Let this week’s Travel Channel shows inspire your next vacation. Whether you’re planning an adults-only getaway to the heart of France’s wine country or a family-friendly daytrip to America’s best haunted house, tune-in for a plethora of ideas. READ MORE
(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
Tonight at 9|8c the Ghost Adventures crew embarks on a 2-night, 2-location lockdown in Chicago, IL. Will you be watching? If so, be sure to join our live fan chat during the episode!
First, with the help of the local police, the Ghost Adventures crew spends the night in the run-down, often-vandalized Bachelor’s Grove cemetery — rumored to be one of the most haunted burial grounds in America. Zak, Nick and Aaron explore the area around the tombstone where a now-famous photo of a shockingly realistic apparition was taken, as well as the nearby creek that is said to be where Al Capone would dispose of his victims’ bodies. READ MORE
The guys are back tonight at 9|8c with an all-new episode of Ghost Adventures. Zak, Nick and Aaron make their return as the first and only investigators to visit the recently-closed Central Unit Prison in Sugar Land, TX.
Our Haunted Destination of the Week, Central Unit Prison has a history of violent inmates and brutal disciplinary practices –- in fact, the father of a former inmate tells Zak that it was the worst place his son had ever been.
The GAC also stops by the Texas Prison Museum where they find Bonnie Parker’s pistol among the museum’s creepy collection, and attempt to communicate with any spirits that may be lingering around the museum’s prized possession — an electric chair named Old Sparky.
Travel Channel’s Samantha Brown is about to embark on her biggest adventure yet: motherhood! Samantha, who’s been our girl-meets-world host for the last 12 years on Great Weekends, Passport to Europe, Samantha Brown’s Asia and more, announced to her fans yesterday via Facebook that she and her husband, Kevin O’Leary are expecting … twins! “We have waited such awhile for the love of a child, but our path faced strong headwind. Our troubles have past and now, at long last … Our joy doubled, we’re expecting twins!!!!” READ MORE
Tonight’s Trip Flip episode at 9|8c brings us to Nashville where 2 vacationers partake in some unconventional, yet characteristically country, activities including mud bogging and globe riding. They also clean themselves up just in time to attend this year’s CMA awards.
Nashville is known for its legendary music scene, where artists such as Elvis Presley and Dolly Parton first got their start. Thousands of fans flocked to the birthplace of country music in June for the CMA’s Country Music Festival. The industry’s biggest stars such as Faith Hill, Dierks Bentley and Carrie Underwood graced the LP Stage in downtown Nashville for a record-breaking audience of over 71,000 fans. If you have an “achy-breaky heart” because you missed this country music party, then enter our sweepstakes for a chance to win a trip to next year’s CMA music festival!
From the seafood in Sydney to the mud bogging in Nashville, the hosts of Travel Channel dabble in a little of everything. See where they’re going this week — including a sneak peek at the season premiere of Ghost Adventures!
Tonight at 9|8c, Tony continues his No Reservations Final Tour with a stop in Sydney where he samples fresh seafood, old-school charcuterie and the ubiquitous Australian barbie. Check out our Sydney travel guide to get a glimpse of the city’s highlights.
Counting down the days until the final season of No Reservations begins? Well, to tide you over, the price of our Layover app has been reduced to 99 cents! So scoot on over to iTunes and download the app that’ll show you how to travel like Tony. Explore his favorite places to eat, drink and stay in 10 major cities- Amsterdam, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Miami, Montreal, New York, Rome, San Francisco and Singapore.
But hurry – the sale ends Monday, Sept. 3, just in time for that night’s premiere at 9|8c of No Reservations when Tony begins his final tour in Austin, TX.
While you’re waiting for the app to download, check out Tony’s Journal from his Austin trip and see our Travel Guide of his restaurant and hotel picks in the city that likes to keep things “weird.”
And don’t forget, you can watch full episodes of No Reservations on our website!
We’re taking a tour of the United States this week when our hosts take their adventures to both coasts — from Jordan the Toy Hunter taking on the collectibles of San Francisco to Bert trip flipping a NYC getaway.
Tonight at 9|8c, Andrew Zimmern gets deep into central Florida for this season’s finale of Bizarre Foods America. While there, he discovers the “other” Florida – the part that’s rich in tradition and about more than theme parks. Check out the Bizarre Food of the Week for a taste of this all-new episode!
Tonight at 9|8c, Andrew Zimmern treks the Blues Trail for Bizarre Foods America, where he tastes the occasionally bizarre flavors of the Mississippi Delta. Get a peek at what he encounters with our Bizarre Food of the Week!
Then Tuesday at 9|8c, Don Wildman recounts mysteries that are out of this world … literally … with this special episode of Mysteries at the Museum. To get a closer look at these otherworldly stories, we stop by the National Museum of the US Air Force in Dayton, OH, The Mutter Museum in Philadelphia and the Allen County Public Library in Indiana, where there’s a strange photo of Abraham Lincoln — taken years after his death.
Wednesday at 9|8c, our resident Toy Hunter, Jordan Hembrough, journeys to Texas, where he tries to rope in a huge find for one of the largest auction houses in the country — and uncovers the first Barbie doll ever released.