Traveling for A Wedding Gown

When a friend of mine visited me when I lived in Albuquerque, New Mexico, another friend got us tickets to see the Today Show when it was filmed for a week in Old Town. She won the tickets through a radio promotion call in. From what I recall, we had to be at Old Town by 4 AM since filming started at 7 AM. If it’s a live show that goes on at 7 AM in New York, filming before the sun comes up in a later time zone is a reality of real time television.

The Today Show is fond of doing segments that get people to tune in and travel to somewhere. This time it’s wedding dresses that are the lure. If you’re in the market for a wedding or a wedding gown, here’s a reason to travel. If you’re THE chosen winner, the show will give you a wedding that Martha Stewart puts together. Even if you’re not picked as THE wedding couple, the first 50 eligible brides to show up at 3 of the interview spots will get a free wedding dress from Filene’s Basement. Maybe you’ll get lucky. You have to show up at 4 a.m. so if you’re an early riser, head on over to one of these places. Get an application and details from the Today Show Web site. Check a site like Hotwire. There are a lot of cheap flights to some of these places. If nothing else, this is a fun way for a quick trip.

  • Las Vegas, Tuesday, July 24 at the Venetian
  • Miami, Wednesday, July 25, Loews Miami Beach Hotel
  • Chicago, Thursday, July 26 at WMAQ-TV, NBC Tower
  • New York, Friday, July 27 at Today Show Plaza. (New York not included in the brides dress give-a-way.)

My brother-in-law and sister-in-law won a radio promotion wedding to Las Vegas for Valentine’s Day years ago, so it can happen. People do win these things. At least you may go home with a dress or some vacation memories and a tale to tell.

Travel Channel’s Most Haunted Live Showtimes

Most Haunted
Alas, the weekend paranormal lovers and Halloween fanatics have been waiting for all month long has arrived! As I type this very blog many have probably made way into the town dressed in the most frightening costume for a creepy soiree of sorts. However, I am aware that there are several too afraid of the dark to go lurking the night streets just days before Halloween actually arrives. Lock yourself in, double-bolt the door and be sure to turn off all the porch lights you scary cats. You needn’t leave your home to have an encounter with the third kind, you can invite them over. Just turn your television to the Travel Channel and travel vicariously to some of the Most Haunted places around! And as a courtesy to all of you arm chair trick-or-treating individuals I am including the program show times below, although you will need to swing through to the Travel Channel to find out all the horrifying details on what you’ll be viewing.

Most Haunted Live! 2006 schedule:

Sunday, October 29:
4 p.m. to 7 p.m. ET/PT -LIVE

Monday, October 30:
4 p.m. to 7 p.m. – LIVE; 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. – encore; and 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. – encore

Tuesday, October 31:
4 p.m. to 7 p.m. – LIVE; 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. – encore; and 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. – encore