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Samantha Brown's Great Weekends

All Episodes 2004 - 2010

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  • Ended
  • Travel Channel
  • 2008-06-26T01:00:00+01:00
  • 20 mins
  • 17 hours, 21 mins (46 episodes)
  • United States
  • English
  • Special Interest
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Need a change of scenery? Accomplished traveler Samantha Brown shows you a number of fun destinations you can do in only a weekend.
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56 episodes

Special 1 Samantha Brown's First Cruise

  • 2004-10-15T03:00:00+01:00 — 20 mins

Embark on a 12-day Mediterranean voyage aboard Royal Caribbean's "Brilliance of the Seas" with first-time cruiser Samantha Brown. There's as much to do on board as there is to do in ports like Nice, Florence, Naples, and Venice.

Special 2 Great Cruises: Freedom of the Seas

  • 2006-12-18T03:00:00+00:00 — 20 mins

Samantha Brown hops aboard the "Freedom of the Seas", the largest cruise ship to date, to sail the Caribbean. Her cruise vacation starts in the Port of Miami and heads to Cozumel, Mexico, Grand Cayman Island, Montego Bay, Jamaica, and Labadee, Haiti.

Special 3 Passport to Green Getaways

  • 2007-06-04T03:00:00+01:00 — 20 mins

Samantha Brown is taking us to three spectacular international green getaways in some of the most remote, pristine and stunningly beautiful destinations in the world.

Special 4 Disney Holiday Magic With Samantha Brown

  • 2007-12-12T03:00:00+00:00 — 20 mins

Samantha Brown explores the holiday celebrations at Walt Disney World in Florida. Includes The Osbourne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights, Epcot's Candlelight Processional, and peeks at several different Disney-owned hotels, including the Disney's Boardwalk Hotel, Disney's Grand Floridian Hotel, and Disney's Wilderness Lodge.

Samantha Brown shares her favorite attractions, rides, restaurants, characters at both Disney World and Disneyland, and tips to make your next trip to Disney the best.

Special 6 Carnival Reunion Cruise

  • 2009-09-07T03:00:00+01:00 — 20 mins

Samantha enjoys a week-long reunion at sea aboard the Carnival Freedom, with stops in St. Thomas, Antigua, Tortola, Virgin Gorda and the Bahamas.

Special 7 10th Anniversary Special: Vancouver

  • 2010-02-09T03:00:00+00:00 — 20 mins

Samantha is going for the gold in Vancouver, British Columbia, home of the 2010 Winter Olympics as she makes her way through this cosmopolitan city to experience first hand its Olympic transformation along with all of its natural beauty.

Samantha Brown takes you inside her suitcase on a journey unlike any other as we venture through Samantha's ten years with the Travel Channel. Samantha spills her secrets, what lessons the road has taught her, and what really goes on behind-the-scenes

Special 9 10th Anniversary Special: Fanathon

  • 2010-02-11T03:00:00+00:00 — 20 mins

Samantha Brown is celebrating 10 amazing years with the Travel Channel at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida with some very important people -- her fans! Samantha reveals the viewers' favorite moments as they enjoy Disney Parks!

Special 10 10th Anniversary Special: World of Sports

  • 2010-02-12T03:00:00+00:00 — 20 mins

Samantha Brown takes us through a personal travel compendium of her sporting moments over 10 years on the Travel Channel. From ski jumping to fox hunts, Samantha takes you through the spills and thrills of each memory.

1x01 Las Vegas

  • Series Premiere

    2008-06-27T03:00:00+01:00 — 22 mins

Samantha Brown unleashes her inner sexy with the Pussy Cat Dolls and tends bar at the Double Down.

1x02 Austin

  • 2008-06-27T03:00:00+01:00 — 22 mins

Samantha Brown spends a musical vacation in Austin.

1x03 Miami

  • 2008-07-04T03:00:00+01:00 — 22 mins

Samantha rounds up her friends for a girl's getaway to South Beach.

1x04 San Francisco

  • 2008-07-04T03:00:00+01:00 — 22 mins

Samantha re-visits some of her favorite haunts in San Francisco.

