Five Miles Up with … Kevin Bacon

Bekah Wright

Versatile. The word definitely fits when it comes to Kevin Bacon, whose acting roles have run the gamut from lighthearted, think “National Lampoon’s Animal House” and “Footloose,” to the more dramatic with “Mystic River,” “Frost/Nixon” and “Taking Chance.” These days, Bacon can be seen on Fox’s “The Following” playing ex-FBI agent Ryan Hardy in a serious cat and mouse game with an incarcerated serial killer’s cult of murderers. Despite his hectic schedule, Bacon took time to share a bit about his travels with FMU.

What's something you never fail to pack in your suitcase?
Gym clothes

Carry-on or check-in?
I NEVER check luggage.

Window or aisle?

What's your idea of the perfect vacation?
A warm place with hiking.

Tell us about a vacation you've taken that's come close thus far.

Where has been a favorite location for filming a project?

Favorite venue for performing with your band The Bacon Brothers?
The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, New Jersey.

What's the silliest souvenir you ever came back with?
First trip to the Caribbean I decided I liked dark rum. Packed a bottle in my suitcase. It exploded. Lost all the clothes and the suitcase and … I don’t even like rum.

Ever try a food that you wished you hadn't?

Favorite hotel, resort, yurt, train, boat you've ever stayed in/on?
Tiskita Jungle Lodge in Costa Rica.

Biggest regret you've ever had while on vacation.
Life is too short for regrets.

The one thing you're willing to splurge on above all else.
My wife.

Three artists on your travel playlist?
Dawes, Frank Ocean and Led Zeppelin.

Where would you take someone visiting your hometown for the first time so they could see what you love about it so much?
Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia.

You only get one more trip in your lifetime. Where will it be?
I’d take a staycation.