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Celebrity Travel: Go away with Jesse Palter

Jae-Ha Kim, Tribune Content Agency on

While remaining at home during the coronavirus pandemic, singer-songwriter Jesse Palter said she channeled her creative energy into making new music. “My single ‘Better Days’ really stemmed from being stuck in quarantine and daydreaming about these types of future (vacation) experiences,” said the Los Angeles-based musician. “(Italy is) magical — the food, fashion, the Euro-ness of it all. I also love Thailand. I honeymooned there. It's a really special place. And then Kauai is just everything. Oh, my goodness, I'd love to go anywhere right now!”

Q: When it’s safe to travel again, what advice would you give to people visiting a place for the first time?

A: Find out where the locals go and go there! Avoid tourist traps, people-watch. As they say, when in Rome...

Q: What untapped destination should people know about?

A: I've heard amazing things about Puglia, the heel of Italy's boot, which apparently rivals with Tuscany. I truly have a thing for Italy.

Q: What was the first trip you took as a child? And did you love it, or not so much?


A: Probably somewhere to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. I'm from Detroit. I don't remember much, but those pure Michigan summers are pretty spectacular.

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

A: That there's a great big world outside of my little bubble, that there's value in getting lost and that all roads lead back home.

Q: If you could only pick one place to eat, would you choose a casual meal at a street cart or fine dining at a nice restaurant?


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