McCool Travel Tips: 5 Minutes With Samantha Brown

McCool Travel is excited to present tips from travel experts in our 5 Minutes interview series featuring travel industry giants, super frequent travelers, and adventurous persons.

Samantha Brown lounging with a cocktail
McCool Travel interview with Samantha Brown

For the 15th profile, I am honored to present Samantha Brown. Samantha is the wildly popular Travel Channel host of programs including Passport to Great Weekends, Samantha Brown’s Asia, Passport to Latin America, and Passport to Europe With Samantha Brown. Samantha Brown travels 200 days each year but calls Brooklyn home. I was fortunate to talk travel with here and extract these travel tips from Samantha Brown at the Washington D.C. Travel and Adventure Show last month.

Travel Tips From Samantha Brown

Always in my luggage…
ear plugs, peanut butter, I Love NY t-shirts (or other gifts from home)
3 favorite home-away-from-home places…
Santa Fe, Nicaragua, Cambodia
A favorite travel memory is…
After a long walk in Malaysia, I sat down to rest and a local woman approached me. She said hello and asked if I was British. I said No. American? Yes. Then she showed me her baby, who was half Western. She thought it would be calming for him to see someone like him. Not a PC moment but a wonderful memory.
3 favorite travel brands…
Tumi luggage, Delta, Kimpton
3 money-saving travel tactics I use are…

  • ask locals
  • eat breakfast (ask night guards for suggestions)
  • walk around

3 ways that I have fun while traveling are…

  • walks
  • playing video games
  • talking to locals

Thank you, Sam, for sharing your thoughts with McCool Travel and may you have countless more memorable travel adventures!

Samantha Brown, travel mantras
Samantha Brown, taken by me

Join Samantha on Twitter (@SamanthaBrown).
McCool Travel presents tips from travel experts in our 5 Minutes travel interview series—featuring travel industry giants, super frequent travelers, and adventurous persons. Check out McCool Travel’s previous travel interviews. Previous 5 Minutes travel interview: Pauline Frommer.

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3 thoughts on “McCool Travel Tips: 5 Minutes With Samantha Brown”

  1. How cool that you were able to talk to Samantha. I saw her at the Travel & Adventure Show in Santa Clara, but only from a distance. Huge crowd there wanting to get close and I had to leave. Anyway, fun to read about her favorites here.


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