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.

Sat, Oct 1 10:00 A.M. Houston, Texas     NHPBS

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.

Sun, Oct 2 12:00 P.M. Ft. Myers and Sanibel Island, Florida     NHPBS

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.

Mon, Oct 3 6:30 P.M. Naples and Paradise Coast of Florida     NH EXPLORE

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.

Tue, Oct 4 6:30 P.M. Christchurch, New Zealand     NH EXPLORE

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

Wed, Oct 5 6:30 P.M. Baltimore, Maryland     NH EXPLORE

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.

Thu, Oct 6 6:30 P.M. Food Around The World     NH EXPLORE

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

Fri, Oct 7 10:30 A.M. Naples and Paradise Coast of Florida     NH CREATE

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.

Fri, Oct 7 5:30 P.M. Naples and Paradise Coast of Florida     NH CREATE

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.

Fri, Oct 7 6:30 P.M. Charleston, South Carolina     NH EXPLORE

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

Sat, Oct 8 10:00 A.M. Louisville & Bourbon County, Ky     NHPBS

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, Oct 9 12:00 P.M. Samantha's Tips for Making Travel Count     NHPBS

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.

Mon, Oct 10 6:30 P.M. Central North Island, New Zealand     NH EXPLORE

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.

Tue, Oct 11 6:30 P.M. Budapest, Hungary     NH EXPLORE

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

Wed, Oct 12 6:30 P.M. The Florida Keys & Key West     NH EXPLORE

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.

Thu, Oct 13 6:30 P.M. Top of the South Island, NZ     NH EXPLORE

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.

Fri, Oct 14 10:30 A.M. Christchurch, New Zealand     NH CREATE

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

Fri, Oct 14 5:30 P.M. Christchurch, New Zealand     NH CREATE

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

Fri, Oct 14 6:30 P.M. Sonoma County, California     NH EXPLORE

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.

Sat, Oct 15 10:00 A.M. Colorado Springs, Colorado     NHPBS

Colorado Springs is branding itself "Olympic City USA".

Sun, Oct 16 12:00 P.M. Asheville, North Carolina     NHPBS

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.

Mon, Oct 17 6:30 P.M. Sailing The British Virgin Islands     NH EXPLORE

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

Tue, Oct 18 6:30 P.M. Dallas, Texas     NH EXPLORE

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

Wed, Oct 19 6:30 P.M. Lakes & Mountains of New Hampshire     NH EXPLORE

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.

Thu, Oct 20 6:30 P.M. Phoenix, Arizona     NH EXPLORE

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.

Fri, Oct 21 10:30 A.M. Baltimore, Maryland     NH CREATE

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.

Fri, Oct 21 5:30 P.M. Baltimore, Maryland     NH CREATE

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.

Fri, Oct 21 6:30 P.M. Vienna, Austria     NH EXPLORE

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.

Sat, Oct 22 10:00 A.M. San Antonio, Texas     NHPBS

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, Oct 23 12:00 P.M. The Jersey Shore and More     NHPBS

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

Mon, Oct 24 6:30 P.M. The Southern Finger Lakes, Ny     NH EXPLORE

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.

Tue, Oct 25 6:30 P.M. Auckland, New Zealand     NH EXPLORE

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.

Wed, Oct 26 6:30 P.M. The Coastline of Maine     NH EXPLORE

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.

Thu, Oct 27 6:30 P.M. Miami, Florida     NH EXPLORE

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

Fri, Oct 28 10:30 A.M. Food Around The World     NH CREATE

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

Fri, Oct 28 5:30 P.M. Food Around The World     NH CREATE

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

Fri, Oct 28 6:33 P.M. Quebec City, Canada     NH EXPLORE

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

Sat, Oct 29 10:00 A.M. Boston, Massachusetts     NHPBS

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

Sun, Oct 30 12:00 P.M. Genesee River Valley, Ny     NHPBS

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.

Mon, Oct 31 6:30 P.M. Dutchess County/Hudson Valley, Ny     NH EXPLORE

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.

Tue, Nov 1 6:30 P.M. The Food Special     NH EXPLORE

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

Wed, Nov 2 6:30 P.M. Ft. Myers and Sanibel Island, Florida     NH EXPLORE

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.

Thu, Nov 3 6:30 P.M. Samantha's Tips for Making Travel Count     NH EXPLORE

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.

Fri, Nov 4 6:30 P.M. Asheville, North Carolina     NH EXPLORE

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, Nov 6 12:00 P.M. Houston, Texas     NHPBS

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.

Mon, Nov 7 6:30 P.M. The Jersey Shore and More     NH EXPLORE

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

Tue, Nov 8 6:30 P.M. Genesee River Valley, Ny     NH EXPLORE

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, Nov 9 6:30 P.M. Houston, Texas     NH EXPLORE

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.

Thu, Nov 10 6:30 P.M. Louisville & Bourbon County, Ky     NH EXPLORE

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.

Fri, Nov 11 6:30 P.M. Colorado Springs, Colorado     NH EXPLORE

Colorado Springs is branding itself "Olympic City USA".


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