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"Great night! @bertkreischer @toddcarmichael @AdamRichman @andrewzimmern @AnthonyHotels @donwildman" - Sam Brown 960 1280

  

Zak Bagans

Zak Bagans

"These little rescued guys and gals at the @NevadaSPCA say thank you to each donator!" - Zak Bagans 960 1280

  

Brewers Cup National Championship

Brewers Cup National Championship

"In ten minutes I enter the brutal ring for the Brewers Cup National Championship. Here we go!!" - Todd Carmichael 960 1280

  

Trimming My Head

Trimming My Head

"Time to trim the head & travel today to r next #ghostadventures hunt :)" - Aaron Goodwin 960 1280

  

Jordan and Sheldon

Jordan and Sheldon

"Hanging with Sheldon and #tbbt at #Hollywoodheroes." - Jordan Hembrough 960 1280

  

Listening to Bob Seger

Listening to Bob Seger

"Ronnie B has thrown me into a Bob Seger spiral on this flight. #BeautifulLoser @RonandFezSXM" - Bert Kreischer 960 1280

  

Baggage Battles

Baggage Battles

"So excited to see #BaggageBattles Wednesday @travelchannel 10P EST Don't miss it!" - Laurence and Sally Martin 960 1280

  

Secret Project

Secret Project

"Standing on top of secret project.... Stay tuned!" - Anthony Melchiorri 960 1280

  

Wonderful Wishes

Wonderful Wishes

"@rossgillwedding My wishes for a wonderful life! Cheers!" - Adam Richman 960 1280

  

Still on My Mind

Still on My Mind

"Still on my mind #austinfood&winefestival" - Andrew Zimmern 960 1280

  

California Dreaming
California Dreaming

California Dreaming

"Sup ... Love! #CaliforniaLove #Malibu #LocalGem @SupLove @lauranativo" - Marianela Pereyra 960 1280

  

Tilling the Soil

Tilling the Soil

"Tilling the soil manually on a refreshing and beautiful windy morning in the canyon. #Peaceful" - Marianela Pereyra 960 1280

  

Martha's Vineyard

Martha's Vineyard

"Ah the simple pleasures of summer. On the Vineyard!" - Don Wildman 960 1280

  

Secret to Surviving

Secret to Surviving

"The secret to surviving a tour of Dangerous Grounds, a fat Cuban cigar at the end of every day. Stocking up now :-)" - Todd Carmichael 960 1280

  

Zak's Hotel

Zak's Hotel

"My hotel for the next two nights." - Zak Bagans 960 1280

  

Archaeological Dig in Ireland

Archaeological Dig in Ireland

"Took part in Archaeological dig in Ireland. Amazing experience!" - Zak Bagans 960 1280

  

Amy Allan

Amy Allan

"Hope ur all doing well! Let me know what u think of the cases! New one Sat! Done eating my blueberry pancake, time 4 flight!" - Amy Allan 960 1280

  

Sporting Las Vegas

Sporting Las Vegas

"Even in #ireland they r sporting #lasvegas :)" - Aaron Goodwin 960 1280

  

Saints Training Camp

Saints Training Camp

"@saints spent the day @The_Greenbrier for training camp. Got to meet some players with my 2 sons." - David Guas 960 1280

  

Not in Brooklyn Anymore!

Not in Brooklyn Anymore!

"Not brooklyn! #hotelimpossible @travelchannel" - Anthony Melchiorri 960 1280

  

Fiesta With El Pollo

Fiesta With El Pollo

"Fiesta with el pollo @saratonin" - Kinga Philipps 960 1280

  

Filming in the Wild West
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

  

Billy Leroy with his father in France
Billy Leroy with his father in France

Billy Leroy with his father in France

"St. Tropez, France, with my father Alain Leroy, 1964." – Billy Leroy, Baggage Battles 960 1280

  

Billy Leroy with his Harley at Sturgis

Billy Leroy with his Harley at Sturgis

"With my Harley in Sturgis, SD, 1998." Billy Leroy, Baggage Battles 960 1280

  

