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LONDON -- Actress, dancer, painter, golfer shares her
experiences and aspirations. Jane Seymour, known for her acting and
dancing prowess, is also a world traveler. "Nature is what does it
for me, not high-rises, spas and fancy restaurants," she says.
Jane Seymour is not only known to TV and movie viewers as "Dr.
Quinn, Medicine Woman," an elegant recent contestant on "Dancing with
the Stars" and "Kitty Cat," the boozy wife of a politician who tries
to seduce Owen Wilson in "Wedding Crashers." She's also a wife and a
mom, an accomplished painter, fly fisherman and golfer and a
possessor of priceless rock n' roll street cred because her English
castle of a home -- St. Catherine's Court -- hosted the recording of
Radiohead's critically acclaimed album, "OK Computer." In addition to
all this, she's not surprisingly a seasoned world traveler. AP got
her on the phone recently to talk about where she's been.
Q: What's the most memorable trip you've taken, and why was it so
A: I would say it's a toss-up between Africa and Tahiti. I went to
Africa with the American Red Cross and I saw people with no water, no
food, no sewage -- just absolute abject, horrendous poverty to a
degree that it's incomprehensible that they exist. But I also saw the
most magical things in the continent (including) the Ngorongoro
Crater and the Masai Mara. We took a safari there that was
extraordinary, especially because we were staying out in tents and
being guarded by the Masai guys. I mean, you were taking a hot shower
under the stars in a tent! And Tahiti is just so beautiful and Bora
Bora, too, just amazing. You walk into the water and you're in an
aquarium at SeaWorld. It's so beautiful and relaxing, the food is
great and the people are beautiful. I don't care for huge eels,
though. I jump out of the water for those.
Q: So what do you like to do when you're away?
A: Well, I don't like to just lie down in the sand and just put
the sunscreen on and vegetate with an umbrella. That's not my idea of
vacation. It's got to be active. We go skiing, we fly fish and we
play golf. I love the mountains, I love the ocean. I'll go anywhere
that has water.
Q: So you'll go to Detroit? It has water.
A: Hey, I like Detroit (laughs). Mackinac Island is in Michigan
and it's beautiful!
Q: Any other secret places we should know about?
A: Nova Scotia is one of those secret hidden gems, and I'm told
that Newfoundland is even more secret. I love fly fishing in Alaska.
There's a place called Kulik Lodge. It's literally in the wild, with
bears and salmon. I took my kids fishing for trout there.
Q: OK, so what's your next trip?
A: I'm looking forward to going somewhere with my kids, and I
promised them that our next trip will go to the Galapagos Islands.
I'd like to go down the Nile and visit Macchu Picchu, too. As you can
tell, there's usually a theme with my travel: get back to the origins
of man and nature and to everything that's not man-made in the world,
everything that's been created by whoever created it all. Nature is
what does it for me, not high-rises, spas and fancy restaurants.
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