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
Tonight at 9|8 c, catch an all-new episode of Anthony Bourdain’s The Layover. With only 32 hours before his flight out, Tony takes the Eternal City by storm. Watch as he embarks on a high-speed tour of the city’s sights in a classic Fiat 500, gets a lesson in Italian breakfast etiquette and challenges a Roman chef to make a Hawaiian pizza that Tony actually enjoys. Also, learn all about Rome from the people who know it best: the locals.
Don’t worry about making note of all the pizzerias, salumerias and gelaterias that Tony visits and recommends in the show. If you want to replicate his trip, just take a look at our Episode & Travel Guide and read through our selection of Tony’s travel tips from the episode.
For an extra dose of Tony after the show, check out this missing scene in which he rants about airport security inefficiency.
Anthony Bourdain is back tonight with an all-new episode of The Layover in NYC, Tony’s hometown. Tony takes us to his favorite places to eat, drink and sleep. Visit the beautiful Bemelmans Bar at The Carlyle hotel in Tony’s Favorite NYC Bars. For a quick lunch and/or dinner, Tony recommends 3 burger joints in Tony’s Top NYC Burger Spots. And for dessert, hop on over to 857 Broadway during the spring for the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck.
Get more of Tony’s NYC tips in the Episode & Travel Guide, along with his additional recommendations in his Travel Tips for New York.
And don’t miss the premiere of The Layover: New York, tonight at 9|8c.
We’re 6 days away from Anthony Bourdain’s all-new series, The Layover. Between now and Monday, Nov. 21, we’ll release 1 new clip from the premiere episode — Singapore. Today’s new clip is Tony Enjoys Claypot Rice. Tony recommends Geylang Claypot Rice for a tasty local dinner.
Watch the premiere of The Layover on Monday, Nov. 21, at 9|8c.
The devastation in Japan after the earthquake and subsequent tsunami is at the forefront of everyone’s mind, but if you need a lighthearted distraction here are the travel stories that had us scratching our heads.
Cyndi Lauper sings during airport layover: While on tour in South America, the singer belted out “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” to stranded passengers at the Buenos Aires airport. [YouTube]
Toddler put in overhead locker: Flight attendant fired over alleged peek-a-boo game, but child’s mother is outraged. [Herald Sun]
Delta passenger slips past security with stolen boarding pass: TSA is investigating the incident at New York’s Kennedy airport. [HuffingtonPost]
Continental cuts flight staple: Claims it will save airline $2.8 million annually. [CNN]
Homeless thrive as tour guides: Offer ‘Unseen Tours’ in London for roughly $10, “depending on your circumstances.” [Gadling]
More than a month ago, Mate Tokic spent an unplanned week in London when a winter storm crippled Heathrow Airport and curtailed his plans to be with family in the Washington, DC area a full week before Christmas.
Tokic was able to avoid overnight stays at the airport with the help of social media. He used Skype and Facebook to solicit the kindness of strangers who provided comfortable, if unfamiliar, dwellings throughout London. His travel saga is documented in a story we posted today.
At about 10 p.m. on Wednesday Tokic is scheduled to depart on a flight from Dulles Airport some 25 miles west of Washington. His ultimate destination is Egypt, where he works as a European history professor at the American University in Cairo, and he’s got a scheduled layover in London. READ MORE