Q. What are your five favorite cities?

A. Los Angeles, New York, Miami, Houston and, of course, Brooklyn!

Q. Where have you traveled to that most reminded you of home?

A. Nowhere! As they say, there is no place like home.

Q. Where would you like to go that you have never been to before?

A. Even though I've traveled a lot, there are still a lot of places I want to visit that I haven't gone to, such as Spain, Brazil, France, England, Egypt, India and Australia.

Q. When you go away, what are some of your must-have items?

A. My iPhone, iPad, MacBook, chargers, medicine -- because I have diabetes -- water, backup candy for just in case, headphones and Advil PM.

Q. What would be your dream vacation?

A. Relaxing on an island entirely to myself ... with some good friends!

Q. What are your favorite restaurants?

A. I have so many favorite restaurants. I'm definitely a foodie! I especially like anything seafood or healthy. I love Philippe Chow's (http://www.philippechow.com/) restaurant a lot.

Q. What is your guilty pleasure when you're on the road?

A. Going to malls, especially when there is an electronics store. I also like to snack on Almond Joys, as well as drink Diet Coke, even though it's bad for you.

Q. What kind of research do you do before you go away on a trip?

A. I don't do any research, except for asking friends where they recommend that I should go.

Q. What is your best and/or worst vacation memory?

A. I've enjoyed visiting everywhere that I've gone. The craziest memory I've had on vacation was bungee jumping off of one of the tallest buildings in Macau. Not sure if I'd want to relive that again, but I'll surely never forget it!

(Jae-Ha Kim is a New York Times bestselling author and travel writer. You can respond to this column by visiting her website at http://www.jaehakim.com. You may also follow "Go Away With..." on Twitter at @GoAwayWithJae where Jae-Ha Kim welcomes your questions and comments.)