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Celebrity Travel: Go Away With Brian Dietzen

By Jae-Ha Kim, Tribune Content Agency on

A. Chicago. Boulder. New York City. Vancouver. San Francisco.

Q. What is on your travel bucket list?

A. I've been to Canada and Mexico. I went to Monte Carlo and South Africa two years ago, but I would love to travel internationally a little bit more. I would love to go to Scotland and golf at St. Andrews. My daughter is a big fan of mythology and Greek everything. I studied Greek history in college. We would love to go to the Greek Islands and visit some of the ruins. Those are my two top places to get to one day.

Q. What did you do in South Africa?

A. I had to go to South Africa because my mom passed away in a car accident. My dad was in really bad shape and I went over there for a couple weeks to help him figure out all the things we needed to do, so that wasn't a pleasure trip. Shortly afterward, my wife and I went to London for a photo shoot for a magazine. Then we went to Monte Carlo to accept the Golden Nymph Award (at the Monte-Carlo Television Festival). Then last year we went to Nicaragua, which was really cool. We visited some friends who live down there, saw volcanoes and played on the beach. That place is just gorgeous. I've never been to Costa Rica, but from what everyone says Nicaragua is what Costa Rica was like 20 years ago.

Q. It sounds like you've been to more places than you give yourself credit for.

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A. (Laughs) There are so many more places to see!

Q. Are you an adventurous diner on the road?

A. I don't think I'd do well in India, because for some reason I have a reaction to curry that's not good. But outside of that, I like trying new things. I'm not inhibited by anything. My daughter and I will try just about anything, while my wife and son stick to vegetarian fare, which is hard when you're in a place like Nicaragua where a lot of their cuisine is based around animal protein.


(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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