Rani Craft Robinson-Kiganda

Rani Craft Robinson-Kiganda is managing producer of Travelchannel.com. A Washingtonian, Floridian and wannabe Charlestonian, Rani’s passion for writing, travel, photography and food brought her to Africa, Singapore and Italy. Not even close to scratching her Bucket List, Rani looks forward to her next adventure: traveling with her husband and 2 small children. Follow Rani on Twitter @IAmCraftWeb.

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“Contrary to how it may look, I am NOT cruising Ipanema Beach for guys while my wife works out at the gym.” – Tony Bourdain

 

Nearing the end of his final tour around the world with No Reservations,  last night Anthony Bourdain visited Rio de Janeiro to accompany his wife to her jiu jitsu battle. Tony isn’t a newbie to the ridiculously beautiful white-sand beaches of Rio and the city’s delicious cuisine. But when your wife travels such a great distance to battle it out, you gotta go!

Tony made time to explore ports of Rio that he hadn’t seen before, such as a beach that’s secluded from the crowds and a bodega in the Rio neighborhood of Santa Teresa.

And let’s not forget about the food! Tony checked out Barraca do Uruguay, located on Ipanema Beach — this was the same vendor that Tony had visited 10 years ago! Get a complete list of all the restaurants and eateries that Tony checked out in Rio in our Travel Guide.

Get Tony’s thoughts and favorite picks in his Rio Journal and watch his Rio Bourdainisms, a collection of Tony’s one-liners from this episode.

Did you miss this episode? No worries. Watch our episode recap.

The Final Tour of No Reservations will come to an end on Monday, Nov. 5, at 9|8c, in Brooklyn, NY.

(left to right: Ludo Lefebvre, Tony Bourdain, Monsieur Picard)

What do you get when Tony Bourdain and Ludo Lefebvre, of Ludo Truckin Los Angeles, descend upon Burgundy, France? One heck of a good time, naturally.“ If this was a film,” says Tony Bourdain while behind the wheel of a classic Citroen DS, “I would tell you the story of a road trip.”  In tonight’s episode Tony does just that, and more! READ MORE

Last night on No Reservations Tony Bourdain continued his final tour around the world with a stop in Emilia Romagna. During his visit, Tony lived every man’s dream and got behind the wheel of a red-hot Ferrari California. Accompanying Tony was chef Michael White, who returned to San Domenico Restaurant where he spent his formative chef years. Miss last night’s episode? Watch an episode recap.

Get insights from Tony on the episode with his Emilia Romagna Journal and get Tony’s Travel Guide for each restaurant, activity and accommodation that he enjoyed.

Where’s Tony off to next week? Burgundy, France! See this location and others on our No Reservations’ Final Tour interactive map.

We all know about Six Flags, Busch Gardens, Cedar Point and Kings Dominion, but what about theme parks and rollercoasters in China? Our resident rollercoaster expert and founder of Theme Park Review, Robb Alvey, is on the road in China and having the time of his life! READ MORE

Follow No Reservations' Final Tour

Our beloved show of 9-plus years is nearing the end of its run. If you’re not traveling to Austin, Sydney or even Emilia Romagna, just to name a few of the places where Anthony Bourdain has been, you can follow Tony and the No Reservations’ crew from afar. Check out our new No Reservations interactive map, complete with episode descriptions, photos, video and episode recaps for each of the remaining pit stops. New content will be added each week!

Don’t forget, the final episode of No Reservations airs Monday, Nov. 5, at 9|8c.

 

Andrew Zimmern in Miami

Last night, Andrew Zimmern wrapped up another successful season of Bizarre Foods America.  While taking a look back on the season, Andrew recalled some of his favorite moments, and shared his thoughts on some of the most bizarre foods. Check out his most memorable meals below.

And while you’re at it, what are some of your favorite moments from Bizarre Foods America? Tell us and your favorite moment might appear on-air during the Bizarre Foods America Fan Favorite special in 2013. READ MORE

Holiday Cookies

’Tis the season for enjoying delicious food. Between the barbecues at the college football tailgate, holiday cookies and New Year’s Eve, food consumes us nearly 24 hours a day. So naturally, when you travel, deciding where to eat is essential.

For our beef lovers, we have Big Beef Paradise.  See a selection of restaurants across the US that cater to the carnivore in us all.

This holiday season, warm up with our Hot and Spicy Food Paradise slideshow and Food Paradise: Cookies slideshow. Great ideas for the cookie monster in us all.

Anthony Bourdain at Bemelmans Bar at The Carlyle Hotel

Anthony Bourdain is back tonight with an all-new episode of The Layover in NYC, Tony’s hometown. Tony takes us to his favorite places to eat, drink and sleep. Visit the beautiful Bemelmans Bar at The Carlyle hotel in Tony’s Favorite NYC Bars. For a quick lunch and/or dinner, Tony recommends 3 burger joints in Tony’s Top NYC Burger Spots. And for dessert, hop on over to 857 Broadway during the spring for the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck.

Get more of Tony’s NYC tips in the Episode & Travel Guide, along with his additional recommendations in his Travel Tips for New York.

And don’t miss the premiere of The Layover: New York, tonight at 9|8c.

Anthony Bourdain's The Layover

We’re 6 days away from Anthony Bourdain’s  all-new series, The Layover. Between now and Monday, Nov. 21, we’ll release 1 new clip from the premiere episode — Singapore. Today’s new clip is Tony Enjoys Claypot Rice. Tony recommends Geylang Claypot Rice for a tasty local dinner.

Watch the premiere of The Layover on Monday, Nov. 21, at 9|8c.

Disney Cruise Line to Debut 3 New Ports in 2012
Disney Cruise Line has announced that starting in 2012 they will open new ports in New York, NY, Seattle, WA, and Galveston, TX. Disney already operates out of Port Canaveral, FL, and Los Angeles, CA. In 2011, Disney Cruise Line launched Disney Dream, and 4 new ships are scheduled to debut in 2012, including Disney Fantasy, the sister ship to Disney Dream. With their expanding fleet, Disney had no choice but to make their ships more accessible by opening more ports. Along with the new ships and new ports come new itineraries to Alaska, Mexico, the Caribbean and Canada, all starting in 2012.

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