Samantha takes to the Charles River joining the Boston University Women's Lightweight Rowing team and gets a taste of this celebrated sport. The Union Oyster House is considered America's oldest working restaurant. Here, Samantha learns the craft of shucking oysters with a master shucker, then speaks with owner Joseph Milano about the Union Oyster House's history and its legacy. Finding her roots, Samantha visits the New England Historic Genealogical Society to investigate her lineage and meets with the VP of Research, who has done advanced research into Samantha's family surprising history. Along the Freedom Trail, Samantha visits the Old South Meeting House and learns about the importance of the building and its American Revolutionary roots as the planning place for the Boston Tea Party. Continuing on the Freedom Trail, Samantha visits Boston's North End and meets its local "Mayor" Frank DePasquale, who shows her around the neighborhood, which includes a visit to an authentic Italian Salumeria where they see how mozzarella is made. Roxbury is the heart of Boston's African American community and is also home to Hispanic, Caribbean, and Asian families. Samantha joins tour guide, Collin Knight, on a tour through the neighborhood where they discuss Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s connection to Boston, then visit Frugal Bookstore, the only African American owned bookstore in Boston. At the Blossom Bar at Sichuan Garden, Samantha joins renown mixologist Ran Duan and his parents, who talk about their family moving to America from China when Ran was 3 then giving up their opera singing aspirations to instead open a Chinese Restaurant and how Ran elevated the businesses with his unique twist on it.
Episode Duration: 26 minutes and 46 seconds
Episode Number: 508
|Fri, Dec 22||6:30 P.M.||Boston, Massachusetts 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.
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