Samantha Brown

After a decade on television, Samantha has earned credits as a writer in the series Girls Meets Hawaii, co-executive producer in Samantha Brown's Inside the Suitcase, a guest on the 2011 Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations Holiday Special, and a host in the Walt Disney World Holidays in 2006. Samantha has been the face of beloved travelling series such as Great Hotels, Passport to Europe, Travel Hacks, and Passport to Latin America. Other shows she has hosted include Great Cruises: Freedom of the Seas with Samantha Brown and Samantha Brown's First Cruise, a 12-night Mediterranean Venice cruise aboard the Brilliance of the Seas. Samantha also hosted the travel game show Samantha Brown's Cash Attack. She has also appeared in Passport to Green Getaways, Passport to China, Great Weekends, and Samantha Brown's Asia. Her job has taken her almost everywhere in the world; she has visited over 220 cities in 49 different countries. In 2011, Samantha launched a luggage line on the Home Shopping Network, which quickly became a "customer pick". Her signature line includes classic luggage sets, wine purses, RFID clutch wallets, and power bank chargers for smartphones.

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Samantha Brown's Places to Love, her newest show, premiered in 2018 on PBS. The first season features thirteen different locations. Samantha says the show is an attempt to "understand that when we're a part of that cultural movement, everyone wants to be a part of when they travel, go where the locals go, do what the locals do; what that means is we want to be a part of the effort." She says the show is about "really understanding the effort that goes into creating the experiences that we as travelers get to be a part of, whether it's the effort to create a meal that you eat at a restaurant, a piece of music you hear at a concert, or a piece of art." Regarding traveling, Samantha says this: "What I love most about travel is feeling like a fish out of water. I love being the person in the room who looks and sounds like no one else. The challenge of seeing where I fit in and how I can make a connection with people who are completely different than me is thrilling."

Writing Career

Samantha maintains an official blog that includes recommendations regarding travel to various regions of the world. She has already highlighted restaurants and hotels, provided lists with practical and helpful advice for travelers about food, housing, and vacation planning, and discussed other exciting subjects. Samantha is also the author of several books, including Samantha Brown's Inside the Suitcase (2010), The Trip: 2014 (2014), and Girl Meets Hawaii (2000).


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Quick Facts
Date of Birth: 31-03-1970
Birth Place: Dallas, Texas, United States
Height: 1.6 m
Husband: Kevin James O'Leary
Marriage Date: 2006
Children: Ellis James O'Leary, Elizabeth Mae O'Leary
Birth Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
Ethnicity: White
Profession: Television Host
Net Worth: $1.5 Million
Marital Status: Married
T.V. Show(s): Passport to Europe
Alma Mater: Syracuse University
Employer: Host of several Travel Channel
Birth Date: 31 Mar, 1969
Age: 51 yrs
Citizenship: United States of America
Birth Place: Dallas
Education: Syracuse University
Chapman University
Gender: Female
Description: American actress
Net Worth 2020: 1.5 million
Net Worth 2021: 1.5 million
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Last Modified: Jan 30 2024
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