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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.

Colorado Springs, Colorado

26m 46s

Explore "Olympic City US" at the interactive US Olympic & Paralympic Museum. At the Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, Samantha discusses the centers’ mission of providing a home to wolves and foxes. Samantha explores Garden of the Gods and then hangs with the first Latina Brewery Owner in Colorado. Samantha visits Manitou Springs and a shop that repurposes old skis and snowboards into furniture.

Episodes

  • Boston, Massachusetts: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Boston, Massachusetts

    S5 E508 - 26m 46s

    Samantha joins the Boston University Women’s Lightweight Rowing team and learns the craft of shucking oysters at The Union Oyster House. Along the Freedom Trail, Samantha visits the Old South Meeting House and learns the importance of its roots as the planning place for the Boston Tea Party. Samantha tours the Roxbury neighborhood and discusses Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s connection to Boston.

  • San Antonio, Texas: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    San Antonio, Texas

    S5 E507 - 26m 46s

    The Mission Reach project in San Antonio provides walking trails and bike paths and will use portals to connect the San Antonio River to the four historic missions along the river. Samantha tours several of its stops including a visit to Mission Concepcion and learns the history of the river and the impact of this urban ecosystem restoration project.

  • Colorado Springs, Colorado: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Colorado Springs, Colorado

    S5 E506 - 26m 46s

    Explore "Olympic City US" at the interactive US Olympic & Paralympic Museum. At the Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, Samantha discusses the centers’ mission of providing a home to wolves and foxes. Samantha explores Garden of the Gods and then hangs with the first Latina Brewery Owner in Colorado. Samantha visits Manitou Springs and a shop that repurposes old skis and snowboards into furniture.

  • Louisville & Bourbon County, KY: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Louisville & Bourbon County, KY

    S5 E505 - 26m 46s

    Samantha talks all things Bourbon at Buffalo Trace Distillery and learns how a German immigrant used his fortune from Bourbon to buy land for a research forest. Samantha learns about making stoneware at the oldest business in Kentucky, visits retired racehorses, celebrates the life of the Louisville-born and “greatest of all time” boxer Muhammad Ali and heads to the “Bourbon capital of the world."

  • Houston, Texas: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Houston, Texas

    S5 E504 - 26m 46s

    Samantha visits historic churches of Houston to learn about Jack Yates and how Juneteenth led to Freedmen’s Town. Samantha stops by a traditional Hindu temple for a discussion on Hinduism and the history of Mandir. Samantha finds live music at the White Rhino and visits Blood Bros. BBQ where Texas Meets China Meets Vietnam. Finally a visit to Space Center Houston.

  • Genesee River Valley, NY: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Genesee River Valley, NY

    S5 E503 - 26m 46s

    Samantha learns the history of the Abbey of the Genesee and the popular Monks’ Bread that the Trappist monks make. Samantha visits Chef Melanie Alvarez Santiago, to sample authentic Puerto Rican dishes. Samantha explores the "Grand Canyon of the East" and takes in the sights of Letchworth State Park then joins a community paint day and crafts a bucket at the Genesee Country Village & Museum.

  • The Jersey Shore and More: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Jersey Shore and More

    S5 E502 - 26m 46s

    Samantha kicks off her visit to the Garden State in Cape May, and discovers how it played a pivotal role in the fight to end slavery. Samantha visits Beach Plum Farm and talks with a conservationist at the Wetlands Institute about the ground-breaking research they are doing. Other stops include Monmouth Battlefield State Park, Source Farmhouse Brewery and legendary music venue, The Stone Pony.

  • Asheville, North Carolina: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Asheville, North Carolina

    S5 E501 - 26m 46s

    Samantha kicks off her visit with a drive through the Blue Ridge Mountains. Stops include a visit to the Biltmore, the Eda Rhyne Distillery and an area known as The Block, the heart of the African American community. At Chai Pani, Samantha learns about spices from Chef Meherwan Irani. Samantha tours Citizen Vinyl, a historic space that houses a recording studio and a record pressing facility.

Schedule

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    Budapest, Hungary

    Friday
    May 20

    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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    Boston, Massachusetts

    Saturday
    May 21

    30 Minutes

    The Boston University Women's Lightweight Rowing team; the Union Oyster House; the New England Historic Genealogical Society; the Old South Meeting House on the Freedom Trail; Boston's North End.
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    The Florida Keys & Key West

    Monday
    May 23

    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

    Tuesday
    May 24

    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

    Wednesday
    May 25

    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

    Thursday
    May 26

    30 Minutes

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

    Friday
    May 27

    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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    Asheville, North Carolina

    Saturday
    May 28

    30 Minutes

    A drive through the Blue Ridge Mountains; Pop-Up Mini Fair; touring the Biltmore; Eda Rhyne Distillery; touring The Block; Noir Collective; Chai Pani; Gar Ragland, founder and CEO of Citizen Vinyl.
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    Lakes & Mountains of New Hampshire

    Monday
    May 30

    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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    Phoenix, Arizona

    Tuesday
    May 31

    30 Minutes

    Walking the Sonoran Desert trails at the Desert Botanical Garden; The Breadfruit & Rum Bar; Cosanti Originals; Taliesin West; The Farm at South Mountain; the Black Theatre Troupe.
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    Vienna, Austria

    Wednesday
    Jun 1

    30 Minutes

    The Third Man Museum; sampling cheese, chocolate and other local favorites at Naschmarkt; Austrian National Library; House of Music; a boat ride on the Old Danube River; hiking through a vineyard.
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    The Southern Finger Lakes, NY

    Thursday
    Jun 2

    30 Minutes

    The Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, N.Y.; Corning's Gaffer District; master engraver Max Erlacher's Steuben glass collection shop; Betty-Kay Bake Shop in Bath, N.Y.; cemetery tour; Glenn H. Curtiss Museum; Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery.
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    Auckland, New Zealand

    Friday
    Jun 3

    30 Minutes

    Sailing Auckland Harbour aboard the 2007 America's Cup winning Team New Zealand sailboat; chef Samir Allen; Auckland Domain's volcanic and Maori history; Four Shells Kava Room & Shop; Vodafone Warriors; Giapo ice cream; surfing at Piha Beach.

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