Archives for December, 2013

What You Missed on Ultimate Survival Alaska: Over the Falls

WARNING SPOILERS! If you haven’t watched episode three, stop reading now! In the third leg of Season Two, the teams are dropped into Turner Lake at a remote corner of Tongass National Forrest. Once across the lake, the teams will have cross thick forest, waterfalls, and navigate the rough open waters of Steven’s Passage to…

Explore Alaska’s Lethal Landscapes

Tonight, the Ultimate Survival: Alaska crews go ‘Over the Falls’, taking on a watery gauntlet of 70-foot waterfalls and dangerous open seas.  However, the treachery of Alaska’s terrain extends further than just its waters. Get to know the dangers of the Last Frontier, from hidden crevasses to 98% of America’s brown bear population, with our handy…

Spills, Chills, and Bears–What You Missed on Ultimate Survival Alaska: Savage Beasts

Spoiler Alert: If you haven’t watched the second episode and of Ultimate Survival Alaska, read no further! Spoilers ahead…   This week the teams of Ultimate Survival Alaska are dropped straight into the heart of bear country. Chichagof Island is 2,050 square miles of rugged terrain, 742 miles of coastline and chock full of roving…

The Last Saw: Watch Tonight’s ‘Big Bad Wood’ Season Finale

Tonight, Big Bad Wood‘s season of felling trees, wrangling unruly crewmates and fighting for clients in suburban Boston concludes. On the season finale, the four Boston tree companies face challenges that could permanently alter their businesses. Owner Jay Malouf surprises Specialized Rigging and Tree Care greenhorn Ted with a formidable task: taking down his first…

A ‘Diggers’ Christmas Eve: Catch The All-Day Marathon

Finished your holiday shopping early? Need a break from all the Christmas movies? We’ve got you covered with a day-long Diggers marathon, featuring all-new episodes that follow the adventures of treasure hunters KG and Ringy. The two metal detecting buffs “King George” Wyant and Tim “The Ringmaster” Saylor take their hobby seriously, traveling the country looking…

Which Ultimate Survival: Alaska Team Are You On?

Military, Woodsmen, Mountaineers and Endurance: the four teams on Ultimate Survival: Alaska are equally matched and eager to win. Tonight, the teams set off on the Alaska Panhandle from Chichagof Island. Their routes will take them through the dangerous heart of bear country, home to more brown bears per square mile than any other place on earth. After winning…

Discover the Wonders of La Sagrada Familia

130 years: the amount of time the exquisite cathedral of La Sagrada Familia has been under construction. Conceptualized by the brilliant Catalan modernist Antoni Gaudi, the Barcelona cathedral boasts his trademark unorthodox design, one that continues to challenge contemporary architects today. Heralded as one of the world’s most striking buildings, La Sagrada Familia is famous…

Watch: ‘Meltdown’ Mines Tooth Fillings For Gold

Gold-diggers, take note. Tonight, two new episodes of Meltdown follow the fiercely competitive world of urban treasure hunting. These precious metals experts employ unorthodox methods of gold prospecting to scrape up profits from junkyards, pawn shops and city streets, hoping to recover metal treasures and melt them down for cash. But the craziest stunt of the…

America’s Must-Visit Urban Parks

America’s cities wouldn’t be complete without their urban parks, from the centuries-old Boston Common to Millennium Park’s modern architecture. Learn more about exceptional city parks from each region of the country. New England: Boston Common This year, Boston placed third in the Trust for Public Land’s annual rankings of America’s most park-friendly cities. The oldest urban…

What You Missed on Ultimate Survival Alaska: Arctic Battleground

SPOILER ALERT: If you haven’t watched Episode 1 yet, read no further! In the first episode of Ultimate Survival Alaska Season 2, four teams of expert outdoorsmen—Team Endurance, Team Military, Team Mountaineers, and Team Woodsmen—are dropped into a desolate ice field above Juneau. The clock starts with a grueling three-mile glacial hike to a dog camp,…