fried chicken, a delicious pecan pie and much more!

Hungry for more? Check out these exclusive, behind-the-scenes photos of soul food dishes that are sure to get your tummy rumbling.

Anthony’s next stop on his quest to save the hotel industry lands him at the The Curve Hotel in Palm Springs, CA. Just a 2-hour drive from Los Angeles, Palm Springs, “Playground of the Stars,” is known for its abundant sunshine, relaxing atmosphere and ultra-modern hotels.

In recent years, dozens of small boutique hotels have opened in Palm Springs, competing with one another to recapture that swank 50s vibe. The Curve Hotel’s owners, bought the 150-room property back in 2008 when it was still a 1-star budget roadside motel and they have recently decided to turn it into a boutique hotel to cash in on the craze. Unfortunately, their decision to upgrade hasn’t worked out so far, and the owners have seen a significant drop in occupancy.

As soon as Anthony drives into the parking lot, he realizes that The Curve hotel is in the midst of an identity crisis – is it a boutique hotel, or is it a travel lodge?

Will Anthony be able to help the hotel’s owners turn things around before they get left in the dust by the competition? Find out on an all-new episode, tonight at 10|9c.

Plus, check out exclusive behind-the-scenes photos from Anthony’s trip to Palm Springs.

Steve and Amy head to Bloomington, IL, to investigate reports of horrifying paranormal encounters at a family residence. Their frightened client, Diane, says that she’s been scratched and seen some strange things, and that an entity told her she has only 2 years to live. Diane is desperate to stop the activity and believes that she and her disabled son’s lives are in danger.

In their separate, spellbinding investigations, Steve uncovers evidence of a deadly land dispute and hundreds of dead bodies buried on the property, while Amy encounters an eerie entity that crawls into bed with the living to torment them in their sleep.  Finally, the team unites to reveal their shocking findings in an effort to help this terrified family.

Will Steve and Amy be able to put Diane’s worries to rest or will Diane and her son be forced to vacate the premises? Find out on an all-new Dead Files, tonight at 10|9c.

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

Americans eat over 20 billion pounds of chicken every year, and this bountiful bird is most satisfying when it’s wrapped in a crispy, golden-brown skin that’s dripping with flavor and sizzling hot — straight from the fryer.

Fried Chicken Paradise is delivering a bucketful of crispy, finger-lickin’, fried chicken goodness! Sample fiery Memphis hot chicken, a wild red-velvet-battered bird and the original Kentucky fried classic, tonight at 11|10c.

Plus, don’t forget to check out exclusive photos from tonight’s episode.

Last season on Hotel Impossible, Anthony traveled around the country to help struggling, underperforming hotels get back on their feet. Join Anthony as he returns to The Dude Rancher Lodge, La Jolla Cove Suites, The Purple Orchid Resort and Spa, Ocean Manor Resort, New Yorker Boutique Hotel and The Dream Inn to track their recent progress — from exciting room renovations to surprising staff changes.

Did the struggling valet service at the Ocean Manor resort in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, get their act together? Were the owners of the Dude Rancher Lodge in Billings, MT, able to overcome their financial struggles? Were the owners of the Purple Orchid Inn in Livermore, CA, able to raise their occupancy rate from an abysmal 8%? Find out all the answers to these questions and more with a very special episode of Hotel Impossible, tonight @ 10|9c.

Plus, check out exclusive behind-the-scenes photos from the After Anthony special.

Football fans unite! The big game is heading to The Big Easy, where 2 of the most dominant defenses in the last decade are set to square off. The culmination of the 2012-2013 NFL season comes down to one final game between the San Francisco 49ers, led by head coach Jim Harbaugh, and the Baltimore Ravens, led by Jim’s brother, head coach John Harbaugh. In a game that’s being dubbed “The Har-Bowl,” football’s biggest stage is set, and you better believe N’awlins will be hoppin’ more than NOLA’s Mardi Gras and Jazz Fest.

New Orleans may be the destination for the big game, but these 2 teams hail from opposite ends of the country. And although the Lombardi trophy may be the ultimate prize for winning the Super Bowl — both San Francisco and Baltimore are filled with plenty of prized attractions.

From the National Aquarium, to the Sports Legends Museum, to delicious food in Little Italy, Baltimore is so much more than just a football town. Check out some of our picks for the best things to see and do in our Baltimore travel guide.

Don’t worry — we’ve got you covered if you’re looking for fun in San Francisco.  The City by the Bay is a foggy wonderland of attractions that include the Painted Ladies in the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood, Ghirardelli Square, and Golden Gate Bridge.

And don’t forget about the delicious Creole cooking featured in our New Orleans travel guide for those of you who’ve made your way to the Crescent City. Cafe du Monde is still serving up the best beignets you’ve ever tasted, and Cochon is still dishing out some of the city’s tastiest traditional Cajun delights.

If you were lucky enough to score tickets to the big game, we’re sure you’ll need a few recommendations on where to go for the perfect place to tailgate or where to find the best spirits and best sports bars in New Orleans. Travel Channel’s got what you need to get you ready for one heck of a Super Bowl.

If you’re an owner of one of the locations that Steve and Amy are tasked with investigating, you can be sure, you are Never Alone.

In this all-new episode of The Dead Files, Amy and Steve investigate terrifying reports of paranormal encounters at a family home in the picturesque, waterfront town of Forester, MI. Their client, Chrystal has always wished to fulfill her mother’s dream of turning the house into a bed and breakfast, but with all the paranormal experiences she’s been having, she’s too afraid to spend the night in the house.

While Steve uncovers the stories of 2 deadly fires that devastated the town, Amy attempts to fight off a vicious entity that tries to take over her body.

Are Steve and Amy in over their head? Will Chrystal finally be able to exorcise the demons that have been haunting her home? Find out on an all-new episode of The Dead Files, tonight at 10|9c.

Chat live with fellow fans during the Never Alone premiere, and don’t miss the live chat with Steve and Amy after the show.

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

Attention all you pizza lovers out there, Travel Channel is back with a second helping of Pizza Paradise. Travel from New York, where the pizza is as crispy as a potato chip, to Chicago, where they serve the deepest and most delicious dish in town.

If you love pizza — and let’s be honest, who doesn’t? — then join us for an all-new episode of Food Paradise, tonight at 11|10c.

Plus, don’t forget to check out behind-the-scenes photos that are sure to make you crave slice after slice of pizza perfection.

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