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Celebrity Travel: Go Away With Ruby Modine

By Jae-Ha Kim, Tribune Content Agency on

Ruby Modine grew up watching her parents, actors Matthew Modine and Caridad Rivera, work in Hollywood. Modine, 27, is one of the stars of the Showtime series, "Shameless," as well as the film, "Happy Death Day." Based on West Coast, she says her favorite day trips are "close to Los Angeles for now, because of work. Claremont is my favorite city. Shout out to Claremont Skatepark. Weekend getaways consist of driving to the desert, lying on the hoods of cars and looking up at the stars. Then we go to diners for pancakes and coffee." Fans may follow Modine on Twitter ( and Instagram (

Q. What is your favorite vacation destination?

A. I have a few favorites, but Ischia in Italy would be one of my top five. Get a little boat with a group of friends (or) family and sail around the islands. Jump in the sea at random locations and swim to the caves you'll come across. The restaurants that have stairs that begin in the sea, climb them and eat a meal. Swim and explore everywhere.

Q. What untapped destination should people know about?

A. Squirrel Island (in Maine).

Q. What was the first trip you took as a child? And did you love it ... or not so much?

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A. I was blessed to travel a lot when I was little. I loved all of my adventures, from riding camels in Morocco, to climbing pyramids in Mexico, to exploring and getting lost in pitch-black caves in Malta, (to) river rafting in Switzerland, running through a field in the French countryside to road tripping through the Alps.

Q. What's the most important thing you've learned from your travels?

A. Learn to say please and thank you in every language. Give yourself over to the journey you are on. Don't have limitations and go with your full heart and soul. Be present and breathe in the air of the city or country you are in. Learn as much as you can, laugh as much as you are able and take it all in. Every leaf, every cloud, every sound. Everything.

Q. Have you traveled to a place that stood out so much that you felt compelled to incorporate it into your work?


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