And the Nominees for Most Dramatic Getaway Are…
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This year was a fantastic year for TV dramas, from Game of Thrones to Downton Abbey to House of Cards. Honestly, it’s hard to pick a favorite among the nominees. But the best part about some of our favorite dramatic series (aside from the writing and the acting, of course) is that they took us to a few epic, sweeping landscapes, perfect for inspiring your own dramatic adventure.
Game of Thrones returns tonight, and with the help of HomeAway, we have a list of castles that resemble the 5 remaining Great Houses of the Seven Kingdoms – all available to rent! If every Sunday night, you find yourself imagining which House in Westeros you’d belong to, you can now experience how the characters ruled by spending your next vacation in GoT-style. READ MORE
It’s a Ghost Adventures premiere weekend unlike any other! Today and tomorrow, watch your favorite Ghost Adventures episodes — including the Valentine’s Day Special tonight at 9|8c for all you GAC lovers — leading up to the season premiere on Saturday, Feb 15 at 9|8c when the guys investigate the Oman House in Los Angeles.
Just down the street from the site of the famous Sharon Tate murders, committed by the Charles Manson Family, the house was built on a Native American burial ground and is surrounded by geomagnetic anomalies, in addition to being the site of many odd occurrences.
Visit the Fan Lair to stay up to date on what the #GACfamily & the Ghost Adventures Crew is talking about, and while you’re there, help us unlock sneak peek videos from the upcoming season!
Check out behind-the-scenes photos and videos from tonight’s episode, and see where the GAC stayed, ate and visited while preparing for their investigation with out Los Angeles travel guide.
On the season finale of America Declassified tonight at 10|9c, go behind the scenes with our investigators as they reveal bonus tests, unseen segments and story updates on some of their best missions. READ MORE
Tonight, at 9|8c, America Declassified looks into the questions surrounding Boston mobster Whitey Bulger’s time on the run. Investigator Michele McPhee recounts the story of Bulger and her time spent looking for answers.
The murder of Amy Lord on July 23, 2013, was the type of crime Bostonians would never believe could happen in Southie.
She was a pretty 24-year-old newcomer to the tight-knit neighborhood attacked by a career criminal in the vestibule of her building. He then forced her her own Jeep to withdraw cash from 5 separate ATM machines. Lord’s unimaginable ordeal only ended when her captor stabbed and strangled her to death. READ MORE
On tonight’s episode of America Declassified, airing at 10|9c, our intrepid investigators uncover 3 of our country’s secrets, including a new NSA data center and a possible underground bunker hidden beneath Denver International Airport. Geoscientist Ben McGee visited the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico to find out just what’s going down at the super secret spot. Here he recounts his experience: READ MORE
Tonight at 10|9c, don’t miss the premiere of our new series, Armed & Ready, starring X-Games athlete, writer and photographer Kevin Michael Connolly. At 10|9c, he keeps up with the lumberjacks when he attempts to climb a 50-foot pine in the Smoky Mountains. Then at 10:30|9:30c, he faces his fear of cliff diving in Hawaii.
Legs or no legs, we don’t think we’d be able to keep up with Kevin on these extreme adventures. From zorbing to log rolling, Kevin will try anything once.
Want to learn more about the man behind the skateboard? Meet Kevin and see a day in his life.
Tonight at 10|9c, Steve and Amy visit a family home in Westminster, CO. While Steve uncovers a century-old murder mystery, Amy comes across a potentially dangerous entity. Can Amy and Steve help the single mother and her children who call this hotbed of paranormal activity home?
See behind-the-scenes photos from tonight’s episode, and don’t miss our brand-new look at a typical day in Amy’s life.
Think you know burgers? Then you don’t know George. This past weekend, our burger aficionado, George Motz, was in Miami filming new episodes of Burger Land, returning to Travel Channel this spring. We got a sneak peek of some of the burgers George got to taste for us — all part of the job…
Clockwise from top left: The half-pound Latin Macho; a classic “frita”; fried plantains instead of a bun; a frita and a cup of Guarapo (sugar cane juice).
Get the story behind Burger Land, and to hold you over until the new episodes premiere, check out George’s picks for Great Burger Joints in the Middle of Nowhere, or make your own Smashed Motz Burger. And don’t forget to spice up your homemade burgers with George’s hot sauce recipes.
Tonight at 11|10c is the season finale of Dangerous Grounds. Todd takes his coffee hunt to Colombia, the source of the best coffee in the world before violence took over. Todd and his cameraman also have a close call on a treacherous South American mountain road, which Todd recounted here for us during filming.
Last week, we asked you to share on Instagram where you were drinking your coffee. As it turns out, you’re enjoying coffee of so many different varieties all over the world! Here are some of our favorite photos:
Left to right, first row:
1. @eversonmarsh – Cognoscenti Coffee in Culver City, CA
2. @carriedelamer – “Rise and shine! Proud of this one @lacolombetorrefaction”
3. @thefalife – Coffee In Copenhagen
Left to right, second row:
4. @carovb76 – Juan Valdez coffee near El Batan, Ecuador
5. @chadbrewbeard - A La Colombe blend with beans from Brazil, Ethiopia, Mexico and Tanzania.
6. @semisweetmegan – Espresso at Artisan Cheese Company in Sarasota, FL
Left to right, third row:
7. @kovacsae1 – “Craving an Americano from @lacolombecoffee #dangerousgrounds #coffee #edpresso #NYC”
8. @amybrock – “Love from The Coffee Fox… Cheers to a chill Friday evening! #savannah #visitsavannah #coffee #coffeefox”
9. @brianripps – Kookaburra Coffee in Rockville Centre, NY
Don’t miss Todd’s recipes for these delicious coffee drinks: Pure Black Velvet Float, Hot Buttered Coffee and Mexican Hot Coffee-Chocolate. If you’re not in the mood for a hot cup of Joe now, then you’ll never be!