Michael B. Jordan Reflects on 'Life-changing' Travel Experiences — and Where He Dreams of Heading Next

The actor is hoping to make it to Japan sometime soon.

Michael B. Jordan speaks on stage during HBCU CREED III Event at AMC Madison Yards 8 in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Actor Michael B. Jordan may have been on some "life-changing" trips, but the actor still has a list of dream destinations to visit.

“The first time that I went to Africa was one of those life-changing experiences for me,” the 35-year-old Emmy-nominated actor said in a promotional campaign for Chase Sapphire Reserve. “And at the same time, Milan was too. Going to Italy and having the opportunity to visit Lake Como and the Amalfi Coast was unbelievable. The food in both places was unreal, so I would have to say that, plus the experiences in each country to me are probably what make them my top two.”

Celebrating his love of travel, the actor has teamed up with the credit card to highlight how cardholders can explore more of the world and enjoy unique culinary and touring experiences. 

As for other travels he's had his eye on, Jordan is hoping to make it to Japan sometime soon.

“I have to go. I have to get it,” he said. “Literally for the past maybe six years, there’s been a trip on the books and for whatever reason it keeps getting canceled. So this year, I am going to make sure I get over there.”

A likely reason for the appeal to him? “Anybody that knows me knows I’m obsessed with anime," he says. “I’m also working on some anime projects right now that I’m really, really excited about."

The love for Japanese animation is also what made São Paulo and Brazil another of his favorite places to visit. “From the culture, to the food, to their love of anime, it was a multi-quadrant kind of experience for me,” he said of the South American country.

There are also times where the most meaningful experiences happen close to home, like when he dined at downtown Los Angeles’ Majordomo, a California cuisine restaurant from Momofuku.

“They had this chicken soup dish, phenomenal,” People’s 2020 Sexiest Man Alive said. “It reminded me a lot of my mom’s chicken noodle soup. It took me back to childhood, but also had me completely present in what I was enjoying at the moment.”

But when it comes to a true vacation, there’s only one place that Jordan always returns to.

“The relaxation and just the chill vibes of Hawaii, Maui, and Lanai specifically, really allows me to just disconnect for a minute,” he said. “That’s a place that would never get old.”

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