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SAMANTHA BROWN'S PLACES TO LOVE

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Friday, April 19th

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Quebec City, Canada

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. Exploring further, Samantha walks the picturesque streets of Petit Champlain, where she stops in a woodcarving shop and discusses the history of the storied neighborhood. Continuing on, Samantha meets Bonhomme, the legendary snowman "Ambassador of the Quebec Winter Carnival," and learns of the Carnival's history and importance in Canada. Samantha then visits the Hotel de Glace (Ice Hotel), a seasonal hotel built out of ice, the only one of its kind in North America. Before she heads home, she takes a thrilling toboggan run on a course built in 1884.

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Quebec City, Canada

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. Exploring further, Samantha walks the picturesque streets of Petit Champlain, where she stops in a woodcarving shop and discusses the history of the storied neighborhood. Continuing on, Samantha meets Bonhomme, the legendary snowman "Ambassador of the Quebec Winter Carnival," and learns of the Carnival's history and importance in Canada. Samantha then visits the Hotel de Glace (Ice Hotel), a seasonal hotel built out of ice, the only one of its kind in North America. Before she heads home, she takes a thrilling toboggan run on a course built in 1884.

Friday, April 26th

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Dutchess County/Hudson Valley, Ny

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. She then visits Essie's Restaurant owned by Executive Chef Brandon Walker, sampling some of his Caribbean/Southern dishes. Heading to McEnroe Organic Farm, Samantha learns how this revolutionary farm converted itself into one of New York's first fully organic farms and market. At Sandanona Shooting Resort, Samantha takes aim at shooting sporting clays, one of the fastest growing sports in the country. Samantha then visits one of her personal favorite tea shops, Harney & Sons in nearby Millerton, and talks with its master tea blender. Visiting Hyde Park, Samantha discusses the accomplishments of Eleanor Roosevelt with a National Park Ranger at Val-Kill, a National Historic Site, and only National Historic Site dedicated to a First Lady. Continuing on, Samantha visits the Barrett Art Center and talks with accomplished artist, Ransome, about his art influence and the importance of his work. Finishing off her trip she visits Innisfree Garden, one of the top 10 gardens in the world and takes in the beautiful views.

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Dutchess County/Hudson Valley, Ny

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. She then visits Essie's Restaurant owned by Executive Chef Brandon Walker, sampling some of his Caribbean/Southern dishes. Heading to McEnroe Organic Farm, Samantha learns how this revolutionary farm converted itself into one of New York's first fully organic farms and market. At Sandanona Shooting Resort, Samantha takes aim at shooting sporting clays, one of the fastest growing sports in the country. Samantha then visits one of her personal favorite tea shops, Harney & Sons in nearby Millerton, and talks with its master tea blender. Visiting Hyde Park, Samantha discusses the accomplishments of Eleanor Roosevelt with a National Park Ranger at Val-Kill, a National Historic Site, and only National Historic Site dedicated to a First Lady. Continuing on, Samantha visits the Barrett Art Center and talks with accomplished artist, Ransome, about his art influence and the importance of his work. Finishing off her trip she visits Innisfree Garden, one of the top 10 gardens in the world and takes in the beautiful views.

Friday, May 3rd

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The Food Special

In this special episode Samantha features new and unique food scenes from her travels. Starting in Vienna she visits a cafe run by grandmothers who make their own cakes from scratch. Visiting Quebec City, she meets with Chef Francois-Emmanuel Nicol to learn about La Taniere Restaurant, and samples some unique "Boreal" dishes. Looking for some Latin fare, she goes to Phoenix and visits "The Tamale Store" and learns all about this classic Mexican dish. In the Florida Keys, Samantha samples different versions of the classic dessert from there, the key lime pie. While visiting Budapest she gets a tour of the famous food market there by local expert, Marti. She then learns to cook the famous Hungarian "Chicken Paprikash" at Marti's home kitchen. Back in the Hudson Valley Samantha visits with an Oaxacan family that has been serving traditional dishes at their restaurant "La Cabinita" in Poughkeepsie. As a last stop, she visits "The Free House" in Nelson, New Zealand enjoying hand pulled beer with the charismatic owner.

