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Gene's Daiquiri Shop in New Orleans
Gene's Daiquiri Shop in New Orleans

Gene's Daiquiri Shop in New Orleans

“At Gene's Daiquiri Shop in New Orleans. There are no seats here, you just order it and take it to go. #BoozeTraveler” - Jack Maxwell 960 1280

  

Halloween in the French Quarter

Halloween in the French Quarter

“In the French Quarter for Halloween last night. Crazy! #Booze Traveler premiering Nov. 24, 10 PM on @travelchannel.” - Jack Maxwell 960 1280

  

Matching Costumes

Matching Costumes

“Yes ... We have matching outfits. #halloween #puglife” - Andrew Zimmern 960 1280

  

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!

“Happy Halloween!” - Kinga Philipps 960 1280

  

Zak Bagans' Gym

Zak Bagans' Gym

“Decided to bring the gym to my garage. Can workout w shirt off and lift more often.” - Zak Bagans 960 1280

  

Todd Carmichael

Todd Carmichael

“Unforgettable experiences in Turkey with the king of all food craftsman, philanthropist and my friend @hamdiulukaya” - Todd Carmichael 960 1280

  

Amy Allan at the Zoo

Amy Allan at the Zoo

“Waiting on my red velvet slice of cake, movie, then sleep. A cutie I saw at the zoo.” - Amy Allan 960 1280

  

Halloween Haunts

Halloween Haunts

“1 of my most terrifying experience yet to date on #ghostadventures #Halloween night.” - Aaron Goodwin 960 1280

  

Bert's Wife and Josh Temple

Bert's Wife and Josh Temple

“Just did a podcast w/ @DIYNetwork HOUSE CRASHER - @joshtempletv, who is now planning a remodel w/ my wife.” - Bert Kreischer 960 1280

  

Marianela Pereyra

Marianela Pereyra

“Feeling like this guy. Last update: we are stuck in the dusty Bahia of Turtle Bay until we determine the direction of Hurricane Vance. Walked a mile to find real WiFi and a few cold #Pacificos. Will try to update tomorrow. #bajahaha #cerveza #NewSchool1966” - Marianela Pereyra 960 1280

  

Don in a Tux

Don in a Tux

“Twice a decade this thing comes out of the closet. The tux that is.” - Don Wildman 960 1280

  

The Dead Files’ Amy Allan has 3 New Year’s resolutions: to quit smoking, maintain an exercise routine (“that includes weights!” she says) and get her esthetician and yoga teacher licenses. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern doesn’t believe in New Year’s resolutions. “Why wait for Jan. 1 to do something you believe makes the world a better place?” he says. Here's what Andrew’s been focusing on lately: 1.) lose more weight; 2.) exercise more; 3.) spend more time with family; 4.) return phone calls and emails more promptly; 5.) keep focusing on being a better listener.” His advice to others: “Don’t wait to make your list and ‘get into action.’ Being stuck in ‘thinking’ about problems and solutions is no way to live." 960 1280

  

Don Wildman's New Year's goals: Get to know 10 new cheeses. See the aurora borealis. Be a better letter writer (especially to his 86-year-old mom and 4-year-old niece). Take more naps. Read more books. And take fish oil pills. Plus, invest more in world-improving companies and give more generously to life-saving organizations. Oh, and look back on this list in 2013, shake his head, and try again. 960 1280

  

Truck Stop’s Joe Bechtold will take a diving course. Start recording adventures of his "misspent" youth (“before they go missing ‘permanently,'" he says). Practice fly fishing more (“so that I actually start catching trout!”) Drink more big red wines. Drink less cheap beer. Finally organize his office. Read more books (and use his iPhone less). And take his family camping more. 960 1280

  

Hidden City’s Marcus Sakey doesn’t make resolutions. “Pair a hedonistic streak with a stunning lack of willpower, and the result is that self-denial is not my thing,” he says. In lieu of resolutions, here’s what Marcus has planned for the year: Return to Alaska (“I fell in love shooting the Anchorage episode”). Play chess and drink whiskey with his father. Finish a novel. Convert his basement into an office (“complete with fireplace”). Read to his baby daughter, who's set to arrive in February ("I’m picking books already”). 960 1280

