Samantha Brown shares what it’s like to be a travel television host

The road from waiting tables to television host has been an interesting one.

I always dreamed of being on Broadway or in an LA-based sitcom. Never in a million years did I imagine myself hosting a travel show. And yet here I am! It’s crazy that the job I actually ended up landing has surpassed my wildest dreams.

This interview delves deep into how I ended up with the best job in the world, as well as the highs and lows of traveling for a living. I can’t say enough good things about my career, but being away from home 230 days a year (and sleeping in a different hotel every other night) is actually quite draining. In fact, the hardest part of the job is managing loneliness. Every night, I go to bed alone and wake up alone, knowing the people I love are hundreds or thousands of miles away. It’s really challenging, but it’s a part of the job.

All that said, I wouldn’t trade what I do for anything. Meeting new people, exploring the world and broadening my horizons every single day is something I cherish. I love seeing how people live their everyday lives. What’s a regular day to someone else might feel anything but ordinary to me. Not only does it help me grow, but also allows me to view my everyday life in a whole new light. I love what I do.

Do you travel a lot? What’s your favorite part? Least favorite?

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