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The Food Special

In this special episode Samantha features new and unique food scenes from her travels. Starting in Vienna she visits a cafe run by grandmothers who make their own cakes from scratch. Visiting Quebec City, she meets with Chef Francois-Emmanuel Nicol to learn about La Taniere Restaurant, and samples some unique "Boreal" dishes. Looking for some Latin fare, she goes to Phoenix and visits "The Tamale Store" and learns all about this classic Mexican dish. In the Florida Keys, Samantha samples different versions of the classic dessert from there, the key lime pie. While visiting Budapest she gets a tour of the famous food market there by local expert, Marti. She then learns to cook the famous Hungarian "Chicken Paprikash" at Marti's home kitchen. Back in the Hudson Valley Samantha visits with an Oaxacan family that has been serving traditional dishes at their restaurant "La Cabinita" in Poughkeepsie. As a last stop, she visits "The Free House" in Nelson, New Zealand enjoying hand pulled beer with the charismatic owner.

Friday, May 10th

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Ft. Myers and Sanibel Island, Florida

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. Back on the main land, Samantha takes a tour of Edison Ford Winter Estates, where Tom Edison once had a laboratory. At ECHO Global Farm, Samantha gets her hands dirty working alongside interns, seeing how their sustainable plants, techniques and technologies aim to help farmers around the world who are struggling to feed their families. Exploring the funky artist community of Matlacha, Samantha visits various local galleries and colorful shops, and talks with artist Leoma Lovegrove. At the J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Samantha tours the grounds with a ranger and gets the insight into this revered Sanibel destination known for its spectacular bird viewing and its award-winning restrooms. Heading to the Sanibel Community House, Samantha joins a shell crafting class to make a keepsake with the shells she has collected on her trip.

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Ft. Myers and Sanibel Island, Florida

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. Back on the main land, Samantha takes a tour of Edison Ford Winter Estates, where Tom Edison once had a laboratory. At ECHO Global Farm, Samantha gets her hands dirty working alongside interns, seeing how their sustainable plants, techniques and technologies aim to help farmers around the world who are struggling to feed their families. Exploring the funky artist community of Matlacha, Samantha visits various local galleries and colorful shops, and talks with artist Leoma Lovegrove. At the J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Samantha tours the grounds with a ranger and gets the insight into this revered Sanibel destination known for its spectacular bird viewing and its award-winning restrooms. Heading to the Sanibel Community House, Samantha joins a shell crafting class to make a keepsake with the shells she has collected on her trip.

Friday, May 17th

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Samantha's Tips for Making Travel Count

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. In this episode, you'll learn how Samantha uses a simple walk to directly connect with a culture, how she creates a ritual to stop being bullied by time, and how talking to strangers will transform a trip. These are not the run of the mill travel tips, but tips that will have you understanding why travel is a powerful investment.

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Samantha's Tips for Making Travel Count

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. In this episode, you'll learn how Samantha uses a simple walk to directly connect with a culture, how she creates a ritual to stop being bullied by time, and how talking to strangers will transform a trip. These are not the run of the mill travel tips, but tips that will have you understanding why travel is a powerful investment.

Friday, May 24th

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Asheville, North Carolina

Samantha kicks off her visit with a drive through the Blue Ridge Mountains, then stops off at a Pop-Up Mini Fair and talks with local artists. At the Biltmore, Samantha takes a tour with Director of Horticulture Parker Andes and geeks out on Frederick Law Olmsted, who designed the grounds of this historic estate and is considered the father of American Landscape Architecture. From there, Samantha dives into a spirit tasting and learns firsthand how every small batch made at the Eda Rhyne Distillery incorporates the Asheville terroir into its one-of-a-kind Southern Appalachia spirits. Eagle and Market Streets, known as The Block, were the heart of the African American community in Asheville. Samantha tours this historic Block with Guide DeWayne Barton, who discusses the history, future and resilience of the African-American community in Asheville. Along their tour, Samantha visits Noir Collective and meets self-taught Artist Jenny Pickens, who is giving back to her community with her art and paying homage to her ancestors and heritage. At Chai Pani, Samantha learns about spice varieties from renowned self-taught Chef Meherwan Irani, while digging into his favorite Indian street food dishes. With music on her mind, Samantha meets Founder/Producer/Musician Gar Ragland at Citizen Vinyl, where he is laying down a music track for Asheville Artist, Alexa Rose. They then tour the historic space that houses not only a recording studio but also a record pressing facility, cafe, bar, analog art and record store.

