Go Away With ... Tristan Prettyman
Tristan Prettyman grew up surfing and enjoying the California lifestyle in San Diego, where she still resides. The singer, whose music was featured in the Josh Duhamel film "Safe Haven," got her career started playing in local clubs. Prettyman, 30, currently is on tour supporting her latest album "Cedar and Gold." For updates on her current tour, check out her website at http://tristanprettyman.com/events. You may stay in touch with Prettyman by following her on Twitter (at)tprettyman or on Instagram (at)instamistrizz.

Q. What is your favorite vacation destination?

A. Bali.

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

A. Yoga. Beach. Chill Out.

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

A. I think it was Las Vegas. I have a weird memory of standing in the buffet line at Circus Circus (http://www.circuscircus.com) thinking this is weird.

Q. What's the most important thing you've learned from your travels?

A. Go with the flow and be present in the moment.

Q. Where are your favorite weekend getaways?

A. My hammock! But Mexico is pretty amazing, too. From San Diego, it's so close to drive to Rosarito and rent a house for cheap and relax, surf and chill out. My parents also have property about 19 hours down in a little surf town. I love going there to get away. No phone service or Internet. It's the perfect unplug-from-everything getaway.

Q. How do your travels differ depending on whether you're touring or taking a vacation with friends and/or loved ones?

A. Touring you have people constantly looking out for you, telling you where to be and when. Vacation is like a free for all.

Q. Where is the most romantic destination?

A. I backpacked around Europe with my best friend when I was 19. One of our stops was Vernazza, in the Cinque Terre (in Italy), which is one of the most beautiful, romantic places I've ever been. I always said it'd be a great place for a honeymoon.

Q. If you've ever gone away for the holidays, which was the best trip?

A. I went to visit my brother in San Francisco two Christmases ago, which was my first Christmas away from my parents. We had a blast walking around the city all day. It was special for sure, but we did miss our parents and a big dinner and all that jazz.

Q. What are your favorite hotels?

A. You know, I like fancy hotels, but I am also fine at a Hampton Inn (http://hamptoninn3.hilton.com). I do love the Redbury Hotel (http://theredbury.com) in Los Angeles. They're like loft-style apartments, so they have a kitchen and a good amount of space. Great for long stays.