Travel Hosts Exposed, Week of March 23, 2011

Go skydiving with Tony, food tasting with Andrew, and ghost hunting with the boys.

Photos

Go Biking

Go Biking

Reduce your carbon footprint and participate in Earth-friendly transportation options like biking, walking and taking public transit. These alternatives are often cheaper than taking a cab or renting a car. 960 1280

Thinkstock  

Reusable Bottles

Reusable Bottles

A plastic bottle often travels thousands of miles before you buy it, so carry a reusable container or drink locally sourced water when you’re on the go. 960 1280

Thinkstock  

Non-Stop Flights

Non-Stop Flights

Book non-stop flights whenever possible. A significant percentage of a plane’s carbon emissions come from takeoff and landing. 960 1280

Thinkstock  

Buy Local

Buy Local

When and wherever you travel, buy local products whenever possible instead of buying products that have been flown or shipped in from overseas. However, do not buy souvenirs or other products made from endangered animals or plants. In most cases, you can't get them through customs anyway. 960 1280

Thinkstock  

Working Farms

Working Farms

Stay at working farm that also functions as inn. This unique experience helps travelers connect with an area’s agricultural heritage --and they cost less than hotels. 960 1280

Thinkstock  

Recycle Trash

Recycle Trash

Staying at a hotel? Make sure you ask about the hotel’s recycling program, and sort your trash accordingly. If your hotel doesn't recycle, consider taking your empty bottles or other items home and recycle them there. 960 1280

Thinkstock  

Hike Marked Trails

Hike Marked Trails

Don’t veer off marked trails when hiking, and maintain a safe distance from any animals you encounter. Deposit your trash in marked receptacles or take it with you when you leave. Light campfires only in areas where permitted and be sure they're completely extinguished before you leave. 960 1280

Getty Images  

Rent Hybrid Car

Rent Hybrid Car

Choose the smallest vehicle or a hybrid when renting a car for travel. Decline any "free" upgrades that can cost you more in gas. Consider renting an economy car if your personal vehicle is a large, gas guzzler. You'll save gas and avoid putting miles on your own vehicle. 960 1280

Robert Scoble, flickr  

Stay at Green Hotel

Stay at Green Hotel

Las Vegas is actually at the forefront of green building, and the Palazzo Hotel Vegas is one of the largest hotels in the U.S. to receive LEED certification (along with the huge Aria and Vdara City Center hotels). Ninety-five percent of the building's structural steel and 26 percent of its concrete is recycled material. The swimming pools are heated by solar power, and the hotel claims to save enough energy annually to light a 100-watt light bulb for 12,100 years. 960 1280

Oyster.com  

Eat Local

Eat Local

Eating locally is one of the best ways to support a community. Try to shop at farmers’ markets and dine at restaurants with locally sourced ingredients. 960 1280

William Murphy, flickr  

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

  

- Bert Kreischer 960 1280

  

"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

  

- Aaron Goodwin 960 1280

  

"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

  

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

Reuters  

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

Reuters  

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

Reuters  

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

Reuters  

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

Reuters  

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

Reuters  

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

Reuters  

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

Reuters  

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

Reuters  

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

Reuters  

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

Reuters  

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

Reuters  

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

Reuters  

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

Reuters  

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

Reuters  

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

Reuters  

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

Reuters  

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

Reuters  


Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss Travel Channel in your favorite social media feeds.