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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.

FT. MYERS AND SANIBEL ISLAND, FLORIDA

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.

Episodes

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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."

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Schedule

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    Oregon RV Trip

    Monday
    Sep 26

    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

    Tuesday
    Sep 27

    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

    Wednesday
    Sep 28

    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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    Lake Geneva and the Valais, Switzerland

    Thursday
    Sep 29

    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

    Friday
    Sep 30

    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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    Louisville & Bourbon Country, KY

    Saturday
    Oct 1

    30 Minutes

    Buffalo Trace Distillery; Bernheim Arboretum & Research Forest; Stoneware & Co.; Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farm; the Muhammad Ali Center; Bardstown Bourbon.
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    Seoul, South Korea

    Monday
    Oct 3

    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

    Tuesday
    Oct 4

    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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    Rhine River Cruise

    Wednesday
    Oct 5

    30 Minutes

    A cruise along the Rhine River includes a stop at Freiburg, Germany; a workshop centers on restoration pieces for Strasbourg Cathedral in France; strolling through Petite France; Heidelberg Castle; Gutenberg Museum; Cologne Cathedral.
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    Naples and Paradise Coast of Florida

    Thursday
    Oct 6

    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

    Friday
    Oct 7

    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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    Colorado Springs, Colorado

    Saturday
    Oct 8

    30 Minutes

    The interactive U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum; Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center; Lucky Dumpling; exploring Garden of the Gods; Atrevida Beer Co.; The Broadmoor; the Colorado Ski Furniture shop; riding the Cog Railway to the summit of Pikes Peak.
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    Baltimore, Maryland

    Monday
    Oct 10

    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

    Tuesday
    Oct 11

    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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