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Celebrity Travel: Go Away With Michael Strahan

By Jae-Ha Kim, Tribune Content Agency on

Before becoming a "Good Morning America" co-host, Michael Strahan was a Super Bowl champion during his years as a defensive end for the New York Giants. He would later be nominated for an Emmy for his work as a "Fox NFL Sunday" analyst. Also on his list of multitasking duties: hosting ABC's "100,000 Pyramid" and executive producing the TBS revival of "The Joker's Wild." In 2015, he partnered with JCPenney to launch Collection by Michael Strahan (www.michaelstrahan.com/the-line). The latest addition to his clothing and accessories line is luggage.

"For traveling, good luggage is a must," says Strahan, 45. "That's why this collection was so important to me. We went back and forth on the weight and lining and pretty much every little detail. As someone who travels for work every weekend, I know how critical a good piece of luggage is." Fans may follow him on Twitter (https://twitter.com/michaelstrahan) and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/michaelstrahan).

Q. What is your favorite vacation destination?

A. The Albany resort in the Bahamas. There is nothing like walking out 100 yards into the ocean and having the beautiful blue water still only come up to your knees. It's an incredible feeling. There's also great food and activities, from horseback riding, to tennis, to golf. Anything adults and kids could want. It's perfect for the whole family.

Q. What was the first trip you took as a child?

A. As a child, my parents always took me and my siblings on family road trips in our RV. The earliest memories are when we went to the Busch Gardens Amusement Park in Virginia. I can honestly say it was some of the happiest times and I loved it.

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

A. There is a big world out there that exists beyond your community and comfort zone. Every country has a unique feel. Different people who thrive on different values and foods, and they're all worth experiencing. So, don't be scared to go out of your comfort zone and test the waters. If you get the chance to go somewhere new, be sure to take it all in and go with the flow.

Q. Where are your favorite weekend getaways?

A. Probably have to go with the Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Beach, Calif. It's a great escape and not too far.

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