Anthony Melchiorri fishing in New York

Anthony Melchiorri fishing in New York

"This picture of me on the lake is from when I used to go to fishing in Warwick, NY." – Anthony Melchiorri, Hotel Impossible 960 1280

  

Anthony Melchiorri's daughters

Anthony Melchiorri's daughters

"(My daughters) Mia and Cara in front of a candy store when I took them to Coney Island." – Anthony Melchiorri, Hotel Impossible 960 1280

  

Don Wildman hitch hiking as a young adult

Don Wildman hitch hiking as a young adult

"1976, Route 295, New Jersey. I was a rabid hitchhiker in my teens. That creepy, haggard kid you see by the highway and think, "Who are his parents?!" Well, somehow mine just didn’t ask questions when I headed off with my North Face, clutching my sign. Eh, nothing bad ever happened and I turned out okay." - Don Wildman, Mysteries at the Museums, Monumental Mysteries, Off Limits 960 1280

  

Don Wildman at the Jersey Shore

Don Wildman at the Jersey Shore

"September 1978, Avalon, NJ. If you're from Jersey, summer means The Shore. We were a Sea Isle City family, but when I got older, like here (too old for my own good, I'm sure of that much) I was hanging elsewhere -- listening to Boston and playing air guitar. Yes, that’s a beer, and no I'm not yet 21 or even close. Nice Foster-Grants, though." - Don Wildman, Mysteries at the Museums, Monumental Mysteries, Off Limits 960 1280

  

Ed Edmunds dog

Ed Edmunds dog

"Our dog Tippy and me." – Ed Edmunds, Making Monsters 960 1280

  

Ed Edmunds' grandmother's house in Atlanta

Ed Edmunds' grandmother's house in Atlanta

"My grandmother's house in Atlanta. We went there every summer for a few weeks when I was growing up." – Ed Edmunds, Making Monsters 960 1280

  

Marsha and Ed Edmunds in Mexico

Marsha and Ed Edmunds in Mexico

"“Ed and I in Puerto Vallarta … maybe 3 or 4 years ago." – Marsha Edmunds, Making Monsters 960 1280

  

Ed and Marsha's family vacation by the river

Ed and Marsha's family vacation by the river

"Family vacation by the river." - Marsha Edmunds, Making Monsters 960 1280

  

Laurence Martin with his mothers in the '40s, in England

Laurence Martin with his mothers in the '40s, in England

"Laurence (age 1), his mother (Elizabeth Josephine Martin) and his sister (Sally Martin … ) at Bournemouth Beach leading to Branksome Chine about 1948 in England. The family had a beach hut there. They would spend every weekend there." – Sally Martin, Baggage Battles 960 1280

  

Sally Martin with family in California

Sally Martin with family in California

"Me (age 16) with my mother (Carolyn East), brother (David East) and sister (Susan East) on our boat, the Valhalla. We took a 2-week family trip on the boat from Newport Beach to Catalina Island; then down to San Diego, on to Ensenada, Mexico, and back up to Newport Beach in July, 1969. I remember listening to the first moon landing on the radio while lying on the deck." -- Sally Martin, Baggage Battles 960 1280

  

Coast of Baja, CA
Coast of Baja, CA

Coast of Baja, CA

“Between a 'mushroom rock' & a great place" #BajaSaying #ElHongo #SeaofCortez #NewSchool1966” - Marianela Pereyra 960 1280

  

Love My City

Love My City

“Love my city #nyc” - Anthony Melchiorri 960 1280

  

Lunch With the Homies

Lunch With the Homies

“Lunch w the homies @AaronGoodwin @baconlv @BillyTolley” - Zak Bagans 960 1280

  

Todd Carmichael

Todd Carmichael

“It feels good to be legal. :-)” - Todd Carmichael 960 1280

  

New Beanie

New Beanie

“I love this #bigsteppin #bluetooth #beanie hands free when u talk on the phone to :)” - Aaron Goodwin 960 1280

  

Having a Blast!

Having a Blast!

