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. Visiting the Bernheim Arboretum & Research Forest, Samantha learns how German immigrant Isaac W. Bernheim in 1929 used his fortune from Bourbon to buy this land and give it back to the people of Kentucky, and how art has always been an important mission of the Forest. Amongst the 50 oldest business in the USA and the oldest in Kentucky, Stoneware & Co. is the next stop for Samantha, where she learns about the process of making stoneware from Master Mold-Maker Ngoc Phan. At Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farms, Founder Michael Blowen shares with Samantha how he first got into horse racing and how that evolved to his current mission to saves these horses. They visit various resident horses, including 1997 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Silver Charm. The Muhammad Ali Center celebrates the life of the Louisville-born and "greatest of all time" boxer. Here, Samantha and Laura Douglas discuss Muhammad growing up in Louisville, becoming the greatest fighter ever, his huge personality and his focus on humanitarian work after fighting - including what the center does for the community now. In Bardstown, aka the "Bourbon capital of the world", Samantha meets Jamar, a local Bourbon expert, who explains why Bardstown is considered "the Napa Valley of Bourbon" and takes her to Bardstown Bourbon, where they sample 3 different whiskeys and talk about the history of Bourbon. Finishing off her trip, Samantha re-joins Jamar at his favorite Bourbon bar, Bourbons Bistro, along with his Bourbon club friends as they chat, sample Bourbon and sit by the fire.
Episode Duration: 26 minutes and 46 seconds
Episode Number: 505
|Wed, Jan 4||8:00 A.M.||Louisville & Bourbon County, Ky|
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.
|Thu, Dec 1||6:30 P.M.||Charleston, South Carolina|
|Fri, Dec 2||10:30 A.M.||Sonoma County, California|
|Fri, Dec 2||5:30 P.M.||Sonoma County, California|
|Fri, Dec 2||6:30 P.M.||Central North Island, New Zealand|
|Mon, Dec 5||8:00 A.M.||Budapest, Hungary|
|Mon, Dec 5||6:30 P.M.||Budapest, Hungary|
|Tue, Dec 6||8:00 A.M.||The Florida Keys & Key West|
|Tue, Dec 6||6:30 P.M.||The Florida Keys & Key West|
|Wed, Dec 7||8:00 A.M.||Top of the South Island, NZ|
|Wed, Dec 7||6:30 P.M.||Top of the South Island, NZ|
|Thu, Dec 8||8:00 A.M.||Sonoma County, California|
|Thu, Dec 8||6:30 P.M.||Sonoma County, California|
|Fri, Dec 9||8:00 A.M.||Sailing The British Virgin Islands|
|Fri, Dec 9||10:30 A.M.||Sailing The British Virgin Islands|
|Fri, Dec 9||5:30 P.M.||Sailing The British Virgin Islands|
|Sun, Dec 11||12:00 P.M.||San Antonio, Texas|
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