A New York Times bestselling author, Karin Slaughter's latest book is the thriller, "Pretty Girls" (William Morrow, $27.99). "Since all of my stories are set in Georgia, I don't have to travel far to write about how beautiful the state is," says the 44-year-old Atlanta resident. "The ...Read more
Raised in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and currently a resident of Los Angeles, Travis Wall has parlayed his success as a contestant on FOX's "So You Think You Can Dance" into a career as an Emmy-nominated choreographer and co-founder of the dance troupe, Shaping Sound. "I've been really fortunate to get to see a good part of the world through ...Read more
Kelly Clark is a four-time Winter Olympian (2002 through 2014) who has won a gold medal and two bronze medals. The halfpipe specialist has said that if she stays at the top of her game, she would love to represent Team USA at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
"There's nothing like the Olympics," says Clark, who is based out ...Read more
Nancy O'Dell is best known as the host of "Entertainment Tonight." She has traveled worldwide interviewing everyone from President Obama to Angelina Jolie and, if she can make it happen, she'll bring her children (Ashby, Carson and Tyler) with her.
"My favorite memories are of my children and my husband walking along the beaches searching for ...Read more
Former "Top Chef" winner Kristen Kish was born in Seoul, South Korea and raised in Michigan, by her adoptive parents and has called Boston, Massachusetts home for the past decade. In the new Travel Channel series "36 Hours," she and former pro soccer player Kyle Martino explore culinary experiences in cities such as Berlin, Barcelona and ...Read more
One of the first supermodels, Carol Alt graced the covers of numerous fashion magazines, as well as the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Since then, she has parlayed her modeling into a career in films, television and books. In her latest self-help book -- "A Healthy You: Boost Your Energy, Live Cleaner, and Look and Feel Younger Every Day" (...Read more
Born in Gelnhausen, Germany, and raised in Hawaii, actress Tamera Mowry lives in California with her husband, journalist Adam Housley, and their children Aden and Ariah. Best known for her television series "Sister, Sister," which also starred her twin, Tia, Mowry was recently named the Resident Mom of the Year by Residence Inn by homeandleisure/travel/celebritytravel/s-1704688">Read more
Jackie: The Adventures of a Little Boy Trying to Grow UpJohn Tammela
"Jackie..." is the story of a little boy dealing with the ups and downs of growing up in the late '30's and early 40's. Young readers will discover how youngsters spent their holidays freely in contrast to children today. Many will relate to Jackie's situation as being the youngest with 2 ...
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