As the snow falls (once again) on parts of the Northeast, we’re daydreaming about sunshine, sand, bikinis, paddleboards, windsurfing and, well … you get the point.
But why should we tell you about these sandy slices of paradise, when we can let the lovely ladies of TravelChannel.com show you. Close your weather app, look away from the windows and let Marianela and Kinga transport you to some of our favorite beaches.
Explore the US Virgin Islands with adventurer and host of The Wild Side, Kinga Philipps:
Tour some of Florida and California’s best beaches with our beach expert Marianela Pereyra:
Can’t get enough of our beautiful beaches? Check out this year’s winners for Travel’s Best Beach Awards, and then watch as Marianela visits the California and Florida coasts in search of some of the best sunny spots.
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!
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
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.
United, Continental, Delta and American Airlines have increased the number of bags U.S. soldiers can check in for free. Delta, United and Continental will allow soldiers to check in 4 bags, instead of 3, without being charged. Soldiers traveling on American Airlines are now allowed to check in 5 bags free.
In case you haven’t heard about it, soldiers on a Delta flight posted a YouTube videos Tuesday, criticizing the airline for charging $200 for each soldier who checked a 4th bag. One Army staff sergeant in the video said he was charged for a bag containing his M4 carbine rifle and other weaponry. The soldiers were heading to Atlanta from Baltimore. They had arrived in the US the previous day from Afghanistan.
Take a look at the video that sparked public outrage against the airlines. Tell us what you think, and check out Travel Channel’s tips to help you travel with ease.