Portrait of a Belle

Articles featuring intrepid women, well known and not, who always keep travel interesting.

Meet the Travel Channel's Samantha Brown

Let me be honest - I want Samantha Brown's job. So when I found myself sitting across the table talking with the Travel Channel star, I was a bit intimidated, starstruck, and envious. But, as our conversation continued all these emotions quickly melted away. Samantha is friendly, genuine, and disarming. How could I be envious and plot to steal her job when I really liked her?

Seeing the World from the Saddle with Equitrekking’s Darley Newman

Since this is a big dream, let's run with it: She would be host and producer of her own national television show that would not be interrupted by stupid commercials, or ever mistaken for mindless brain rot. Instead her "Katie Couric travels the world on horseback" type show would be shot in stunning High Definition, air on PBS and win Emmy Awards. Viewers would be whisked away to some of the world's most exciting destinations to experience culture, cuisine, history and adventure.