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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.

Newport, Rhode Island

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.

Episodes

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    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.

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    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.

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    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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    Huntsville, Alabama

    Wednesday
    Feb 21

    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

    Thursday
    Feb 22

    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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    Hill Country, Texas

    Friday
    Feb 23

    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

    Monday
    Feb 26

    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

    Tuesday
    Feb 27

    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

    Wednesday
    Feb 28

    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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    Orange County, California

    Thursday
    Feb 29

    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

    Friday
    Mar 1

    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

    Monday
    Mar 4

    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
    Mar 5

    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
    Mar 6

    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
    Mar 7

    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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