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Celebrity Travel: Go away with Johanna Liauw

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After appearing in the "Quantum Leap" reboot, Johanna Liauw is one of the stars of the Netflix’s “Tall Girl 2.” She describes her role as empowering, especially for younger people. “(Stella is) energetic and fun,” the actress said of her character. “She marches to the beat of her own tune, which I think is really inspiring for those who may not feel comfortable in their own skin growing up. I know I sure felt that way and still do at times. Whenever I come across someone who owns who they are and doesn’t conform to society's standards, I have a lot of respect and admiration for them. Stella’s personality very much reads that way to me.” A resident of Pasadena, California, Liauw stays in touch with her fans on Instagram (

Q: Where are your favorite weekend getaways?

A: I went to Vegas for the first time a couple of months ago for my birthday. I totally would go back again! Santa Barbara, Pismo Beach and San Diego (also) are great spots for a quick relaxing getaway.

Q: Do you prefer visiting warm or cold climates?

A: I grew up in Atlanta for a good chunk of my childhood, so I got to experience the seasons change which was really beautiful. But climate doesn’t deter me from traveling to a certain place. Wherever calls to me, I go.

Q: I know you’ve visited Greece. What did you do while there?


A: Cliff jumping and swimming in Amoudi Bay was unreal. The water was crystal clear and a gorgeous blue color. The food, drink, and atmosphere at Artemis Karamolegos winery were to die for. So many amazing memories from that trip.

Q: Do you have any plans lined up for spring or summer vacation?

A: Catalina Island is top on this list. I also want to go back up to San Francisco and explore the city some more.

Q: What are your five favorite cities?


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