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Samantha Brown's Places to Love

For over 15 years, Samantha Brown has traversed continents, experienced culture, and tasted adventure applying her singular brand of warmth and inclusion along the way. Join Samantha in celebrating the premiere of Places to Love: Season 4, with five NEW 30-minute episodes that seek out the little-known spots and haunts where innovators and disrupters are creating a brand new travel experience.

SAMANTHA’S TIPS FOR MAKING TRAVEL COUNT

26m 46s

After 22 years and 337 episodes dedicated to travel, Samantha shares her best advice and tips on how she makes travel count no matter how near or far. As the United States and the world slowly get back to traveling freely, her well-honed observations couldn't be better timed.

Episodes

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    SAMANTHA’S TIPS FOR MAKING TRAVEL COUNT

    S4 E5 - 26m 46s

    After 22 years and 337 episodes dedicated to travel, Samantha shares her best advice and tips on how she makes travel count no matter how near or far. As the United States and the world slowly get back to traveling freely, her well-honed observations couldn't be better timed.

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    FT. MYERS AND SANIBEL ISLAND, FLORIDA

    S4 E4 - 26m 46s

    Samantha kicks off her trip with a boat ride to the remote island of Cayo Costa, where she learns about the unique place, and finds some extraordinary shells. Hopping islands, Samantha meets Rob Wells, co-owner of the family owned Cabbage Key, who talks to her about being a steward of the island while showing Samantha his favorite spots.

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    THE FOOD SPECIAL

    S4 E3 - 26m 46s

    In this special episode Samantha features new and unique food scenes from her travels. Starting in Vienna she visits a café run by grandmothers who make their own cakes from scratch. Visiting Quebec City, she meets with Chef François-Emmanuel Nicol to learn about La Tanière Restaurant, and samples some unique “Boreal” dishes.

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    DUTCHESS COUNTY/HUDSON VALLEY, NY

    S4 E2 - 26m 46s

    Samantha starts off her trip to historic Dutchess County on the “Walkway Over the Hudson,” taking in dramatic views over the Hudson River and surrounding Hudson Valley.

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    QUÉBEC CITY, CANADA

    S4 E1 - 26m 45s

    During Quebec Winter Carnival, Samantha starts her trip off ice canoeing on the frigid waters of the St. Lawrence River. From there she visits a popular Sugar Shack, where she learns about making maple syrup, and has a traditional Quebec meal with the owners.

Schedule

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    Naples and Paradise Coast of Florida

    Monday
    Aug 2

    30 Minutes

    A kayak tour in Everglades National Park; Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens; local craft cocktails; tracking dolphins; photographer Clyde Butcher.
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    Christchurch, New Zealand

    Tuesday
    Aug 3

    30 Minutes

    The revival of Christchurch, New Zealand, a city once devastated by an earthquake; the whimsical C1 Espresso shop; Akaroa Harbor and the Giant's House, a mosaic art collection utilizing porcelain; a local farm protects endangered Pohatu penguins.
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    Baltimore, Maryland

    Wednesday
    Aug 4

    30 Minutes

    American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore; HONfest; the Treason Toting Co; historian Lou Fields talks about the revitalization of the Fell's Point docks; the Lethal Ladies step team.
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    Food Around the World

    Thursday
    Aug 5

    30 Minutes

    The art of chocolate making in Interlaken, Switzerland; making duck schnitzel in Texas Hill Country; traditional Hangi feast in Whakatane, New Zealand; making gin in Montreal; bulgogi, a classic Korean beef dish.
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    Charleston, South Carolina

    Friday
    Aug 6

    30 Minutes

    The American College of the Building Arts; the old tradition of rice harvesting; a traditional gourmet dinner at Revival; a tour of the haunted Old City Jail in Charleston, S.C.; the Gullah tradition of sweetgrass basket weaving.
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    Central North Island, New Zealand

    Monday
    Aug 9

    30 Minutes

    Exploring Lake Taupo by kayak; hiking Huka Falls; cooking in hot geo-thermal pools in Te Puia; the Waimangu Volcanic Valley's active volcano; the national kiwi bird; the history and community of the marae.
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    Budapest, Hungary

    Tuesday
    Aug 10

    30 Minutes

    Overlooking the city of Budapest, Hungary, atop Fisherman's Bastion on the Buda side of the Danube; New York Cafe; Szechenyi Thermal Bath; Hungarian Parliament building; Franz Liszt Music Academy; Dohány Street Synagogue.
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    The Florida Keys & Key West

    Wednesday
    Aug 11

    30 Minutes

    Cuban food at El Siboney Restaurant; Speakeasy Inn & Rum Bar; Truman Little White House; Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park; Turtle Hospital; lionfish tacos.
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    Top of the South Island, NZ

    Thursday
    Aug 12

    30 Minutes

    Bicycling through Brancott Estate vineyards; te Pa Family Vineyards; Pelorus Mail Boat; Mills Bay Mussels; the World of Wearable Art; the peak of Mount Olympus; Abel Tasman National Park.
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    Sonoma County, California

    Friday
    Aug 13

    30 Minutes

    Sustainability on the Sonoma coastline; California Carnivores; cider tasting at Devoto Gardens & Orchards; Safari West.
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    Sailing the British Virgin Islands

    Monday
    Aug 16

    30 Minutes

    Sailing around the British Virgin Islands; hiking through the Baths; Anegada Island cruise; musician Quito Rymer.
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    Dallas, Texas

    Tuesday
    Aug 17

    30 Minutes

    Sampling barbecue at Pecan Lodge; Klyde Warren Park; Nasher Sculpture Center; Dude, Sweet Chocolate; The Wild Detectives bookstore; artist Travis Austin; an 8-course authentic Mexican meal.
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    Lakes & Mountains of New Hampshire

    Wednesday
    Aug 18

    30 Minutes

    Funspot, the world's largest arcade; a loon-spotting cruise on Squam Lake; Chutters, home of the world's longest candy counter; tea time at Omni Mount Washington Resort; a ride on the Mount Washington Cog Railway.

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