Travel TV Legend Samantha Brown: Pursuing Dreams, Solo Travel, Making Authentic Connections, and Why Success Begins Behind the Scenes

Samantha Brown has been inspiring people to get out and explore the world for over two decades as a travel television host – a career that has taken her to over 250 cities in 74 countries and 44 of the United States. She was the host of Travel Channel’s “Great Hotels” and currently hosts PBS’s two-time Emmy-winning series, “Samantha Brown’s Places to Love.”

This episode is packed with insight to take with you on your travels and entrepreneurial pursuits as we talk about Samantha’s journey to becoming a successful travel expert.

You’ll hear about the 10-year buffer she gave herself to make it in NYC, lessons from connecting and communicating with strangers all over the world, what she’s doing behind the scenes that’s critical to the success of her shows, plenty of travel talk, and so much more.

What is the biggest lesson that travel has taught you? I’d love to hear what it is and hope you’ll share by sending me an audio message.


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Tune In To Learn:

  • What she learned while struggling to make it in the entertainment industry
  • How to build rapport, ask better questions, and connect with anybody
  • A critical thought to consider when communicating across cultures
  • Why you should revisit your hometown as an outsider
  • Why everyone should take a solo trip
  • How she balances a fulfilling career with family life
  • Her pivot to entrepreneurship and becoming a producer
  • Why she loves visiting absurd destinations
  • The problem with the media’s narrative on travel 
  • The biggest lesson she’s learned from travel and her career
  • And so much more


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