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Samantha Brown's Places to Love

Samantha Brown's Places to Love

For more than 17 years, TV host Samantha Brown has been exploring all four corners of the world, visiting more than 260 cities in 62 countries, sharing her adventures and introducing new cultures to viewers. Now, the two-time Emmy Award-winner embarks on her next journey with her new travel series SAMANTHA BROWN'S PLACES TO LOVE. Unlike a traditional travelogue show with a formulaic itinerary, PLACES TO LOVE delivers decidedly refreshing and enriching travel experiences by taking viewers on a discovery of the emotional heart of travel and highlighting the people who are changing, challenging and strengthening a destination. From Brooklyn, New York and Monterey, California to Shanghai, China and Donegal in Ireland, Samantha seeks out the little-known spots and haunts where innovators and disrupters are creating a brand new travel experience. Whether it's through food and drink, art and design, culture or adventure, at the end of each episode, viewers will have a well-curated list of new experiences that focus on not just how to visit a destination, but how to fully immerse in it. The 13-part series encourages viewers to experience the passion of people and the soul of a place in a way that only traveling can do. Samantha's career as a television travel host happened by accident. A producer spotted her work in a commercial and recommended her to the Travel Channel in 1999 to audition for a new show called Great Vacation Homes. A decade of various series followed, including Great Hotels, Passport to Europe, Passport to Latin America, Samantha Brown's Asia, The Trip, 50/50, and many others. Samantha's fun-loving style has made her a beloved and engaging television personality whose approach is less expert and more a person you would want to travel with.

Latest Episodes

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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/-vjyeCm_xvM_OU7yBpzAcg==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Samantha starts her visit in Charm City at the American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM). From there she gets her “Full Hon” on at the wildly popular and yearly HonFest. Samantha also meets historian Lou Fields to learn about the deep American roots within the Fells Point docks. /episodes/get/91470 /episode/91470 Baltimore, Maryland /episode-player/91470

Samantha starts her visit in Charm City at the American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM) and meets its founder, who together tour this truly inspiring and original facility that is filled unique and visual works of art. Hitting the Sunday farmers' market, Samantha meets Chef Thomas, who picks up some local ingredients for his soul food restaurant, Ida B's Table. Joining Chef Thomas and his wife for a bite, Samantha is invited to taste some of their brunch inspirations, as they discuss the importance of community and how their restaurant serves as a conduit for it.

Air date:
Fri, 03/08/2019 - 04:00
WGBY 57/HD
Sun Apr 14th, 12:00pm
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Sun Apr 7th, 11:00pm
Mon Apr 8th, 5:00am
Wed May 22nd, 11:00pm
Thu May 23rd, 5:00am
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/j7BDFdp8PtJbmhOXJd1xrQ==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Samantha’s epic cruise along the Rhine River includes a stop at Freiburg, Germany, which is the gateway to the Black Forest; Strasbourg, France and the Petite France neighborhood, and the iconic Heidelberg Castle. /episodes/get/91244 /episode/91244 Rhine River Cruise /episode-player/91244

Samantha takes an epic trip along the Rhine River, first stopping at Freiburg, Germany, where she learns about the unique bachle water system and how this city is the gateway to the Black Forest. Next stop, Samantha visits a workshop, whose craftspeople work on restoration pieces for the famed Strasbourg Cathedral in Strasbourg, France, and then takes a stroll through the picturesque Petite France neighborhood. In Heidelberg, Germany, Samantha learns of its rich history while touring the iconic Heidelberg Castle.

Air date:
Fri, 02/15/2019 - 04:00
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Sun Apr 7th, 12:00pm
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Thu Apr 4th, 5:00am
Sun May 19th, 11:00pm
Mon May 20th, 5:00am
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/2SkpWseWzcOk8DB2UcI5YQ==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Samantha is instantly engulfed in Cajun and Zydeco music at the Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival. The journey continues with a visit to Tabasco to learn the 5-year process of bottling the hot sauce, followed by a kayak tour through the local swamps. /episodes/get/91133 /episode/91133 Lafayette and Cajun Country, LA /episode-player/91133

Arriving at the Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival is certainly entertaining for Samantha, who is instantly engulfed in dance and music (Cajun and Zydeco), and gets to watch band favorites jam before packed crowds. Piquing her musical interest, Samantha ventures off to Martin Accordions, who have been crafting custom accordions for major Cajun and Zydeco stars for decades. With a full understanding of the local music, Samantha gets her step on by visiting Glide Studios and learns how the locals dance, Cajun-style.

Air date:
Fri, 02/08/2019 - 04:00
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Wed May 15th, 11:00pm
Thu May 16th, 5:00am
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/4TQBBgLB9xhzkvWrzkdbdw==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Samantha begins her journey on a tour in Yeonnam-Dong, a re-purposed green space filled with a resurgence of diverse restaurants and coffee shops; visits the Korean Stone Art Museum and strolls through the Yeouido Cherry Blossom Festival. /episodes/get/91003 /episode/91003 Seoul, South Korea /episode-player/91003

Seoul is a huge metropolis and the capital of South Korea, where high-tech and pop culture meet palaces and street markets. Samantha starts her journey off by taking a tour in Yeonnam-Dong, with Charlie, an ex-pat living in Seoul for the past 10 years. This neighborhood has been re-purposed into a green space filled with a resurgence of diverse restaurants, and most importantly, coffee shops, where Samantha and Charlie try some of the area's best coffee.

Air date:
Fri, 02/01/2019 - 04:00
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Sun May 12th, 11:00pm
Mon May 13th, 5:00am
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/DMKyXj2ekzFBBuCn2TDCzQ==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Samantha visits the New Mexico Capitol Art Collection; hikes to the peak of Dale Ball Trail #9 overlooking the entire city, and then navigates the Margarita Trail of Santa Fe at the legendary Cowgirl BBQ. /episodes/get/90170 /episode/90170 Santa Fe, NM /episode-player/90170

When ordering a breakfast burrito in Santa Fe, you must specify red, green or Christmas, which is a combination of these two spicy chile pepper sauces. Samantha finds this out quickly at the popular Tia Sophia's, as she meets the renowned cartoonist, Ricardo Cate, whose Native American inspired cartoons combine politics with humor. From there, Samantha visits the New Mexico Capitol Art Collection, where the works of New Mexico artists are on display at the State Capitol Legislature building for all to experience.

Air date:
Fri, 01/25/2019 - 04:00
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Wed May 8th, 11:00pm
Thu May 9th, 5:00am
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/SqPnMnxZSyWdlYGMLLUVqw==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false The Valais Region is home to Barryland, where Samantha visits the living museum that serves as a breeder for the famed St. Bernard dogs. In Geneva, Samantha visits the historic Beau Rivage Geneva hotel, and in Nendaz Samantha takes a gondola ride to the top of the Alps. /episodes/get/90015 /episode/90015 Lake Geneva and the Valais, Switzerland /episode-player/90015

Of all the magnificent regions in Switzerland, the Valais Region is home to Barryland, where Samantha visits this living museum that serves as a breeder for the famed St. Bernard dogs. Off to Geneva, Samantha visits the historic Beau Rivage Geneva hotel and talks about its legacy with the great grandson of its founder. Samantha then takes a stroll through Old Town, walking past the world's longest bench while making her way to Initium, where she learns about the watchmaking tradition and assists in designing an authentic Swiss watch.

Air date:
Thu, 01/17/2019 - 05:00
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