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.

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"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

  

- Aaron Goodwin 960 1280

  

"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

  

"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

  

- Aaron Goodwin 960 1280

  

"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

  

- Anthony Bourdain 960 1280

  

"@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

  

American Sarah Shourd (left) was freed on $500,000 bail in September after spending 14 months in a Tehran prison. Her fiancé Shane Bauer (right) and Josh Fattal remain in jail. They were hiking near the Iran/Iraq border and arrested on suspicion of spying. 960 1280

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Thousands of volunteers and vessels worked together on the largest oil spill in US history. The BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill made many travelers change their plans to avoid the beaches and big tourist attractions along the Gulf of Mexico. 960 1280

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A White House leak created a buzz that visits to Cuba by US citizens would be announced. However, after November's midterm elections, Congress lost all interest in relaxing travel or trade restrictions for Americans. 960 1280

  

A worker clears snow from DC's Lincoln Memorial after 2 back-to-back storms shut down most travel along the East Coast corridor. The February blizzards halted traffic at airports, train stations and on the roads. 960 1280

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Passengers clap as the Carnival Cruise Lines cruise ship C/V Splendor docks in San Diego, CA. The luxury liner and its 3,300 vacationers were stranded off the Mexican coast after an engine-room fire. 960 1280

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An airplane was the site of an unforgettable moment for several JetBlue passengers. Flight attendant Steven Slater cursed out a passenger over the cabin speaker after an argument. Then, he grabbed a beer, deployed the emergency slide and glided into infamy. 960 1280

Image by Kathika through Creative Commons License  

In September, the owner of Segway, James W. Heselden, was killed when he accidently steered one of the manual-powered vehicles off a 30-foot cliff on his estate in West Yorkshire, England. 960 1280

Image by Skewgee through Creative Commons License  

Qantas grounded its Airbus A380 fleet after one of the double-decker jets blew out an engine and made a safe emergency landing in Singapore on November 4. An oil leak near a turbine triggered a fire and engine failure. It is the most serious mid-air incident involving the world's largest passenger plane since it debuted in October 2007. 960 1280

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Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull volcano erupted in April. Huge clouds of ash wreaked havoc from Sweden to Spain. Airlines were forced to cancel more than 100,000 flights after several countries closed their airspace -- costing the airline industry $1.7 billion. 960 1280

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Southwest Airlines agreed to buy AirTran for $1.42 billion, combining 2 of the largest discount carriers in the US. Southwest expanded flights to 37 new cities and added new international routes to Mexico and the Caribbean. The Dallas-based airline says it will eliminate AirTran's bag fees by 2012 when the merger is complete. 960 1280

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