Sam's exploring neighborhoods, meeting locals and discovering things to do in Orlando. She makes stops in the shopping and dining district of Winter Park, the downtown arts scene and a fantastic soul-food eatery.
Is The Big Easy back on its feet post-Katrina? Samantha's there to find out. Of course, a weekend in New Orleans wouldn't be complete without music so there's a live jazz concert in the Faubourg Marigny neighborhood plus dancing at locals' favorite Rock 'n'Bowl - a bowling alley which doubles as a live music venue. Samantha also gets up close and personal with a gator during a backwater bayou trip and even helps out on a non-profit project that aims to build new houses for musicians who were made homeless by the hurricane.
Sam's in Paris for a weekend in the most romantic city in the world. She's checking out a bookstore on the banks of the River Seine, revisiting her favorite bistro and sightseeing on a bicycle to prove that Paris can be romantic with or without a partner.
Sam's heading to Florence, her favorite Tuscan city. It's a place for great art, cappuccino and rooms with a view. In just 48 hours, Sam checks out the dreaming spires of the city, masters a Vespa scooter and learns to cook some Tuscan cuisine.
A long weekend in one of the most expensive cities in the world? With the current exchange rate is it even possible? It can be - if you try and live like a Londoner. This weekend Samantha avoids the tourists traps and explores Locals' London: She visits a traditional west London pub, gets taken out for an Indian meal and even tracks down one of the last remaining Cabbie huts - tiny diners offering cheap take out. Plus, tips on how to get one of the best views in London for free and a visit to two of city's greatest markets - foodie hotspot Borough Market and youth culture central, Camden Market.
This weekend Samantha's rounded up 2 friends for a girls' getaway to South Beach. Sam's arranged for visits to the Delano Hotel, a trip to her favorite South Beach salon, dinner at Haitian restaurant Tap Tap and, of course, dancing and shopping.
Sam's been to Las Vegas before, but on this weekend trip she's decided to throw caution to the wind. She unleashes her inner sexy with the Pussycat Dolls, tends bar at the Double Down and lives life at 165 mph in the Las Vegas fast lane.
Los Cabos, Mexico conjures up images of hedonistic spring breakers and flowing tequila. But on Sam's first visit to Baja Sur, she chooses to spend a weekend off the beaten path of the crowded beaches, rowdy bars and luxury resorts. She's rented a villa just outside San Jose del Cabo, an artistic town packed with charm and personality. Her adventurous spirit leads her to discover the beauty of the land and the hospitality of the Mexican people.
Sam heads back to the seacoast of New Hampshire, the part of New England where she grew up. This trip will be a homecoming of sorts as she visits some of her favorite haunts and some of the places she never had a chance to when she lived there.
Sam's going to get to know the melodies, musicians and artists that define Austin, known for its weird, creative, fun way of life. Along the way, she discovers that the city dances to the beat of its own drum.
Sam's got 48 hours in the nation's capital, but this isn't your average field trip to Washington, DC. She's exploring the colorful, fun side of this city -- eating Ethiopian food, shopping in Eastern Market and braving a drag queen brunch.
This weekend Samantha's spending time in Cody, WY, the rodeo capital of the world. She's staying at a working dude ranch and getting immersed in all things cowboy. Sam takes on the daily chores of the ranch and participates in a rodeo.
This weekend Samantha's heading south to sunny Myrtle Beach in South Carolina. It's famous for golf, but Sam's not big on golfing -- so what else is there to do? She has 48 hours to find out in the place the locals still call the "Grand Strand."
This weekend Sam's come to the beautiful desert city of Santa Fe to work out her body and her mind. She'll do some mountain biking, ballooning, and dancing, and take a journey into the world of alternative therapies. But even though she's on a health kick she'll still be sneaking out for a few margaritas - this is the weekend, after all!
This weekend Samantha's checking out NYC's coolest borough, Brooklyn. Move over Manhattan, Sam will be taking a very different bite out of the Big Apple. From DUMBO's art scene, to Coney Island's sideshows, this is the place Sam calls home.
Samantha loves good food and wine, and San Francisco is the perfect place to get it. Sam revisits some of her favorite foodie haunts and explores some of the city's most exciting new foodie phenomena.
What do a surfing rabbi, fire dancers, a magical castle and a movie screening in a Hollywood cemetery have in common? Prepare yourself for an unpredictable and exciting weekend as Sam experiences the wild and colorful side of Los Angeles.
Pristine beaches, unlimited fresh seafood and whale expeditions are just part of the makeup of New England's celebrated outdoor paradise, Cape Cod. This weekend Sam will join vacationers and locals as they enjoy the outdoors, hunt for clams and party.
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