Travel Hosts Exposed, Week of May 18, 2011

Adam meets the coach of the Kentucky basketball team, Zak and Aaron appear on MSNBC, Andrew celebrates his son's birthday and more.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Bare Pool at the Mirage
Two large pools provide plenty of room for fun, along with Asian-influenced appetizers, ice-fresh mojito pitchers and celebrity sightings.
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The Mirage  

Encore Beach Club at the Wynn
Possibly the biggest pool party in Vegas, larger then a football field and packed with bodies in bikinis and board shorts, the Encore Beach Club is surrounded by 40-foot palm trees.
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Hard Rock Hotel's REHAB
The Hard Rock Hotel has created a pool party so decadent they had to call it REHAB. It happens on Sundays around the resort's small pool area where good-looking ladies crowd and beefy boys start lining up before breakfast. Open on Sundays from 11 a.m. to sunset.
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Hard Rock Hotel  

Ditch Fridays At Palms
The retro-chic 3-acre pool setting includes Slip & Slide, wet underwear contests and swimming in a glass-bottom pool.
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Palms Hotel  

TAO Beach At The Venetian
This orgy of tattooed hardbodies has a $50 admission fee that also buys a pass through the Tao Nightclub when the sun goes down.
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Wet Republic at MGM Grand
The 2 stadium-sized saltwater pools are lined with rows of cabanas, protected from paparazzi seeking money shots of famous partiers.
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This outdoor oasis is complete with 5 different Mediterranean style pools, 4 jacuzzis, a garden cafe, poolside massages and private cabanas.
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Garden of the Gods Pool Oasis at Ceasars Palace
One of the most luxurious pool getaways on the strip, the Ceasars royal experience has 6 different pools which include, The Apollo, Fortuna, Jupiter, Neptune, Temple and the most exclusive of all, the Venus.
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"Why so angry?" - Anthony Bourdain 960 1280


"Now this prick wants some kinda hugs? I don't KNOW you, man! and you smell like strawberries!" - Anthony Bourdain 960 1280


"Vanilla Ice and Guy Fieri? Same room? Same table? Same time? Douchular Fission!" - Anthony Bourdain 960 1280


- Anthony Bourdain 960 1280


"Lucy and Ricky Ricardo in Naples." - Anthony Bourdain 960 1280


"I didn't know Howie Mandel played ukelele for Train" - Bert Kreischer 960 1280


"Just got to the #kidschoiceawards and started playing a game I call "I can't believe she snuck 8 kids in!" - Bert Kreischer 960 1280


"Grown man time at the #kidschoiceawards" - Bert Kreischer 960 1280


"I don't look for thrills, they find me." - Bert Kreischer 960 1280


"This week's Friday Forecaster Bert the Conqueror makes off with @JillNicolini. Come back, Jill!" - Bert Kreischer 960 1280


"Noah backstage at Stomp!" - Andrew Zimmern 960 1280


"@punchpizza has a new salumi plate" - Andrew Zimmern 960 1280


"Backstage @" - Andrew Zimmern 960 1280


"@bertkreischer #WhatWillTheMaidThinkWhenSheSeesThis" - Adam Richman 960 1280


"A great day as a host & hiphop fan. Backstage with @vanillaice" - Adam Richman 960 1280


"Aw hell yeah, Chicago!" - Adam Richman 960 1280


"This cemetery right now giving new meaning to "cold chills" - Zak Bagans 960 1280


"Peaceful" - Zak Bagans 960 1280


"These slopes are going dowwwnnnnnn!!!!!!" - Zak Bagans 960 1280


"What a beautiful day and Happy Birthday Aaron!!!" - Zak Bagans 960 1280


"Let the lockdown begin. Come Here ghosts let's chat." - Aaron Goodwin 960 1280


"The mountain kicked my ass today. 1st time ever snowboarding. I used it as a sled the hole way down. Lol" - Aaron Goodwin 960 1280


"Thank you everyone." - Aaron Goodwin 960 1280


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