“Having a blast @dcckfoodfight @ChristinaTosi @DanielBoulud @ChopTedAllen @sugarchef” - David Guas 960 1280

  

Kinga Philipps

Kinga Philipps

“I look with wonder at that which is before me.” - Kinga Philipps 960 1280

  

Bert and Friends

Bert and Friends

“Hanging w/ @DVERandy & @dveBillCrawford” - Bert Kreischer 960 1280

  

Back in Brooklyn

Back in Brooklyn

“Back in the old neighborhood. #matm” - Don Wildman 960 1280

  

Never Leaving This Place!

Never Leaving This Place!

“I may never leave this part of the world. I feel like they really get me. Photo via @mrattnight” - Andrew Zimmern 960 1280

  

Todd Carmichael, Dangerous Grounds
Todd Carmichael, Dangerous Grounds

Todd Carmichael, Dangerous Grounds

"It was a simple moment, but it really stands out to me. I was sitting on a tiny bench in a small, dirt-floor outdoor cafe in Jimma, Ethiopia. It was early morning after an all night drive and I was sipping a cup of dark coffee and realizing, wow, we made it." 960 1280

  

Anthony Melchiorri, Hotel Impossible

Anthony Melchiorri, Hotel Impossible

"The moment I touched down in Maui and felt the spirit of the island. It was something I will never forget. If I went to Maui as a kid, I would have never left. Plus, I got a chance to spend a night at the Maui Four Seasons; it didn't suck!" 960 1280

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BigCat Trucker

BigCat Trucker

"I have many great travel moments, but I'll have to say in 2012 one of the best was the opportunity to travel to Vegas and the Grand Canyon and for the first time in my career as a truck driver. I experienced things I never did before, while working with the Travel Channel. 960 1280

  

Don Wildman, Off Limits

Don Wildman, Off Limits

"Wow, 2012 took me all over the place, but I'd have to give it up for Miami. We shot some great Off Limits segments there one week -- alligators, sugarcane, tunnel engineering, and firefighting. Off-hours were spent in a beachside hotel overlooking the flat, beautiful, un-hurricaned Atlantic. Smoked a fine cigar on the balcony under the stars, breaking rules -- and it was great. 960 1280

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Mark Meyer, Baggage Battles

Mark Meyer, Baggage Battles

"My favorite travel moment of 2012 was in Santa Cruz, CA. After work, I was to trying to meet up with Laurence and Sally for dinner. I was in an Irish pub and asked the server if my flashy friends were there. She looks at me and says, "Hunny everybody here is flashy." It was at that moment I remembered that I was in California." 960 1280

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Ed Edmunds, Making Monsters

Ed Edmunds, Making Monsters

"There has been so many this year, but hands down it was being in Malibu standing next to Dick Van Dyke (who I have been a big fan of since Mary Poppins) as he was laughing out loud and the children were screaming and running from our monster." 960 1280

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Aaron Goodwin, Ghost Adventures

Aaron Goodwin, Ghost Adventures

"My favorite moment of traveling in 2012 was going to Salem, MA, by myself and hunting the graveyards where the witches were buried and the whole town. I was all alone with the spirit that roams Salem. What an experience I had connecting with the past. It's one of my favorite places to be me." 960 1280

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Adam Richman, Best Sandwich in America

Adam Richman, Best Sandwich in America

"For me -- my best travel moment just occurred! Man v. Food has become a huge hit in the UK! It's on 3 different networks! I got a chance to go over, meet my fans there, do some press, etc. For a kid from Brooklyn who's lucky enough to be successful in the field of his choice, and to live his dream every single day IN HIS OWN COUNTRY -- what an honor and privilege it was to meet the folks abroad who really love and appreciate the shows I make and my fun and sometimes goofy persona on camera. Such an adventure and a total love-fest! I shall return! 960 1280

  

Nick Groff, Ghost Adventures

Nick Groff, Ghost Adventures

"Traveling to Carmel, CA, and hanging out on the beach with my wife Veronique and daughter Annabelle. I was in between filming an episode for Ghost Adventures. This was great down time and very relaxing." 960 1280

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Hershey Park
Hershey Park

Hershey Park

My favorite theme park is … "Hershey Park. My whole family is from Pennsylvania so this was our Disney, Cedar Rapids and 6 flags all in one." -- Sam Brown 960 1280

