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.

Sun, May 22 12:00 P.M. Boston, Massachusetts     NH CREATE

Samantha takes to the Charles River joining the Boston University Women's Lightweight Rowing team and gets a taste of this celebrated sport.

Sun, May 22 12:30 P.M. Lakes & Mountains of New Hampshire     NH CREATE

Visiting her hometown state, Samantha arrives on Lake Winnipesaukee aboard the M/S Mount Washington and goes straight to Funspot, the world's largest arcade.

Sun, May 22 1:00 P.M. Louisville & Bourbon County, Ky     NH CREATE

Kentucky is synonymous with Bourbon. At Buffalo Trace Distillery, Samantha talks all things Bourbon with third generation employee, Freddie Johnson, including the history of Bourbon and how it got named.

Sun, May 22 1:30 P.M. Asheville, North Carolina     NH CREATE

Samantha kicks off her visit with a drive through the Blue Ridge Mountains, then stops off at a Pop-Up Mini Fair and talks with local artists.

Sun, May 22 2:00 P.M. Genesee River Valley, Ny     NH CREATE

At the Abbey of the Genesee, Samantha talks with Father Isaac about the history of the Abbey and the popular Monks' Bread that the church's Trappist monks have been producing since the 1950's to help support the Abbey.

Sun, May 22 2:30 P.M. The Southern Finger Lakes, Ny     NH CREATE

At the Corning Museum of Glass, Samantha starts off her visit to Crystal City by learning about the history of glass and why Corning is the center of the glass world.

Sun, May 22 3:00 P.M. Colorado Springs, Colorado     NH CREATE

Colorado Springs is branding itself "Olympic City USA".

Sun, May 22 3:30 P.M. Greater Palm Springs, Ca     NH CREATE

What Art Deco is to Miami is what Mid-Century Modern is to Palm Springs.

Sun, May 22 4:00 P.M. San Antonio, Texas     NH CREATE

Samantha gets a taste of authentic Mexican carnitas and talks with James Beard-nominated Chef Alejandro Paredes at his counter-serve stand, Carnitas Lonja.

Sun, May 22 4:30 P.M. Hill Country, Texas     NH CREATE

There is a big difference between Texas and Texas Hill Country, and Samantha finds this out quickly when she takes to the road exploring these legendary lands in search of her favorite wildflower, the Texas bluebonnet.

Sun, May 22 9:00 P.M. Boston, Massachusetts     NH CREATE

Samantha takes to the Charles River joining the Boston University Women's Lightweight Rowing team and gets a taste of this celebrated sport.

Sun, May 22 9:30 P.M. Lakes & Mountains of New Hampshire     NH CREATE

Visiting her hometown state, Samantha arrives on Lake Winnipesaukee aboard the M/S Mount Washington and goes straight to Funspot, the world's largest arcade.

Mon, May 23 2:00 A.M. Boston, Massachusetts     NH CREATE

Samantha takes to the Charles River joining the Boston University Women's Lightweight Rowing team and gets a taste of this celebrated sport.

Mon, May 23 2:30 A.M. Lakes & Mountains of New Hampshire     NH CREATE

Visiting her hometown state, Samantha arrives on Lake Winnipesaukee aboard the M/S Mount Washington and goes straight to Funspot, the world's largest arcade.

Mon, May 23 9:00 P.M. Louisville & Bourbon County, Ky     NH CREATE

Kentucky is synonymous with Bourbon. At Buffalo Trace Distillery, Samantha talks all things Bourbon with third generation employee, Freddie Johnson, including the history of Bourbon and how it got named.

Mon, May 23 9:30 P.M. Asheville, North Carolina     NH CREATE

Samantha kicks off her visit with a drive through the Blue Ridge Mountains, then stops off at a Pop-Up Mini Fair and talks with local artists.

Tue, May 24 2:00 A.M. Louisville & Bourbon County, Ky     NH CREATE

Kentucky is synonymous with Bourbon. At Buffalo Trace Distillery, Samantha talks all things Bourbon with third generation employee, Freddie Johnson, including the history of Bourbon and how it got named.

Tue, May 24 2:30 A.M. Asheville, North Carolina     NH CREATE

Samantha kicks off her visit with a drive through the Blue Ridge Mountains, then stops off at a Pop-Up Mini Fair and talks with local artists.

Tue, May 24 9:00 P.M. Genesee River Valley, Ny     NH CREATE

At the Abbey of the Genesee, Samantha talks with Father Isaac about the history of the Abbey and the popular Monks' Bread that the church's Trappist monks have been producing since the 1950's to help support the Abbey.

Tue, May 24 9:30 P.M. The Southern Finger Lakes, Ny     NH CREATE

At the Corning Museum of Glass, Samantha starts off her visit to Crystal City by learning about the history of glass and why Corning is the center of the glass world.

