Travel Hosts Exposed, Week of Feb 16, 2011

Anthony Bourdain visits Hokkaido, Japan, Zak Bagans shows off his tattoo and more.

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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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"Hollywood style" - Aaron Goodwin 960 1280

  

"I just had too. I haven't been here In such a long time. Yes!!!!" - Aaron Goodwin 960 1280

  

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"Hanging out in the snow all day today. It's only 45 min from vegas dessert. I Love the snow" - Aaron Goodwin 960 1280

  

"Made it home. From 1 city to another & in 2 states in 1 day. Also Drove threw a snow storm. It was a good drive :)" - Aaron Goodwin 960 1280

  

"Me and Alexandra Holzer, paranormal pioneer researcher Hans Holzer's daughter filming Paranormal Challenge!" - Zak Bagans 960 1280

  

"Just checked into my room and found Cadbury Eggs!! Luvin this hotel already" - Zak Bagans 960 1280

  

"All this tech work is makin Billy....well...a lil different" - Zak Bagans 960 1280

  

"A good day in Philly" - Zak Bagans 960 1280

  

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"@zachzamboni, the best dressed DP in the biz....neither here nor there..." - Anthony Bourdain 960 1280

  

"Apple tatin at Fore St" - Andrew Zimmern 960 1280

  

"Jasper Hill Amazing cheese from Vermont!" - Andrew Zimmern 960 1280

  

"Jack eating durian gelato. U go kid!" - Andrew Zimmern 960 1280

  

"Corner rooms mackerel, killer" - Andrew Zimmern 960 1280

  

"What will the maid think?" - Bert Kreischer 960 1280

  

"The competition" - Bert Kreischer 960 1280

  

"What will the maid think?" - Bert Kreischer 960 1280

  

"I got trees on my mirror so my car won't smell..." - Bert Kreischer 960 1280

  

"My favorite pic of me and @SamChampion." - 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

  

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

  

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

  

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

  

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

  

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

  

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

  

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

  

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

  

"Cloudy sunset but gramps went fishing." 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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