Whether you are a Barbie girl who wants to live in a Barbie world or you’re about to embark on your first solo trip, there’s something that will pique your interest in our weekly travel news roundup.
Visitors to the life-size “Barbie Dreamhouse” in Berlin can try on Barbie’s clothes in her walk-in closet and bake virtual cupcakes in her kitchen. The “Dreamhouse” will move on to other European cities later this year according to ITV News.
Gadling has a map of “Forbidden America,” incase you were wondering which areas were no-go zones for Soviet tourists in the 1950s.
Are you a travel snob? Read Lonely Planet’s “In defense of the ‘tourist trail’” and find out. How could you not see the pyramids while in Cairo or the Taj Mahal in Agra, right?
Seeing the world on your own leaves less room for error, so the Solo Traveler has compiled 7 mistakes to avoid (from the obvious to the insightful).
Plus, Go BIG or Go Home reveals the World’s largest ropes course at sea on the Norwegian Breakaway cruise ship.
Want even more travel highlights from this week? Check out our This Week in Photos slideshow!
On an all-new episode of The Dead Files, Amy and Steve head to Buchanan, VA, where a once-quiet family home has recently been assaulted by paranormal activity.
Tysha and her family even moved to a completely different part of the property, but they’re still tormented. They had no other choice than to bring in the big guns: Steve and Amy.
Throughout this intense hour, Steve discovers the home’s brutal past as a slave plantation, while Amy confronts several spirits, including an evil entity that she believes is planning to destroy the home.
Will the evil entity get its way, forcing Tysha and her family to relocate entirely? Or will Steve and Amy be able to rid the Virginia home of the mysterious incidents that have been torturing Tysha and her family? Find out on an all-new episode, tonight @ 10|9c.
And don’t forget to check out these exclusive, behind-the-scenes photos from tonight’s premiere.
Photography by Phil Nelson / Aurora Photos
When you raft the mighty Colorado River, you can’t help but be awed by its dramatic deep gorges and white-water rapids. More »
You read that right. So don’t find yourself standing in a grocery store Sunday morning staring blankly at the picked-over cards and flowers. Whether you meant to get her a gift last week, just made a brunch reservation yesterday or completely forgot (whoops), we’ve got you covered.
Does your mom already have the travel bug? Help her take her yoga practice on the road with a eKO SuperLite Travel Mat or stay warm on the plane with the Sofia cashmere travel set. Our Mother’s Day gift guide is chock full of travel products sure to bring a smile to her face.
Or treat her (and yourself) by planning an escape you’d both enjoy. What better way to spend time together than on a gourmet chocolate tour of San Francisco or at a formal tea at the Betsy Ross House in Philadelphia?
And those of you who are mothers yourself, our hosts have a very special message for you:
We’ve teamed up with Go RVing to give away a trip for 2 to Arizona. Have you ever dreamed of touring the Grand Canyon? How about climbing aboard a luxury RV and driving out west? One lucky winner (and a guest) will get to do both. Here are the deets:
**2 round-trip flights to Phoenix
**7 days and 6 nights aboard a Class A luxury RV
**Sightseeing around the Sedona Red Stones, Oak Creek Canyon, Bell Rock and Cathedral Rock
**9-hour tour of the Grand Canyon, from Flagstaff through the Navajo Nation
**Unforgettable sunset dinner
Already sold? Learn about more adventures to be had on a trip to Arizona, including whitewater rafting on the Colorado River, hiking the Bright Angel Trail and taking a scenic train ride.
With over 1.2 million acres from the South to North Rim there’s a lot to navigate — here are 16 must-sees in Grand Canyon National Park.
So what are you waiting for? Enter every day this month for a chance to win this unforgettable trip!
Tonight on the season finale of Bizarre Foods America, Andrew Zimmern travels to the eclectic city of Portland, OR . While in Portland, Andrew visits the not-to-miss bakery of Voodoo Doughnut, along with Olympic Provisions, a quality meats shop that produces 12 kinds of salami!
See all the places that Andrew visits tonight in our Portland Travel Guide. Plus, go behind the scenes for a sneak peek of tonight’s Portland episode in our Portland Pictures slideshow.
Watch a Sneak Peek: Portland’s Voodoo Doughnut
Tonight on an all-new Bizarre Foods America, Andrew Zimmern travels to Northern California for wine tasting in Napa and Sonoma, and jelly bean sampling at Jelly Belly in Fairfield, CA (outside of San Francisco). Get a complete list of what Andrew gets into tonight in our Northern California Travel Guide, and go behind the scenes with Andrew in our Bizarre Foods America: Northern California slideshow.
Watch a Sneak Peek: Grape Picking in California
Did you hear Richard Branson announced Virgin Atlantic is launching the first-ever glass-bottomed plane? That there are plans to turn 5,000-year-old Stonehenge into a glorified billboard at night. Or that YouTube is shutting down after 8 years? Here at Travel Channel we’d never stoop so low as to play a cruel April Fool’s joke on you.
In fact, in honor of this fun holiday we’ve rounded up the wackiest, most bizarre travel stories we could find. Are they true or false? You tell us and if you get them all correct you’ll win a $100,000 trip of a lifetime …
April Fool’s! We already did that. Sorry, we’re not above the fray after all.
However, ace our quiz and you can stand taller with the smug satisfaction of knowing that you’re smarter than your travel-starved peers. Good luck!
Are there some restaurants and dishes that stick with you, and in a good way? Whether it’s mom’s home cooking, or the fantastic Lobster Mac-N-Cheese at Miami’s Prime One Twelve, some foods never leave you! So we wanted to know: What were Andrew Zimmern’s favorite restaurants and dishes from 2012? He responded with his Top 5 Places I Ate Last Year.
Tonight at 9|8c, Andrew Zimmern goes crabbing and fishing for eels on the Chesapeake Bay. On land, he visits Baltimore’s historic Lexington Market that’s reported to have some of the best crab cakes in Maryland. But what Andrew is really searching for here is Mary Mervis Deli to sample their famous beef tongue sandwich. While in Baltimore, Andrew also discovers that the city is home to a large Korean immigrant population, and he finds some of the most authentic Korean foods at Lotte Plaza Grocery.
Go behind the scenes of tonight’s episode with our Baltimore and Chesapeake Bay slideshow. Plus, get even more news from Andrew Zimmern — read his 5 Restaurant Trends Around the World.
Watch a sneak peek of tonight’s episode: Crabbing on the Chesapeake Bay