Wed, May 25 2:00 A.M. Genesee River Valley, Ny     NH CREATE

At the Abbey of the Genesee, Samantha talks with Father Isaac about the history of the Abbey and the popular Monks' Bread that the church's Trappist monks have been producing since the 1950's to help support the Abbey.

Wed, May 25 2:30 A.M. The Southern Finger Lakes, Ny     NH CREATE

At the Corning Museum of Glass, Samantha starts off her visit to Crystal City by learning about the history of glass and why Corning is the center of the glass world.

Wed, May 25 9:00 P.M. Colorado Springs, Colorado     NH CREATE

Colorado Springs is branding itself "Olympic City USA".

Wed, May 25 9:30 P.M. Greater Palm Springs, Ca     NH CREATE

What Art Deco is to Miami is what Mid-Century Modern is to Palm Springs.

Thu, May 26 2:00 A.M. Colorado Springs, Colorado     NH CREATE

Colorado Springs is branding itself "Olympic City USA".

Thu, May 26 2:30 A.M. Greater Palm Springs, Ca     NH CREATE

What Art Deco is to Miami is what Mid-Century Modern is to Palm Springs.

Thu, May 26 9:00 P.M. San Antonio, Texas     NH CREATE

Samantha gets a taste of authentic Mexican carnitas and talks with James Beard-nominated Chef Alejandro Paredes at his counter-serve stand, Carnitas Lonja.

Thu, May 26 9:30 P.M. Hill Country, Texas     NH CREATE

There is a big difference between Texas and Texas Hill Country, and Samantha finds this out quickly when she takes to the road exploring these legendary lands in search of her favorite wildflower, the Texas bluebonnet.

Fri, May 27 2:00 A.M. San Antonio, Texas     NH CREATE

Samantha gets a taste of authentic Mexican carnitas and talks with James Beard-nominated Chef Alejandro Paredes at his counter-serve stand, Carnitas Lonja.

Fri, May 27 2:30 A.M. Hill Country, Texas     NH CREATE

There is a big difference between Texas and Texas Hill Country, and Samantha finds this out quickly when she takes to the road exploring these legendary lands in search of her favorite wildflower, the Texas bluebonnet.

Fri, May 27 10:30 A.M. Bern Region, Switzerland     NH CREATE

Many people dream of visiting Switzerland and experiencing the sheer beauty of the Alps, the gushing glacier river waters, and of course, the legendary cheeses and chocolates.

Fri, May 27 5:30 P.M. Bern Region, Switzerland     NH CREATE

Many people dream of visiting Switzerland and experiencing the sheer beauty of the Alps, the gushing glacier river waters, and of course, the legendary cheeses and chocolates.

Sun, May 29 12:00 P.M. Lafayette and Cajun Country, La     NHPBS

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.

Fri, Jun 3 10:30 A.M. Brooklyn, New York     NH CREATE

What is the difference between a Brooklyn egg cream and a Manhattan egg cream? Samantha finds out when she visits Brooklyn and meets a "jerk" at a local soda fountain.

Fri, Jun 3 5:30 P.M. Brooklyn, New York     NH CREATE

What is the difference between a Brooklyn egg cream and a Manhattan egg cream? Samantha finds out when she visits Brooklyn and meets a "jerk" at a local soda fountain.

Fri, Jun 10 10:30 A.M. Shanghai, China     NH CREATE

There is a certain mystique about the Far East, as Samantha soon discovers when she travels to Shanghai, China.

Sat, Jun 11 12:00 A.M. Big Sur and Monterey, California     NH CREATE

From Monterey to Big Sur, Samantha travels through the central coast of California.

Sat, Jun 11 1:00 P.M. Big Sur and Monterey, California     NH CREATE

From Monterey to Big Sur, Samantha travels through the central coast of California.

Sun, Jun 12 3:00 P.M. Big Sur and Monterey, California     NH CREATE

From Monterey to Big Sur, Samantha travels through the central coast of California.

Thu, Jun 16 2:00 A.M. Big Sur and Monterey, California     NH CREATE

From Monterey to Big Sur, Samantha travels through the central coast of California.

Fri, Jun 17 10:30 A.M. Huntsville, Alabama     NH CREATE

Welcome to Rocket City, home of Space Camp and the U.

Fri, Jun 17 5:30 P.M. Huntsville, Alabama     NH CREATE

Welcome to Rocket City, home of Space Camp and the U.

Fri, Jun 24 10:30 A.M. Vancouver, Canada     NH CREATE

The cosmopolitan city located on the edge of wilderness, Samantha travels to Vancouver and gets to experience firsthand the true beauty of this bustling Canadian west coast seaport.

