These 2 west-coast cities are rich in history, iconic landmarks and diverse cuisine. You can take a stroll across the Golden Gate Bridge; walk down the Hollywood Walk of Fame; or indulge in LA’s vast food truck scene. But, you don’t have to choose between historical sightseeing and extreme adventure for your next vacation. While its rich culture makes San Francisco a historical gold mine, its location makes it the perfect spot for adventure. Surrounded by Muir Woods and Point Reyes National Seashore, the “City by the Bay” offers hiking, kayaking and more. READ MORE
Historic Charleston offers a rich history around every corner. From Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor where the first shots of the Civil War rang out to Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon, a former prison and one of the locations where the Declaration of Independence was read, and with over a hundred hotels, they too hold a rich history, steeped in secrets from the past.
Last night’s Hotel Secrets & Legends featured a story about 2 escaped slaves from Georgia – Ellen and William Craft – who stayed at the then Planter’s Hotel (now the Dock Street Theatre) for one night. READ MORE
You might be able to spend a night in one of the world’s most haunted places: Poveglia Island, Italy. That is, if Italy gets its way and a luxury hotel developer places the highest bid. Until then, the island with a long, sordid history of illness and death is up for sale. The question is: who would take on such a place?
There are many things we love about Texans, and their barbecue is high on that list. The next time you’re in Dallas, check out Cooper’s Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que, which packs a hot and spicy combination with their beef brisket, pork ribs and the “Big Chop,” a 2-inch thick pork chop dunked in vinegar and meat drippings. If pork and beef don’t get your glands salivating, then head over to Chicken Scratch Restaurant, The Revolver Taco Lounge, or Woodshed Smokehouse (Pictured above: slow-roasted pig on a spit) for their braised lamb belly with shallots and roasted garlic pureed in a bone broth. Yum! READ MORE
Who knew that Nashville had a thing for spicy chicken? We’ve just become “hip” to the idea, and now we gotta try some! Until your travel plans are finalized, live vicariously through Andrew Zimmern tonight during an all-new episode of Bizarre Foods America in Nashville! Andrew eats some iconic foods, including spicy chicken and fish, as well as a whole hog on the “Q.” Andrew also ventures off the beaten path to visit a local Kurdish family, cooking up some of the most flavorful foods in all of Tennessee.
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Want to meet Travel Channel’s hosts and get inspiration for your next vacation? Come to the Washington, DC Travel and Adventure Show this weekend to see Samantha Brown, Don Wildman and Todd Carmichael talk travel.
On Feb. 22 and 23, get advice from veteran travel experts, climb a rock wall, get a taste of world cuisines, and sign up for trip giveaways all under one roof at the Washington DC Convention Center.
Travel Channel is the official TV media sponsor for the annual Travel and Adventure Show, the nation’s largest and leading series of travel shows. Don’t miss some of your favorite hosts at the Travel and Adventure Show this weekend:
Who: Samantha Brown
What: “How to Travel Better” Seminar + Autograph Signing
When: Saturday 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., Sunday 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Who: Don Wildman
What: Host Mysteries at the Museum Talk
When: Saturday 2:45 – 3:30 p.m., Sunday 1:30 – 2:15 p.m.
Who: Todd Carmichael
What: Coffee Importer, Adventurer and Host of Dangerous Grounds Talk
When: Saturday 12:15 – 1 p.m.
It’s not too late, buy your tickets now and find your next vacation, and maybe even win one, too!
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The rumors are true: Zak Bagans has purchased a house in Gary, IN, that has earned a reputation as a “Portal to Hell.” The unassuming house on a quiet street has been a nightmare for Latoya Ammons and her 3 children, who were all possessed by some evil entity. An intervention by the Department of Child Services, a hospital evaluation and even a police investigation were all followed by the first authorized exorcism in the Diocese of Gary, IN, in 21 years. READ MORE
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Where can you find the rare and exotic coffee that Dangerous Grounds’ host Todd Carmichael travels the world to find? At the coffee sourcer’s La Colombe cafés – in Philadelphia, New York, Chicago, Seoul and the most recently opened Washington, DC, location. To the happiness of coffee lovers in our nation’s capital, a La Colombe outpost opened this weekend in the revitalized Shaw neighborhood. We couldn’t be more excited for our coffee hunter to open a new café – especially one so close to Travel Channel headquarters, too.
Tonight at 8|7c, follow Travel Channel hosts, Don Wildman, Samantha Brown, Anthony Melchiorri and Adam Richman to Spain and Morocco for The Trip: 2014. Watch as they explore an 11th-century fortress, a list-only speakeasy, a private island resort and much more! Then enter for your chance to win this $100,000 trip of a lifetime. What are you waiting for?
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On Mon., Jan. 27 @ 8|7c, Travel Channel hosts will bring you the very best of Spain and Morocco on The Trip: 2014. What can you expect to see? Luxurious accommodations, savory Spanish tapas, Moroccan adventures and more insider experiences, naturally.
Be among the first to enter for a chance to win The Trip: 2014, just tell us: Are you more excited to experience Spain or Morocco? One lucky winner will get to experience both on this $100,000, dream getaway — so vote early and often!
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