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Celebrity Travel: Go away with Kelly Rizzo

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The host of the on-demand series “Eat Travel Rock,” Kelly Rizzo is also featured on the FOX reality series “Special Forces: World's Toughest Test.” The world traveler said she has visited so many beautiful places, but one particular trip stands out: her honeymoon with the late Bob Saget in 2018. “Bob and I went to London, Paris and Sicily and it was all just spectacular,” said Rizzo, who was born and raised in Chicago. “Thankfully, memories were made that would last a lifetime. He was so happy on that trip. It made me so happy to see him so happy. I’m so forever grateful for that trip. It was truly the trip of a lifetime.” The Los Angeles resident stays in touch with her fans on social media, where her username is @eattravelrock.

Q: What part of Chicago did you grow up in?

A: Lakeview, right off of Lake Shore Drive. And then right before high school, we moved to Glenview and I attended Glenbrook South High School. About 20 years ago, my parents moved to Lake Forest, so that’s what I call home now when I go to visit.

Q: If it's not too personal, can you share a place that you enjoyed going to with Bob?

A: One of Bob’s and my favorite places to visit was the Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur, California. It was always such a special place for him. Once I was in his life, it became a special place for both of us. It truly is one of the most magical and spectacularly beautiful places on earth. We would go there at least once a year while we were dating. In November 2017, Bob proposed to me while we were staying at Post Ranch. It was so special. We visited at least once or twice more after we were married and it was always his dream vacation. I have not been back since he passed. I think at this point it would still be too painful. But maybe in the future that could be a lovely trip to take solo, so I can just spend some time reflecting in a place we loved so much together.

Q: What is your favorite vacation destination?


A: I love Italy. It has everything I could possibly want – history, culture, city life, quaint towns, beaches, lakes and mountains. But mainly, it has the best food and my family. My dad was born in Sicily and I still have so much family there, so I love going to Sicily and seeing my family while visiting some of the world’s most beautiful beaches.

Q: What childhood trip stands out?

A: My family never traveled much. We only went to Florida and Las Vegas. So by this point I’ve been to Vegas over 40 times. But I have so many incredible memories from all of these trips over the years. Clearwater, Florida, where my mom’s parents lived, was a big family spot for us and will always hold a special place in my heart.

Q: What do you hope viewers get from “Eat Travel Rock”?


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