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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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Wed Jun 12th, 11:00pm
Thu Jun 13th, 5:00am

Samantha explores the natural beauty of Lake Taupo by kayak and stops off for a soak in the hot springs before hiking upstream to the magnificent Huka Falls. At Te Puia, Samantha experiences Pohutu, the largest geyser in the Southern Hemisphere and learns how to cook in boiling hot geo-thermal pools. She also meets Katz, who heads the woodworking school of the New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute, and talks about the Maori culture and the struggle to keep the culture alive.

Air date:
Fri, 03/29/2019 - 05:00
WGBY Create
Sun Jun 9th, 11:00pm
Mon Jun 10th, 5:00am
Wed Jul 24th, 11:00pm
Thu Jul 25th, 5:00am

The Holy City certainly has quite the history, as Samantha takes a walking tour through its hidden alleyways and the French Quarter. From blacksmithing to woodworking, Samantha learns about the mission and importance of the American College of the Building Arts (ACBA) along with its founding inspiration, blacksmith Philip Simmons. It is rice harvesting time, and Samantha learns about this old tradition on one of the few local farms that has kept the tradition alive and well.

Air date:
Fri, 03/22/2019 - 05:00
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Wed Jun 5th, 11:00pm
Thu Jun 6th, 5:00am
Sun Jul 21st, 11:00pm
Mon Jul 22nd, 5:00am
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/1uPoRmjCYzjLRO5vDHnaVQ==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Samantha learns the art of chocolate making in Interlaken, Switzerland; tries her hand at making duck schnitzel in Texas Hill Country; makes a “Christmas” enchilada in Santa Fe; experiences a traditional “Hangi” feast in Whakatane, New Zealand, and discovers the secrets of making gin in Montreal. /episodes/get/91537 /episode/91537 International Food Show /episode-player/91537

While visiting the Swiss city of Interlaken, Samantha learns the art of chocolate making in a "funky" way. In Orange County, California Samantha learns about the Vietnamese community in the city of Westminster while making spring rolls. On a road trip through Texas Hill Country she stops in and tries her hand at making duck schnitzel in keeping with the historical roots of the region. In New Zealand, Samantha engages with the local Maori community in the city of Whakatane and learns how the traditional feast "Hangi" is made. What's food, without a drink?

Air date:
Fri, 03/15/2019 - 05:00
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Sun Jun 2nd, 11:00pm
Mon Jun 3rd, 5:00am
Wed Jul 17th, 11:00pm
Thu Jul 18th, 5:00am
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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 Create
Wed Jul 10th, 11:00pm
Thu Jul 11th, 5:00am
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/GwTLHbBeewzI_ABjwI022Q==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Samantha’s Paradise Coast adventure includes a kayak tour in the salt-waters of Everglades National Park, a visit to the Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens, and then an introduction to Clyde Butcher, the Ansel dams-esque photographer of the Everglades. /episodes/get/91273 /episode/91273 Naples and Paradise Coast of Florida /episode-player/91273

Samantha starts her Paradise Coast adventure off with a kayak tour in the salt-waters of Everglades National Park, while learning about the local eco system and remote mangroves. Back on land, Samantha visits the Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens and meets Uno, a rescued blind Florida Panther. The Bayshore Arts District is certainly up-and-coming, and Samantha learns this after meeting a local designer, who specializes in re-imaging jewelry in a fresh way.

Air date:
Fri, 02/22/2019 - 04:00
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Sun Jul 7th, 11:00pm
Mon Jul 8th, 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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