Author Kevin Kwan has traveled the world, but he says that London reminds him of home. "I live in Manhattan and this summer marks my 20th year as a New Yorker," says Kwan. "But London has a strong kinship to New York. They are both cosmopolitan cities overflowing with history and culture and yet completely focused on modern life. The tea and ...Read more
Colleen Kelly is the host of "Family Travel with Colleen Kelly," which airs nationally on PBS. Not surprisingly, Kelly loves being on the road. One trip she took stood out so much she was compelled to include it in her travel series.
"I had been to Ireland with my family many times," says the Chicago-based adventurer. "I just knew that I had to...Read more
More than two decades ago, Cheryl Della Pietra worked as Hunter S. Thompson's editorial assistant. Her job description included late-night partying with the famous author and ensuring that he typed up a page each evening to turn into his publisher. In her lively debut novel, "Gonzo Girl" (Touchstone Hardcover, $24.99), Della ...Read more
Hailing from Gulf Breeze, Florida, actress Abigail Spencer grew up surfing and enjoying the water. To this day, many of her vacations incorporate her love of the sport. "I'm so thankful that I got to travel from a relatively young age," says Spencer. "Travel is the only way to get empathy for other people's mindsets -- to know their struggles ...Read more
Best known for her work in "Soul Food" and "The Deep End," actress Nicole Ari Parker won rave reviews for her portrayal of Blanche DuBois in Broadway's "A Streetcar Named Desire." For her latest project, she has teamed up with her husband, actor Boris Kodjoe, to co-host Fox Television's lifestyle chat program, "The Boris and Nicole Show." ...Read more
"Traveling opens your eyes to different cultures," says actress Constance Zimmer. "I have learned that there are many, many people living in countries with so much less than what we have and they sometimes seem much happier (than us)." The star of the Lifetime series "UnREAL," Zimmer also may be seen in the film adaptation of "Entourage." The ...Read more
Born in South Korea, raised in Spain and educated in the United States, entrepreneur Suk Park now resides in Manhattan's Upper West Side with his wife and two children. Park, 41, is the co-founder and president of DramaFever (www.dramafever.com), a popular multilingual video streaming service that offers ...Read more
Skier Mikaela Shiffrin, 20, born and raised in Colorado, is already an Olympic gold medalist and the youngest slalom champion in Olympic alpine skiing history. "I travel mostly for skiing and feel so lucky to get to do that," she says. "In Europe, I will have a couple days off from training and my mom and I will just kind of pick up and go to ...Read more
A trumpeter, flugelhorn player and vocalist, Rick Braun started his career touring and performing with other musicians such ad Rod Stewart, Tom Petty and Tina Turner. And he's on tour now promoting his current CD "Can You Feel It." But the Pennsylvania native says that he never grows tired of being on the road.
"Usually, it's the opposite," ...Read more
Like her father, Arthur, Pauline Frommer writes travel guidebooks. She also hosts the nationally syndicated radio program, "The Travel Show" with her dad. But when she was a teenager flying around the world with her parents, Frommer wasn't always enamored with the travel lifestyle. "I dreaded going on trips with my parents," says the ...Read more
Known together as The Fung Brothers, David, 28, and Andrew, 26, have parlayed their successful YouTube presence to television. The siblings explore their love of delicious, affordable food as they travel across the United States on their new FYI Network series, "What the Fung?!"
"We were lucky enough to grow up in a house where both parents ...Read more
Betty Ann Boeving says that one of her proudest accomplishments has been founding the Bay Area Anti-Trafficking Coalition (BAATC), which fights against human trafficking. Boeving, 39, has visited all seven continents, traveled to more than 85 countries and even climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro to raise ...Read more
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson never dreamed that he would grow up to be a television personality. Besides having guested on shows such as "The Big Bang Theory" and "Stargate: Atlantis," he is the host of the National Geographic Channel's "StarTalk."
"For me growing up, the night sky was at the local planetarium," says Tyson, 56, who ...Read more
Best known for her work on "Melrose Place," "Baywatch" and "North Shore," Brooke Burns says she was lucky enough to experience travel from an early age. Born in Texas, Burns moved to Europe with her family when she was a teenager. After living in France, Italy and Germany, Burns returned to the United States and launched her acting career. Burns...Read more
Journalist Mariana van Zeller and celebrity chef Michael Voltaggio star in the Travel Channel series, "Breaking Borders." In each episode, the duo travels to a different country and reports on the differences -- and similarities -- of various cultures. Asked what they've taken away from their travels, Voltaggio says, "Don't judge a book by its ...Read more
"There is nothing I love more than to travel," says actress Bellamy Young, who portrays the first lady of the United States of America, Melody Grant, on the ABC drama "Scandal." "I want to see everything before my hips stop working. If I had two months off, I would work my way right around the world. That's what I would do. I always have a ...Read more
Salvador Paskowitz is the screenwriter for new film "The Age of Adaline," which stars Blake Lively and Harrison Ford. If he were to script his own past, he couldn't have made up his fascinating family background, he says. Raised by bohemian parents, Salvador and his siblings were raised in a camper on a beach in Southern California. His father -...Read more
Born in New York, actor Eddie Kaye Thomas has adjusted to living in Los Angeles where he moved to launch his acting career, though he admits it wasn't easy. Thomas, who may always be remembered for his role in the "American Pie" films, is now one of the stars of the CBS drama, "Scorpion." Thomas says he's one of the few people he knows who is ...Read more