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


"@tvsuperstarr it begins....." - Anthony Bourdain 960 1280


"Hong Kong from the Star Ferry." - Anthony Bourdain 960 1280


"Gotta go. A load of mantis shrimp awaits." - Anthony Bourdain 960 1280


"@jylicious thx jylicious most grateful I do 2." - Don Wildman 960 1280


"Outside the mancave w/ @AllThingsBrody @jhollandmoore & the wife." - Bert Kreischer 960 1280


"Seriously the creepiest food display I've ever seen." - Zak Bagans 960 1280


- Zak Bagans 960 1280


"My crew waitin for me to fuel up." - Zak Bagans 960 1280


"Lockdown is rocken so far." - Aaron Goodwin 960 1280


"Found him lounging in the pool." Aaron Goodwin 960 1280


"Dishing up." - Andrew Zimmern 960 1280


"@ruthbourdain , this ones for you." - Andrew Zimmern 960 1280


"@ManvFoodNation @vanillaice #FloridaKeys -- Get ready for unrelenting deliciousness in The Conch Republic!" - Adam Richman 960 1280


"Me and @MrPeterandre. Wonderful man, great family & members all of @ManvFoodNation!" - Adam Richman 960 1280


"Three great reasons to love @TheRedbury." - Adam Richman 960 1280


11 Photos

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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