Travel Hosts Exposed, Week of May 4, 2011

Get ready to start a hunt with Zak and Aaron, explore what delicacies Andrew indulges himself with this week, and much more.


Traveler of the Week: "This was our first trip to meet the children that have now joined us on Humanitarian Parole due to the earthquake [in Haiti]. This photo is of my husband and Yonelson who was very ill due to malnutrition. He spent the entire week laying on my husbands chest and we were very fearful that we would lose him as you can see on my husbands face. After a week of feeding and hydrating him he finally started to feel better." - Candice Aitken 960 1280


"There are lots of different ways to get to Machu Picchu, but I would say the best way is to do it as the Incas did--walk! I did the classic Inca Trail trek myself last summer ... four days worth of hiking through the beautiful Peruvian Andes (fantastic scenery!), exploring old Inca ruins along the way, meeting awesome people from all over the world...the journey is very rewarding and we made it to Machu Picchu in time to watch the sunrise--a very memorable experience. :)" - Stephen Alvarado 960 1280


"African wild dogs chasing a leopard....exciting to watch. This was in the Londolozi Game Reserve in South Africa." - Judy Guffey 960 1280


"Mojave Sunset. I highly recommend stopping by the Beanery @ Kelso Depot for the best Veggie Sandwich in the Universe!" - Lymaris Roman 960 1280


"Shrine in Kyoto. Take your time here. It's a culturally rich city with over 400 Shinto shrines and 1600 Buddhist temples. Make sure to indulge in their 'too beautiful to eat' sweets (wagashi), matcha tea, and delicious sake. If you are up for it, take a late night walk to Kiyomizu-dera. The view is worth the hike. Kyoto offers pure serenity and glimpse into traditional Japan." - Spencer Neustadt 960 1280


"I was on a 3 week trip in Peru, and took a tour to the Colca Valley from Arequipa - as far as I remember we stopped by a village because we were looking for Condors, or maybe just to look at the fantastic view. But I managed to get a shot of this lovely lady, wearing the most stunning colours. I love the way she's gripping onto the rope holding the llama - and what a beautiful llama!" - Debra Hayman 960 1280


"Cape Coast, Ghana. This was taken during a semester abroad in Ghana. I took a weekend trip to Cape Coast and this was the view looking out the 'Door of No Return' at the Cape Coast Castle." - Justin Bush 960 1280


"The Plitvice Falls [in Croatia] are truly beautiful, it is hard not to take a good picture. Make sure if you are there to go down to the bottom of the falls." - Ross Cooper 960 1280


"Bled Castle, Slovenia. Little known fact...visit the wine cellar and resident monk in Bled Castle...he might just invite you to join him in his demonstration! Spring is a very nice season in Slovenia especially April and May when colourful wild flowers bloom everywhere on the lush highland meadows. If you're budget conscious then this time of the year is perfect for a visit because of off-season rates." - Wendy A. Cooper 960 1280


"this is a sand dune in Namibia made by wind and time. [It took] several hours to climb & when we started it was freezing but when we made it to the top it was very hot." - PurrplePam Carter
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"Gallagher show in Dewey Beach - hilarious!! #TwitPict" - Anthony Bourdain 960 1280


"Wife attacks! @OttaviaBourdain" - Anthony Bourdain 960 1280


"Dinner for 2 and a half" - Anthony Bourdain 960 1280


"With some of the people who make it possible for me to live out my dreams. #attentionmustbepaid" - Adam Richman 960 1280


"With the two remarkably kind guys who visited the wounded troops w/ me. NASCAR legends Richard Childress & Kurt Busch." - Adam Richman 960 1280


"@AaronGoodwin @agoodwincollect Big Steppin through the woods on my hike :)" - Aaron Goodwin 960 1280


"Also in black razor back lady's tank tops." - Aaron Goodwin 960 1280


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"I think there is a space ship out side my window. Beam me up Scotty I'm ready" - Aaron Goodwin 960 1280


"Just got to Nashville for some lunch and see the town for a bit." - Aaron Goodwin 960 1280


"Downtown Nashville is crazy" - Zak Bagans 960 1280


"Weird, just snapped this pic and the guy from TRON appeared." - Zak Bagans 960 1280


"breathe with me" - Zak Bagans 960 1280


"Ethan Gold all his glory" - Andrew Zimmern 960 1280


"Dorito throwback taco flavor! Wow." - Andrew Zimmern 960 1280


"Yum granola... My favorite." - Andrew Zimmern 960 1280


11 Photos

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

Timothy Hughes / iStockphoto  

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

yunus emre karakoyunlu / iStockphoto  

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

Spencer Platt / Getty Images  

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

Alina Solovyova-Vincent / iStockphoto  

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

Alina Solovyova-Vincent / iStockphoto  

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

Eduard Andras / iStockphoto  

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

Sebastien Cote / iStockphoto  

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

Alina Solovyova-Vincent / iStockphoto  

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

Ethan Miller  

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