Travel Channel’s vivacious host Samantha Brown (who I am completely in love with) had a special on Orlando this past week, as part of her “Passport to Great Weekends” series. In fact, Orlando Sentinel’s TV critic Hal Boedecker even pre-promoted it on his blog. The program, oddly enough, was meant to focus on the “non-touristy” aspect of life in the Central Florida area. Hey…that’s what we do here on “Pulse”! So needless to say I was anxious to watch the show and see what hidden treasures Samantha might find.
Unfortunately, what could’ve easlity been a one-hour program was edited to a tiny half-hour, and just as I suspected it was a bit disappointing. It’s normally a half-hour show anyway, so I shouldn’t be so hard.
Samantha spent the majority of her time highlighting the shopping and dining in Winter Park (yeah, we know Winter Park’s fabulous and all, but isn’t there more?), along with a segment at downtown Orlando’s CityArts Factory. You might recall klynn did a post on that quite a while back.
All-in-all I suppose I’m thrilled the Travel Channel at least recognized life-after-Disney in our town, but I was wishing for something a little more glamorous. I’d like to get my hands on a copy of the show; if I find it I’ll post it here.
Did anyone else see the program? If so, what are your thoughts?