Fri, Jun 24 5:30 P.M. Vancouver, Canada     NH CREATE

The cosmopolitan city located on the edge of wilderness, Samantha travels to Vancouver and gets to experience firsthand the true beauty of this bustling Canadian west coast seaport.

Sun, Jun 26 12:00 P.M. Rhine River Cruise     NHPBS

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.

Fri, Jul 1 10:30 A.M. Hill Country, Texas     NH CREATE

There is a big difference between Texas and Texas Hill Country, and Samantha finds this out quickly when she takes to the road exploring these legendary lands in search of her favorite wildflower, the Texas bluebonnet.

Fri, Jul 1 5:30 P.M. Hill Country, Texas     NH CREATE

There is a big difference between Texas and Texas Hill Country, and Samantha finds this out quickly when she takes to the road exploring these legendary lands in search of her favorite wildflower, the Texas bluebonnet.

Sun, Jul 3 12:00 P.M. Naples and Paradise Coast of Florida     NHPBS

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.


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Samantha Brown's Places to Love By Episode

  • Houston, Texas (#101)

    In this premiere episode, Samantha visits one of the most diverse and underrated cities in the United States: Houston, Texas.

  • Bern Region, Switzerland (#102)

    Many people dream of visiting Switzerland and experiencing the sheer beauty of the Alps, the gushing glacier river waters, and of course, the legendary cheeses and chocolates.

  • Brooklyn, New York (#103)

    What is the difference between a Brooklyn egg cream and a Manhattan egg cream? Samantha finds out when she visits Brooklyn and meets a "jerk" at a local soda fountain.

  • Shanghai, China (#104)

    There is a certain mystique about the Far East, as Samantha soon discovers when she travels to Shanghai, China.

  • Huntsville, Alabama (#105)

    Welcome to Rocket City, home of Space Camp and the U.

  • Vancouver, Canada (#106)

    The cosmopolitan city located on the edge of wilderness, Samantha travels to Vancouver and gets to experience firsthand the true beauty of this bustling Canadian west coast seaport.

  • Hill Country, Texas (#107)

    There is a big difference between Texas and Texas Hill Country, and Samantha finds this out quickly when she takes to the road exploring these legendary lands in search of her favorite wildflower, the Texas bluebonnet.

  • Big Sur and Monterey, California (#108)

    From Monterey to Big Sur, Samantha travels through the central coast of California.

  • Xi'an, China (#109)

    Samantha travels to the ancient city of Xi'an, China, that once served as China's capital and dates back over 3,000 years.

  • Ireland's Northwest Coast (#110)

    Samantha goes green and marks off the Northwest coast of Ireland from her bucket list as she starts an epic adventure in County Donegal.

  • Orange County, California (#111)

    Samantha travels to Orange County in Southern California and meets legendary surfer PT Townend, who discusses the origins of surfing.

  • Montreal, Canada (#112)

    From immersive to interactive, Montreal is a city that puts on a show of sheer artistry in practically everything that this city is involved with.

  • Oregon Rv Trip (#113)

    Samantha ends this season with an all-American family RV road trip throughout the state of Oregon.

  • Hong Kong, China (#201)

    Traveling to a city with so much to see is often a challenge, but not for Samantha!

  • Greater Palm Springs, Ca (#202)

    What Art Deco is to Miami is what Mid-Century Modern is to Palm Springs.

  • Lake Geneva and the Valais, Switzerland (#203)

    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.

  • Santa Fe, Nm (#204)

    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.

  • Seoul, South Korea (#205)

    Seoul is a huge metropolis and the capital of South Korea, where high-tech and pop culture meet palaces and street markets.

  • Lafayette and Cajun Country, La (#206)

    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.

  • Rhine River Cruise (#207)

    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.

  • Naples and Paradise Coast of Florida (#208)

    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.

  • Christchurch, New Zealand (#209)

    Samantha experiences the revival of the once earthquake devastated city of Christchurch, New Zealand by starting her journey off at the Gap Filler initiatives.

  • Baltimore, Maryland (#210)

    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.

  • International Food Show (#211)

    While visiting the Swiss city of Interlaken, Samantha learns the art of chocolate making in a "funky" way.

  • Charleston, South Carolina (#212)

    The Holy City certainly has quite the history, as Samantha takes a walking tour through its hidden alleyways and the French Quarter.

  • Central North Island, New Zealand (#213)

    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.

  • Budapest, Hungary (#301)

    Samantha takes in the stunning views overlooking the entire city atop Fisherman's Bastion on the Buda side of the Danube.

  • The Florida Keys & Key West (#302)

    Samantha takes a local food tour in Key West starting off with authentic Cuban food at El Siboney, then heads to the historic Speakeasy Inn & Rum Bar for a rum runner, the house specialty.