Hersheypark  

Knott's Berry Farm

Knott's Berry Farm

My favorite theme park is … "Knott's Berry Farm because it is an older park and fits our interest in old stuff." -- Laurence and Sally Martin, Baggage Battles 960 1280

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Disney's Animal Kingdom

Disney's Animal Kingdom

My favorite theme park is … "the Animal Kingdom in Walt Disney World." -- Steve Dishiavi, The Dead Files 960 1280

  

Cedar Point

Cedar Point

My favorite theme park is … "Cedar Point in Sandusky, OH, because I worked on the Millennium Force roller coaster for Off Limits in their off-season and I’m dying to ride it now." -- Don Wildman 960 1280

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Universal Studios

Universal Studios

My favorite theme park is … "Universal Studios in Orland, FL." -- Nick Groff, Ghost Adventures 960 1280

Universal Orlando Resort  

Coney Island

Coney Island

My favorite theme park is … "Coney Island. It was the original theme park with lots of history." -- Anthony Melchiorri, Hotel Impossible 960 1280

BLueGoa, flickr  

Lakeside

Lakeside

My favorite theme park is … "Lakeside in CO, it is old, haunted and a LOT of fun! I go at least once per year." -- Amy Allen, The Dead Files 960 1280

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Disney's Epcot

Disney's Epcot

My favorite theme park is … "Disney World and Epcot [theme park] in Florida -- it literally is, as Willy Wonka would say, a world of pure imagination -- where everyone can be a kid, an explorer and adventurer for the day." -- Adam Richman, Best Sandwich in America 960 1280

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Six Flags

Six Flags

My favorite theme park is … "Six Flags in Jackson, NJ [for its] fast steel and wood roller coasters." -- Mark Meyer, Baggage Battles 960 1280

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Disney World

Disney World

My favorite theme park is .. "Disney World in Orlando. It's been a top attraction for a reason: just incredible for both young and adult visitors. My favorite attraction is Epcot; I love eating at all the different restaurants." -- Jordan Hembrough 960 1280

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Dollywood

Dollywood

My favorite theme park is .. "Dollywood for the food. You walk around the park and it smells like home. All the food is based on Dolly’s home cooking –- from french fries to turkey legs -– it’s sooo good." -- Bert Kreischer, Trip Flip 960 1280

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Adam Richman at Midwood high school
Adam Richman, Man v. Food Nation

Adam Richman, Man v. Food Nation

"In undergrad at Emory, I was introduced to the man who would become my mentor, Tim McDonough. Tim changed what my idea of what acting was and could be. Whether it was allowing my imagination to play and experiment, or finding specificity in moments down to how the character handled a pen or wineglass -- I never looked at performing the same way. His passionate approach to the craft, and to the profession itself, is probably the biggest reason I ever gave acting, as a career, a real shot. I AM forever in his debt." 960 1280

  

Nick Groff, Ghost Adventures

Nick Groff, Ghost Adventures

"My high school senior picture from 1999. Good times." 960 1280

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Rusty Croft, Sand Masters

Rusty Croft, Sand Masters

"Perry High was where I discovered that not everyone was good at art. And I seemed to have a particularly good grasp of working in three dimensions, clay was my new love." 960 1280

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Rusty Croft , Sand Masters

Rusty Croft , Sand Masters

"I worked way too much during high school, often pulling shifts at the local grocer before and after school. My senior year I discovered another love -- the stage. I won awards for impromptu speaking and scored a nice roll in Grease despite my inability to sing on key (as evident in the New Zealand show)." 960 1280

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Aaron Goodwin, Ghost Adventures

Aaron Goodwin, Ghost Adventures

"As for teachers, I don't remember any of them because they bored me and I just did my own thing. School was just easy for me and I did well at it without trying." 960 1280

Aaron Goodwin  

Aaron Goodwin, Ghost Adventures

Aaron Goodwin, Ghost Adventures

"In high school I played sports and was voted most likely to become famous. I got a 3.5 and never studied." 960 1280

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Kirk Rademaker, Sand Masters

Kirk Rademaker, Sand Masters

"I especially liked the lunch period my senior year. We would all pile into Smiley's two-toned American Motors 1950-something beat-up sedan, and head to some local drive in for a burger." 960 1280

