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.
The wait is almost over. Tonight at 9|8c, after 10 weeks of eliminations, Adam Richman will finally reveal the winner of the Best Sandwich in America. Who will take home the title? You’ll have to watch to find out.
In the meantime, get a look at our mouthwatering photo gallery to learn about all the regional winners, and take a look back at our sandwich report cards to get the recipes and Adam’s BITE scores for all the contenders.
Want to win a Best Sandwich prize pack? Voice your opinion during tonight’s Championship Finale — just tell us which sandwich do you want to eat right now? Use the on-screen instructions to text in your vote, or vote online. Twenty-five lucky winners will receive an exclusive Best Sandwich prize pack. Voting starts at 9|8c and ends at 9:36|8:36c, so be sure to cast your vote in time!
Tonight at 10|9c and 10:30|9:30c, Toy Hunter Jordan Hembrough takes toy picking to a new level as he takes on collections in New Jersey and North Carolina. A renowned toy dealer and ultimate toy hunter, Jordan has a reputation as an “in-demand dealer” that everyone wants to have evaluate their stash.
Jordan finds the picks of a lifetime for struggling business owners, annual toy events and even a few celebrity collectors throughout the season. The stakes are high and the haggles are tough because people’s livelihoods are on the line if he doesn’t deliver!
Get a sneak peek at the Rise from Ashland episode, and get a look at Jordan’s journey to the Jersey Shore. Summing up his career, Jordan says, “It’s the hunt that has always driven me. The next cool find is always right around the corner.” Learn more about our toy hunter with a Day in the Life of Jordan.
Have a toy collection of your own? Post photos of your best finds to our Rate My Toy community and see what else people have hiding in their basements!
Need a little more culture in your life? Get a behind-the-scenes look at the best museums in the country with our new At the Museum web series with Don Wildman, host of Mysteries at the Museum.
Get inside the mind of a spy at the International Spy Museum in Washington, DC.
Find your gross-out limit at Philadelphia’s Mutter Museum, full of outrageous medical oddities.
Learn about unknown animals at the world’s only Cryptozoology Museum, located in Portland, ME.
Tonight, at 9|8c, Bizarre Foods takes Andrew Zimmern to Austin, TX, where he samples a “weird” cuisine, including this Bizarre Food of the Week!
Wednesday at 9|8c, Adam Richman brings the top contenders to Food Network’s Studio B at Chelsea Market in New York City to crown the winner of Best Sandwich in America.
Following Best Sandwich at 10|9c, Jordan Hembrough — the Toy Hunter – stops in North Carolina and Ohio to look for rare toys in this series premiere. Then, at 10:30|9:30c, Jordan heads to New Jersey for more adventures in “toy picking.”