04/08/2012 09:09 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Samantha Brown and Rick Steves: Wishing You Happy Travels

One of the joys of my work is to go to travel shows and meet other travel writers and travel TV hosts. I go to travel shows in New York, Los Angeles, the Bay Area, and other cities where the sponsors try to book whatever well-known travel celebrities they can. These days, there aren't many who can bring out a crowd. But Samantha Brown sure can. While she's taking a break from her work at the Travel Channel, there's a rumor that she'll be back on in the stay tuned. She is every bit as delightful in person as she is on TV.