Off Limits: Fighting Fires and More Pictures

Don fights fire, gets a behind-the-scenes look at the New Year's Eve ball, explores a military fortress inside a mountain, makes snow in California, disarms an IED and saves a bridge.

You Might Also Like

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

Thinkstock  

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

Thinkstock  

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

Thinkstock  

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

Rob Boudon, flickr  

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

John Stavely, flickr  

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

Getty Images  

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

Thinkstock  

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

Thinkstock  

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

Thinkstock  

Six-Pack Abs

Six-Pack Abs

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

Thinkstock  

The Hot List

Explore America’s most stunning scenery.
Join the conversation on Social Media!
Stay updated on the latest travel tips and trends.
Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss Travel Channel in your favorite social media feeds.