1x05 Tuscany

  • 2008-07-11T03:00:00+01:00 — 21 mins

Samantha Brown experiences the art and architecture of Florence.

1x06 Paris

  • 2008-07-11T03:00:00+01:00 — 20 mins

Samantha Brown checks out a bookstore on the banks of the River Seine, revisits her favorite bistro and sightsees on a bicycle while in Paris

1x07 Myrtle Beach

  • 2008-07-11T03:00:00+01:00 — 20 mins

Samantha hits the beach, bike trails and amusement parks in Myrtle Beach.

1x08 Orlando

  • 2008-07-11T03:00:00+01:00 — 22 mins

Sam explores neighborhoods, meets locals and discovers things to do in Orlando.

1x09 Cabo

  • 2008-07-18T03:00:00+01:00 — 22 mins

Sam rents a villa just outside San Jose del Cabo.

1x10 New Orleans

  • 2008-07-18T03:00:00+01:00 — 22 mins

Sam dances at a bowling alley and experiences a backwater bayou trip in New Orleans.

1x11 New Hampshire

  • 2008-07-25T03:00:00+01:00 — 22 mins

Samantha visits her favorite haunts when she returns to New Hampshire.

1x12 London

  • 2008-07-25T03:00:00+01:00 — 22 mins

Samantha Brown avoids the tourist traps and explores locals' London.

1x13 Washington D.C.

  • 2008-08-08T03:00:00+01:00 — 22 mins

Sam explores the colorful side of Washington, D.C., by eating Ethiopian food and going to a Bohemian poetry event.

1x14 Dude Ranch in Wyoming

  • 2008-08-15T03:00:00+01:00 — 22 mins

Samantha stays at a working dude ranch in Cody, Wyo.

1x15 Santa Fe

  • 2008-08-22T03:00:00+01:00 — 21 mins

Samantha mountain bikes and explores alternative therapies in Santa Fe to work out her body and mind.

1x16 Cape Cod

  • 2008-08-29T03:00:00+01:00 — 21 mins

Samantha experiences the pristine beaches, unlimited fresh seafood and whale expeditions of Cape Cod.

1x17 Brooklyn

  • 2008-09-05T03:00:00+01:00 — 21 mins

Brooklyn; Dumbo's art scene; Coney Island.

1x18 Los Angeles

  • 2008-09-12T03:00:00+01:00 — 21 mins

Sights of Los Angeles include a surfing rabbi, fire dancers, a magical castle and a movie screening in a cemetery.

2x01 Santa Barbara: American Riviera

  • Season Premiere

    2009-05-10T03:00:00+01:00 — 21 mins

Samantha explores the adventurous side of Santa Barbara, Calif.; searching for Oprah Winfrey at the exclusive San Ysidro Ranch.

2x02 Philadelphia: Philly on a Budget

  • 2008-05-10T03:00:00+01:00 — 21 mins

Sam's headed to the City of Brotherly Love with a mission to keep costs down but the fun-factor high as ever. Whether she's getting a boxing lesson or smashing glass for a continuing arts project, Sam's sparing no expense when it comes to pure enjoyment.

2x03 Savannah & Charleston: Scared to Death Down

  • 2009-05-17T03:00:00+01:00 — 21 mins

Haunted jails, swarms of bees and creepy cemeteries await Sam in Charleston, S.C., and Savannah, Ga.

2x04 Minnesota: Sam vs. Wild

  • 2009-05-17T03:00:00+01:00 — 21 mins

Samantha leaves her comfort zone and heads to the frozen wilds of Minnesota.

2x05 Atlanta: VIP Weekend

  • 2009-05-18T03:00:00+01:00 — 21 mins

Sam visits Atlanta; fashion week; putting an Iron Chef to the test; pitching with baseball's Atlanta Braves.

2x06 Hawaii: Big Island

  • 2008-05-24T03:00:00+01:00 — 21 mins

This weekend Sam's on the Big Island of Hawaii, exploring the cultural and spiritual pastimes of the real Hawaii. She gets up close and personal with rivers of molten lava and blesses a newly built outrigger canoe before it hits the high seas.

