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Travel Channel stars bring their expertise to The Trip: 2014.
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Travel Channel stars bring their expertise to The Trip: 2014, sharing their top picks for Spain and Morocco.
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.
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.

After earning a master's degree in fine arts from Yale University's School of Drama, Adam traveled the United States acting in many regional theaters. The nature of his work allowed him to feed his appetite for the best local dishes across America – all of which found their way into his food journal. In 2008, Adam began hosting Man v Food for Travel Channel, and has been a network staple ever since, with shows such as Man v Food Nation, Adam Richman’s Best Sandwich in America and now, Adam Richman’s Fandemonium.

Photo by: Elizabeth Fraser

Elizabeth Fraser

Don Wildman is fast becoming one the most recognizable faces in documentary television. Whether pulling back the curtain on a fascinating unseen view of America or bringing to light the puzzling and intriguing stories behind museum artifacts, Wildman takes viewers on an adventure with the mission to expose the real truth lying beneath the surface.

As host of Travel Channel’s Mysteries at the Museum, Wildman journeys across America, going deep into the vaults of the nation's most revered institutions and unearthing wondrous treasures from the past. Wildman also served as host of Travel Channel’s Off Limits, where he crisscrossed the United States, taking viewers behind locked doors to uncover the secrets of the country’s man-made world. In Wildman’s new original series on Travel Channel, Monumental Mysteries, he uncovers some of America’s most intriguing events, greatest triumphs, well-known disasters, and even some notorious crimes that are linked to many of the nation’s history-rich monuments. Whether traversing obscure or familiar turf, his journey is full of fun and surprises.
Hotel Impossible

Hotel Impossible

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 original series Hotel Impossible. In this weekly one-hour program, he helps turn around the business of a struggling hotel fighting to survive.
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