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Celebrity Travel: Go Away With Michael Strahan

By Jae-Ha Kim, Tribune Content Agency on

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

A. For the plane, I need my headphones and magazines or a book. I need to keep busy during the flight and there is nothing like great music and a good read. And some clean underwear. No one wants to deal with laundry when you can be lounging on the beach with a pina colada.

Q. What would be your dream trip?

A. Around the world in 142 days. It'll happen one day.

Q. What is your guilty pleasure when you're on the road?

A. Gummi Bears. Don't tell my trainer.

Q. What kind of research do you do before you go away on a trip?

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A. I ask the kids to see what location or activity is on their minds and then we vote based on what they suggest. As long as it's safe and interesting, we give it a go. At the end of the day, I want them to experience the world and explore as much as possible.

Q. What is your best and/or worst vacation memory?

A. Best is safari with the kids at the Royal Malawane in South Africa. There was really nothing like it. The worst has to be a canceled flight to St. Tropez. We got booked on the next flight out the following day, but weren't able to retrieve our bags. Instead, they told us that our bags would automatically be put on that next flight. But three days later, it was clear that the bags had never left New York. Let's just say that at my size, it is pretty hard to find replacement clothing in a European country. It made for a great story in hindsight.


(Jae-Ha Kim is a New York Times bestselling author and travel writer. You can respond to this column by visiting her website at You may also follow "Go Away With..." on Twitter at @GoAwayWithJae where Jae-Ha Kim welcomes your questions and comments.)



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