Fleet Week in New York City …
Remember that Sex and the City episode when Carrie meets a sailor from Louisiana? It didn’t work out too well for her, but the rest of the ladies enjoyed the Fleet Week festivities. This past week was Fleet Week in New York City and sailors, marines and coasties took over Manhattan for parades, concerts and other events. READ MORE
The Olde Time Coney Island Strongman Spectacular …
In a display that has not been seen at Coney Island for over 60 years, some of the strongest men in the country gathered on the streets — once known for their outrageous spectacles — to showcase unusual acts and super-human feats. Among the performers were a man who pulled a truck down a street with his teeth and a master escape artist. READ MORE
Cannes Film Festival …
Stars descended on the small French Riviera town this week for the beginning of the annual Cannes Film Festival. Among the guests was “The Dictator,” a character played by actor Sacha Baron Cohen in the upcoming movie of the same name. READ MORE
NBC’s 17th annual TODAY Summer Concert Series kicks off (appropriately) … today! If you’re an early bird and in Manhattan on any Friday this summer, head down to Rockefeller Plaza around 6 a.m. to stake out your spot for a free live show. Usher is the first on the all-star roster of performers, which also includes Justin Bieber, Maroon 5, Kenny Chesney, Zac Brown Band, Train and Jason Mraz. READ MORE
Chances are if you’re reading this you tuned into last night’s Bachelorette premiere (or at least DVR’d it), to see if single mom Emily Maynard will finally find true love. Here at Travel we’re not wondering who will win her heart so much as where she will fall in love.
For the first time ever the show has been moved from the “Bachelor pad” in Los Angeles to a Southern mansion in Maynard’s hometown of Charlotte, NC, so she could spend as much time with daughter Ricki as possible. Maynard was engaged to NASCAR driver Ricky Hendrick who died in a 2004 plane crash while she was pregnant with their child. READ MORE
Tonight at 9/8c, Mysteries at the Museum, examines the death of Marilyn Monroe, the blonde bombshell who still manages to fascinate the world nearly 50 years after her death. Her story may have been one of high glamour, but it was also universally relatable. Marilyn was “seeking the oldest of rainbows — to be herself and unafraid,” as director John Huston once put it. That may explain why some 40 books have been written about her. And dozens of actresses have played her. The latest is Michelle Williams, whose turn as MM in My Week With Marilyn, is already generating Oscar buzz.
But for all the focus on Marilyn “the lost girl,” another part of her story remains equally fascinating: the circumstances surrounding her death. In tonight’s episode of Mysteries at the Museum, host Don Wildman explores some very unsettling questions. Like, what exactly was Marilyn Monroe’s housekeeper doing on the night Marilyn died? And whatever happened to Marilyn’s diary-gone-missing? (The one in which she probably had a thing or 2 to say about the Kennedy brothers.) Did Marilyn simply die from an overdose? Or did she know too much?
Check out our sneak peak for clues and tune in tonight for Mysteries at the Museum at 9/8c to find out more.
UPDATE, May 10, 2011:
After much speculation and anticipation, it was reported this morning that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, known to the world simply as William and Kate, arrived in Seychelles for their honeymoon today. The Seychelles, a cluster of islands in the Indian Ocean, are a popular destination for Europe’s elite. It’s rumored that the Royal Couple made a secret pact to get married while on holiday in Desroches Island, Seychelles, in 2007. It was always a likely contender for the royal honeymoon hideaway with the island’s stunning, and very exclusive, private beaches.
Find out more about Seychelles.
Speculation, rumors and bets have been swirling around for months leading up to the royal wedding of the new Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. We now know who designed Kate’s dress (Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen), how long the balcony kiss would last (2 quick pecks from Wills), the celebrity guests (the Beckhams and Elton John among others), but one big question still remains: Where will the royal couple honeymoon?
The latest speculation is that the royal couple will travel to Jordan for a Middle-Eastern post-wedding getaway. Australia is also high on the list. After a recent trip Down Under, the Duke was reported as saying that Australia could be the spot for his honeymoon with the Duchess.
And then there’s Kenya. The couple got engaged in Kenya’s remote Rutundu Log Cabins retreat last October, and it is reported that the Duke signed the visitors book: “Look forward to next time. Soon, I hope.” Perhaps Wills will keep his word, and the couple will honeymoon in the wild.
Where do you think the royal couple should honeymoon? Check out our Royal Honeymoon Hideaways slideshow to see the possibilities.
The 83rd Annual Academy Awards are tonight! The King’s Speech, Black Swan, The Fighter and The Social Network are just a few movies nominated in the Best Picture category.
Movies have a way of transporting us to a different time and place. Travel Channel came up with a list of movies that inspire us to pack our bags and visit those real, mystical or magical places captured on film.
Check out our Movies That Inspire Travel slideshow to view our picks. Tell us what movies we may have missed that have inspired you to travel.
You walked past the 2011 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue on the newsstand, you saw the models basking in the sun, but when you picked it up, you were reading it for the beaches, right? Well, if you’re wondering where those gorgeous destinations are (and you’re mentally packing your bikini and sunscreen for your next vacay), you’re in luck.
We take you to all 9 locations featured in the mag, from Anguilla to Laguna Beach to Singapore. Click through our Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Destinations slideshow for views of the beautiful beaches and deluxe resorts where the models stayed to get inspired. Afterward, you can go from daydreaming to actually booking your trip. Enjoy!
So, which one do you want to visit? Leave your favorite locale in the comments.