Melbourne, Australia
samantha brown's places to love

Tue, Apr 9 8:00 A.M. NH Explore (11.2)  

Samantha visits one of the world's "most livable cities" and finds out why Australians--and visitors from around the world--flock to Melbourne year after year. After a walk along the picturesque Yarra River, Sam experiences the hidden treasures of Melbourne and learns of its rich history as a gold rush town that has morphed into a cosmopolitan mecca for artists, foodies, and cafe/coffee culture. She attends a match of the Women's Australian Football League and discovers firsthand how Melbournians love their sports teams! In the heart of the city, Samantha takes in the artistic and cultural hub known as Federation Square where street art, culture, and great food meet. She samples aboriginal fare at Big Esso restaurant as native Chef Nornie Berro introduces her to traditional foods prepared with a modern twist, including crocodile, emu, and Australian water plants. Sam then travels to the breathtaking Yarra Valley where she meets the staff of Healesville Animal Sanctuary and gets up close to unique Aussie animals including kangaroos, wallabies, and koalas. Nearby, Sam visits Four Pillars Gin, where owner Cameron Mackenzie shows Sam how they sustainably manufacture their product while incorporating flavors unique to the country. To end her day, Sam travels back to Melbourne and the Interlude Cocktail Bar where two female, Aboriginal entrepreneurs are putting their spin on happy hour food and libations. To end her trip, Samantha catches up with an old friend at Melbourne's favorite shopping and meeting spot, Queen Victoria Market, and she discovers local delicacies like finger limes, squid ink sausage, fresh seafood, and the always-popular Australian meat pies.

Episode Duration: 27 minutes and 46 seconds

Episode Number: 706

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Tue, Apr 9 8:00 A.M. Melbourne, Australia     NH Explore (11.2)

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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Fri, Mar 1 5:30 P.M. Lakes & Mountains of New Hampshire     NH Create (11.4)
Fri, Mar 1 6:30 P.M. Samantha's Tips for Making Travel Count     NH Explore (11.2)
Mon, Mar 4 8:00 A.M. Samantha Brown's Places to Love     NH Explore (11.2)
Mon, Mar 4 6:30 P.M. Samantha Brown's Places to Love     NH Explore (11.2)
Tue, Mar 5 8:00 A.M. Samantha's Tips for Making Travel Count     NH Explore (11.2)
Tue, Mar 5 6:30 P.M. Asheville, North Carolina     NH Explore (11.2)
Wed, Mar 6 8:00 A.M. Asheville, North Carolina     NH Explore (11.2)
Wed, Mar 6 6:30 P.M. The Jersey Shore and More     NH Explore (11.2)
Thu, Mar 7 8:00 A.M. The Jersey Shore and More     NH Explore (11.2)
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Fri, Mar 8 8:00 A.M. Genesee River Valley, Ny     NH Explore (11.2)
Fri, Mar 8 10:30 A.M. Phoenix, Arizona     NH Create (11.4)
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Fri, Mar 8 6:30 P.M. Houston, Texas     NH Explore (11.2)
Mon, Mar 11 8:00 A.M. Samantha Brown's Places to Love     NH Explore (11.2)
Mon, Mar 11 2:00 P.M. Newport, Rhode Island     NHPBS (11.1)


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