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. In Mount Morris, Owner/Chef Melanie Alvarez Santiago welcomes Samantha to Boriken Restaurant, where they sample authentic Puerto Rican dishes and discuss Chef's move to the area from Puerto Rico in 2017 with nothing to her name. Exploring the "Grand Canyon of the East", Samantha takes in the sights of Letchworth State Park and its three major waterfalls along the Genesee River. Within the Park, Samantha discovers the Autism Nature Trail (ANT) and talks with Co-Founder Gail Serventi about this new recreational trail designed specifically to allow visitors with autism and other developmental disabilities to push boundaries, explore new activities and develop skills. Finishing her hike, Samantha then meets Jen Hackett and her service dog, Algonquin, who may be the first dog trained specifically for autistic children. Artist Shawn Dunwoody then welcomes Samantha to his Community Paint Day, where they join volunteers of all ages to paint a public mural that Shawn designed. At the 19th-century living Genesee Country Village & Museum, Samantha crafts a bucket with a local cooper and discusses the museum being the largest and most comprehensive collection of buildings in New York State and third largest in the US. Finishing off her trip, Samantha takes in the Peony Tree Festival at Linwood Gardens, where she talks about travel and living in the Genesee River Valley with her friend, Travel-Blogger, Carol Cain.
Episode Duration: 26 minutes and 46 seconds
Episode Number: 503
|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)|
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 4||8:00 A.M.||Auckland, New Zealand NH Explore (11.2)|
|Mon, Dec 4||2:00 P.M.||Belfast and Antrim Coast, Northern Ireland NHPBS (11.1)|
|Mon, Dec 4||6:30 P.M.||The Coastline of Maine NH Explore (11.2)|
|Tue, Dec 5||8:00 A.M.||The Coastline of Maine NH Explore (11.2)|
|Tue, Dec 5||6:30 P.M.||Miami, Florida NH Explore (11.2)|
|Wed, Dec 6||8:00 A.M.||Miami, Florida NH Explore (11.2)|
|Wed, Dec 6||6:30 P.M.||Quebec City, Canada NH Explore (11.2)|
|Thu, Dec 7||8:00 A.M.||Quebec City, Canada NH Explore (11.2)|
|Thu, Dec 7||6:30 P.M.||Dutchess County/Hudson Valley, Ny NH Explore (11.2)|
|Fri, Dec 8||8:00 A.M.||Dutchess County/Hudson Valley, Ny NH Explore (11.2)|
|Fri, Dec 8||10:30 A.M.||Naples and Paradise Coast of Florida NH Create (11.4)|
|Fri, Dec 8||5:30 P.M.||Naples and Paradise Coast of Florida NH Create (11.4)|
|Fri, Dec 8||6:30 P.M.||The Food Special NH Explore (11.2)|
|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)|