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Celebrity Travel: Go away with Keana Lyn

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Based out of Toronto, “The Hardy Boys” actress Keana Lyn hails from a multicultural background. Her father is Ecuadorian and her mother is French Canadian. Her most memorable trip this year? “I turned 24 back in March and flew home from London, where I was most recently traveling, to make it back in time to co-celebrate my birthday with my twin sister,” Lyn said. “We’ve never spent a birthday apart. As twins, we have quite the fixed rule about that.” Lyn, who portrays Callie Shaw on Hulu’s “The Hardy Boys,” is also a university student working on her degree in media production.

Q: How have you been dealing with some of the travel restrictions during this pandemic?

A: Like so many of us, I felt the pandemic really emphasized that desire for travel and adventure. It’s always been a dream of mine to take some time off and explore on a solo journey of sorts. I spent a fair amount of time during the pandemic daydreaming about where I’d end up (but) never actually over concerning myself with the fine details. All I knew was that I was actively craving to have a plan that favored minimal planning. And by the time restrictions began to lift I booked a ticket to Europe.

Q: Do you enjoy traveling for work or have you grown a bit tired of it?

A: I think a big part of the attraction I have to being an artist is the lifestyle it honors. I love the idea that I can just hop on a plane and change up my environment for different projects. You never know where work might take you. Fortunately for me I’m quite good at making myself feel at home in new spaces. I think my favorite work-adjacent trip was when my twin sister, Maia Jae, who’s also an actress, got booked on a gig that shot out in Budapest, Hungary. I took time off to join her. It was quite the last minute and unexpected trip, but there was no way I was going to let her discover Hungary without me!

Q: What is your favorite vacation destination?


A: This is such a tough question! There are still so many places I have to visit but I think my favorite destination so far is Brazil. It’s an absolutely stunning country brimming with such charismatic and lively people. I love everything about that oceanside, sleep in the sun, then dance under the stars state of mind. I visited northern Brazil, then traveled more inland to spend a few nights in the Amazon. I’d recommend this experience to everyone. It honestly changed my life. Nothing quite compares to sleeping in a hammock in the middle of the rainforest as troops of monkeys swing over you.

Q: What was the first trip you took as a child?

A: I think my first destination trip was to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. I must’ve been about nine years old and there were about 50 close family and friends that all came to attend my oldest sister's wedding. It was a very beautiful resort-type trip and I remember feeling like I was in heaven. I don’t think you can find a single photo from this trip where I’m not smiling cheek to cheek. I love my big family and we got the chance to create such important memories here so, yes, definitely a trip that I cherish!

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


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