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. In the Hampden neighborhood, one Baltimore's wildest yearly traditions is HonFest. Playing along, Samantha gets a "Full Hon" make-over that includes a red beehive wig, winged glasses and a vintage dress and then sashays through the festival with 2015 Hon of the Year, Nikki Bass. On the MICA campus at the Nancy cafe, Samantha visits with art enthusiast, "Downtown" Kevin Brown and renowned artist, Joyce Scott, who discuss the cruciality of art and Joyce's famed career. From local artists to local "makers", the Treason Toting Company is building a huge name for its brand in the backpack and toting industry. Samantha meets its young founders in their workspace and learns about the exciting canvas and leather products they are developing. Baltimore is a city of deep American roots that Samantha tours and discusses with guide, Lou Fields, who talks about the revitalization of the Fells Point docks along with historical significance of this powerful neighborhood which includes the likes of Frederick Douglass and Billie Holiday. In a wonderful finish, Samantha joins a local dance "step" team, the Lethal Ladies, where she learns the choreographed precision moves from Coach G and her highly talented high school girls team.
Episode Duration: 26 minutes and 46 seconds
Episode Number: 210
|Fri, Dec 22||10:30 A.M.||Baltimore, Maryland NH Create (11.4)|
|Fri, Dec 22||5:30 P.M.||Baltimore, Maryland NH Create (11.4)|
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.
|Mon, Dec 11||8:00 A.M.||The Food Special NH Explore (11.2)|
|Mon, Dec 11||2:00 P.M.||Cruising The Inside Passage of Alaska NHPBS (11.1)|
|Mon, Dec 11||6:30 P.M.||Ft. Myers and Sanibel Island, Florida NH Explore (11.2)|
|Tue, Dec 12||8:00 A.M.||Ft. Myers and Sanibel Island, Florida NH Explore (11.2)|
|Tue, Dec 12||6:30 P.M.||Samantha's Tips for Making Travel Count NH Explore (11.2)|
|Wed, Dec 13||8:00 A.M.||Samantha's Tips for Making Travel Count NH Explore (11.2)|
|Wed, Dec 13||6:30 P.M.||Asheville, North Carolina NH Explore (11.2)|
|Thu, Dec 14||8:00 A.M.||Asheville, North Carolina NH Explore (11.2)|
|Thu, Dec 14||6:30 P.M.||The Jersey Shore and More NH Explore (11.2)|
|Fri, Dec 15||8:00 A.M.||The Jersey Shore and More NH Explore (11.2)|
|Fri, Dec 15||10:30 A.M.||Christchurch, New Zealand NH Create (11.4)|
|Fri, Dec 15||5:30 P.M.||Christchurch, New Zealand NH Create (11.4)|
|Fri, Dec 15||6:30 P.M.||Genesee River Valley, Ny NH Explore (11.2)|
|Mon, Dec 18||8:00 A.M.||Genesee River Valley, Ny NH Explore (11.2)|
|Mon, Dec 18||2:00 P.M.||Madison, Wisconsin NHPBS (11.1)|
|Mon, Dec 18||6:30 P.M.||Houston, Texas NH Explore (11.2)|