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Celebrity Travel: Go Away With Matthew Morrison

By Jae-Ha Kim, Tribune Content Agency on

Known for his acting roles in shows like "Glee," as well as starring on Broadway in musicals such as "South Pacific" and "Hairspray," Matthew Morrison has a new album out. "Disney Dreamin' with Matthew Morrison" includes songs he handpicked with his own child, Revel, in mind. The cuts include "When You Wish Upon a Star" ("Pinocchio"), "Friend Like Me" ("Aladdin") and "You've Got a Friend in Me" ("Toy Story"). Splitting his time between Los Angeles and upstate New York, Morrison says he longs to take his family on another trip to Italy as soon as it's safe to do so. "The food, the culture, the people -- it's just one of the best places on the planet," Morrison says. "I'm really hoping that the Italian people find the light through this dark time." Fans may stay in touch with him on Instagram (

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

A. The first trip I remember taking as a child was a ski trip with my father to Mount Shasta in Northern California. I think I complained a lot, because the skis were too heavy to carry and I was cold! But I love skiing now. And the roles have reversed. Now my dad is the one crying!

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

A. That Americans don't have all the answers. It's so amazing to see so many different cultures that are productive in ways that serve agriculture, atmosphere and economy.

Q. Where are your favorite weekend getaways?


A. Santa Barbara, if I'm in L.A., or Hudson Valley, if I'm in New York.

Q. If you've ever gone away for the holidays, which was the best trip?

A. We always try to fly on Christmas Day. It is the best day to travel because the airports are all empty. Love spending the holidays in Hawaii. An island Christmas is always a treat.

Q. Do you speak any foreign languages?


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