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You’ve seen them on TV. You know them by their quirky antics. (Think: Laurence Martin from Baggage Battles and Aaron Goodwin from Ghost Adventures). But do you ever wonder what their lives are like off-screen, after the film crew has gone home? Now is your chance — and we want to know which Travel Channel’s host’s “day” is your favorite!

Each week we’re launching a new set of polls, and once the polls close Monday, April 8, we’ll tally the top competitors. We’ll then ask — in one final vote — for you to decide which Travel Channel host has the coolest life, as chronicled in “A Day in the Life” — TravelChannel.com’s award-winning Web Series that just snagged a Cablefax Award for “Use of Video/Moving Image.”

Vote today!

Tonight on an all-new Bizarre Foods America, Andrew Zimmern travels to the gastronomic city of Chicago. Andrew stops at EL Ideas, an experimental restaurant that offers imaginative foods, plus makes pit stops at Next restaurant, Joong Boo Market, Rare Tea Cellar and Supreme Lobster & Seafood Company.

Get a complete list of Andrew’s pit stops, including his Chicago accommodations, in our Chicago Travel Guide. Plus, go behind the scenes of tonight’s show with our Chicago’s Cutting Edge slideshow.

Watch a sneak peek from tonight’s episode: Chicago’s Supreme Lobster

Something terrifying is lurking in the woods, something evil is creeping around the hallways — something bad is looking to harm the innocent. Does this sound like something you’d like to come home to after a long day at work? Yeah, neither do Browns Summit residents Sheila and Jimmy. This unassuming couple fears that their disabled daughter is being attacked by paranormal entities in their North Carolina home.

The Dead Files’ Steve and Amy seek to find some answers. In their separate, shocking investigations, Steve uncovers past evidence of a fatal train disaster in the area and a hate crime in the couple’s home, while Amy confronts a beastly, dog-like apparition in the house that she fears can kill anyone who gets in its way.

Steve and Amy’s shocking findings are finally revealed to the family in an emotional and unsettling climax. Will Sheila and Jimmy be forced to move or will they be able to exorcise the demons haunting their home and live a safe, normal life? Find out in an all-new episode, tonight @ 10|9c.

Plus, check out these exclusive behind-the-scenes photos from tonight’s episode, The Beast.

And, don’t miss your chance to chat live with Steve and Amy on Facebook tonight after the premiere @ 11|10c.

Tonight on an all-new Bizarre Foods America, Andrew Zimmern heads to what several like to call the “Cheese State.” Yes. Andrew travels to Wisconsin, where he not only encounters cheese but Emu oil, Southeastern and Siberian-American cuisine, and a run-in with a few cows at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s farm.

Watch a clip from tonight’s episode: Wisconsin’s Dairy Researchers

Plus, go behind the scenes with our Wisconsin Pictures slideshow, and if you’re planning a visit to Wisconsin, don’t miss our Travel Guide from tonight’s episode that lists all of the places Andrew visits, plus where to stay.

 

At TravelChannel.com we publish hundreds of videos each month, so we asked ourselves: What gets the most play? Is it No Reservations, Ghost Adventures or simply beach videos all day, every day? Well, the results are in!

Check out the top 10 most-watched videos for February 2013.

Watch the No. 10 video: Ohio State Reformatory (Ghost Adventures)

What are our viewers’ top 10 favorite videos for March? We’ll tell you on April 1, 2013!

Courtesy of Anantara Si Kao Resort & Spa

On this week’s episode of The Bachelor, Sean Lowe and his potential soul mates traveled to the beautiful Trang province of Thailand for a series of romantic dates to some of the area’s best-kept secrets. The “hunky” bachelor and his ladies stayed at one of country’s most luxurious beachfront resorts, the Anantara Si Kao Resort & Spa. The hotel offered the couples easy access to fairytale islands, mangrove reserves, rainforests and stunning waterfalls — surely making it all the more difficult for Sean to only hand out 2 roses!

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Tonight at 9|8c on the season finale of Baggage Battles’ Shock & Awe episode, the auction specialists head back to Shreveport, LA. But this time, the bidding action has them going to a barn that’s … well … in the middle of nowhere. The Martins, Billy, Mark and the rest of the auctioneers all go to war bidding on 1 item: a large shed that could contain just about anything! Who will come away with the winning bid? Find out tonight at 9|8c.

Tweet live with the auction specialists tonight at 9 p.m. EST, using #baggagebattles. Follow @LaurenceBBattle, @studioantique, @billysantiques and @MarkMeyerHere. Or, follow the entire cast’s Tweets with our Baggage Battles Twitter list.

Until then, go behind the scenes of tonight’s episode with our Shock & Awe episode slideshow. Plus, get all the details on where the specialists ate and slept while in Shreveport, in our Shreveport Travel Guide.

Last night on Bizarre Foods America, Andrew Zimmern traveled to the Hawkeye State. From the moment he landed, he was elbow-deep in pork! First he visited La Quercia, an Italian-inspired artisanal meat producer. Next, he traveled to Rustik Rooster Farm, where farmers have perfected the art cross-breeding (and then slow-roasting!) some of the most delicious pigs in America. Andrew’s trip to Iowa was one for the books — relive moments from his pork-filled journey, watch episode highlights and see behind-the-scenes photos. Then, be sure to tune in next Monday at 9|8c, when Andrew visits Alaska!

Follow Andrew’s travels with our new Bizarre Foods’ Organ Trail map.

Watch: Andrew visits La Quercia

Trip of a Lifetime

Who hasn’t dreamed of an ultimate vacation with enchanting beaches, 5-star hotels, and blissful meals? Now you have the chance to experience it all on Travel Channel’s Trip of a Lifetime! Enter daily for a chance to win a $100,000 vacation to the Adriatic coasts of Italy and Croatia.

Can’t wait to start planning? Our Trip of a Lifetime travel guides for Italy and Croatia include everything you need to know for your once-in-a-lifetime getaway. Stay in luxury, visit the hot spots of the rich and famous, and dine at culinary havens. With itineraries chosen by our experts — Samantha Brown, Bert Kreischer, Adam Richman and Anthony Melchiorri — you can’t go wrong.

Bert Kreischer

In Italy, be treated like royalty at the luxurious Hotel Cipriani, complete with a butler and private boat. Take a helicopter ride or rent a Ferrari to tour the coast in style, and much more! Check out the complete Italy travel guide.

Croatia Wreck Diving

Be adventurous in Croatia and go wreck diving in Hvar or rock climbing in Pula! Then, treat yourself to some melt-in-your-mouth truffle dishes at Konoba before retiring to your suite at the Aman Sveti Stefan Hotel located on its own private island. Find out more on our complete Croatia travel guide.

The sweepstakes ends March 24, so what are you waiting for? Customize your dream itinerary and enter it for the chance to win the Trip of a Lifetime.

Best Beach Awards

They’re back! Travel Channel presents its second annual Best Beach Awards — but this year there’s a little twist: The winners will be determined entirely by you, our faithful Travel Channel viewers.

Vote for your favorite nominees across 10 categories as often as you like through March 7.

1. Best Party Beach
2. Best Family Beach
3. Best Romantic Beach
4. Sexiest Beach
5. Best Beach Bars
6. Best Beach You Haven’t Heard of … Yet
7. Best Beach for Adventure
8. Best Exotic Beach
9. Best Beach Boardwalks
10. Best Overall Beach

The winners will be revealed during Travel Channel’s “Beach Weekend,” airing during the day on March 9 and 10. Where’s your little piece of heaven? Start voting now …

Next: Vote on Best Family Beach >>

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