Singer Wendy Wilson's dream trip would involve an extended vacation to Tuscany with her husband and children.

Singer Wendy Wilson's dream trip would involve an extended vacation to Tuscany with her husband and children. (Jeremy Cowart, Tribune Media Services)

Though she was born into rock royalty, Wendy Wilson says she never felt she deserved fame. That was reserved for her superstar father, Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys. But neither she nor her older sister, Carnie, could resist pursuing a career in music. As one third of the singing group Wilson Phillips, Wendy toured the world. The group's latest effort is the DVD "Live From Infinity Hall," which includes covers of such songs as "Monday Monday," "California Dreamin'" and "Wouldn't It Be Nice." Wilson, 43, resides in California's San Fernando Valley with her husband and four children.

Q. What is your favorite vacation destination?

A. Definitely Kauai, which is known as the "Garden Isle."

Q. To someone who was going there for the first time, what would you recommend they do during their visit?

A. I absolutely recommend hiking at the Sleeping Giant on the eastern shore. It has gorgeous trails and views.

Q. What untapped destination should people know about?

A. There's this remote place in Thailand called Koh Phangan that's amazingly gorgeous. It was the island in the movie "The Beach."

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

A. The first trip that I can remember was to Holland when I was two years old. I remember feeding the horses and watching the windmills turn. People spoke Dutch, and I liked hearing their language.

Q. Where are your favorite weekend getaways?

A. If I could get away, it would probably be to Napa Valley, Calif., for some wine-tasting, or Cabo San Lucas for some sunning.

Q. What are your favorite hotels?

A. I like the Four Seasons (, Ritz-Carlton (, Mayfair ( and the Peninsula ( I'm a sucker for five-star hotels.

Q. What are your five favorite cities?

A. New York City, Tokyo, Rome, Chicago and Nashville.

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

A. Sydney, Australia, because of the similar weather. Nothing really is like California, actually. We are in our unique bubble.

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

A. I would love to visit India. I think I would have a spiritual experience there. I also would love to go to Scotland. Our ancestors are from there.