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Samantha Brown's Places to Love

Places to Love takes viewers on a discovery of the emotional heart of travel by highlighting the people who are changing, challenging and strengthening a destination to deliver a decidedly refreshing and enriching travel experience. The series encourages viewers to experience the passion of people and the soul of a place in a way that only traveling can do.

Jerusalem, Israel - Part Two

27m 45s

To start the second part of this two-part journey to Jerusalem, Samantha enters the Church of the Holy Sepulchre - renowned by Christians as the place where Jesus was crucified, buried, and resurrected. A visit to Jerusalem’s Machane Yehuda market reveals fabulous food and exotic spices. For her final visit, Samantha tastes wine made in a region that has been producing wine for thousands of years.

Episodes

  • Jerusalem, Israel - Part Two: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Jerusalem, Israel - Part Two

    S7 E710 - 27m 45s

    To start the second part of this two-part journey to Jerusalem, Samantha enters the Church of the Holy Sepulchre - renowned by Christians as the place where Jesus was crucified, buried, and resurrected. A visit to Jerusalem’s Machane Yehuda market reveals fabulous food and exotic spices. For her final visit, Samantha tastes wine made in a region that has been producing wine for thousands of years.

  • Jerusalem, Israel - Part One: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Jerusalem, Israel - Part One

    S7 E709 - 27m 45s

    In Part One of a special journey to Jerusalem, a city considered holy and essential to three of the world’s major religions. Samantha takes a deep dive into the Old City with a walking tour down the Via Dolorosa recounting Jesus’ journey. Samantha visits the most important site of Judaism, the Western Wall, and the adjacent excavated tunnels that dig deep into thousands of years of Jewish history.

  • Beer Wine and Spirits of the World: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Beer Wine and Spirits of the World

    S7 E708 - 27m 45s

    Samantha explores unique establishments worldwide. Collinsville, Illinois, offers horseradish vodka. In Shannon, Ireland, she learns about Irish Coffee's origins. Madison, Wisconsin's organic brewery hosts a beer-tasting class. Victoria, Canada, showcases a cider maker using their apples and in Portland, Oregon, Samantha delves into sake-making.

  • Newport, Rhode Island: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Newport, Rhode Island

    S7 E707 - 27m 45s

    In Newport, history is found in every plot of ground. Samantha learns about the hidden history of a Colonial-era cemetery whose gravestones tell the story of the African American experience in Rhode Island. The famous Cliff Walk reveals spectacular views of windswept Atlantic and Gilded Age mansions. Then, it's out on the water so Samantha can try her hand at harvesting clams.

  • Melbourne, Australia: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Melbourne, Australia

    S7 E706 - 27m 45s

    Melbourne, Australia, known as one of the world's "most livable cities," has a rich history as a gold rush town and has now become a mecca for artists and foodies. After a walk down the picturesque Yarra River, she attends a match of the Women's Australian Football League then travels to the breathtaking Yarra Valley and encounters kangaroos, wallabies, and koalas.

  • Portland, Oregon: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Portland, Oregon

    S7 E705 - 27m 45s

    The City of Roses proves true to its name after a visit to Portland's International Rose Test Garden. The city cultivates American-made crafts, as Samantha discovers at Steelport Knives, Freeland Distillery, and Orox Leather. An inspiring trip down the Tualatin River shows off the region's beautiful scenery, and the visit wraps up at the End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center.

  • New Hampshire's Coast and More: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    New Hampshire's Coast and More

    S7 E704 - 27m 45s

    Samantha explores New Hampshire's treasures, joining a RENT rehearsal at Manchester's historic Palace Theatre. Then, it's a walk down Cat Alley and onto the Millyard Museum to explore the city's innovative history beginning during the Industrial Revolution. In Portsmouth, Samantha visits the Museum of Dumb Guy Stuff, then enjoys dumplings and a pint en route to her former hometown of New Castle.

  • Victoria BC, Canada: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Victoria BC, Canada

    S7 E703 - 27m 45s

    Samantha's visit to the jewel-like Canadian city of Victoria begins with an exploration of the Chinese immigrant experience and a visit to Loy Sing Meat Market, the oldest Chinese-owned business on the continent. A bike tour ends at Fisherman's Wharf, leading to a breathtaking whale-watching voyage. Then it's tea time at the iconic Fairmont Empress hotel accompanied by a gorgeous sunset.

