Travel Hosts Exposed, Week of April 20

From fan face tattoos of Zak, to experiencing delicacies with Andrew, see what your favorite hosts were up to this past week.

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Thousands of fans flock to Coachella, a multiday music festival in California, to see big-name acts like Jay-Z. Other popular US music festivals include Bonaroo in Tennessee, Lolapalooza in Chicago, Ultra in Miami and Jazzfest in New Orleans. 960 1280

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The internet has made it easier for moviegoers to visit the locations of some of their favorite movies, including Petra in Jordan, one of the major locations in the movie 'Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.' Even 'Star Wars' fans can visit places that seem light years away by traveling to the Mayan ruins of Tikal and the endless deserts in Tunisia. 960 1280

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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie -- aka Brangelina -- inspire travelers to trek the globe like the rich and famous. Fans following Brangelina in 2010 ventured to Venice, the backdrop for Jolie's movie 'The Tourist' and Budapest, where she made her directorial debut on a Bosnian war epic. New Orleans and Aix-en-Provence, France, are also popular travel destinations for the celebrity power couple. 960 1280

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New Zealand became a travel hot spot in 2010 after news in October that production on the movie adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's 'The Hobbit' was underway. Fans continue to visit the Hobbiton movie set, which is located on a working sheep and cattle ranch in Matamata, New Zealand. 960 1280

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Thousands of people have already made plans to be in England for Prince William and Kate Middleton's royal wedding. Good luck if you're still making plans. Most hotels in London are already booked solid the last two weeks of April 2011. 960 1280

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In Ken Burns' 12-hour DVD series, 'America's Best Idea,' he reminded us that great travel spots are just around the corner. Wonderful US National Parks, including the Grand Canyon, are inspiring travelers to hit the road and check out America's natural wonders. 960 1280

  

In the movie 'Eat, Pray, Love,' actress Julia Roberts inspired travelers to seek out their own transformative journey in 2010. Hip travel agencies like STA offered 'Eat, Pray, Love'-inspired packages, featuring food in Italy, spirituality in India and romance in Brazil. 960 1280

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Vampires and zombies inspired several travelers to cure their blood lust by retracing the steps of popular fictional characters. Twihards invaded the tiny town of Forks, Washington. True Blood fans visit Shreveport, located near the fictional Louisiana town of Bon Temps. Fans of AMC's Walking Dead and the movie "Zombieland" searched for the undead in Atlanta. 960 1280

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The young and old flocked to see The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando. It didn't hurt that the blockbuster movie, 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows' helped generate more interest in the theme park's newest attraction. Be sure to try the butterbeer at The Three Broomsticks pub. 960 1280

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The Titanic's 100th Anniversary cruise is sold out. More than 1,300 passengers will board the Balmoral, a ship that will sail from Southampton, England, on April 8, 2012. It will follow the Titanic's original route to New York. The trip will include a memorial service on the morning of April 15, 2012, in the exact location where the Titanic sank. 960 1280

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A robot from Android FC, a 3-robot soccer team from the School of Infomatics at the University of Edinburgh, shows off its skills during a photocall for their upcoming show in the Edinburgh International Science Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland. 960 1280

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The Apple iPad, a new tablet computing device, sits on display after its launch event in San Francisco, CA. 960 1280

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A snowboarder soars through the center ring of the Olympic Rings during the opening ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics. 960 1280

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Peruvian surfer Domingo Pianezzi rides a wave with his alpaca Pisco at San Bartolo beach in Lima. 960 1280

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A local stretches himself amid a sandstorm during a morning exercise session at the Temple of Heaven park in Beijing. 960 1280

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Farmer Thorarinn Olafsson tries to lure his horse back to the stable as a cloud of black ash looms overhead in Drangshlid 2 at Eyjafjoll. 960 1280

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Spain's Marc Duran serves against Germany's Bastian Steger during their match in Group C First Division at the 2010 World Table Tennis Championships in Moscow. 960 1280

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People watch fireworks on a beach during the traditional San Juan's (Saint John) night, the shortest night of the year, in the southern Spanish town of Malaga. 960 1280

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Spain's Andres Iniesta lifts the World Cup trophy after their final match victory over Netherlands at Soccer City stadium in Johannesburg. 960 1280

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Young gymnasts, in a class consisting of 4 to 7-year-olds, stretch themselves on wooden bars at the gymnastics hall of a sports school in Jiaxing, Zhejiang province. 960 1280

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People wearing traditional Bavarian clothes toast with beer during the opening of the 177th Oktoberfest in Munich. 960 1280

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Khagendra Thapa is expected to be the world's shortest man when he turns 18. He stands with Miss Nepal in Kathmandu. 960 1280

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People picnic on the main deck of the Sydney Harbor Bridge during the Breakfast on the Bridge event in Sydney, Australia. 960 1280

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Kittens are presented during the opening of the new cattery at the Battersea Dogs & Cats Home in London. 960 1280

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Triplets take part in the annual Halloween Ragamuffin Parade in Hoboken, NJ. 960 1280

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Blame beats Zenyatta (L) during the 2010 Breeders' Cup World Championship at Churchill Downs in Louisville, KY. 960 1280

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Britain's Prince William and long-term girlfriend Kate Middleton announced their engagement to the world on November 16, 2010. The wedding will take place in the Spring/Summer of 2011. 960 1280

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Donald Boyce, dressed as Santa Claus, does a "shaka" as he shares a wave with a surfer while riding in an outrigger canoe off Waikiki beach in Honolulu, HI. 960 1280

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"The MAIDS exacted their revenge on me with a #WhatWillBertThink" - Bert Kreischer 960 1280

  

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"How I'm spending my #RaptureDay" - Bert Kreischer 960 1280

  

"It's May Colorado!" - Bert Kreischer 960 1280

  

"My favorite pic of me and @SamChampion." - Bert Kreischer 960 1280

  

"Having our own memorial day BBQ...grateful for all the sacrifices the men & women in the armed services have made." - Bert Kreischer 960 1280

  

"I just moved & now have to pack up my old garage. Just thought i would show u it b4 i take it all down." - Aaron Goodwin 960 1280

  

"Wonderful....severe storms moving in getting nervous." - Zak Bagans 960 1280

  

"Cloudy sunset but gramps went fishing." Andrew Zimmern 960 1280

  

"If it's good enough for @andrewzimmern to eat, it's good enough for me!" - Bert Kreischer 960 1280

  

"Still at work...might not be back intime for the LIVE CHAT...I'll keep you posted." - Bert Kreischer 960 1280

  

"My name is Zak Bagans and I am addicted to the Butterball Turkey dinner at Perkins." - Zak Bagans 960 1280

  

"Yup. 6 yrs old and already driving." - Andrew Zimmern 960 1280

  

"Bigsteppin with my little buddy's." - Aaron Goodwin 960 1280

  

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"Just wrapped filming time for me and my girl to go to Disneyland!" - Zak Bagans 960 1280

  

"Pretzel asleep on my leg." - Andrew Zimmern 960 1280

  

"In green room before b&n signing, taking questions on here for q&a, ask away!" - Anthony Bourdain 960 1280

  

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