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The Dead Files’ Steve Di Schiavi keeps his New Year’s resolution short and sweet: “To be more patient,” he says. 960 1280

  

For Sand Masters’ Sue McGrew: “Live healthier, live better: Eat organic and natural foods. Stay away from over-processed junk food. Stop using chemical sunscreens. Stay away from cheap products imported from China. Drink water out of my personal water bottles. Create less trash, recycle more. Exercise at least every other day.” 960 1280

  

Best Photobomb Ever
Best Photobomb Ever

Best Photobomb Ever

"Best photo bomb ever." - Kinga Philipps 960 1280

  

Kings of Glass

Kings of Glass

"Departing meal in Tokyo with the Kings of Glass. Hario. Now, off to Zambia to buy some beautiful bean." - Todd Carmichael 960 1280

  

Hi From Jamaica

Hi From Jamaica

"Hi, from Jamaica!" - Amy Allan 960 1280

  

Calm Before the Storm

Calm Before the Storm

"The calm before the storm #LockdownDay #Ireland #MostAnticipatedLockdownEver" - Zak Bagans 960 1280

  

Haunted Hotel

Haunted Hotel

"So cool!!! I get to sleep here tonight :)" - Aaron Goodwin 960 1280

  

Joe and Dough

Joe and Dough

"Cup of joe + a side of dough = perfect rainy day combo, #NOLA style ;) #Beignets #Latte" - David Guas 960 1280

  

Drinking at LAX

Drinking at LAX

"@TheSandraD drinking at lax w/ @ctyewalker talking about you & your dog!" - Bert Kreischer 960 1280

  

Best Shoot Ever

Best Shoot Ever

"BEST. SHOOT. EVER. Forever grateful to @kssmotorsports for letting me drive their baby. #tbt #GetMeBackInAGT3 #Porsche" - Marianela Pereyra 960 1280

  

Hotel Impossible Crew

Hotel Impossible Crew

"The Crew." - Anthony Melchiorri 960 1280

  

Inventing the Wheel

Inventing the Wheel

"Lucky that man invented the wheel or he'd never have two for a hawg. Greatest Mystries: Sturgis #travelchannel" - Don Wildman 960 1280

  

Grilled Cheese Hamburger

Grilled Cheese Hamburger

"My sound engineer Andy Day had a burger for lunch with twin grilled cheese sandwiches for buns." - Andrew Zimmern 960 1280

  

Salt Water Fishing
Salt Water Fishing

Salt Water Fishing

"Skipjack ... Getting bigger #saltwater #fishing #localcaptain" - Andrew Zimmern 960 1280

  

Gandolf and Frodo

Gandolf and Frodo

"We are Gandolf and Frodo." - Zak Bagans 960 1280

  

Red Means Business

Red Means Business

"Red means business! Hair was CRAZY out of control :)" - Amy Allan 960 1280

  

Todd's Coffee

Todd's Coffee

"How I made my coffee this morning. Brew to the right, polish to the left. Result? Blown mind on floor." - Todd Carmichael 960 1280

  

Big Steppin'

Big Steppin'

"My motivation is #bigsteppin in my way of life. Taking bigger steps towards my goals :)" - Aaron Goodwin 960 1280

  

New Office Manager

New Office Manager

"New office manager at #Hollywood heroes. Don't be late on payments... She's tough. Lol!" - Jordan Hembrough 960 1280

  

Muppets Most Wanted

Muppets Most Wanted

"Anyone want to trade places w/ me today? #MuppetsMostWanted" - Bert Kreischer 960 1280

  

Truck Full of Stuff

Truck Full of Stuff

"Truck Full of Stuff! #baggagebattles" - Laurence and Sally Martin 960 1280

  

A New York Earthquake?

A New York Earthquake?

