Travel Hosts Exposed, Week of May 18

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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Air New Zealand tries to put the romance back in flying with its 'Cuddle Class,' giving 2 people the option of buying the third seat in a row at half price, so they can fold out the chairs and make a bed -- for cuddling only, of course. 960 1280

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The resurgence of bedbugs has many travelers' skin crawling. They are turning up everywhere ' hotels, planes, trains, even stores. There's even an app for tracking the infestation hot spots. 960 1280

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Airports' stricter and more invasive security spurs much debate whether or not pat-downs and body scans are invasions of privacy or necessary measures. 960 1280

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Airports, hotels, restaurants, cities, and even some flights, are all providing free wireless internet. Now travelers have even more temptation when attempting to unplug on vacation. 960 1280

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With 'Eat, Pray, Love,' the book-turned-movie-turned-tourism-boom, women everywhere leave for solo journeys in search of finding themselves and Javier Bardem look-alikes. 960 1280

  

Whether you're checking on a flight status, converting foreign currency or looking for the nearest clean toilet on the road, you'll find an app to help you. Apps are taking the guesswork out of travel. Some folks fear they're taking all the fun surprises out of travel, too. 960 1280

  

The new luxury train named "Royal Rajasthan on Wheels' is billed as one of the world's most luxurious and romantic train journeys. This is just one of the new luxury trains that's caused an upturn in rail travel. 960 1280

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Motel 6 is just one of the budget motels that reinvented itself this year with a whole new look, including modern furnishings influenced by European and boutique hotels, flat-screen televisions, wood floors and an ergonomic workspace. Budget chic is here to stay. 960 1280

Motel 6  

After Britain's Prince William and his longtime love, Kate Middleton, announced their engagement, the world has gone bananas booking trips to London for their wedding in April. It seems watching it on TV just won't do. 960 1280

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Been everywhere on Earth? What about the final frontier? Virgin Galactic's space tourism rocket SpaceShipTwo achieves its first solo glide flight in October, marking another step in the company's eventual plans to fly paying passengers into space. 960 1280

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Thunder Over Louisville Fireworks

Thunder Over Louisville Fireworks

The Kentucky Derby Festival is kicked off by Thunder Over Louisville, the largest fireworks show in North America. Other attractions that take place during the 2-week event leading up to the race are the Great Balloon Race, the Pegasus Parade, the Great Steamboat Race and the Derby Marathon. 960 1280

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Churchill Downs Annual Gathering

Churchill Downs Annual Gathering

Fans gather at the entrance to the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, KY. 
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Grandstand Fans

Grandstand Fans

Race fans watch the derby in the grandstand in between the twin spires. 960 1280

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Early-Morning Prep

Early-Morning Prep

A blacksmith shoes a horse during an early-morning workout to prepare for the derby.
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Morning Workout

Morning Workout

The sun rises as horses and their jockeys prepare for an early morning ride. 960 1280

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Mint Julep

Mint Julep

The official drink of the derby, the Mint Julep is presented in the specially made Kentucky Derby collectible glass. The Mint Julep is an iced drink consisting of bourbon, mint and sweet syrup.
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Kentucky Oaks Day

Kentucky Oaks Day

A race fan watches the 6th race while sipping on a Mint Julep on Kentucky Oaks Day, grade 1 stakes races for 3-year-old thoroughbred fillies held the friday before the derby. 960 1280

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Picking the Winner

Picking the Winner

Fans make their picks during the morning workouts in preparation for the 140th Kentucky Derby.
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Jockey Dress Up

Jockey Dress Up

Kentucky Derby fans dressed as jockeys sip on their Mint Juleps and pose for a picture before the start of the race.
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Where It All Begins

Where It All Begins

A panoramic view of the starting gate as the horses and their jockeys take off. 960 1280

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Around the Bend

Around the Bend

Horses make their way around turn 4 during the 140th running of the derby. 960 1280

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Derby Hat Parade

Derby Hat Parade

The Derby Hat Parade, which takes place inside Churchill Downs, shows off the elegant hats worn by women and men during the Kentucky Derby.  This fan is decked out in classic headwear prior to the race.
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Race to the Finish

Race to the Finish

Jockeys vie for position on their way to the finish line during the 140th running.
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Casual Infield Gathering

Casual Infield Gathering

No fancy hats and Mint Juleps necessary here. A different scene then you would find in the grandstand, fans gather within the infield of Churchill Downs. 960 1280

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And the Winner is ...

And the Winner is ...

A garland of roses, a blanket of 554 roses, is draped across the winning horse. 960 1280

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Kentucky Derby Trophy

Kentucky Derby Trophy

The Kentucky Derby Trophy is presented to the owner of the winning horse. 960 1280

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"@MrDuncanJames poses w/ @bertkreischer & his new Euro scarf on Friday. Great working w/ u guys!" - Bert Kreischer 960 1280

  

"remember when this happened?" - Bert Kreischer 960 1280

  

"We're awesome." - Bert Kreischer 960 1280

  

"Wow, california coast has gorgeous views. We dont see this in vegas!" - Zak Bagans 960 1280

  

"I just accidentally ate shellfish....." - Zak Bagans 960 1280

  

"These lamps remind me of the cute lil UFO robot things in movie "Batteries Not Included"." - Zak Bagans 960 1280

  

"This is the best way to beat the heat in vegas today. If i could just get the dam water out of my ears." - Aaron Goodwin 960 1280

  

"It's never to late at night to buy art. New peace i got from Alberro local artist in vegas." - Aaron Goodwin 960 1280

  

"Everyone I'm pointing at is awesome out there in twitter world. U all rock!" - Aaron Goodwin 960 1280

  

"The one and only Po Boy king." - Andrew Zimmern 960 1280

  

"Mahonys Menu." - Andrew Zimmern 960 1280

  

"Root beer glazed ham Po Boy at Mahonys" - Andrew Zimmern 960 1280

  

"Donald link, bubba and a little smoker." - Andrew Zimmern 960 1280

  

"Dear Dr. Phil, Recently, I caught my wife, @OttaviaBourdain with another man." - Anthony Bourdain 960 1280

  

- Anthony Bourdain 960 1280

  

"Showing off my cooking skills at my own birthday party." - Anthony Bourdain 960 1280

  

"@tvsuperstarr at the daiquiri bar. NOLA. Evidence for the prosecution." - Anthony Bourdain 960 1280

  

"Early AM on the Fort Pitt Bridge. Cones are so useful." - Don Wildman 960 1280

  

"Me and my harness." - Don Wildman 960 1280

  

"Under the Fort Pitt Bridge in Pittsburgh." - Don Wildman 960 1280

  

"Shooting theFort Pitt Bridge and Tunnels today and the highway guys rescued a kitten from the sewer. Cute..." - Don Wildman 960 1280

  

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