Travel Hosts Exposed, Week of Aug. 20, 2014

Anthony Melchiorri tries his hand at croquet, and Marianela Pereyra takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

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Adam Richman
Adam in Nashville

Adam in Nashville

Adam Richman visited Nashville when filming an episode of Man v. Food Nation. Music Row, Shelby Street Bridge, the Walk of Fame, Grand Ole Opry, Pancake Pantry and Prince’s Hot Chicken Shack are just a few places he stopped during his trip to Music City. 960 1280

  

Owen Bradley Park

Owen Bradley Park

Adam posed with a statue of American record producer Owen Bradley, located in Nashville’s Owen Bradley Park. Owen, along with Chet Atkins and Bob Ferguson, helped create the Nashville sound in country music and rockabilly during the 1950s and 1960s. Owen also worked with country music legends like Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty. Some of his work is still popular today, including Patsy Cline’s famous songs, “Crazy” and “I Fall to Pieces.” 960 1280

  

Bert at CMA Music Festival

Bert at CMA Music Festival

Bert Kreischer greeted fans with a wave during an annual parade to kick off the CMA Music Festival in Nashville. 960 1280

  

Bert Goes Catfish Grabbling

Bert Goes Catfish Grabbling

Bert was also in town shooting an episode of Trip Flip, where 2 lucky vacationers experienced mud bogging, zorbing, and visiting GiGi’s Cupcake and The Label, to get fitted for country gear. Here, the group went out on a lake to learn the age-old art of catfish grabbling, catching fish by hand. 960 1280

  

George at Rotieir's Restaurant

George at Rotieir's Restaurant

During his trip to Tennessee to shoot an episode of Burgerland George Motz tried the famous Grilled Cheeseburger at Rotier’s Restaurant, a family-owned restaurant open since 1945. American singer and songwriter Jimmy Buffet calls the Rotier’s burger, one of the top 10 in the US. While visiting Nashville, George also visited Muhammad Ali’s restaurant, Fat Mo’s. 960 1280

  

Anthony at the Fiddler’s Inn Opryland

Anthony at the Fiddler’s Inn Opryland

Looking for a place to stay when visiting Nashville? Hotel fixer Anthony Melchorri visited Music City to help the historic Fiddler’s Inn redecorate, rebrand and reconnect to its country music roots. 960 1280

  

Revamped Fiddler's Inn Opryland

Revamped Fiddler's Inn Opryland

After Anthony’s recommendations on Hotel Impossible, here’s an “after” snapshot of the lobby at Fiddler’s Inn Opryland. Visitors staying here are walking distance to the Opry Mills Mall, Grand Ole Opry, Gaylord Hotel and Convention Center. Other sights to see in Nashville include the Belle Meade Plantation, The Parthenon, Arnold’s Country Kitchen, The Bluebird Café, or take the General Jackson Dinner Cruise. 960 1280

  

Billy at Nashville Auction

Billy at Nashville Auction

Nashville is full of interesting antiques and unique finds.That’s what brought auction specialist Billy Leroy to the Music City to film an episode of Baggage Battles. At a local auction, Leroy flipped through the pages of an antique book (pictured here) and also inspected the front end of a pink Cadillac up for bid. 960 1280

  

Mark in Nashville

Mark in Nashville

The Baggage Battle production crew filmed auction specialist Mark Meyer as he opens a sealed box that he won during an auction. Looking for your golden ticket? Try The Great Escape in Nashville, if you’re looking to sell, buy or trade your new or used DVDs, CDs, records, comic book or games. 960 1280

  

Sam's Honky Tonk Tour

Sam's Honky Tonk Tour

World traveler Sam Brown took a tour of the honky tonks in Lower Broadway, an entertainment district in Nashville, with Those Darlins, a rock ’n’ roll band from the city. Pull up a chair, grab a beer and listen to live music in hot venues like Nashville Crossroads and Robert’s Western World, where Sam sung a tune or 2… Live! 960 1280

  

Sam Goes Cowgirl Couture

Sam Goes Cowgirl Couture

In addition to hanging out with country music star Vince Gill, Sam Brown also visited Designs by Manuel, a couture clothing store that sells customize suits, dresses, skirts, vests, coats, buckles, neckties, bracelets and more. 960 1280

  

Aruba
Aruba

Aruba

“Escaping to Aruba for a family vacation, Veronique, Annabelle and I had a blast! The weather is always 80 degrees, the ocean is crystal clear and the water is amazing to swim in. The pina coladas quench an adult’s thirst while chilling on the beach. I love ARUBA! Best island to escape to!” – Nick Groff, Ghost Adventures 960 1280

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Chicago

Chicago

“For me, I love sweet home Chicago. It’s already a deeply cool city with some of my favorite restaurants, museums, clubs and theatre companies, and during the summer, the weather is great, there are terrific beaches and outdoor festivals and the city has an underrated music scene that gets to shine. Go get wet in the fountains by the art institute, take a pic under the bean and try the Cacio e Pepe at RPM and thank me later.

