Jewel recently re-released her album Pieces of You for its 25th anniversary and has two holiday albums available—Joy: A Holiday Collection and Let It Snow: A Holiday Collection.
Every year my son and I visit the British Virgin Islands for the Necker Cup charity tennis tournament (I have a youth foundation, Never Broken, that is a beneficiary and helps run the tournament). It’s magical on the island. There are giant tortoises, lemurs and flamingos everywhere. Once I even got to hold a lemur and it was the cutest thing. My son and I love to spend time on the water. We’ll rent a catamaran and spend a whole day sailing around and enjoying the sun.
Home on the strange
I’m from Homer, Alaska, and we have a nickname for it—“the end of the road”—because it’s the farthest you can drive on the continental U.S. It’s very beautiful and wild. My son and I like to go bear watching (sometimes you end up just 30 feet away from a bear!) and hiking on glaciers. We’ll take a small plane and watch the glacier water change color from deep blues to this silky green as we land. It’s a very unusual place.
Land down wonder
I’ve been touring Australia since I was very young, but a few years ago I returned with my son, who was finally old enough to enjoy traveling. It was great to see it all through his eyes. We went around the whole country and even visited a friend’s ranch in the countryside. But his favorite attraction was definitely the Sydney Harbour Bridge—he likes the sea a lot. And the fresh seafood in Melbourne is always a highlight for me.
The quiet life
I don’t think I have ever been to downtown Cabo; we stay right on the ocean. We go swimming with dolphins, do some bird watching and go hiking. There’s this amazing farm-to-table restaurant called Flora’s Field Kitchen. You drive out into the middle of nowhere and come up to a farm. They’ve got chickens and ducks roaming about—it’s very quaint. I appreciate the quieter things in life. Even my little dog, Sir Hep Hep, comes with us!