Director : Jerry Smith, Joan McCord, Sid Goldberg, Sylvia Caminer
Producer : Jerry Smith, Cindy Smith
Release Date : 31 Dec 2004
Writer : Samantha Brown
Starring : Samantha Brown
Passport to Europe with Samantha Brown
Passport to Europe is an Emmy award-winning television show on the Travel Channel. The show follows the bubbly and upbeat television host Samantha Brown around Europe visiting various popular European cities, including prime travel destinations such as Berlin, Venice, Florence, Rome, Paris and London, as well as smaller cities such as Stratford-upon-Avon, Penzance and Oxford in England.In the course of each show, Brown tours each city and interacts with the town's locals (occasionally with the use of subtitles for the viewer, even for English-speaking countries, such as Scotland). She also visits local landmarks - including popular restaurants and shopping locales - and educates viewers on events in the city's history.
The show was nominated for a Daytime Emmy in 2006 in the same category that the Travel Channel series Great Hotels went on to win.In July 2006, Brown announced that Passport to Europe had officially wrapped, and that Passport to Latin America would start filming in September 2006.Passport to Europe won an Emmy award for "Outstanding Lifestyle Directing." Brown was quoted saying: "We got the news last night (6/14) — we were in our hotel bar having a wrap of Mexico City drink. Many of us had retired to our hotel rooms to pack for leaving the next day or just go to bed. Joan McCord (Director) got the news and so of course we changed from our PJ’s back into our clothes and went back down to the bar so we could order a couple of bottles of Champagne. We are all absolutely thrilled…beyond thrilled to be recognized this way. PineRidge and Travel Channel now have TWO EMMYs for Great Hotels and Passport to Europe. Not bad at all."
Episodes Directed/Produced by Sylvia Caminer (DolGer Films) for PineRidge Film & Television
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