(My quick picks: Restaurants: Sunda, RPM; Museums: Art institute, Shedd; Clubs: Underground; Theatre: Second City, Steppenwolf)” – Adam Richman, Fandemonium
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San Louis Valley

San Louis Valley

“My favorite summer getaway is going camping in the San Louis Valley in Colorado. Every summer there is a large UFO conference, with fun speakers and lots of hiking in the sand dunes; it is a great time. There are also several hot springs that are awesome to visit and absorb the natural healing waters.” – Amy Allan, The Dead Files 960 1280

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RV Road Trip

RV Road Trip

“One of the best summer trips we’ve ever taken was when we rented an RV and visited a bunch of national parks in the Southwest. It took a ton of planning and nerves of steel to maneuver a 40-foot mobile home through some very narrow roads, but the resulting 2-week trip was incredible. We managed to hit the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley and Mesa Verde, as well as make stops in Chama, NM, and rural west New Mexico. Traveling with all of your stuff is a very different way to vacation but everyone should try it at least once. It's a great way to see America.” – George Motz, Burger Land 960 1280

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Sturgis

Sturgis

Sturgis, South Dakota, during Bike week ... I've rode there 3 times.” – Billy Leroy, Baggage Battles 960 1280

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Nantucket Island

Nantucket Island

“Simple: summer equals ocean. There are no better beaches than on either end of Nantucket Island where the sound meets the open water and waves white-tip in the wind. The seagulls know it. At sunset, they congregate en masse, facing westward to witness the close of day. It’s, like ... religious, man.” – Don Wildman, Monumental Mysteries and Mysteries at the Museum 960 1280

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The Jersey Shore

The Jersey Shore

“Born and bred in New Jersey, I join the ranks of fellow Jersey boys Jon Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen when I say ... there is nothing like the Jersey Shore. Try and stay away from the crowded hot spots like Asbury Park or Seaside Heights, and go for the quieter Beach Haven or Beach Haven Crest. For a real treat, check out The Chicken or the Egg (featured on Travel Channel) for enormous food portions with reasonable prices.” - Jordan Hembrough, Toy Hunter 960 1280

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BBQ at Home

BBQ at Home

“I never went on vacations much in the summer. It was always hanging out in the neighborhood, BBQs, swimming and having a good time with friends. Just enjoying the outdoors. I do remember the summer trip I took to Disneyland when I was a kid with my family. That was when I was 7 years old and still believed in Santa. Those where the good days :)” – Aaron Goodwin, Ghost Adventures 960 1280

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Larkspur

Larkspur

“Truth is, it's been years since we've had a “summer getaway.” Since we're in the Halloween business, we're always super busy in the summer. Probably one of my favorite places to go in the summer when we get a chance is Larkspur, Colorado. My mom and sister live there, out in the country. Some years we go down for the Renaissance Festival and then go over to their house and relax by the pool; they pamper us horribly, so we're super spoiled! :-)” – Ed and Marsha Edmunds, Making Monsters 960 1280

  

Stone Island

Stone Island

“Our favorite place to go is Stone Island outside of Mazatlan, Mexico. Lety’s on the beach is our favorite place to hang. You can play in the water and even ride horses on the beach. It’s very uncrowded for a Mexican tourist area. To get to Stone Island, a ferry is needed. Upon arrival you need to walk a bit of a distance to get to the beach. Lety’s is on the beach and has tables in the sand. (We actually had a Thanksgiving dinner there.)” – Lawrence and Sally Martin, Baggage Battles 960 1280

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Cape Cod

Cape Cod

“Every year my parents, my 2 sisters and I would head to Cape Cod for a week. We’d spend the entire day on the beach and in tidal pools searching for sand dollars. At the end of the day, we were each given 25 cents for the penny candy store, I'd wrap red licorice string around my salty fingers and eat it. I still remember that taste.” – Samantha Brown 960 1280