"Is that a NY earthquake? ... nope @LaurenceBBattle is tweeting again and my phone is going nuts! #tweetmasterflex" - Mark Meyer 960 1280

  

Don Wildman

Don Wildman

"April in ... oh, you know!" - Don Wildman 960 1280

  

Polo Anyone?
Polo Anyone?

Polo Anyone?

"Polo anyone? @travelchannel #hotelimpossible @aikenpoloclub" - Anthony Melchiorri 960 1280

  

Ice Bucket Challenge

Ice Bucket Challenge

"The #IceBucketChallenge with a twist. Lets conserve our most precious natural resource AND donate to charity! #Winning @mikekasem @andreawadadavies @newschool1966 you've been nominated. You're welcome :) #SeaWaterChallenge" - Marianela Pereyra 960 1280

  

Amy in Niagara Falls

Amy in Niagara Falls

"Hello America, Canadian view! #NiagaraFalls" - Amy Allan 960 1280

  

Goodnight From Zak Bagans

Goodnight From Zak Bagans

"Goodnight!" - Zak Bagans 960 1280

  

Zambian Coffee

Zambian Coffee

"I can't wait to share this coffee with you all. An insanely wonderful process creating outlandish flavors." - Todd Carmichael 960 1280

  

Evil Eye

Evil Eye

"She loves it when I take sneak pics of her lol the #evileye :)" - Aaron Goodwin 960 1280

  

Samantha and David Guas

Samantha and David Guas

"Congrats to Samantha who won our prize w/@travelchannel #swag for correctly guessing #AmericanGrilled's #NOLA champ!" - David Guas 960 1280

  

Found a Rope Swing

Found a Rope Swing

"Found a rope swing. Hung out for a bit." - Kinga Philipps 960 1280

  

Bert Kreischer

Bert Kreischer

"Just finished an interview w/ @SugarSmak!!!" - Bert Kreischer 960 1280

  

Wild Arctic

Wild Arctic

"Wild arctic hare from @jeremycharles77" - Andrew Zimmern 960 1280

  

Travel Channel visits the Host Central

Filming in the Wild West

Travel Hosts Exposed, Week of Nov. 26, 2014

Zak and Aaron film Ghost Adventures in the Wild West, and Todd Carmichael sets up his table for the Barista Championships.
Filming in the Wild West

Filming in the Wild West

“This #wildwest #ghostadvetures shoot is so awesome. Just wait to see!” - Aaron Goodwin 960 1280

  

Creepy Hunt

Creepy Hunt

“What an odd, strange, unusual, & creepy hunt last night. Makes me love my job even more :) #GhostAdventures” - Aaron Goodwin 960 1280

  

Barista Championships

Barista Championships

“The La Colombe Barista lab, set up for the Barista championships. @baristaguild we're ready.” - Todd Carmichael 960 1280

  

Amy Allan

Amy Allan

“I WAS going to do errands, but, I'll do this instead!” - Amy Allan 960 1280

  

David Guas

David Guas

“Special thanks to the volunteers that do this everyday! @AFACtweets @Jim_Moran #turkeyweek” - David Guas 960 1280

  

Pug Life

Pug Life

“Easy like Sunday morning. #puglife #pugsofinstagram Via @rzimmern” - Andrew Zimmern 960 1280

  

Kinga and Friends

Kinga and Friends

“I count these two among my many blessings.” - Kinga Philipps 960 1280

  

Kinga at Sunset

Kinga at Sunset

“Aaannnndd tonight. Whoa.” - Kinga Philipps 960 1280

  

Marianela Quotes Hubbard

Marianela Quotes Hubbard

“'Know what you want to do, hold the thought firmly, and do every day what should be done, and every sunset will see you that much nearer to your goal.' - E. Hubbard” - Marianela Pereyra 960 1280

  

Anthony Melchiorri

Anthony Melchiorri

“It's a little long….” - Anthony Melchiorri 960 1280

  

Zak Bagans

Zak Bagans

“Yes, i’m buying these so I may be a lil soft around the holidays.” - Zak Bagans 960 1280