Palm Springs is the cool setting for Samantha's retro weekend. From an aerial arrival fit for a star, to meeting an original Rat Packer in the flesh, Sam dances, roller skates and dune buggies her way through this desert oasis to discover a bygone era.
Buckle up tight, because this weekend Samantha is gettin' her kicks on Route 66! Samantha Brown hits the Mother Road, beginning her journey in Albuquerque, NM, and riding out west through the beautiful desert state of Arizona.
Samantha sails the high seas during her weekend in Maine. From the second she hops off the vintage locomotive in Rockland to the last picture-perfect sunset aboard the Victory Chimes, her weekend is jam-packed with great food, sailing and adventure.
Sam discovers what makes the Jersey Shore a rockin' good time. She picks up the daredevil attitude, taking center stage with musical figures of the past and present, all the while discovering her own rock sensibilities.
There are 2 lovely islands off the coast of Cape Cod, Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard. Both are extremely charming except for one thing..the fierce rivalry that exists between the two.
Samantha is fulfilling everyone's childhood fantasy by running away to join the San Jose circus. Whether you're riding on a school bus or looking out the conference room window, the sight of the big top tent turns everyone into a kid again.
Sam is going for the gold in Vancouver, home of the 2010 Winter Games. From training with the US Olympic speed skating team to cooking with one of Vancouver's top chefs, Samantha gets an preview of Vancouver before the world arrives for the games.
Sam will journey through Wine Country to experience the romance and passion of this wine rich region. The differing areas of the valley and its surrounding mountains will be a stunning backdrop to Sam learning how wine became the lifeblood of Napa and Sonoma.
Like the mythical Sirens beckoning visitors with their seductive songs, the Greek Isles are calling to Samantha. By ferrying to four exquisite islands, Sam takes in the romance of iconic Santorini and the hedonistic pleasures of party hardy Mykonos. She unearths ancient religious rites in the classical ruins of Delos, and discovers that ancient traditions are alive and well in the rustic island of Paros.
Samantha's home for the holidays in New York City, but she's not going to stop exploring! From Italian operatic dinners to Japanese origami Christmas trees, Samantha is taking in a whirlwind tour of the world right in her hometown. And along the way, she also hits the best iconic holiday events around the city. There's no better way to get into the holiday spirit than Bergdorf's window displays and carriage rides through Central Park! Samantha will meet the people and places that make New York the best place to spend the holidays anywhere in the world.
Sam heads down south to check out all that's new in the Big Easy post-Hurricane Katrina. She catches shrimp in the regenerated bayous, goes shopping with a Mad man and even finds time to help some of the cities homeless pooches find new homes.
Sam wants to find the "real" Jamaica beyond the all-inclusive resorts. She heads into the interior-where she discovers the natural wonder of the exotic jungle through the eyes of real Jamaican medicine men. She also uncovers the remnants of Jamaica's brutal colonial history embedded in Jamaican cuisine like "jerk," Bob Marley's birthplace, and even the home of James Bond novelist Ian Fleming, who found artistic inspiration on these beautiful islands. She finishes her trip in the most authentic destination of Jamaica: Port Antonio. Here, she gets into the real music scene with Jamaican sensation Nordia Witter!
Sam is finding out what life is like in Puerto Rico, from the beats of bomba and salsa to natural wonders like gorgeous beaches, a spectacular rainforest and an extensive cave system. On her journey though the island, Sam's overwhelmed by the celebratory spirit of the people.
Surrounded by sea and mountains Sam makes her way through this young, cosmopolitan city by foot, cycle, boat, plane and train to experience all the natural beauty, physical activities, food and culture this "fit city" has to offer. Whether biking on the Seawall, being whisked away to Whistler or sabering champagne bottles in one of the nation's top restaurants Sam will submerge herself in all that is Vancouver.
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