New Travel Channel Talent

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Travel Channel is always on a mission to discover new, diverse talent, who inspire fans and travelers to buckle up and explore the world -- so welcome the first pioneers in our newly-constructed talent hub. These travel experts will feature the latest travel trends, advice and awe-inspiring experiences on a variety of travel topics, including Beaches, Road Trips, Deals and Rewards, Honeymoons, Travel Tips -- and that's just the beginning! Set your course for adventure with help from Travel Channel's budding talent.

And don’t forget to check out the new hosts of Travel Channel for even more travel expertise.
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BigCat Trucker

Modern-Day Traveler with Swagger

There’s only one way travel ... big! Take a road trip with BigCat Trucker. The cross-country trucker meets interesting people and visits unique roadside attractions while traveling through small-town America. Nothing’s off limits. So go big or go home! Travel BigCat-style, and take a different approach to experiencing America’s open roads.

Find out more about BigCat Trucker. View his bio.

See cool roadside attractions, people and more. Hit the road with BigCat.

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Ryan Van Duzer

Winery Tour by Bike

Hop on a bike as travel journalist and cyclist Ryan Van Duzer peddles along the Pacific Coast and the back roads of Sonoma and Napa Valley to visit local wineries to taste various wines, sample food and meet friendly people along his way. You may recognize Ryan from Travel Channel’s America’s Scariest Haunted Houses, but this avid cyclist has biked thousands of miles to explore the world, including a bike trip from Vancouver to Cabo. Ryan has worked as a producer on additional ventures and has appeared on Discovery Channel and National Geographic.

Find out more about Ryan. View his bio and follow his bike trip in our exclusive web series, Bike Tour of California Wineries.
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Summer Hull (Mommy Points)

Your Deals and Rewards Travel Expert

Ever thought the world of miles and points was too complicated to navigate? Think again. Travel deals expert Summer Hull, aka Mommy Points, is on a mission: to help travelers make the accrual of miles and points a simple part of their daily life. Through practical, time-efficient tips, Summer shows you the easy steps you can take to get big travel discounts for your next trip -- and even earn miles and points while you’re on vacation! 



Find out more about Summer Hull -- view her bio. And be sure to check out Summer's new web series Family Travel Deals.

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Teri Johnson

Fall in the Finger Lakes

Teri Johnson is the creator, host and executive producer of Travelista TV, an online video network with a focus on travel, culture, lifestyle and entertainment. She has traveled to nearly 60 countries where she hunted with the Kuku Yalanji aborigines in Australia, trekked through the mystical Dogon country in Mali and explored wine regions in 10 different countries.

Teri can been as a guest on NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice, Travel Channel’s Stuff Rich People Like and Fine Living’s All Girls Getaway. She appears in and contributes to several publications, including Huffington Post, Uptown Magazine, Four Seasons Magazine, and Ebony Magazine.

As host of the 11-episode series Fall in the Finger Lakes on TravelChannel.com, Teri travels to New York’s Finger Lakes region for some serious leaf-peeping while the fall foliage colors are at their peak, providing an awe-inspiring backdrop as she experiences the area’s best attractions.
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The Lost Girls

Girl Getaway Gurus

Before you pack your bags for your next trip, get the latest scoop on the best girl getaways from The Lost Girls: Amanda Pressner, Jennifer Baggett and Holly Corbett. These inspiring women provide unique tips and advice from first-hand travel experiences.

Find out more about the Lost Girls. View their bios.

Explore the Lost Girls’ world. View their video web series, photos and travel articles.

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Marianela Pereyra

California and Florida Beaches

Welcome Marianela Pereyra to Travel Channel, as she visits 10 California beaches, to give you the scoop on what's hot and what's not at each beach. You may already know her. Marianela is an Argentinian model, dancer, and TV personality who has served as host of Dance Cam Slam for VH1, MTV’s Top Pop Group for MTV and BBC America, Poker After Dark for NBC, and Roadtrip and LAPT for ESPN.

Find out more about Marianela. View her bio and go behind the scenes of the new web series Marianela's Best Beaches.

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Kinga Philipps

The Wild Side

Travel journalist and adventurer Kinga Philipps hosts The Wild Side. In this new Travel Channel special, Kinga goes the extra mile to explore US National Parks through fun activities beyond the each park’s carefully marked trails. Go jet skiing, sailing, kite surfing and more. Experience the Great Outdoors through an adrenaline junkie’s perspective. Kinga is a guest commentator on Travel Channel’s Park Secrets and host of SyFy’s Legend Quest and National Geographic’s America’s Lost Treasures.

Get ready for this adrenaline-rush web series! Find out more about Kinga Philipps and watch her heart-pounding exploration of the US Virgin Islands National Park.
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Rob Pralgo

Travel 911

Rob Pralgo is a familiar face on TravelChannel.com. He was the gadget guru in Travel Channel's Gear Guide web series, and now, he’s the host of Travel 911. This new web series gives travelers the helpful tips and the 4-1-1 on what travelers need to know to get through travel emergencies, including hazardous road conditions, hurricanes, shark attacks, lost luggage and bed bugs. Rob has had an illustrious career producing and acting in movies and TV shows, including ArmyWives, Vampire Diaries, The Gates, Prison Break, One Tree Hill and All My Children.

Find out more about Rob Pralgo. View his bio and watch the first few webisodes of Rob's new web series, Travel 911.

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Shane Reynolds

Top 10 Local's List

Shane Reynolds (aka Shane O) is a traveling one-man-band. As the owner of the mobile TV production company Color Earth, Shane O has spent the past decade working as a travel show host, writer, producer, director and editor. Traveling to more than 50 countries across the globe, he often wears all production hats, as he did for the Travel Channel series Not Your Average Travel Guide and the Nat Geo Wild series Shane Untamed.

More recently, Shane O has produced TravelChannel.com's web series, My Hometown and the upcoming series The Perfect Shot. He also produces and is featured in the Travel Channel’s original web series, Top 10 Local's List. Watch locals give Shane a guided tour of all the local hangouts that real travelers should visit when heading to cities like Destin and New Orleans. Go beyond the regular tourist attractions with Shane and his new friends.