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Celebrity Travel: Go away with Jacob Hopkins

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For actor Jacob Hopkins (“The Goldbergs,” “Dragons: Rescue Riders,” “The Loud House”), the pandemic certainly made working more difficult. But, just as importantly, it put his education plans on hold. “I think the biggest thing that changed for me is that I ended up deferring my first year of college, because of the pandemic,” said Hopkins, who turned 19 in March. “Hopefully, we will go back to our normal lives (soon). I want to pursue my college life and expand my horizons as a person and as an actor.” Based out of Los Angeles, Hopkins stays in touch with his fans on Instagram (@hopkinsjake) and Twitter (@hopkinsjacob5).

Q: Have you been able to work much during all of this?

A: I’ve been quite fortunate during this time. I was able to film a movie in Arizona called “Carolina’s Calling” and I filmed the season eight premiere of “The Goldbergs.”

Q: What have you and your family been doing during this unusual time?

A: We definitely live in a parallel world at the moment. We always spent a lot of time together – game nights and stuff like that – so our quality time never changed, we just do more of it. We love to hike, so we do more of that, too. We were able to do a four-day weekend to San Diego when things were calmer, while still following all the guidelines, and go boating, tubing, hiking and on long walks.

Q: What is your favorite vacation destination?


A: I always love going to Michigan and Mississippi to visit my grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Q: What untapped destination should people know about?

A: There’s this beautiful hiking trail in Pine, Arizona – Cypress Trail to Boulder Trail – that takes you in a gigantic loop through beautiful pine trees and insane boulder formations. Because of its size, you definitely find yourself being the only ones on the trail, which also makes it feel so serene and calm.

Q: What was the first trip you remember?


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