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Celebrity Travel: Go away with Doug Clifford

By Jae-Ha Kim, Tribune Content Agency on

A. Try to see the best in people and not the worst, if possible.

Q. Where are your favorite weekend getaways?

A. The Northern California wine country.

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

A. We have a white Christmas in Reno in our big house and the family starts bugging us about having Christmas at our house in July. We always have a visit from the local Santa for the grandkids. His fee goes to help get poor kids toys. We always give a heads-up on what the kids want and if they have been feisty in school. He does a Christmas song for them.

Q. What are your five favorite cities?

A. San Francisco, New York City, London, Mexico City, Copenhagen.

Q. Where would you like to go that you have never been to before?

A. It was China for a long time, but that one’s out. I’ve never been to Italy and I’d like to go.


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

A. I bring earbuds and my iTunes and my laptop.

Q. What would be your dream trip?

A. One that required no travel. Beam me up, Scotty!

Q. What is your best vacation memory?

A. Going to Maui for my daughter’s wedding was the best. She got married on the beach in Kaanapali.


(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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