  • Route 66, Illinois: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Route 66, Illinois

    S7 E702 - 27m 45s

    The Illinois stretch of Route 66 is chock full of American history and Americana! Samantha meets up with her best friend for pit stops at the iconic Polk-a-dot Drive-in, the Pontiac Oakland Auto Museum and America's Playable Arcade Museum. Next up is the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, the Ace Neon Sign Museum, the Cahokia Mounds and diner food, leading right to the mighty Mississippi River.

  • Darwin, Australia: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Darwin, Australia

    S7 E701 - 27m 45s

    In Australia’s Northern Territory, sandy beaches, delicious food, and iconic animals come together for the quintessential Australian experience. Samantha experiences a traditional Aboriginal didgeridoo performance, then goes into the bush to encounter unique Australian creatures and heads back to Darwin for a history lesson on how the telegraph line connected Australia to the rest of the world.

Schedule

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    Jerusalem, Israel -- Part Two

    Thursday
    May 23

    30 Minutes

    The Church of the Holy Sepulchre; the Jerusalem Bird Observatory; Machane Yehuda market; Jerusalem Pottery; wine.
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    Houston, Texas

    Friday
    May 24

    30 Minutes

    A graffiti artist helps transform graffiti into street art; a community-based initiative encourages refugee women who create and sell handmade, indigenous arts and crafts; chef Hugo Ortega; Kam Franklin, lead singer of The Suffers.
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    Savannah, Georgia

    Saturday
    May 25

    30 Minutes

    The artwork of Amelia Jamerson; Big Bon Bodega; Congregation Mickve Israel; the historic Juliette Gordon Low birthplace and home of the first Girl Scout; "Over Tea Cups"; Davenport House; Historic Savannah Foundation.
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    Bern Region, Switzerland

    Monday
    May 27

    30 Minutes

    A visit to Switzerland includes an alpine garden on a mountaintop and the cheese grotto in Gstaad; biking through the waterfall-covered valley of Lauterbrunnen; floating down the Aare River in Bern, Switzerland.
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    Brooklyn, New York

    Tuesday
    May 28

    30 Minutes

    Soda fountain in Brooklyn, N.Y.; Brooklyn Navy Yard; sampling whiskey at New York's oldest distillery; open-air food market; Gowanus Canal; the brownstone neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant.
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    Shanghai, China

    Wednesday
    May 29

    30 Minutes

    Breakfast street food; the ancient water town of Fengjing, China; an art deco walking tour along The Bund; the art of paper cutting; the Old Jazz Band performs at the historic Peace Hotel.
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    Huntsville, Alabama

    Thursday
    May 30

    30 Minutes

    Alex McCool, manager of the Space Shuttle Projects Office at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala.; soul food restaurant; Danny Davis, a former NASA engineer who designs custom acoustic guitars; Gary Nichols performs.
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    Vancouver, Canada

    Friday
    May 31

    30 Minutes

    Trekking through Stanley Park with a guide of First Nations descent; floatplane; Dungeness crabs; Granville Market; sampling salmon at a First Nations restaurant.
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    Samantha Brown's Places to Love

    Monday
    Jun 3

    30 Minutes

    Samantha Brown explores the emotional heart of travel and the people who change, challenge and strengthen a destination.
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    Samantha Brown's Places to Love

    Tuesday
    Jun 4

    30 Minutes

    Samantha Brown explores the emotional heart of travel and the people who change, challenge and strengthen a destination.
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    Samantha Brown's Places to Love

    Wednesday
    Jun 5

    30 Minutes

    Samantha Brown explores the emotional heart of travel and the people who change, challenge and strengthen a destination.
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    Samantha Brown's Places to Love

    Thursday
    Jun 6

    30 Minutes

    Samantha Brown explores the emotional heart of travel and the people who change, challenge and strengthen a destination.
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    Samantha Brown's Places to Love

    Friday
    Jun 7

    30 Minutes

    Samantha Brown explores the emotional heart of travel and the people who change, challenge and strengthen a destination.

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