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Celebrity Travel: Go Away With Akbar Gbajabiamila

By Jae-Ha Kim, Tribune Content Agency on

A. San Diego, California, has to be my favorite weekend getaway. It offers everything you could want to recharge and get ready to attack the workweek. The beaches, the endless outdoor activities and the weather are all you need -- and the best Mexican food you will find in the U.S.

Q. If you've ever gone away for the holidays, which was the best trip?

A. Green Bay, Wisconsin, has the whitest Christmas ever. Plus, the city has buzz to it during the football season. Even if you're not a fan, you can appreciate the Christmas and (Green Bay) Packer enthusiasm. When I visit my brother up there, it's always a good time to focus on family, mostly because you can't go outside.

Q. What are your five favorite cities?

A. San Diego, Beijing, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Rome.

Q. Where have you traveled to that most reminded you of home?

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A. No place has really reminded me of Los Angeles. It really is a city in its own lane. However, Lagos, Nigeria, reminds me of New York. It's just go, go, go and honk, honk, honk!

Q. Where would you like to go that you have never been to before?

A. There are two places I would love to travel to: Antarctica and Australia.

Q. When you go away, what are some of your must-have items?


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