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Asheville, North Carolina

Samantha kicks off her visit with a drive through the Blue Ridge Mountains, then stops off at a Pop-Up Mini Fair and talks with local artists. At the Biltmore, Samantha takes a tour with Director of Horticulture Parker Andes and geeks out on Frederick Law Olmsted, who designed the grounds of this historic estate and is considered the father of American Landscape Architecture. From there, Samantha dives into a spirit tasting and learns firsthand how every small batch made at the Eda Rhyne Distillery incorporates the Asheville terroir into its one-of-a-kind Southern Appalachia spirits. Eagle and Market Streets, known as The Block, were the heart of the African American community in Asheville. Samantha tours this historic Block with Guide DeWayne Barton, who discusses the history, future and resilience of the African-American community in Asheville. Along their tour, Samantha visits Noir Collective and meets self-taught Artist Jenny Pickens, who is giving back to her community with her art and paying homage to her ancestors and heritage. At Chai Pani, Samantha learns about spice varieties from renowned self-taught Chef Meherwan Irani, while digging into his favorite Indian street food dishes. With music on her mind, Samantha meets Founder/Producer/Musician Gar Ragland at Citizen Vinyl, where he is laying down a music track for Asheville Artist, Alexa Rose. They then tour the historic space that houses not only a recording studio but also a record pressing facility, cafe, bar, analog art and record store.

Friday, May 31st

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The Jersey Shore and More

Samantha kicks off her visit to the Garden State in Cape May, the only US city designated as a National Historic Landmark. In the early 1850's, American Abolitionist Harriet Tubman found refuge in Cape May, where she planned the underground railroad with various abolitionists. At the newly opened Harriet Tubman Museum, Samantha discovers Tubman's connection to New Jersey and how Cape May played a pivotal role in the fight to end slavery. Rooted in sustainable practices and a shared sense of community, Samantha discovers Beach Plum Farm, a 62-acre working farm dedicated to the timeless farming heritage of the Garden State. At the Wetlands Institute in Stone Harbor, Samantha talks with a conservationist about the ground-breaking research that the Institute is doing to preserve salt marshes and their focus on educating the public about the importance of salt marshes and their impact on many eco-systems. New Jersey played a major role in the American Revolutionary War, where the war was fought for three of the six years. At Monmouth Battlefield State Park, Samantha talks with Historian Dr. David Martin about the longest single day battle of the war that took place at this historic site that involved General George Washington, Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr. Samantha then visits the Source Farmhouse Brewery and talks with Founder Phil Petracca about the Brewery's socially responsible to charities, inclusion and their focus to bring communities together while sharing farm-to-glass brews that are being produced using entirely local-sourced ingredients. Heading to Asbury Park, Samantha visits the legendary music venue, The Stone Pony, and meets musician Southside Johnny, who shares stories about the early days of Asbury Park, Bruce Springsteen and performing at the Pony. Just down the road at the Transparent Clinch Gallery, Samantha talks with Photographer Danny Clinch about being behind the lens and capturing some of rock n rolls' greatest artists of all time. Closing out the trip, Danny is joined by Renee Maskin for live performance in the gallery.

5:30pm on
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The Jersey Shore and More

Samantha kicks off her visit to the Garden State in Cape May, the only US city designated as a National Historic Landmark. In the early 1850's, American Abolitionist Harriet Tubman found refuge in Cape May, where she planned the underground railroad with various abolitionists. At the newly opened Harriet Tubman Museum, Samantha discovers Tubman's connection to New Jersey and how Cape May played a pivotal role in the fight to end slavery. Rooted in sustainable practices and a shared sense of community, Samantha discovers Beach Plum Farm, a 62-acre working farm dedicated to the timeless farming heritage of the Garden State. At the Wetlands Institute in Stone Harbor, Samantha talks with a conservationist about the ground-breaking research that the Institute is doing to preserve salt marshes and their focus on educating the public about the importance of salt marshes and their impact on many eco-systems. New Jersey played a major role in the American Revolutionary War, where the war was fought for three of the six years. At Monmouth Battlefield State Park, Samantha talks with Historian Dr. David Martin about the longest single day battle of the war that took place at this historic site that involved General George Washington, Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr. Samantha then visits the Source Farmhouse Brewery and talks with Founder Phil Petracca about the Brewery's socially responsible to charities, inclusion and their focus to bring communities together while sharing farm-to-glass brews that are being produced using entirely local-sourced ingredients. Heading to Asbury Park, Samantha visits the legendary music venue, The Stone Pony, and meets musician Southside Johnny, who shares stories about the early days of Asbury Park, Bruce Springsteen and performing at the Pony. Just down the road at the Transparent Clinch Gallery, Samantha talks with Photographer Danny Clinch about being behind the lens and capturing some of rock n rolls' greatest artists of all time. Closing out the trip, Danny is joined by Renee Maskin for live performance in the gallery.