2x07 Chicago: Second City No More

  • 2009-05-31T03:00:00+01:00 — 21 mins

Sam's exploring everything Chicago has to offer. From the delicious art of molecular gastronomy, to the improvisational comedy of Second City - can the Windy City teach this die-hard New Yorker a thing or two about cool?

2x08 Boston: Off the Beaten Path

  • 2009-06-07T03:00:00+01:00 — 21 mins

Samantha's skipping the history lessons during her weekend in Boston. There's plenty of great food and drink on the agenda, from local seaside favorites to brand new cocktails - and even an eating competition!

2x09 Montreal: Cosmopolitan City

  • 2009-06-14T03:00:00+01:00 — 21 mins

Sam challenges the Canadian oyster shucking champion, eats poutine and plays cricket during a weekend in Montreal.

2x10 Maui: The Eco Show

  • 2009-06-21T03:00:00+01:00 — 21 mins

Samantha Brown goes green in Hawaii by exploring Maui without leaving a carbon footprint.

2x11 Sam Does Sundance

  • 2009-06-28T03:00:00+01:00 — 22 mins

Sam turns film buff this weekend and heads to the Sundance Film Festival, where celebrities and free swag abound. Sam also takes some time to enjoy the natural beauty of Park City with former Olympian snowboarders and bobsled drivers.

2x12 Sam Does Dallas

  • 2009-07-12T03:00:00+01:00 — 21 mins

Samantha visits Dallas, the city where she was born; Sam is transformed into a debutante; Sam fires a 12-gauge shotgun.

2x13 Colorado: Fire and Ice

  • 2009-07-19T03:00:00+01:00 — 21 mins

Sam lands in the heart of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado ready to turn into a snow bunny. She experiences a weekend of fire and ice as she skips between the Rocky mountain resorts of Breckenridge, Copper and Keystone.

2x14 Florida Keys: Road Trip

  • 2009-08-02T03:00:00+01:00 — 21 mins

Sam's takes the top down on her convertible and hits the Florida Keys for a "throw caution to the wind" weekend with all the fixings. She's got her road warrior goggles on for the most fun possible in 110 miles of the Florida Keys.

2x15 Memphis: Making Music

  • 2009-08-09T03:00:00+01:00 — 21 mins

Sam gets a backstage pass to the best music, entertainment and food in Memphis, Tenn.; Sun Studios; Graceland.

2x16 Nashville

  • 2009-08-16T03:00:00+01:00 — 21 mins

Samantha faces the challenge of becoming a country music star, with only a weekend in Nashville, Tennessee to do it. Join Sam as she looks for a break in Music City and along the way discovers all this town has to offer.

2x17 Smoky Mountains

  • 2009-08-23T03:00:00+01:00 — 21 mins

Samantha's tapping into her rugged side and trailblazing her way through the Smoky Mountains, exploring underground taverns and taking a night hike in the dark. This is a "roughing it" weekend as it was meant to be.

3x01 Maine

  • Season Premiere

    2010-05-07T03:00:00+01:00 — 21 mins

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.

3x02 Jersey Shore

  • 2010-05-14T03:00:00+01:00 — 21 mins

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.

3x03 Route 66 Road Trip

  • 2010-05-21T03:00:00+01:00 — 21 mins

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.

3x04 San Jose

  • 2010-05-21T03:00:00+01:00 — 21 mins

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.

3x05 Palm Springs

  • 2010-05-28T03:00:00+01:00 — 21 mins

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.

3x06 Nantucket/Martha's Vineyard

  • 2010-05-28T03:00:00+01:00 — 43 mins

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.

3x07 New Orleans

  • 2010-06-18T03:00:00+01:00 — 21 mins

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.

3x08 Napa

  • 2010-07-22T03:00:00+01:00 — 20 mins

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.

3x09 Puerto Rico

  • 2010-09-01T03:00:00+01:00 — 44 mins

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.

3x10 Ireland

  • 2010-09-01T03:00:00+01:00 — 20 mins

Samantha is in the West of Ireland and sets off to discover this side of the "Emerald Isle" through its folklore, stories, and myths.

3x11 Jamaica

  • 2010-09-01T03:00:00+01:00 — 43 mins

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.

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