Xi'an, China. Includes a health clinic that has been practicing traditional Chinese medicine for over 500 years; City Wall; UNESCO World Heritage site of the Terracotta Warriors; and a performance of "The Song of the Everlasting Sorrow."
Welcome to Rocket City, home of Space Camp and the U.S Space and Rocket Center. Samantha has the pleasure to travel to one of the most unassuming cities, Huntsville, Ala., where she gets to float in space like an astronaut, see a full-scale Apollo rocket and meet Alex McCool, a national treasure who helped put man on the moon. Samantha also ventures out to a soul food restaurant, serving arguably the best fried chicken in the South.
There is a certain mystique about the Far East, as Samantha soon discovers when she travels to Shanghai, China. Samantha begins by sampling the unique breakfast street food that the locals thoroughly enjoy, and then visits the ancient water town of Feng Jing. Continuing on, she takes an Art Deco walking tour along the historic Bund, and visits a knife and scissor shop on Nanjing Road where she learns the art of paper cutting. She ends her trip with a visit to the historic Peace Hotel.
Samantha visits Brooklyn and meets a "jerk" at a local soda fountain. She aso visits the historic Brooklyn Navy Yard, samples whiskey at New York City's oldest distillery, and tastes unique foods at the largest weekly open-air food market in the U.S.
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, and Samantha jumps right in. From 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.
In the premiere, Samantha visits one of the most diverse and underrated cities in the U.S.: 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, like GONZO247, a graffiti artist-turned-local celebrity, who has helped transition graffiti into a city-embraced street art; and 2016 James Beard Award winner chef Hugo Ortega from the authentic Oaxacan restaurant Xochi.