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. At Bar Tulia, Samantha talks to Chef Betulia about the growing enthusiasm for local craft cocktails and how Naples has the best elements of Miami without it being a huge city. After enjoying a gorgeous Florida sunset, Samantha starts her day off back on the water aboard a dolphin tracking boat, where he helps find and tracks dolphins across the bay. Local spots and the fresh catch usually go hand in hand, especially at Grouper and Chips, where Samantha gets to visit this popular restaurant. Along with great food, there is a big contingent of the live music, which Samantha finds very quickly while visiting Marco Island. Finishing off her trip, Samantha meets Clyde Butcher, the Ansel Adams-esque photographer of the Everglades, who talk about the beauty of the Big Cypress swamp that has been focal point of Clyde's lens and entire career.
Episode Duration: 26 minutes and 46 seconds
Episode Number: 208
|Tue, Nov 14||6:30 P.M.||Naples and Paradise Coast of Florida NH Explore (11.2)|
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.
|Wed, Oct 4||8:00 A.M.||Belfast and Antrim Coast, Northern Ireland NH Explore (11.2)|
|Wed, Oct 4||6:30 P.M.||Cruising The Inside Passage of Alaska NH Explore (11.2)|
|Thu, Oct 5||8:00 A.M.||Cruising The Inside Passage of Alaska NH Explore (11.2)|
|Thu, Oct 5||6:30 P.M.||Madison, Wisconsin NH Explore (11.2)|
|Fri, Oct 6||8:00 A.M.||Madison, Wisconsin NH Explore (11.2)|
|Fri, Oct 6||10:30 A.M.||Montreal, Canada NH Create (11.4)|
|Fri, Oct 6||5:30 P.M.||Montreal, Canada NH Create (11.4)|
|Fri, Oct 6||6:30 P.M.||St. Augustine, Florida NH Explore (11.2)|
|Sat, Oct 7||10:00 A.M.||St. Augustine, Florida NHPBS (11.1)|
|Mon, Oct 9||8:00 A.M.||St. Augustine, Florida NH Explore (11.2)|
|Mon, Oct 9||6:30 P.M.||Big Sky, Montana NH Explore (11.2)|
|Tue, Oct 10||8:00 A.M.||Big Sky, Montana NH Explore (11.2)|
|Tue, Oct 10||6:30 P.M.||Savannah, Georgia NH Explore (11.2)|
|Wed, Oct 11||8:00 A.M.||Savannah, Georgia NH Explore (11.2)|
|Wed, Oct 11||6:30 P.M.||California Road Trip NH Explore (11.2)|
|Thu, Oct 12||8:00 A.M.||California Road Trip NH Explore (11.2)|