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Celebrity Travel: Go Away With Margaret Brennan

By Jae-Ha Kim, Tribune Content Agency on

"Face the Nation" moderator and CBS News' chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Brennan has seen the world. She has reported stories from Havana, Kabul, Beijing, Tehran and throughout the United States. "A lot of the traveling that I have done is for work," says Brennan, 39. "I've been to spots in Afghanistan and Iraq that are lovely, too, but I wouldn't put those on travel itineraries." Based out of Washington, D.C., the journalist updates her work and adventures on Twitter (

Q. What is your favorite vacation destination?

A. Sag Harbor, New York. I grew up spending my summers at this small fishing village that has turned into a bustling Hamptons enclave. For me, this is where I feel most at home, doing the same things that I did when I was a kid. I look forward to bringing our son here soon to wander the beaches where my Dad and his siblings also played while growing up. Other favorites: Petra, Jordan; Udaipur, India; Ko Phi Phi, Thailand; Cape Town, South Africa.

Q. What untapped destination should people know about?

A. Most far-flung points I've visited (including) Dili (East Timor) and Bandar Seri Begawan (Brunei).

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


A. Sag Harbor. My first big international trip was to Ireland to study in high school. I loved it and the independence of traveling without my parents for the first time. It was empowering. That was followed by Dhaka, Bangladesh. That trip was eye opening, the sheer volume of people, poverty, sounds, sites, incredible flavors, vibrant scents and colors. If you go, I would recommend heading to the Sundarbans.

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

A. That there are a million options in life. America isn't the center of the world, but we do think that we are.

Q. Where are your favorite weekend getaways?


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