Meet the Hosts

Filed Under: Trip of a Lifetime
Travel Channel stars bring their expertise to Trip of a Lifetime, sharing their top picks for Italy and Croatia on the beautiful Adriatic coast.
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Samantha Brown

In her time at Travel Channel, Samantha Brown has visited dozens of countries, hundreds of cities and countless hotels around the world.

Previously, Sam traveled through various areas of China for Samantha Brown: Passport to China. In Passport to Latin America, Samantha took viewers to 20 cities, revealing colorful landscapes and warm populations. Prior to that, Sam immersed herself in European culture, traveling to 65 destinations from magnificent capitals to tiny mountaintop villages to ancient seacoast towns in Passport to Europe.
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Adam Richman

Growing up in the food Mecca of New York City, Adam Richman began his love affair with food early on, sampling all of the diverse culinary specialties The Big Apple had to offer. From samosas to sushi, even at a young age, Adam had a desire to taste it all.

As host of Man v. Food and Man v. Food Nation, Adam has developed a nearly encyclopedic knowledge of mouth-watering local specialties across the country. Most recently, Adam released his first book, America the Edible, A Hungry History from Sea to Dining Sea. America the Edible revisits some of Adam's favorite food places, recalling memorable meals and revealing why we eat what we eat throughout the US.
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Bert Kreischer

As Travel Channel's host of Trip Flip, Kreischer surprises unsuspecting American vacationers by throwing away the guidebook and taking them off the beaten path. It’s the vacation they never saw coming.

When Bert Kreischer is not passionately discovering local traditions, thrills and competitions for Travel Channel, viewers can find Kreischer touring comedy clubs and colleges throughout the United States. Prior to becoming Travel Channel’s adventure seeker on the series Bert the Conqueror, Kreischer had a long-term career in comedy going back to 1998, working at the Boston Comedy Club. Within a year, he grabbed the attention of Hollywood A-lister Will Smith, who signed him to a television development deal. Kreischer cohosted FX’s The X Show and made his acting debut starring in the CBS/20th Century Fox pilot Life with David J.
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Anthony Melchiorri

In the 20 years Anthony Melchiorri has been in the hospitality business, he has a proven track record of understanding a company’s vision, its individual parts, and how to make those parts work together to complete the whole picture. Knowing that attention to detail and making each part of the operation functional and strong are key to profitability, Melchiorri has developed and repositioned some of the finest and most high profile properties in the United States including the first Nickelodeon Hotel and Resort and the landmark Algonquin Hotel. He takes on clients in need of development or immediate re-positioning, applies his experience and ability to assemble teams specialized in hotel management, and adds value for the owners and developers to ultimately increase their bottom line.

Melchiorri brings his expertise as the “hotel fixer” to Travel Channel’s new original series “Hotel Impossible.” In this weekly one-hour program, he helps turn around the business of a struggling hotel fighting to survive.