samantha browns places to love

For more than 17 years, TV host Samantha Brown has been exploring all four corners of the world, visiting more than 260 cities in 62 countries, sharing her adventures and introducing new cultures to viewers. Now, the two-time Emmy Award-winner embarks on her next journey with her new travel series SAMANTHA BROWN'S PLACES TO LOVE. Unlike a traditional travelogue show with a formulaic itinerary, PLACES TO LOVE delivers decidedly refreshing and enriching travel experiences by taking viewers on a discovery of the emotional heart of travel and highlighting the people who are changing, challenging and strengthening a destination. From Brooklyn, New York and Monterey, California to Shanghai, China and Donegal in Ireland, Samantha seeks out the little-known spots and haunts where innovators and disrupters are creating a brand new travel experience. Whether it's through food and drink, art and design, culture or adventure, at the end of each episode, viewers will have a well-curated list of new experiences that focus on not just how to visit a destination, but how to fully immerse in it. The 13-part series encourages viewers to experience the passion of people and the soul of a place in a way that only traveling can do. Samantha's career as a television travel host happened by accident. A producer spotted her work in a commercial and recommended her to the Travel Channel in 1999 to audition for a new show called Great Vacation Homes. A decade of various series followed, including Great Hotels, Passport to Europe, Passport to Latin America, Samantha Brown's Asia, The Trip, 50/50, and many others. Samantha's fun-loving style has made her a beloved and engaging television personality whose approach is less expert and more a person you would want to travel with.

Showing airdates for Samantha Brown's Places to Love from Wednesday, Feb. 1 to Wednesday, Feb. 8

San Antonio, Texas

PBS

4:30 pmSunday, Feb. 5202316:30:002023-02-05 16:30:00
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Samantha gets a taste of authentic Mexican carnitas and talks with James Beard-nominated Chef Alejandro Paredes at his counter-serve stand, Carnitas Lonja. At the San Antonio River Walk, Samantha enjoys an alternative view of the downtown area by kayaking it with the founder of Mission Kayak, who was forced to retire from the Air Force after a debilitating accident and began kayaking as part of physical therapy. The Mission Reach project 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. Getting a taste for something unexpected, Samantha enjoys a traditional fresh-made Mexican Michelada and talks art with Art Curator, Jeff Wheeler, then speaks with legendary Tejano musician, Santiago Jimenez Jr., before he performs a live concert underneath Echo Bridge along the San Antonio River. Visiting Dos Carolinas, Samantha joins owner/designer, Caroline Matthews, at her design headquarters and manufacturing facility, to see authentic and handmade guayaberas being created and learns about the process of making these fashionable men's shirts. Samantha then gets a personal tour of Mission San Jose from Epifanio & Gloria Hernandez, who talk about the importance of missions and history of the Indigenous Mission people, which includes Epifanio's family who lived in the mission some 200 years ago. At Pharm Table, Samantha joins native San Antonian, Chef Elizabeth Johnson, for some culinary medicine, and learns about San Antonio being designated as a UNESCO "Creative City of Gastronomy" site - one of only two cities in the United States to receive such a designation. At Bracken Cave, Samantha visits an extraordinary bat cave that houses a maternity colony of over 20 million mother and baby bats, and then watches them emerge at sunset and take flight into the night.

Big Sky, Montana

PBS

1:30 pmMonday, Feb. 6202313:30:002023-02-06 13:30:00
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Samantha starts off her Montana experience at Big Sky Resorts to learn about Avalanche Dogs and their rescue program. In Bozeman, Samantha visits with the curator of the Museum of the Rockies, where she learns about their dinosaur collection. At the Lone Mountain Ranch, Samantha joins a group group for a gorgeous sleigh ride. Back at Big Sky Resort, Samantha meets US Olympian, Bode Miller.

Big Sky, Montana

PBS

4:00 pmTuesday, Feb. 7202316:00:002023-02-07 16:00:00
Show Episode Info

Samantha starts off her Montana experience at Big Sky Resorts to learn about Avalanche Dogs and their rescue program. In Bozeman, Samantha visits with the curator of the Museum of the Rockies, where she learns about their dinosaur collection. At the Lone Mountain Ranch, Samantha joins a group group for a gorgeous sleigh ride. Back at Big Sky Resort, Samantha meets US Olympian, Bode Miller.

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