Budapest, Hungary
samantha brown's places to love

Samantha takes in the stunning views overlooking the entire city atop Fisherman's Bastion on the Buda side of the Danube. At the opulent New York Cafe, Samantha experiences the local coffee culture and samples some tasty treats. Off to the Szechenyi Thermal Bath, Samantha takes the time to soak and swim in these popular relaxing mineral pools. At the Hungarian Parliament, Samantha enjoys the grand beauty of this historic building. Meeting up again with her friend she visits the Michelin-rated Stand restaurant and tries their elegant spin on traditional Hungarian Goulash. Budapest is all about classical music particularly at the Franz Liszt Music Academy, where she chats with world-class violinist Joshua Bell about his music and Budapest's influence upon him. Following the theme of music, Samantha enjoys skyline views atop the Aria Hotel Budapest, a hotel dedicated to music and musicians. The Dohany Street Synagogue is the world's second oldest synagogue and is Samantha's next stop, where she takes in its history with Chief Rabbi Robert Frolich. Closing out her night, Samantha rejoins Joshua Bell and fellow violinist Barnabas Kelemen at a local spot as they enjoy a live performance of gypsy violinists.

Episode Duration: 26 minutes and 46 seconds

Episode Number: 301

About 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.


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Mon, May 27 8:00 A.M. Ft. Myers and Sanibel Island, Florida     NH Explore (11.2)
Mon, May 27 2:00 P.M. Samantha Brown's Places to Love     NHPBS (11.1)
Mon, May 27 6:30 P.M. Samantha's Tips for Making Travel Count     NH Explore (11.2)
Tue, May 28 8:00 A.M. Samantha's Tips for Making Travel Count     NH Explore (11.2)
Tue, May 28 6:30 P.M. Asheville, North Carolina     NH Explore (11.2)
Tue, May 28 7:30 P.M. Samantha Brown's Places to Love     NHPBS (11.1)
Wed, May 29 8:00 A.M. Asheville, North Carolina     NH Explore (11.2)
Wed, May 29 6:30 P.M. The Jersey Shore and More     NH Explore (11.2)
Thu, May 30 8:00 A.M. The Jersey Shore and More     NH Explore (11.2)
Thu, May 30 6:30 P.M. Genesee River Valley, Ny     NH Explore (11.2)
Fri, May 31 8:00 A.M. Genesee River Valley, Ny     NH Explore (11.2)
Fri, May 31 10:30 A.M. The Jersey Shore and More     NH Create (11.4)
Fri, May 31 4:30 P.M. Samantha's Tips for Making Travel Count     NH Explore (11.2)
Fri, May 31 5:30 P.M. The Jersey Shore and More     NH Create (11.4)
Fri, May 31 6:30 P.M. Houston, Texas     NH Explore (11.2)
Mon, Jun 3 12:30 A.M. Houston, Texas     NH Explore (11.2)


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