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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.

  • DUTCHESS COUNTY/HUDSON VALLEY, NY: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    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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    Hill Country, Texas

    Tuesday
    Oct 26

    30 Minutes

    Searching for the Texas bluebonnet; farm-to-table German bistro; the oldest bakery in Texas; Gruene Hall, the oldest dance hall in Texas.
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    Big Sur and Monterey, California

    Wednesday
    Oct 27

    30 Minutes

    Monterey Bay Aquarium; the Artichoke Center of the World; wine tasting at a boutique vineyard; a 14-year-old entrepreneur supplies honey to restaurants; riding along historic California State Route 1 on an electric bike.
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    Xi'an, China

    Thursday
    Oct 28

    30 Minutes

    A health clinic that has been in practice for more than 500 years; riding a bike atop the ancient City Wall; Terracotta Warriors; Yuan Ji Village; Muslim Street.
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    Ireland's Northwest Coast

    Friday
    Oct 29

    30 Minutes

    A visit to County Donegal includes hiking up the sea cliffs of Slieve League; wool weaving; horseback riding along the beach; gastropub; Leo's Tavern; Moya Brennan and her family perform Celtic music; County Sligo.
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    Samantha's Tips for Making Travel Count

    Saturday
    Oct 30

    30 Minutes

    Samantha Brown offers her best advice on how to make travel count no matter the destination.
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    Orange County, California

    Monday
    Nov 1

    30 Minutes

    The origins of surfing; a ride to Balboa Island on the oldest privately owned ferry in the U.S.; Vietnamese community; Anaheim Packing District; Pacific Marine Mammal Center in Laguna Beach, Calif.; releasing a sea lion back into the wild.
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    Montreal, Canada

    Tuesday
    Nov 2

    30 Minutes

    Exploring Montreal, from hidden-alleyway bicycle tours to Cirque festivals; an evening walking tour of Old Montreal.
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    Oregon RV Trip

    Wednesday
    Nov 3

    30 Minutes

    A family road trip across the state of Oregon leads to a museum with an authentic Model T, an interactive wilderness museum and a real working ranch.
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    Hong Kong, China

    Thursday
    Nov 4

    30 Minutes

    Hong Kong's Po Street Bird Garden; playing the tile-based game Mahjong; the Kung Wo Beancurd Factory in the Sham Shui Po neighborhood; a tranquil hike in the Sha Lo Tung area; an architecture tour with a feng shui adviser.
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    Greater Palm Springs, CA

    Friday
    Nov 5

    30 Minutes

    The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens; stunt driving; Shields Date Garden; pollinating date trees; date shake; Joshua Tree National Park.
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    Budapest, Hungary

    Saturday
    Nov 6

    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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    Lake Geneva and the Valais, Switzerland

    Monday
    Nov 8

    30 Minutes

    Barryland serves as a breeder for St. Bernard dogs; Beau Rivage Geneva Hotel; designing an authentic Swiss watch; a gondola ride to the top of the Alps.
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    Santa Fe, NM

    Tuesday
    Nov 9

    30 Minutes

    Cartoonist Ricardo Caté; the New Mexico Capitol Art Collection; Cowgirl BBQ; Ten Thousand Waves; Meow Wolf; Tomasita's 40-year history; the historic La Fonda on the Plaza; two of the original Harvey Girls.
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    Seoul, South Korea

    Wednesday
    Nov 10

    30 Minutes

    A tour of Yeonnam-dong in Seoul, South Korea, a repurposed green space filled with diverse restaurants and coffee shops; side dishes; the changing of the guard at the Gyeongbokgung Palace.
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    Lafayette and Cajun Country, LA

    Thursday
    Nov 11

    30 Minutes

    The Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival; Martin Accordions; Cajun-style dancing at Glide Studios; Tabasco; harvesting peppers; farming crawfish; historic village of Vermilionville; a performance by the Magnolia Sisters, an all-female Cajun band.

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