Like many travel-obsessed people my age, I grew up watching Travel Channel’s Samantha Brown gallivant around the globe. There was something fresh and fun about her shows (Girl Meets Hawaii,  Passport to EuropePassport to Latin AmericaGreat Weekends, etc.) that all other travel programming lacked, and for most of my young adult life I plotted ways in which I could usurp her throne as the star of the Travel Channel. It seems that my chance to do so might be closer than ever, because it was just announced that she’s pregnant — with twins!

To this day I credit Sam as one of my travel heroes (and I’m pretty sure that my obsession with global nightlife stems from watching her toss back cocktails with locals at the end of almost all of her episodes) so this is huge news. Mind you, I’ve never met the woman in my life so it’s slightly inappropriate for me to be this excited or to think I can refer to her as “Sam,” but I just can’t help myself. Twins!

At least I’m not more excited about it than Sam herself, because that would be weird:

We asked our globe-trotting gal, who’s traveled to dozens of countries, hundreds of cities and countless hotels around the world, how life on the road will change with the new additions, “One things for sure, these 2 will be the most well-traveled babies. We already have on schedule in May a 9-day trip planned thru Germany. So one of the first things on our to-do list after they are born are baby passports!”

I and the entire Travel Freak team (so, like, 2 other people) wish Samantha Brown all the best with her pregnancy, and I want her to know that if at any time she feels too busy to fulfill her contractual obligations at the Travel Channel I’d be more than happy to step in with my own show.


Steven tried out for The Amazing Race one time and was denied. We're not saying this is why he started this site, but it may have been a contributing factor in his decision to explore the world online and share his travel inspiration with others.


  1. I totally understand. I’ve never met Samantha either but I just love calling the gal Sam. (I’ve been using that nickname for 9 years now, 2 years even before knowing about Samantha Brown LOL). She’s been my travel idol for years! And now she’s pregnant! OMG! TWINS! =DD So happy for her too! She and Kevin seem really really happy and I’m glad for them.


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