Recently cast as Spider-Man’s newest Mary Jane, the former Vanity Fair cover girl will return to the big screen next year with roles in The Spectacular Now and White Bird. Currently starring in ABC Family’s The Secret Life of the American Teenager, the actress heads to North Carolina’s healing mineral springs when she can get away. Read her tips for enjoying the natural splendor of the woodsy Carolinas.
To get away from it all, I go… camping in Hot Springs, North Carolina.
My favorite place to stay is… I set up my tent and lay out my sleeping bag. It is such a gift to be immersed in the eco-system, as the birds, toads, crickets, and wind sing you to sleep with their soft lullaby.
My ideal travel companions are… Any members of my close family. And by “family,” I mean the people in my life I am the closest to, regardless of whether we have a blood relation.
My favorite travel pastimes are… Books, music, and sleep.
When I’m in the mood for room service, my favorite order is… Room service equals fire pit, and my go-to is always potatoes. There is nothing better than fire-kissed baked potatoes.
Upon arrival, I most look forward to… Listening to my friends jam out on various musical instruments.
To stay in shape, my on-the-go fitness regime is… Long runs, conscious stretching, and swimming. I use the natural elements to assist my body in active movement.
My suitcase must absolutely contain… Surthrival’s Colostrum and Living Libations’s Best Skin Ever.
My favorite best-kept secret about Hot Springs is… Its healing power.
When I’m in the mood for some retail therapy, I visit… Farmers’ markets. I like to support independent businesses.
Upon departing for Hot Springs, I am most happy to leave behind… Thought patterns that do not aid my life.