samantha brown places to live

Rhine River Cruise

Samantha takes an epic trip along the Rhine River, first stopping at Freiburg, Germany, where she learns about the unique bachle water system and how this city is the gateway to the Black Forest. Next stop, Samantha visits a workshop, whose craftspeople work on restoration pieces for the famed Strasbourg Cathedral in Strasbourg, France, and then takes a stroll through the picturesque Petite France neighborhood. In Heidelberg, Germany, Samantha learns of its rich history while touring the iconic Heidelberg Castle. Venturing further to the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz, Samantha gets a lesson with Johannes Gutenberg's original printing press and assists in printing a page just as Gutenberg did in the 1400's. Samantha then takes a gondola ride to a vista atop Rudesheim, Germany, where she tours a vineyard and tastes some of the unique wines of this wine-making region. Finally arriving in Cologne, Samantha takes in the sights of the magnificent Dom Cathedral with a local and visits a Kolsch brewery, where learning Kolsch beer can only be called as such if, and only if, it is brewed in Cologne under certain brewing parameters.

Available until
2021-01-01T00:00:00-08:00

Full Episodes

Upcoming Airdates

Food Around the World

While visiting the Swiss city of Interlaken, Samantha learns the art of chocolate making in a "funky" way. In Orange County, California Samantha learns about the Vietnamese community in the city of Westminster while making spring rolls. On a road trip through Texas Hill Country she stops in and tries her hand at making duck schnitzel in keeping with the historical roots of the region. In New Zealand, Samantha engages with the local Maori community in the city of Whakatane and learns how the traditional feast "Hangi" is made. What's food, without a drink?

  • 2019-06-25T08:30:00-07:00
    KCETLINK
  • 2019-06-25T16:30:00-07:00
    KCETLINK
  • 2019-06-27T08:30:00-07:00
    KCETLINK
  • 2019-06-27T16:30:00-07:00
    KCETLINK

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. From blacksmithing to woodworking, Samantha learns about the mission and importance of the American College of the Building Arts (ACBA) along with its founding inspiration, blacksmith Philip Simmons. It is rice harvesting time, and Samantha learns about this old tradition on one of the few local farms that has kept the tradition alive and well.

  • 2019-06-30T06:30:00-07:00
    KCETLINK
  • 2019-07-02T08:30:00-07:00
    KCETLINK
  • 2019-07-02T16:30:00-07:00
    KCETLINK
  • 2019-07-04T08:30:00-07:00
    KCETLINK
  • 2019-07-04T16:30:00-07:00
    KCETLINK

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. At Te Puia, Samantha experiences Pohutu, the largest geyser in the Southern Hemisphere and learns how to cook in boiling hot geo-thermal pools. She also meets Katz, who heads the woodworking school of the New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute, and talks about the Maori culture and the struggle to keep the culture alive.

  • 2019-07-07T06:30:00-07:00
    KCETLINK
  • 2019-07-09T08:30:00-07:00
    KCETLINK
  • 2019-07-09T16:30:00-07:00
    KCETLINK
  • 2019-07-11T08:30:00-07:00
    KCETLINK
  • 2019-07-11T16:30:00-07:00
    KCETLINK

Hong Kong, China

Traveling to a city with so much to see is often a challenge, but not for Samantha! She starts her journey through Hong Kong by first visiting PMQ, a venue for local arts and design. After visiting various shops, Samantha meets designer Douglas Young at his popular Goods of Desire shop and learns how to play the generational tile-based game, Mahjong. Taking a stroll through the Yuen Po Street Bird Garden, Samantha takes in the unusual sights of this unique street, seeing all the exotic birds and ornate cages.

  • 2019-07-14T06:30:00-07:00
    KCETLINK
  • 2019-07-16T08:30:00-07:00
    KCETLINK
  • 2019-07-16T16:30:00-07:00
    KCETLINK
  • 2019-07-18T08:30:00-07:00
    KCETLINK
  • 2019-07-18T16:30:00-07:00
    KCETLINK

Samantha Brown's Places to Love

What Art Deco is to Miami is what Mid-Century Modern is to Palm Springs. Samantha finds this out first-hand by taking a tour of several iconic homes built in this style, then visits Gypsyland, a local furniture shop that specializes in period furniture. Golf is hugely popular in Palm Springs, but FootGolf? Samantha learns all about this new international sport and gets a chance to put her foot into it. At The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, Samantha volunteers to help assemble some of the unique enrichment meals with an Animal Care Curator.

  • 2019-07-21T06:30:00-07:00
    KCETLINK