  • Top of the South Island, NZ (#303)

    Samantha bicycles through the sprawling Brancott Estate vineyards, which was the first to grow and bottle Sauvignon Blanc in Marlborough, and then visits the te Pa Family Vineyards, where she learns of its 800-year old Maori roots.

  • Sonoma County, California (#304)

    Samantha takes to the Sonoma coastline on a road trip stopping off at various beaches and talks to a local guide about sustainability in Sonoma, the Pacific coast and what to look for off the beaten path.

  • Sailing The British Virgin Islands (#305)

    Samantha goes sailing around the historic British Virgin Islands with Capt.

  • Dallas, Texas (#306)

    Samantha meets up with an old friend to sample some of the best barbecue in town at Pecan Lodge.

  • Lakes & Mountains of New Hampshire (#307)

    Visiting her hometown state, Samantha arrives on Lake Winnipesaukee aboard the M/S Mount Washington and goes straight to Funspot, the world's largest arcade.

  • Phoenix, Arizona (#308)

    At the Desert Botanical Garden, Samantha and traveler Jack Maxwell take in the stunning beauty of wildflowers and blooming cactus as they walk the Sonoran Desert trails.

  • Vienna, Austria (#309)

    At the 3rd Man Museum, Samantha joins Gerhard to learn about his passion for the Oscar-winning film, The 3rd Man, and also gets some insight into Vienna's fascinating history.

  • The Southern Finger Lakes, Ny (#310)

    At the Corning Museum of Glass, Samantha starts off her visit to Crystal City by learning about the history of glass and why Corning is the center of the glass world.

  • Auckland, New Zealand (#311)

    Samantha sails Auckland Harbor aboard the 2007 America's Cup winning Team New Zealand sailboat and talks with Peter Lester, a former cup competitor, coach and current sailing commentator.

  • The Coastline of Maine (#312)

    Samantha takes a road trip to Bar Harbor, enjoys breath-taking views from Acadia National Park and takes a cruise through Bass Harbor soaking in the sights of Desert Island and Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse.

  • Miami, Florida (#313)

    At Wynwood Walls, Samantha tours this unique outdoor destination featuring huge, colorful street murals by artists from around the globe.

  • Quebec City, Canada (#401)

    During Quebec Winter Carnival, Samantha starts her trip off ice canoeing on the frigid waters of the St.

  • Dutchess County/Hudson Valley, Ny (#402)

    Samantha starts off her trip to historic Dutchess County on the "Walkway Over the Hudson," taking in dramatic views over the Hudson River and surrounding Hudson Valley.

  • The Food Special (#403)

    In this special episode Samantha features new and unique food scenes from her travels.

  • Ft. Myers and Sanibel Island, Florida (#404)

    Samantha kicks off her trip with a boat ride to the remote island of Cayo Costa, where she learns about the unique place, and finds some extraordinary shells.

  • Samantha's Tips for Making Travel Count (#405)

    After 22 years and 337 episodes dedicated to travel, Samantha shares her best advice and tips on how she makes travel count no matter how near or far.

  • Asheville, North Carolina (#501)

    Samantha kicks off her visit with a drive through the Blue Ridge Mountains, then stops off at a Pop-Up Mini Fair and talks with local artists.

  • The Jersey Shore and More (#502)

    Samantha kicks off her visit to the Garden State in Cape May, the only US city designated as a National Historic Landmark.

  • Genesee River Valley, Ny (#503)

    At the Abbey of the Genesee, Samantha talks with Father Isaac about the history of the Abbey and the popular Monks' Bread that the church's Trappist monks have been producing since the 1950's to help support the Abbey.

  • Houston, Texas (#504)

    Samantha joins 3rd generation deli-man, Ziggy Gruber, in the kitchen to make matzoh ball soup then discusses Ziggy's storied family/deli history, and why his Houston-based Kenny & Ziggy's New York Delicatessen is tops in the nation.

  • Louisville & Bourbon County, Ky (#505)

    Kentucky is synonymous with Bourbon. At Buffalo Trace Distillery, Samantha talks all things Bourbon with third generation employee, Freddie Johnson, including the history of Bourbon and how it got named.

  • Colorado Springs, Colorado (#506)

    Colorado Springs is branding itself "Olympic City USA".

  • San Antonio, Texas (#507)

    Samantha gets a taste of authentic Mexican carnitas and talks with James Beard-nominated Chef Alejandro Paredes at his counter-serve stand, Carnitas Lonja.

  • Boston, Massachusetts (#508)

    Samantha takes to the Charles River joining the Boston University Women's Lightweight Rowing team and gets a taste of this celebrated sport.


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