Travel Channel Hosts' New Year's Resolutions
A new year brings new resolutions. Looking for ideas to put on your list? See what Travel Channel’s hosts have in mind for their own New Year’s resolutions.
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"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
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"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
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
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
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
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
Andrew Zimmern1) Go Pro HD mini cam with monitor
2) Apron from www.emilerwin.com
3) Leather kniferoll wrap for keeping my cooking gear handy on the road
4) New iPad
5) Immersion Circulator
6) Vacuum Seal Machine
7) New iPhone
8) Pair of killer handmade vintage cowboy boots
9) Guitar lessons at the local shop
10) Home Entertainment Tech Guru house call to help us untangle, set up and streamline all our digital media
-Andrew Zimmern 960 1280
Don WildmanI don’t like to ask for too much at Xmas. I really do stand by the motto, “better to give than receive.” Nonetheless, if the following were under the tree I would not return them.
1) A NEW BIKE! A Linus Roadster please.
2) A NEW CAMERA. Something portable in a pouch on my belt or it’ll never be used enough.
3) PENDLETON BLANKET. I’d like to own the whole National Parks Collection. Alas only have Acadia and it’s covered in cat hair!
4) GO-PRO VIDEO PACKAGE. I use the little cameras all the time on Off Limits and have kinda fallen in love with the image produced.
5) A NEW WOODEN CANOE.
-Don Wildman 960 1280
Joe Bechtold and family1) Trek Madone carbon fiber road bike (I wrecked & ruined my 13 year old Trek this year)
2) The ultimate fleece that doesn't cook me when worn inside but keeps the wind out & core warm when things get blustery around here.
3) A better pair of socks, with a bit of wool in them, but thin, warm, wicking...and kind of groovy looking.
4) Nikon D5000 camera
- Joe Bechtold 960 1280
Marcus Sakey1) Books. Always and forever, digital or physical, I don't care, just gimme books. Books that blow my hair back and sweep me away and change the way I see the world.
2) A new suitcase. My trusty old bag is falling apart. She's logged a lot of miles.
3) A long-seasoned heirloom of a cast-iron skillet. Truly magical cast-iron is a generation in the making--it takes a lot of meals and oil and love.
4) This is a terrible idea, but after playing the guitar with a band in Seattle, I kinda want one. The problem is that I could practice for 70 years and still not be able to play Old McDonald.
-Marcus Sakey 960 1280
Steve Di Schiavi at holiday dinnerFor my family to be safe & healthy, which is the best gift of all ... I get asked every year what I want for Xmas and it's always the same response, NOTHING ... I get more happiness from the gifts I give my family. -Steve Di Schiavi 960 1280
Sue McGrew was a kid with her familyWell, I don't have one. But I am organizing a New Year's party in Portugal with my boyfriend and another European Sand Sculptor, and I have been wishing to do that for months now. - Sue McGrew (girl on the right; with her mom and siblings) 960 1280
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