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Samantha Brown's Places to Love

Christchurch, New Zealand

Samantha experiences the revival of the once earthquake devastated city of Christchurch, New Zealand by starting her journey off at the Gap Filler initiatives. These innovative installations temporarily fill the gaps of the city rebuild with fun distractions like the Dance O Mat, where you can plug in your digital device into an old washing machine, blast your music and dance to your favorite tunes with your friends on a dance floor. Moving on, Samantha visits the whimsical C1 Espresso shop, where her lunch is delivered via pneumatic tube. Keeping on track, Samantha visits with Jade, who runs a Gap Filler garden and cafe where Samantha learns about the Maori tradition and the different indigenous vegetables and flowers grown in Jade's garden.

Leaving Christchurch, Samantha explores Akaroa Harbor stopping off at the Giants House, a mosaic art collection utilizing porcelain. Penguins in New Zealand? Samantha visits a local farm that has been concentrating its conservation efforts on protecting the endangered Pohatu Penguins. From one farm to the next, Samantha joins Angela and Chef Giulio for a picnic, that consists of wild elderflower and artichokes that they collectively just foraged. North Canterbury wineries are quite the hit, as Samantha tries some local wine and chats with the local winemakers about the unique New Zealand tradition of wine. Heading back to the city, Samantha checks out the newly reopened City Library and all its wonderful technological resources. Finishing off her trip, Samantha heads back to the Dance O Mat to dance Bollywood style with the locals.

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Friday Mar 19, 6:30 PM PDT on KCET
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Top of the South Island, NZ

Samantha goes on adventures on South Island, New Zealand.
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Florida Keys & Key West

Samantha takes a local food tour in Key West.
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Budapest

Samantha views the entire city atop Fisherman’s Bastion on the Buda side of the Danube.
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Central North Island, New Zealand

Samantha explores the natural beauty of Lake Taupo by kayak and stops off for a soak in the hot springs before hiking upstream to the magnificent Huka Falls.
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Charleston, South Carolina

The Holy City certainly has quite the history, as Samantha takes a walking tour through its hidden alleyways and the French Quarter.
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International Food Show

Samantha tries her hand at making chocolate , duck schnitzel and "Christmas" enchilada.
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Baltimore, Maryland

Samantha visits the American Visionary Art Museum and attends HonFest.
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Naples and Paradise Coast of Florida

Samantha starts her Paradise Coast adventure off with a kayak tour in the salt-waters of Everglades National Park, while learning about the local eco system and remote mangroves.
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Rhine River Cruise

Samantha takes an epic trip along the Rhine River, first stopping at Freiburg, Germany
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Lafayette and Cajun Country, LA

What's visiting Louisiana without taking ride into the Bayou? Samantha does just that, as she takes a kayak tour through the swamps and learns about its natural habitats and geological importance.
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