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Celebrity Travel: Go away with Richa Moorjani

By Jae-Ha Kim, Tribune Content Agency on

"Traveling is a privilege not afforded to all, so I really try to be conscious of that every time I get the chance to go anywhere," said actress Richa Moorjani. "Now more than ever, I'm grateful for every opportunity I've ever had to see some of this beautiful world. I actually returned from my honeymoon in Thailand the first week of March before the quarantine began. Luckily, we were able to enjoy our two weeks there without getting sick or facing travel complications. I don’t know when we’ll be able to travel again and I’m just so thankful we had the ability to go and witness some of the beauty of Thailand before coming home to a different reality."

Moorjani is one of the stars of the Mindy Kaling Netflix series "Never Have I Ever." Fans may stay in touch with the Los Angeles-based actress via Twitter (, Instagram ( and Facebook (

Q. What is your favorite vacation destination?

A. One of the places I’ve visited recently that I felt very connected to was Tulum, Mexico. It’s about a two-hour drive from Cancun and it’s a miraculous city full of culture, history, ancient sites and the most gorgeous beaches. It’s bursting with spirituality as well with yoga and meditation centers sprinkled throughout the town. I only got to spend a couple of days there after my wedding in Cancun, but my dream is to go back there for a yoga retreat one day.

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

A. (It) was with my family to visit our relatives in India, which we have done every year or every two years since I was born. I honestly can’t remember what my experience was like the very first time I went, since I was probably two or three years old. But going to India throughout my childhood years definitely had a large impact on forming my bicultural identity living in California. It also broadened my perspective of the very diverse world we live in along with its extreme living conditions.


Q. When you’re on the road, would you rather eat at a food truck or a fancy restaurant?

A. Definitely a casual meal at a street cart. The food is almost always more delicious. When traveling, it feels much more like an authentic cultural experience than sitting in a fine-dining restaurant that’s probably very commercialized and not as unique of an experience.

Q. Where is the most romantic destination?

A. During our recent honeymoon in Koh Samui, we stayed at a resort called Silavadee Pool Spa Resort on a cliff overlooking the turquoise ocean. It had the most breathtaking views. We woke up every morning at dawn to see the sun rising above the sea from our private pool villa and it was so quiet and peaceful. At night, we ate dinner at the rooftop restaurant under a blanket of stars with the ocean breeze hitting our faces. I’ll never forget how romantic it was.


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