Travel Hosts Exposed, Week of May 25

Join the Ghost Adventure gang as they head off to Portland, and see how the maids got Bert back for his pranks. All this and more in this week's Hosts Exposed.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Home to some of the largest hotels and casinos in the world, the Las Vegas Strip spans over 4 miles and is littered with bright lights, flashy hotels and the most eclectic array of entertainment around. 960 1280

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Best known for the Forum Shops, Ceasars Palace, which has over 3,000 rooms in 5 different towers, is located in the center of the Las Vegas Strip. 960 1280

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As a tribute to the gondola rides through the canals of Venice, a gondolier gives tourists a ride at the Venetian Hotel & Casino. 960 1280

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The Excalibur, named for the mythical sword of King Arthur, is located on the strip and it's facade is a stylized image of a castle. 960 1280

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A view of the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, the second largest hotel resort complex in Las Vegas. 960 1280

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Take a trip to Paris without having to fly overseas. The replica Eiffel Tower at the Paris Hotel & Casino is a signature of the Las Vegas skyline. 960 1280

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The Mirage Resort and Casino in Las Vegas is the former home of legendary magicians, Siegfried & Roy. 960 1280

  

Though not quite as big as the real city, New York New York Hotel and Casino gives off a New York City vibe from the moment you walk in the doors. 960 1280

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A symbol known all over the globe, this Hard Rock guitar is located just off the strip at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. 960 1280

  

Famed for its elegance and always popular fountains, the Bellagio is a 5 diamond award-winning hotel and casino located on Las Vegas Strip. 960 1280

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One of the most spectacular sights in Vegas, the laser light that appears from the top of the Luxor Hotel & Casino Pyramid is visible from outer space. 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

  

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"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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