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. Now, Samantha joins the public television family in January 2018 with 13 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 Brown

Saturday 12:30 PM et/pt on PBS
2 Seasons, 21 Episodes
January 2, 2018
Documentary & Biography, Travel
Cast: Samantha Brown

Samantha Brown's Places to Love Full Episode Guide

  • Samantha takes a kayak tour in the salt-waters of Everglades National Park; visits the Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens, and meets Clyde Butcher, the Ansel dams-esque photographer of the Everglades.

  • Samantha's epic cruise along the Rhine River includes a stop at Freiburg, Germany; Strasbourg, France and the Petite France neighborhood, and the iconic Heidelberg Castle.

  • Samantha is instantly engulfed in Cajun and Zydeco music at the Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival. The journey continues with a visit to Tabasco to learn the 5-year process of bottling the hot sauce, followed by a kayak tour through the local swamps.

  • Seoul is a huge metropolis and the capital of South Korea, where high-tech and pop culture meet palaces and street markets. Samantha starts her journey by taking a tour in Yeonnam-Dong. This neighborhood has been re-purposed into a green space filled with a resurgence of diverse restaurants, and most importantly, coffee shops. Next, Samantha samples some of the popular banchan (side dishes) at an authentic restaurant, and learns about the proper etiquette of eating and drinking. Add in a lesson in Jogakbo, a style of patchwork; a day at the Korean Stone Art Stone Museum; and a stunning stroll through the Yeouido Cherry Blossom Festival, and you’ll fall in love with Seoul, too.

  • Samantha visits the New Mexico Capitol Art Collection; hikes to the peak of Dale Ball Trail No. 9 overlooking the entire city, and then navigates the Margarita Trail of Santa Fe at the legendary Cowgirl BBQ.

  • The Valais Region is home to Barryland, where Samantha visits a living museum that serves as a breeder for the famed St. Bernard dogs. In Geneva, Samantha visits the historic Beau Rivage Geneva hotel, and in Nendaz Samantha takes a gondola ride to the top of the Alps.

  • Samantha visits the Living Desert Zoo and Gardens; and historic Joshua Tree National Park. She also learns how to play the popular local sport FootGolf, and goes on a Mid-Century Modern tour of Palm Springs.

  • Samantha strolls through Hong Kong's Yuen Po Street Bird Garden, learns how to play the generational tile-based game, Mahjong, and visits the Kung Wo Bean Curd Factory where she learns about the process of making tofu.

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