Chestnuts Roasting…

The air is crisp and cold now and  “A Charlie Brown Christmas” and “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” just aired, which means ‘Tis the Season for another annual ritual – roasting chestnuts. A friend revealed she had never had them before and had no idea how to do it. You don’t have to know how to cook in order to roast chestnuts. It’s as easy as boiling water… Continue reading

Celebrity Travel Spotlight: Travel Channel’s Marcus Sakey

Marcus Sakey is known for his best-sellilng thriller novels, but now he’s about to embark on a new journey as host of Travel Channel’s new show “Hidden City” which premieres Tuesday Dec. 6 at 10 p.m. He likens the show to “Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations” meets “Castle.” Marcus travels the country to dig up untold stories, writing each episode, acting as a personal guide to each city’s past. In the first episode, he explore his hometown of Chicago and viewers will meet America’s first and some say worst serial killer, H.H. Holmes, walk the footsteps of gangster John Dillinger and look into the 1968 DNC riots. Here are some of his favorite places to visit in America… Continue reading

Celebrity Travel Spotlight: SPEED’s Marianela Pereyra

SPEED reporter Marianela Pereyra joined “Trackside,” which airs Friday evenings during NASCAR season, a few months back towards the end of the season. She’s worked on “Poker After Dark,” “World Series of Poker,” Fuse TV and “Road Trip” on ESPNU. As a frequent traveler, here are Marianela’s favorite places in the country… Continue reading