How do you gain insight into a culture when you're just visiting a place?
At one of the game parks we stayed with a local family who took us to a school to meet the most adorable children. They had a world map and wanted us to show them where we lived.
It was so far from them, and yet we all ended up singing "Old McDonald Had a Farm." When we got to the part about ducks, they wanted to know what those were. They had never seen them.
How do you plan your next trip? Do you blog or journal while traveling?
We go to places that attract us. My husband had always wanted to see Machu Picchu. We plan carefully and we seek out programs that give you more of a native experience. I don't blog, but I take a lot of photos, especially faces of the people. I can always look back at the pictures and remember.
I'd still like to see the gorillas in Uganda, but I think Antarctica will be next, just because then I'll have been on all seven continents. It will be a while, though, because I'm pregnant. That's slowing us down a bit. [Since this interview, Hathaway has given birth to a baby girl.]