Auburn Silences Oregon’s Quack

January 11, 2011, 4:05 PM  | 

Congratulations to the Auburn Tigers and the state of Alabama for their 22-19 defeat of the Oregon Ducks during last night’s Tostitos BCS National Championship Game in Glendale, AZ.  A 19-yard field goal with only seconds remaining in the game officially ended the 2011 college bowl season, leaving the undefeated Horned Frogs of TCU (Texas Christian) with a bad case of the “What ifs?”.  If you’re still hyped up what to see more, check out our 2011 College Bowls slideshow and College Football Weekends.

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New Year, New TV Shows on Travel Channel

January 10, 2011, 7:03 PM  |   

It’s a new year with a new season of TV shows on Travel Channel! If you missed the season premiere of The Wild Within with Steven Rinella, TC.com can get you up to speed in time for the next episode on Sunday at 9 E/P. Author and outdoorsman Steven Rinella sat down with us for an interview to talk about various topics, including his life as an avid hunter/gatherer, his code and his family.

On The Wild Within, Steven explores crabbing in Alaska, searches for wild ingredients to make traditional pa’ina in Hawaii, gathers snails and other edibles in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park and re-creates Lewis & Clark’s original trek through the Missouri Breaks.

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Airport Security Cracks Down on Underwear

January 10, 2011, 6:50 PM  |  Scanner Underwear

There’s a new travel item that we thought you should know about. It’s underwear designed to hide your naughty bits during a full-body scan at the airport. That’s the good news if you don’t want TSA employees peeking at your nether regions. The bad news is that you could still get a pat-down (or grope-n-go, as I like to call it) to ensure that you’re not concealing a weapon, according to a post on the Transportation Security Administration’s blog.

In case you didn’t know, the underwear has been imprinted with a special ink that creates an opaque blur to help keep your private parts private. The new undies, T-shirts and boxer briefs each cost about $15 — and that’s a pretty expensive pat-down in my book.

With or without the new undies, you’ll need to acclimate yourself with the most recent changes in airport security. So check out our slideshow of airport pat-downs and full-body scans.



Plan Ahead With Our 2011 Planner

January 10, 2011, 6:36 PM  |  2011 Planner

Need some help to plan your next getaway? TravelChannel.com has a new monthly planner that provides you with great information about some of the biggest events each month. Use our planner as a source of inspiration to plot out your next journey.

Get the details about upcoming events, including the Disney World Marathon, Sundance Film Festival, Winter X Games, New York Fashion Week, Venice Carnival, the Grammys, Nordic World Ski Championships, South Beach Food & Wine Festival and more. Stay ahead of the game and use our 2011 Travel Planner as your guide.

An App a Day!

January 10, 2011, 6:22 PM  |  30 Days of Apps

The Digital Age is upon us, and there’s no better way to navigate the travel clutter than with our new feature, 30 Days of Apps. We’ve enlisted apps expert Bob Tedeschi to review some of the hottest travel apps out there.

Bob — who has written about e-commerce, technology and travel for the “New York Times” — offers honest advice, reviewing a mobile app each day for the remainder of January. Find out if Yelp!, Google Goggles, Trip Advisor, Kayak and 25 other apps will really help to make your next travel experience easier.

If apps aren’t your thing, then check out our Travel Gadget Gift Guide and the Travel Channel Gear Guide for some fun gift ideas for you or the frequent traveler in your life.