Tonight @ 9|8c, Todd ventures to the birthplace of coffee: Ethiopia. Finding a great coffee bean in the motherland should be easy, right? Well, not exactly.
Since great coffee is available for purchase in markets throughout the country, Todd has to go above and beyond to find a bean that is not only better than great, but different from anything he’s already found. Not to mention, the government tightly guards the country’s coffee industry. Not only does the government control the coffee trade with a Wall Street-like market system, but they also blend every kind of bean together, stripping it of any discernable identity.
Can Todd navigate Ethiopia’s chaotic roads and overpowering government to find a new and exotic coffee bean? Tune in to find out!
Tonight at 9|8c on an all-new episode of The Layover, Anthony Bourdain visits Sao Paulo – one of the most populous cities in the world. Tony’s top Sao Paulo travel tip? Know someone in the city to show you around … otherwise, it can be overwhelming.
Unfortunately, we can’t all be so lucky as to have a collection of super-cool (and trustworthy) foodie friends all over the world. But if you’re planning a trip to Sao Paulo soon, you do have Mr. Bourdain himself! Plan your itinerary based on our travel guide from Tony’s layover – it includes all the restaurants and places he visited, plus some tips for where to stay (even if you’re looking to get a room for just a few hours …).
See behind-the-scenes photos from Tony’s trip, and find out where he dined on “the perfect dish,” admired the art of Sao Paulo’s graffiti artists — and where he nursed his hangover!
Get excited for our Ghost Adventures live event during the all-new episode at 9|8c! Let us know what you think of the episode tonight when you tweet using the hashtag #GAcrazytown, and your tweet might make it into the broadcast.
Your tweets and Facebook comments will also be featured on TravelChannel.com throughout the day, so make sure you tell us how pumped you are!
The guys are headed to Mineral Wells, TX, famous for its “crazy water” that was believed to have healing properties. The GAC investigate the Baker Hotel, which is believed to be “infested” with ghosts. During the lockdown, Zak becomes mysteriously aggressive – did he get too close to a spirit?
Watch tonight at 9|8c to see this along with your tweets live on-air! And don’t forget to visit the fan feed online to see everyone’s (including Zak, Nick and Aaron’s) tweets and Facebook comments throughout the day!
Tonight at 9|8c on an all-new episode of The Layover, Anthony Bourdain finally does Philly. In his 36-hour trip, Tony pays a visit to a 9-foot colon, takes the Grim Philly Tour to learn about the “drinking, carousing and whore-mongering” of America’s Founding Fathers, downs a shot glass full of hot dog water, and attempts to cure his hangover with a steaming bowl of pho.
One thing he doesn’t do? Eat a cheesesteak.
Check out our travel guide to see all the places that Tony visited on his whirlwind tour of the City of Brotherly Love, see our behind-the-scenes photos, and get a sneak peek of tonight’s episode:
Last night on Dangerous Grounds, Todd Carmichael traveled to Borneo in search of a rare coffee bean that even he hadn’t tasted before: Liberica, also known as “Elephant” coffee — named for its massive beans.
Upon finding the elusive bean, Todd brought the coffee back to the La Colombe factory in Philadelphia for a tasting with his closest buddies, who also happen to be coffee aficionados. Get an inside look at what happens when coffee experts taste something new.
While filming Dangerous Grounds in Colombia in search of their best coffee beans, our intrepid travel host Todd Carmichael had a close call when his Jeep rolled off of a cliff. Thankfully, he survived with barely a scratch. Read Todd’s firsthand account of surviving Colombia’s dangerous mountain roads.
Today it was a tree that changed everything.
The roads – if they can be called that – leading up the Sierra Nevada Mountains (North Colombia) are ones for the books: steep, deeply rutted, muddy, criss-crossed by rivers and carved in the side of the mountains. If you fear heights, then you fear these roads. This goes triple for the one leading up from the Villedupur side.
Tonight at 9|8c Anthony Bourdain is back for another season of adrenaline-filled layovers all over the world. This week, Tony lands at Chicago’s O’Hare airport with exactly 43 hours to kill. He heads straight to the airport’s exit, vowing to not spend a single minute of his trip at O’Hare. Instead, he cruises Chicago in a vintage Caddy, searches for the perfect Chicago-style hot dog (don’t ask for ketchup!), day drinks with painter and blogger Bruce Cameron Elliott and dines with Top Chef champion Stephanie Izard. READ MORE
Catch an all-new episode of Ghost Adventures at 9|8c when the guys head to Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, to investigate Tor House. Tor House is a beautiful stone house built by the American poet, Robinson Jeffers, for his family.
Tonight at 9|8c, catch an all-new episode of Ghost Adventures when the guys head to Brookdale, CA. There they investigate the once-famous, but recently-closed Brookdale Lodge, which was known as a resort getaway for the rich and famous, but now seems to be haunted by an evil presence. This presence has led to more than one bloody nose, and seems to be a little too heavy for the guys, who escape for a day to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. READ MORE
Jordan is back and he’s traveling to a galaxy far, far away (ok, not that far — Florida), in hopes of stocking up on Star Wars figurines and replenishing his Star Trek action figure inventory.
Watch as Jordan and his sidekick Steve hit up Tampa, FL, to visit a woman heading towards retirement. Jordan and Steve hope to make a profit off the toys she’s been saving since the 1970s.
To finish up his hunt, Jordan flies solo to Eddyville, IL, where he visits a Star Wars fanatic that has a shed completely stuffed with space toys that Jordan needs to check out.
What classic toys will Jordan come away with in his “Southern Space Chase”? Tune in tonight, November 7 @ 9|8c to find out.