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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Home of the Connecticut Huskies
The University of Connecticut men's basketball team is unique in the fact that it plays its home games at 2 different arenas. The XL center in Hartford, and Gampel Pavilion (pictured above), which is located on UConn's campus in Storrs, CT.
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Home to over 28,000 students, the university's main campus is located in Storrs, CT. This public research university is located just 28 miles outside of the state's capital, Hartford. 960 1280

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The Mark Twain house, located in Hartford, is one of the more historic landmarks in Connecticut. Now a museum, major works of writing such as The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Prince and the Pauper and Huckleberry Finn were written while Twain resided in this home. 960 1280

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The Mystic seaport located in nearby Mystic, Ct is home to some of New England's biggest tourist attractions. Filled with ships, shops, aquariums, restaurants, and museums, the mystic seaport provides a great time for the whole family. 960 1280

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Located in Middlebury, CT, Quassy Amusement Park is the perfect place to enjoy a great family outing. The park offers swimming in Lake Quassapaug, picnicking, arcade games and over 20 rides. 960 1280

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Hinkle Fieldhouse - Butler University
Home to the Butler Bulldogs men's basketball team, Hinkle Fieldhouse, which was built in 1928 and renamed in 1966 after Paul D. Hinkle, is one of the oldest college basketball stadiums still in use. The fieldhouse is also a US national historic landmark.
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Students walk past Jordan Hall on the campus of Butler University in Indianapolis, IN. 960 1280

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The skyline of Indiana's state capital, Indianapolis. Also known as America's most walkable city, Indianapolis is the second-most populous state capital in the country. 960 1280

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Hop in a gondola or rent a pedal boat and ride down the canal in White River State Park in downtown Indianapolis. 960 1280

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Seating over 250,000 people, Indianapolis Motor Speedway is the largest spectator sporting facility in the world. The motor speedway covers over 253 acres and is home to one of racing's biggest events, the Indianapolis 500. 960 1280

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Home of the Kentucky Wildcats
Named after legendary Kentucky coach Adolph Rupp, and home to the University's men's basketball team, Rupp Arena is the largest stadium built specifically for basketball in the United States. Built in the middle of Lexington Center, a convention and shopping facility, Rupp Arena holds more the 24,000 people.
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Used for various lectures and performances, Memorial Hall, located in the center of the University of Kentucky's campus, is a memorial to those who died in World War I. 960 1280

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Known as the 'Horse Capital of the World,' Lexington is located right in the heart of Kentucky. Lexington is home to the Kentucky Bluegrass Festival, the oldest bluegrass music festival in Kentucky. Other famous spots in Lexington are the Henry Clay estate and the Mary Todd Lincoln House. 960 1280

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The Woodford reserve is one of many bourbon distilleries located in and around Lexington, KY. According to the Kentucky Distillers Association, 95% of bourbon, America's only native spirit, is produced in Kentucky. 960 1280

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Whether you want to catch an equestrian event, watch a parade showcasing rare breeds of horses, or spend time with some of the world's greatest retired competition horses, The Kentucky Horse Park has it all. Located in Lexington, the park boasts over 1,220 acres of rolling greens and plenty of beautiful horses. 960 1280

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Home of the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Rams
As members of the Colonial Athletic Association conference, the VCU Rams are coached by Shaka Smart and play their home basketball games at the Verizon Wireless Arena at the Siegel Center. The arena opened in 1999.
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Visitors can take a free tour of the historic state capital building, which is just a short distance away from the main campus of Virginia Commonwealth University. 960 1280

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Virginia's premier amusement park, King's Dominion is home to some of the most thrilling rides in the country. The park is located in nearby Doswell, VA. 960 1280

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To commemorate the Confederate States Army general, the J.E.B Stuart Monument sits on the famous Monument Avenue in Richmond. 960 1280

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Named after King James I, the James River that flows through Richmond is over 400 miles long. There are many activities for visitors to the James River Park system include hiking, biking and kayaking. 960 1280

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A 2-year-old offers a rose to an NYC firefighter at the reflecting pool in New York. The boy's uncle was a victim of 9/11. 960 1280

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A fan applauds during the match between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic in the men's final at the US Open in New York. 960 1280

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A boy performs on a Mallakhamb (gymnast's pole) during a practice session at a playground in Mumbai. 960 1280

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Anthony Bourdain takes time out after visiting sheep ranchers outside of Madrid. 960 1280

  

A man looks at the wet collections display of 85,000 specimens of animals, at the Museum of Natural History in Berlin. 960 1280

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Models present creations from the Malandrino 2011 Spring/Summer collection during New York Fashion Week at Lincoln Center. 960 1280

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Food Wars host Camille Ford samples the fresh shrimp used to make po'boys in New Orleans. 960 1280

  

Birds flock to the feeding scene in front of the Yeni Mosque in Istanbul. 960 1280

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Losing by a narrow margin, Adam Richman is defeated by the Italian Challenge at Mick & Angelo's in Niagara Falls, NY. 960 1280

  

Jeroen Dubbeldam on his horse BMC Van Grunsven Simon at the CN International Grand Prix in Calgary, Alberta. 960 1280

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Ghost Adventures crew Aaron, Nick and Zak participate in a re-enactment of the historic Gettysburg battle. 960 1280

  

Traveler of the Week: "Bhutan :-)" - Denisa K. 960 1280

  

"Giants Causway, Northern Ireland" - Miguel C. 960 1280

  

"Taj Mahal, Agra, India" - Kristin R. 960 1280

  

"Astarte Suites Hotel | infinity pool | Santorini Greece" - George M. 960 1280

  

"Jama Masjid Mosque, Delhi, India" - Kristin R. 960 1280

  

"Camels - Sahara Desert - Morocco" - Beata M. 960 1280

  

"while on photo safari in Namibia I got out of our vehicle to shoot a series of photos of a family of elephants. it seemed the mother was telling the naughty child NOT to squirt himself with mud, but of course he did. so of course being naughty myself I had to film it." - PurrplePam C. 960 1280

  

"My sister Karen and I in a guest room at the Hotel de Glace (Ice Hotel) in Quebec Canada during Quebec's Winter carnival" - Linda K. 960 1280

  

"heureux sur la Seine" - Hilary H.
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