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Travel Channel Q & A

Posted by Necee Regis  July 25, 2008 08:48 AM

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Here's me and my nbf Samantha Brown, host of the Travel Channel's Passport series. (That's Samantha on the left.) Samantha was in the area the past couple of weeks to film a couple of episodes of her new series, "Passport to Great Weekends." If you recently were at tea dance at the Boatslip Resort in Provincetown or watching the sausage eating competition in East Boston, and if you thought, "That gal looks like someone on TV," you were right. Samantha graciously agreed to meet at her hotel and answer a few questions about her show and what it means to travel more than eight months a year. (The full interview will be online and in the Sunday travel section soon.)

This series differs from her others ("Passport To Latin America," "Passport To Europe'') in that she's concentrating on weekends in American cities.

"The show is a way of looking at cities and showing them in a fresh perspective. We show a part of Boston that people wouldn't know was here. For example, we didn't mention Paul Revere. We went to a horse race at Suffolk Downs, swing dancing in Medford, and to Kelly's Roast Beef in Revere," said Brown.

"I like to see how a place can change us-if only for a few days. When you travel for a week you are just yourself. But for a weekend, it's like we can become different people, become childlike or hip. It's a way that adults can come out and play."

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