Samantha Brown, host of the popular Travel Channel TV series Passport to Europe, Passport to Latin America and Great Weekends, spoke this weekend (Sunday, February 27, 2011) at The New York Times Travel Show in NYC and provided the audience with a fun and engaging perspective on the "Adventures of a TV Travel Host." Samantha opened her seminar with useful tips for travelers. Beyond the cell phone chargers and computer cords, here are our notes from Samantha Brown's "Top 4" items to take along when traveling:
1. Earplugs. Need we say more?
2. Pinky balls - These can help with travel-related muscle aches.
3. Peanut butter - A great snack with diplomatic qualities...Who knew? Finding jam or jelly around the world is pretty easy. Make a PB&J sandwich your ice breaker. Since the PB&J sandwich is a popular American treat, many other countries and cultures aren't familiar with it...so spread the love!
4. I Love NY T-shirts...or any other easy-to-carry gifts. These are great when you want to give a little extra something or when tipping isn't appropriate.
For more info about Samantha Brown and Travel Channel, click here.