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Celebrity Travel: Go away with Sydney Mikayla

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In 2014’s “The Gabby Douglas Story,” Sydney Mikayla portrayed the child version of the Olympic gymnast. Currently, she has a plum role on the soap opera “General Hospital,” where she plays a young woman reunited with her father. “Trina is a loyal, tell-it-like-it-is, ambitious teen,” said Mikayla, who lives in the Los Angeles area. “She’s a great friend and she’s really motivated about going to college to study art. I think we’re similar in that we love our family and friends, but she definitely likes to get in people’s business a bit more than I do.” The actress stays in touch with her fans on Twitter (@sydneymikayla) and Instagram (@officialsydneymikayla).

Q: Do you think Trina would make a good travel partner for you?

A: Definitely! Trina would be adventurous, and she would certainly make sure you tried all of the food in the places where you’re traveling. At the end of the day, isn’t that what’s really most important, the food? I think so.

Q: How have you spent your free time during this pandemic?

A: When the pandemic first started, I spent a lot of time with my parents. We would get together and just dance in the living room or watch movies. But after a while, I think being at home just kind of wore us all down a bit. We were really glad when we could take small getaways and still stay safe. We went to Big Bear recently with a very small group of friends and we had a great time watching the Daytime Emmys together. There’s nothing quite like an Emmy party in your pajamas.

Q: If you had travel plans, but had to cancel due to the pandemic, where were they to?


A: We were planning to celebrate my (high school) graduation in Hawaii. Hopefully, we’ll get to take that trip at some point. I’ve been trying to get to Aulani (Disney Resort in Hawaii) for a while. We are also overdue to see my dad’s family in Philadelphia, so I’m looking forward to getting there soon as well.

Q: What is your favorite vacation destination?

A: New York City. I love the city vibe, the lights and the shows. If you’re a first-timer, get some pizza and go to the Empire State Building. My best memory was going to New York to see “Hamilton” on Broadway. That was pretty awesome!

Q: What untapped destination should people know about?


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