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This Week in Photos

From a “magic equation” for budgeting travel to 5 tips for rescheduling flights during these upcoming holidays, this week’s travel blog round-up not only adds to our already bad case of wanderlust, but is chock-full of useful tips as well.

Traveling, of course, can come with a large cost. To prevent blowing your budget halfway through your trip, Gadling shares their “magic equation” to help you decide how much vacation you can afford, and what luxury activities you might have to take off your agenda.

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By Oyster.com Staff

For skiers and nature enthusiasts alike, there are very few places that compare to Jackson Hole. The low-lying valley, located near Wyoming’s western border and surrounded by the Teton Mountain Range, is the gateway to some of the nation’s most spectacular national parks, including Grand Teton, Yellowstone and the National Elk Reserve. The easily available hiking, biking, river rafting, camping and skiing attracts visitors here year-round. READ MORE

Anthony Bourdain

Tonight at 9|8c, Anthony Bourdain heads to Brooklyn for the final episode of No Reservations. See Tony’s thoughts on the final episode and the establishments in the episode affected by Hurricane Sandy.

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Last week, as the East Coast grappled with flooding, toppled trees and power outages due to superstorm Sandy, it seems as though our Pinterest followers were daydreaming of white sand beaches in Caribbean paradise. Specifically, the Parrot Cay Resort in Turks and Caicos, where Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner exchanged wedding vows. The resort was this week’s winner of Most Popular Pin of the Week! Ogle over even more stunning resorts, castles, coastlines and plantations in our gallery of Celebrity Destination Weddings. And be sure to check out our Pinterest board of jaw-dropping Hotels and Resorts.

This Week in Travel

A lot happened this week, in the world and in travel, and now the holidays are quickly approaching. If you’re looking for an opportunity to escape –whether it’s the cold weather, the post-storm clean up or just everyday life — let our This Week in Travel be your guide to getting away.

Planning a trip to Hong Kong? Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway, a family friendly vacation or a luxurious escape, Oysterblog has a hotel just right for whatever type of traveler you may be.

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"View” by Dave Mercer

This week, our favorite travel blogs are all about planning our next getaway! They’ve picked the best tech resources, ways to get the cheapest flights and how to get the most out of our upcoming journeys.

Let’s face it, traveling can take a huge chunk out of our bank accounts and may not be affordable for everyone. But Nomadic Matt disagrees and offers us his “Ultimate Guide to Traveling When You Have No Money,” proving we don’t have to be rich to travel.  From finding free flights to working overseas, he proves we can still see the world and pay off our college debt.

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Jordan haggles with fellow Travel Channel host Sam Brown at Comic Con, Adam visits the State Fair of Texas and much more.

Travel Hosts Exposed

“With some of our brave US #Marines at @StateFairofTX #heroes” – Adam Richman | “Jesus did I shrink??? i need to stop this health food diet RT @scottgruenwald My Son “Cash”.” – Zak Bagans | “Me and the lovely @SamanthaBrown at New York Comic Con for #toyhunter on @travelchannel. We had a blast!” – Jordan Hembrough | “It is do hard to b me! Lol.” – Anthony Melchiorri

Creepy Crypts and Catacombs

Last week, our Pinterest account  lit up with likes and re-pins of one of  our creepiest photo galleries — Creepy Crypts and Catacombs Worldwide — making it the very first winner of our Most Popular Pin of the Week. Apparently, our fellow pinners are in a serious halloween mood. Learn more about some of the world’s most haunting burial grounds and then check out the photo gallery. Warning: you may get the chills.

For more spooky treats and destinations, check out our shared Pinterest board Let’s Celebrate: Halloween.

Inava Kuzmanouska and Rachel Cooper’s sculpture, Mirador

Circuses without animals? Ice sculptures in October? Traveling without the stress?  For This Week in Travel, we found posts that strayed from the ordinary.

With Halloween just 2 weeks away, Oysterblog gets in the spirit and offers their picks for the spookiest places for the brave at heart to spend a fright night. From vampires to voodoo, you’ll be sure to get your supernatural fix.

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Tune-in to see where Travel Channel is headed this week — from the sultry sands of Rio to the frosty tundra of Alaska.

Tonight at 9|8c, Anthony Bourdain continues his final tour in Rio de Janeiro. Can’t get enough Rio? See the sizzling city’s best beaches!

Tuesday @ 9|8c, we’re back at Miami International Airport for an all-new episode of Airport 24/7: Miami. Watch the drama unfold as the Miami-Dade Police Department tracks down a baggage thief, and see where to stay in Miami if you ever find yourself passing through MIA.

Friday @ 9|8c, the Ghost Adventures crew heads to the Sedamsville Rectory in Cleveland, OH. Next time you’re there, be sure to check out the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Saturday @ 7|6c, see the strange paranormal history of the tundra on Legends of Alaska. Watch this overview of Alaska’s legends, and how to hunt Alaska’s bigfoot.

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