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Don Wildman's adventurous spirit and hyper-driven curiosity uncovers hidden and forgotten spaces and exposes the deep, dark secrets hidden in America's most traveled cities.

 

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Ghosts
See a Ghost (and/or Alien)

See a Ghost (and/or Alien)

I'm not particularly into ghosts or, for that matter, UFOs. If I saw one, it would probably terrify me. But I'm fascinated by the fact that all these ghost/UFO shows never really address the truly freaky side of things. That is to say, if there are ghosts/aliens, then there could be just about anything! Right? 960 1280

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Learn to Pilot a Whitewater Canoe/Yacht

Learn to Pilot a Whitewater Canoe/Yacht

Thrill-seeker, what can I say? I was watching the kite-boarders on Martha's Vineyard last summer and, man, I want that, too. If only I could just string together any number of days back in CA not working I'll get me some skills. But then, of course, I wouldn't have a job and that would be bad, right? Ugh, dilemma of life. 960 1280

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Sail Across the Atlantic

Sail Across the Atlantic

Because my Quaker ancestors did it in 1652 -- without a satellite phone. Talk about terrifying. To honor them, I will make the crossing. Got Milk Run? 960 1280

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A New York Dining Adventure

A New York Dining Adventure

In New York, have breakfast in a greasy spoon, lunch at a 3-star restaurant, dinner at a 5-star restaurant and drinks at the Plaza. Just a stupid idea for the perfect day. 960 1280

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Learn to Speak French

Learn to Speak French

Sitting at a cafe in Paris and speaking fluently with a waiter. Sweet revenge for all the awkward tourist moments of my past. Everyone needs a foreign tongue, especially, if you ask me, Americans. Automatically de-isolates you, and that is good. 960 1280

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Motorcycle to Panama -- and Beyond.

Motorcycle to Panama -- and Beyond.

I have several letters my Uncle Alan wrote to his brother, my dad, all sent (and stamped) from the Canal Zone. He served down there in WWII -- but it's a murky chapter of family history because the man died at 26. Leukemia. I've been told I look like him. So, sud I go. Noble reason to drink tequila -- first stop, Mexico. Then, the Isthmus (world's greatest word). 960 1280

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Learn to Weld

Learn to Weld

Real men weld. Wear the mask, meld the metal. Build my own bridge -- or, at least, a bookshelf. 960 1280

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Dive with a Cousteu

Dive with a Cousteu

I'm on television because of Jacques Cousteau. I have seen the ocean depths because of that man. It would be a spectacular honor to meet his offspring, especially underwater. Maybe we can take a submersible to the sea-bottom and complete my fantasy. 960 1280

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Learn to Sew, Knit, and … Crochet?

Learn to Sew, Knit, and … Crochet?

How cool to sit down at one of those machines and actually operate it -- or pick up a pair of needles and make a damn sweater for myself? Un-manly? Not in the least -- it's liberating and off-the-grid! My mom forced my 4 sisters to learn to make their own clothes while I sat on the couch watching cartoons. I regret that choice. 960 1280

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Six-Pack Abs

Six-Pack Abs

One day I'll learn to love a sit-up. 960 1280

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Don Wildman practices bobsledding
Don Wildman practices bobsledding

Don Wildman practices bobsledding

Don visits Utah Olympic Park, site of the 2002 Winter Games, to get an up-close look at bobsledding. 960 1280

  

Don Wildman talking with a bobsled maintenance crew member

Don Wildman talking with a bobsled maintenance crew member

Don is recruited by the maintenance crew at the bobsled track to help prepare the runs. 960 1280

  

Don Wildman works on a bobsled run at the Utah Olympic Park

Don Wildman works on a bobsled run at the Utah Olympic Park

Don is put to work on the bobsled run. He needs to ensure it is safe for the athletes. 960 1280

  

Don Wildman working on the bobsled run

Don Wildman working on the bobsled run

It's hard work preparing the runs -- every rough patch needs to be fixed. 960 1280

  

Don Wildman in front of the ski jump at Utah Olympic Park

Don Wildman in front of the ski jump at Utah Olympic Park

Don poses in front of the the ski jump at Utah Olympic Park. Think he'll take a test jump? 960 1280

  

Don Wildman at NASA's Vehicle Assembly Building

Don Wildman at NASA's Vehicle Assembly Building

Don visits NASA's Vehicle Assembly Building at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The building is the largest single-story building in the world. 960 1280

  

Don Wildman in front of a NASA crawler transporter

Don Wildman in front of a NASA crawler transporter

Don shoots a scene in front of one of NASA’s crawler transporters. They are used to move rockets and shuttles to the launch pad. 960 1280

  

NASA's Vehicle Assembly Building

NASA's Vehicle Assembly Building

From 1968 to 2011, the NASA's Vehicle Assembly Building was where US manned space vehicles were built and stored. 960 1280

  

Don Wildman chatting with Jim Bolton

Don Wildman chatting with Jim Bolton

Don discusses NASA's Vehicle Assembly Building with expert Jim Bolton. He learns that the building is 526 feet tall. 960 1280

  

Don Wildman at the Wynn Las Vegas discussing the show Le Reve

Don Wildman at the Wynn Las Vegas discussing the show Le Reve

Don visits the Wynn Las Vegas to get a behind-the-scenes look at the show "Le Reve." 960 1280

  

Don Wildman diving into the tank for Le Reve

Don Wildman diving into the tank for Le Reve

Don prepares to dive into the "Le Reve" tank to help the aquatics crew get ready for the evening's performance. 960 1280

  

Don Wildman at the Wolf Creek Dam

Don Wildman at the Wolf Creek Dam

Don travels to Kentucky to check out the Wolf Creek Dam Seepage Rehabilitation Project on the Cumberland River. 960 1280

  

Don Wildman and Kathy Lusk at the Wolf Creek Dam

Don Wildman and Kathy Lusk at the Wolf Creek Dam

Don and project expert Kathy Luck discuss the seepage problems of the dam and the efforts underway to resolve them. 960 1280

  

Don Wildman and Tillman the surfing dog on a float
Don Wildman and Tillman the surfing dog on a float

Don Wildman and Tillman the surfing dog on a float

Don loves to catch some waves with Tillman the surfing dog on top of the Natural Balance Rose Bowl Parade float. 960 1280

  

Don Wildman and Beverly Stansbury

Don Wildman and Beverly Stansbury

Don and Beverly Stansbury discuss the float-making process at the Fiesta Floats facility. 960 1280

  

Don Wildman discussing the technical side of the parade float

Don Wildman discussing the technical side of the parade float

Don investigates the technical side of trying to steer a 150-foot-long float such as the Natural Balance Rose Bowl float. 960 1280

  

Don Wildman in the Natural Balance float

Don Wildman in the Natural Balance float

Who's ready for a parade? Don sure is as he sits in the driver's seat of the Natural Balance float. 960 1280

  

Tillman the surfing dog

Tillman the surfing dog

Tillman has been surfing and skateboarding since he was a puppy. He will ride the waves on top of the Natural Balance float during the parade. 960 1280

  

Don Wildman with bourbon barrels

Don Wildman with bourbon barrels

Don heads to Kentucky to try his hand at raising bourbon barrels. 960 1280

  

Cripple Creek Gold Mine Quarry

Cripple Creek Gold Mine Quarry

Don travels to the Cripple Creek gold mine quarry in Colorado to pour some gold. 960 1280

  

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