  

Kirk Rademaker, Sand Masters

Kirk Rademaker, Sand Masters

"I went to Fresno High ... go Warriors! And I loved being on the track team. The pic is of me, Roger, Howie and Dave. We had just broken the school record for the mile relay." 960 1280

  

Matt Long, Sand Masters

Matt Long, Sand Masters

'In my senior year of high school I ran a coffee house at the local college with my future wife and a few friends. Everyone played guitar in those days and the coffee house was the place to show off your skills. Some of our teachers showed up to play or listen. They were the favorites." 960 1280

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Don Wildman, Off Limits

Don Wildman, Off Limits

"My 4th grade teacher was my first insane crush. Mrs. Gambino was much younger than my earlier teachers and carried herself with an ambitious, confident energy like she was in the classroom to make something happen. She wore smart suits and nice shoes and her hair had the exact same style as in the Prell commercials, as if at any moment she'd turn her head with a smile and cup her curls with her hand to demonstrate their resilient bounce. Mrs. Gambino was a modern woman and, for a small boy just awakening to the world around him, she was a sweet spoonful of sugar." 960 1280

  

Don Wildman, Off Limits

Don Wildman, Off Limits

"This is from 4th grade (probably) in which I had recently discovered striped pants. Think my mom made those for me. We're next to my house in Pitman. That's Troy and Chris, who regularly kept me from getting beaten up." 960 1280

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Don Wildman, Off Limits

Don Wildman, Off Limits

"The dancing shot is from freshman year at Pitman High School. Phys Ed class with "Coach Lang," who is dancing in the gym at 9 am, god bless him. Me, I'm in front in jeans smiling, but barely moving, thinking that private school might not be a bad idea after all." 960 1280

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Zak Bagans, Ghost Adventures

Zak Bagans, Ghost Adventures

"Miss Coyne, my 3rd grade geography teacher, was my favorite. Geography was my favorite subject, making map illustrations." 960 1280

Zak Bagans  

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Todd Carmichael
Todd Carmichael

Todd Carmichael

“Me and a few famous friends absolutely where we should not be.” - Todd Carmichael 960 1280

  

Kinga Philipps

Kinga Philipps

“Sneak peek at a beautiful project about girls who surf and the gorgeous art of Gray Malin. Lots more to come from @murphydeesign #GrayMalin Amazing skills by @jessielove77” - Kinga Philipps 960 1280

  

Jack Maxwell in New Orleans

Jack Maxwell in New Orleans

“Julian of the Soul Rebels warms up under the bridge in New Orleans. Booze Traveler on @travelchannel - Nov. 24, 10 PM” - Jack Maxwell 960 1280

  

Aaron Goodwin

Aaron Goodwin

“Don't miss this #Halloween night #ghostadventures 2hour special :) #GACfamily time.” - Aaron Goodwin 960 1280

  

Amy Allan

Amy Allan

“Getting ready for work, than onto new location tmw! Gunna miss The Inn on the Green here in Poland, Ohio!” - Amy Allan 960 1280

  

Zak Bagans

Zak Bagans

"Hangin out w my boy "Angry Joe" at Bonnie Screams." - Zak Bagans 960 1280

  

David Guas Grilling

David Guas Grilling

“2014 Literary Feast @HillCenterDC @BayouBakery is officially underway #bananafoster #nola” - David Guas 960 1280

  

Bert Kreischer

Bert Kreischer

“Best morning ever! #LakePowell #TripFlip @travelchannel” - Bert Kreischer 960 1280

  

Marianela Pererya

Marianela Pererya

“My job doesn't suck. Reunited and it feels so good! @franfilm and his cinema primes @frankiejordanla on the reflector @rachelherrera11 fighting the wind to make my hair behave and @frillychampagne holding down the fort. #TravelChannel @travelchannel #MarianelasBeaches” - Marianela Pereyra 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern

Andrew Zimmern

“Holding onto this beautiful Minnesota fall. #onlyinMN” - Andrew Zimmern 960 1280

  

Don Wildman

Don Wildman

“One Train RivVu.” - Don Wildman 960 1280

  

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