"Looks like your shelters are about to be tested!" our instructor says as the temperature drops and a massive front rolls off the Continental Divide. The air fills with ozone as eight of us run into the forest to gather and stack more pine boughs atop the lean-tos we constructed an hour earlier.
The SyFy channel calls Virginia City, Nevada one of America's most haunted towns. Lining its wood-paneled sidewalks are allegedly haunted houses and the professional ghost-hunters who roam their historic halls.
Like any business, hotels have their secrets. And after spending more than 20 years working in and improving struggling hotels, I've learned them all -- the good, the bad and the ugly. Now, just like I do on Travel Channel's "Hotel Impossible"each week, I'm sharing my expertise with you.
Will a CNN audience appreciate Bourdain's drunken, obscenity-laced observations? Will he still be interesting after CNN files down his rough edges? Whose cable career arc will he more closely emulate, Jimmy Kimmel's or Craig Kilborn's? It hardly matters.