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Cabin on the Lake

Cabin on the Lake

“I really enjoy a getaway on a lake with a pontoon boat, to relax on. With a cabin that overlooks the water, but the cabin has to have luxurious amenities ... lol” – Steve Di Schiavi, The Dead Files 960 1280

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Carmel

Carmel

“I like Carmel, CA. The high temps only reach the 60s and there is constant fog ... it's like Dracula weather. I’m not a hot weather jam-packed-beach kinda guy! The Lord of the Rings feel combined with haunted places like the Irish-castle influenced Tor House and Point Sur Lighthouse, where we actually did Ghost Adventures episodes, make me feel like I’m at a gothic European coast in Ireland. I also love the Fisherman's Wharf in Monterey ... they steam fresh dungeness crab with Old Bay seasoning! My kinda summer spot.” – Zak Bagans, Ghost Adventures 960 1280
Anthony Bourdain
The Layover

The Layover

Tony’s cabbie Darren takes him to a cabbie café for a bacon sandwich and a cup of rosie lee (tea). 960 1280

  

Tony and chef Marco Pierre White

Tony and chef Marco Pierre White

Tony and chef Marco Pierre White walk with Marco's dog through St. James Park, one of the oldest and most beautiful parks in London. 960 1280

  

Anthony Bourdain and chef Marco Pierre White

Anthony Bourdain and chef Marco Pierre White

Tony and Marco have dinner at Wheeler’s, one of Marco’s restaurants. Marco pulls out all the stops and reserves the entire dining room for their meal. 960 1280

  

Trish's

Trish's

Tony introduces Marco to Trisha's, his favorite bar in London. 960 1280

  

Ghost Adventures

Ghost Adventures

Zak, Nick and Aaron tour London's Whitechapel neighborhood where Jack the Ripper committed his murders. 960 1280

  

Hellfire Caves

Hellfire Caves

Then they explore the Hellfire Caves in West Wycombe, 30 miles outside the city. In 1790, a secret society known as the Hellfire Club would meet in the caves. Members included many of Great Britain's leaders and politicians, led by Sir Francis Dashwood. 960 1280

  

Fort Horsted

Fort Horsted

Zak, Nick & Aaron head to Kent, England, just southeast of London, to investigate the former World War II site, Fort Horsted. 960 1280

  

Tower of London

Tower of London

The guys also tour the Tower of London, a historic castle on the north bank of the River Thames. Between the Crown Jewels, the White Tower, the Medieval Palace and the Bloody Tower, it takes at least 3 hours to explore. 960 1280

  

Baggage Battles

Baggage Battles

Mark, Billy, Sally and Laurence travel across the Atlantic to participate in an airport auction at Greasby's Auction House in London. 960 1280

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Young & Son antiques store

Young & Son antiques store

The Young & Son antiques store helps appraise some of the items won in the auction. 960 1280

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Billy visits Emma Wills' shop, an English shirtmaker known for her quality clothing. 960 1280

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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

  

Lion Park

Lion Park

"Wanna come for a ride with me and @LaurenceBBattle @studioantiques??? #gamedrive #lionpark Jurassic Park style." - Mark Meyer 960 1280

  

Amy Allan's Parents

Amy Allan's Parents

"My folks, Penny & Alex (sandi) ;)" - Amy Allan 960 1280

  

Don't Be Jealous

Don't Be Jealous

"Don't be jealous @chrissyteigen, it's a bald thing." - Andrew Zimmern 960 1280

  

Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes

"Behind-the-scenes pic of me and @jaywasley filming my new exciting documentary feature w @CanonUSAimaging C300." - Zak Bagans 960 1280

  

Todd Carmichael's Wife

Todd Carmichael's Wife

"Wifey ready to do what she does so well. Seconds before the game." - Todd Carmichael 960 1280

  

Welcome to Atlanta

Welcome to Atlanta

"Welcome to @Atlanta" - Anthony Melchiorri 960 1280

  

Night Time

Night Time

"Almost night time. my favorite time. I always wake up at night ;)" - Aaron Goodwin 960 1280

  

Lucky Guy

Lucky Guy

"I am so lucky to know this guy!" - Bert Kreischer 960 1280

  

Adam Richman

Adam Richman

"@BayouHotWings: The official Ambassador of #bayouhotwings you are truly family now, thanks for the love bro! #NOLA" - Adam Richman 960 1280

  

Pure Michigan Dinner

Pure Michigan Dinner

"At a #travelchannel #PureMichigan dinner and they ordered up a birthday cake! With a few candles. Yikes. #MATM" - Don Wildman 960 1280

  

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

  

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