Upcoming Broadcasts:

Orange County, California (#111H) Duration: 26:46 SRND51 TVG

There is something special about visiting Southern California, and Samantha is reminded when she travels to Orange County and meets legendary surfer, PT Townend, who discusses the origins of surfing and why Huntington Beach is known as "Surf City." Along her journey, Samantha takes a ride to Balboa Island on the oldest privately owned ferry in the USA, learns about the vibrant Vietnamese community in Westminster, checks out the local shops at a unique alternative "anti-mall" in Costa Mesa, while also sampling the tasty foods at the Anaheim Packing District and craft beer served up at the Anaheim Brewery. In a heart-felt visit to the Pacific Marine Mammal Center in Laguna Beach, Samantha learns how marine mammals are rescued and rehabilitated, and assists in the release of a sea lion back to the wild.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Thu, Mar 29, 2018 -- 9:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Fri, Mar 30, 2018 -- 12:30am Remind me

Montreal, Canada (#112H) Duration: 26:46 SRND51 TVG

From immersive to interactive, Montreal is a city that puts on a show of sheer artistry in practically everything that this city is involved with. From hidden-alleyway bicycle tours to the French-Canadian version of Little Italy to its world famous Cirques Festivals to a distiller making gin out of locally sourced botanicals, Montreal both surprised and inspired Samantha in her travels visiting the "City of Saints." Only to be further awed, Samantha takes an evening walking tour of Old Montreal, where short films are digitally projected on the sides of historic buildings with the corresponding soundtrack being played through one's smartphone, which all celebrate Montreal's 375 year history.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Thu, Apr 5, 2018 -- 9:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Fri, Apr 6, 2018 -- 12:30am Remind me

Oregon Rv Trip (#113H) Duration: 26:46 SRND51 TVG

How about an all-American family road trip in an RV? That is exactly what Samantha did, taking her family on a journey across the state of Oregon. From Hood River to Fossil to Bend, Samantha and her family take in the magnificent scenery and explore some of the most intriguing stops along the way. These include a museum where Samantha learns how to drive an authentic Model T car, a National Monument with epic natural beauty, an interactive wilderness museum and a real-working ranch, where Samantha gets to herd Black Angus cattle while her husband and twins get to dig for fossils. There is nothing like an old-fashioned road trip.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Thu, Apr 12, 2018 -- 9:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Fri, Apr 13, 2018 -- 12:30am Remind me

Houston, Texas (#101H) Duration: 26:46 SRND51 TVG

In this premiere episode, Samantha visits one of the most diverse and underrated cities in the United States: Houston, Texas. From art cars to craft beer to soul-inspiring music, Samantha meets some of the most extraordinary people who guide her through the city's unique offerings. First, she meets GONZO247, a graffiti artist turned local celebrity, who has helped transition graffiti into a city embraced street art, of which further inspired Texas's oldest craft brewery to commission Gonzo's artwork for the packaging of its flagship beer. Samantha then visits a community-based initiative aimed to empower refugee women who create and sell handmade, indigenous arts and crafts. Ready for some food? Samantha visits the 2016 James Beard Award Winner, chef Hugo Ortega, at his authentic Oaxacan restaurant, Xochi, where the food is simply astounding. To top off her trip, Samantha has the distinct opportunity to meet Kam Franklin, lead singer of The Suffers, who further demonstrates what Houston is all about through music in a powerful live performance.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Thu, Apr 19, 2018 -- 9:00am Remind me

Bern Region, Switzerland (#102H) Duration: 26:46 SRND51 TVG

Many people dream of visiting Switzerland and experiencing the sheer beauty of the Alps, the gushing glacier river waters, and of course, the legendary cheeses and chocolates. Samantha takes this golden opportunity to take in all these wondrous delights, and travels around visiting iconic places throughout this historic country. From visiting an Alpine Garden on an idyllic mountaintop to going deep underground experiencing the Cheese Grotto in Gstaad to biking through the waterfall covered valley of Lauterbrunnen and finally to floating down the icy cold Aare River in Bern: Samantha has a most adventurous Swiss journey.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Thu, Apr 26, 2018 -- 9:00am Remind me
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