Dallas-born Samantha Brown spent her formative years in New Hampshire. Back then, “traveling” meant loading up the family station wagon to visit relatives in Pennsylvania. Her biggest international trip involved driving across the border to Canada for a family vacation in junior high school. Little did she know that she would eventually traverse the globe as an intrepid TV host and adventurer.
Samantha’s career as a television travel host happened by accident. A producer spotted her work in a commercial and recommended her to the Travel Channel in 1999 to audition for a new show called Great Vacation Homes. A decade of various series followed, including Great Hotels, Girl Meets Hawaii, Passport to Europe, Passport to Latin America, Green Getaways, Passport to China, Great Weekends, Samantha Brown’s Asia, The Trip, and 50/50.
Samantha has traveled around the world, visiting over 260 cities in 62 countries, and approaching all situations with humor. Her fun-loving style has endeared her to a large and loyal television audience, and helped earn her shows two Emmys.