Rani Craft Robinson-Kiganda

Rani is Managing Producer of Travelchannel.com. She was the girl in high school who knew exactly what she wanted to do – magazine layout design, photography and travel! An avid traveler - having been to Africa, Singapore and Italy - Rani was fortunate to land a gig with Travel Channel over 11 years ago. A wife and mother, she’s passionate about photography, creative writing, food and travel. Follow her foodie adventures in her personal blog - Good Food.

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At TravelChannel.com we publish hundreds of videos each month, so we asked ourselves: What gets the most play? Is it No Reservations, Ghost Adventures or simply beach videos all day, every day? Well, the results are in!

Check out the top 10 most-watched videos for February 2013.

Watch the No. 10 video: Ohio State Reformatory (Ghost Adventures)

What are our viewers’ top 10 favorite videos for March? We’ll tell you on April 1, 2013!

Tonight at 9|8c on the season finale of Baggage Battles’ Shock & Awe episode, the auction specialists head back to Shreveport, LA. But this time, the bidding action has them going to a barn that’s … well … in the middle of nowhere. The Martins, Billy, Mark and the rest of the auctioneers all go to war bidding on 1 item: a large shed that could contain just about anything! Who will come away with the winning bid? Find out tonight at 9|8c.

Tweet live with the auction specialists tonight at 9 p.m. EST, using #baggagebattles. Follow @LaurenceBBattle, @studioantique, @billysantiques and @MarkMeyerHere. Or, follow the entire cast’s Tweets with our Baggage Battles Twitter list.

Until then, go behind the scenes of tonight’s episode with our Shock & Awe episode slideshow. Plus, get all the details on where the specialists ate and slept while in Shreveport, in our Shreveport Travel Guide.

Last night on Bizarre Foods America, Andrew Zimmern traveled to the Hawkeye State. From the moment he landed, he was elbow-deep in pork! First he visited La Quercia, an Italian-inspired artisanal meat producer. Next, he traveled to Rustik Rooster Farm, where farmers have perfected the art cross-breeding (and then slow-roasting!) some of the most delicious pigs in America. Andrew’s trip to Iowa was one for the books — relive moments from his pork-filled journey, watch episode highlights and see behind-the-scenes photos. Then, be sure to tune in next Monday at 9|8c, when Andrew visits Alaska!

Follow Andrew’s travels with our new Bizarre Foods’ Organ Trail map.

Watch: Andrew visits La Quercia

Tonight on Baggage Battles at 9|8c, the auction specialists head back to Toronto to bid on international freight and, in some cases, antique baggage.

Discover Toronto in our Travel Guide. Plus, get a sneak peek of tonight’s episode in our Daredevils slideshow.

 

Tonight at 9|8c on Bizarre Foods America, Andrew visits Parallel 17, known for pressing the “outer limits” of the culinary world with its ant larvae beignets (see video below) and silkie black chicken entrée. Venturing outside the city of Denver, Andrew receives several one-on-one lessons in preparing Rocky Mountain oysters, aka bull testicles.

Watch a sneak peek of tonight’s episode.

Plus, go behind the scenes with our Denver slideshow, and get the name of each restaurant, activity and accommodation that Andrew enjoyed while in the Mile High City in our Travel Guide.

Each year, devoted fans of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition wait in anticipation of who will grace the magazine’s cover. Will it be Kate Upton again, or someone else? For us, the excitement goes far beyond the question of who will grace the cover. For 2013, the magazine took its production to 7 continents — and 17 wonders of the world — crisscrossing the globe from Easter Island to Africa. This year’s edition also included the first fashion shoot to take place on the ice-covered terrain of Antarctica. And Travel Channel has the pleasure of airing the 1-hour special Sports Illustrated®: The Making of Swimsuit ’13 – 7 Continents, 17 Wonders, on Sunday, Feb. 17, at 8|7c.

See these beautiful destinations for yourself in our Sports Illustrated 2013 Swimsuit Destinations slideshow. Plus, get the complete listing of hotels and world-renowned resorts that were the stunning backdrops for this year’s unprecedented production, in our SI Swimsuit 2013 Travel Guide.

Andrew Zimmern and his hit show Bizarre Foods America return to Travel Channel tonight. First up, watch a special “Fan Favorite Countdown” of your (the fans!) favorite Bizarre Foods America moments. Then, at 9|8c, stick with Andrew as he visits Washington, DC, to check out the food truck and Ethiopian food scenes, the area’s snakehead fish delicacy, and chef Jose Andres’ newest venture, America Eats Tavern.

Follow Andrew’s North American travels with our new Bizarre Foods’ “Organ” Trail map.

Watch a sneak peek from tonight’s episode:

 

 

Tonight on Super Bowl Tailgate Takeover at 9|8c, Adam Richman heads to New Orleans, home to Super Bowl XLVII. The special will also showcase tailgating at its finest, as witnessed by Texas Texan fans in Houston, Miami Dolphin fans in Miami, New York Giants fans in New Jersey and more!

Go behind the scenes with our Super Bowl Tailgate Takeover slideshow. And get information on what to do in New Orleans, whether it’s for the Super Bowl or any day of the year, in our Super Bowl Travel Guide.

This week, Super Bowl XLVII officially kicks off and Travel Channel is celebrating the only way we know how: We’re crisscrossing the United States looking to trick out someone’s tailgate experience on Super Bowl Tailgate Takeover premiering Wednesday, Jan. 30 at 9|8c. Our very own Adam Richman (Man v. Food, Best Sandwich in America), alongside his team of tailgate techs, will post up in New Orleans to build 2 of the biggest, most incredible NFL tailgate rigs in honor of this year’s Super Bowl.

From massive 90-inch, 3D swivel-mounted TVs, to the biggest grills ever to char a steak — and a giant custom smoker that needs a truck to pull it — Adam presents an unbelievable assortment of game-day gadgets, fun games, big toys, custom decorations and everything else needed to enjoy the tailgate in style. In addition, Adam invites former players to share their tailgating tips, recipes and traditions … and they even help Adam put some finishing touches on the ultimate tailgating rigs!

Can’t get enough of the tailgating experience? Check out our Extreme NFL Tailgating and Food Paradise: Tailgating slideshows.

Planning a trip to New Orleans for the weekend? See our Super Bowl Travel Guide full of everything New Orleans, including: Taste of New Orleans, New Orleans Weekend Guide, Where to Escape Super Bowl Crowds in New Orleans and much more!

Tonight on Baggage Battles: Grand Theft Auto, the auction specialists are in Tampa, FL, for a one-of-kind car auction. Every year, over 7 million vehicles in the U.S. are abandoned, repossessed or seized and sold at auction. The Tampa Machinery Auction is the largest auto auction in the southeastern corner of the country, and it attracts buyers from all over the nation. Billy, Sally, Laurence and Mark go head-to-head over a classic Corvette beauty. Once the bidding is complete, the real tests begin: Does the car even run? Will the buyer make a profit? Watch tonight at 9|8c to find out.

Rediscover Tampa

A trip to Tampa without enjoying the sights and sounds isn’t a trip at all. See what else the auction specialists got into in the Tampa Travel Guide!

And speaking of classic cars, learn all about the Detroit Auto Show and the newest Corvette!

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