Award-winning broadcast journalist Nathalie Pozo has some huge plans for when it’s protected to journey once more. They embrace going to Cuba — her dad and mom’ homeland — and Europe, particularly Italy and Spain. Within the meantime, the Miami native, 37, and her husband, Eddy Reyes, 44, take pleasure in spending time on their boat. “It’s straightforward to observe COVID restrictions when it’s simply the 2 of you,” she mentioned. After working at TV stations in Gainesville, Fla., Miami, and Atlanta, Pozo moved to Boston in 2017 to work at WHDH Channel 7, the place she was an anchor/reporter for 3 years earlier than becoming a member of WCVB Channel 5 as a weekend night anchor (and weekday reporter) in October. “It’s been fairly a transition beginning a brand new job throughout a pandemic, with the entire restrictions in place,” she mentioned. “However WCVB is such an excellent place to work and the folks there have been so variety and heat and welcoming. . . . I’m very grateful for that.” We caught up with Pozo, who lives in Quincy along with her husband, a property supervisor, and their rescue canine, Buddy, to speak about all issues journey.
Favourite trip vacation spot?
I like the Household Islands within the Bahamas. It’s my completely satisfied place. … Eleuthera, Exumas, and Abacos [have] seashores [that] are breathtaking with their crystal-clear waters and spectacular sunsets. The tradition and sweetness extends past the seashores to the folks, who’re so heat and alluring, making us really feel welcomed each time we go to. For me, the ocean is peaceable and therapeutic and these islands are such particular locations stuffed with treasured recollections.
Favourite meals or drink whereas vacationing?
I all the time prefer to strive genuine meals from the locations I’m visiting. If I’m on a seaside trip, I can be sipping an Aperol Spritz — a drink I got here to find out about once I moved to New England. It’s an excellent summer time cocktail; recent and bubbly.
The place would you prefer to journey to however haven’t?
I want to journey to Cuba with my father. Each my dad and mom had been born there, and once I was eight months previous we went so I may meet my grandparents, however in fact I shouldn’t have any reminiscence of it. We have now not achieved this journey as a result of for a lot of who left the island following the revolution and had been separated from their dad and mom, the injuries are nonetheless recent many years later. Politics apart, I’m very pleased with my tradition. I need to see the locations in person who I’ve heard so many tales about and seen in photos since I used to be just a little lady. For my household, this might not be a trip, however extra seeing the place my family members are from and sharing that second collectively. My husband, whose dad and mom had been additionally born in Cuba, did this together with his father and says it’s an expertise he’ll all the time cherish. Italy can be on the highest of my record — and Spain. I traveled to Europe for the primary time in 2018 and fell in love with Madrid and Barcelona. I really feel like we didn’t have sufficient time [there] and would like to return and discover different cities in Spain.
One merchandise you may’t depart residence with out when touring?
A conveyable cellphone charger and headphones. I like to look at exhibits and hearken to music on my cellphone whereas on the airplane.
Aisle or window?
Window. I like searching on the cities beneath and regardless that I can’t sleep on planes, it’s good to have an area to put your head.
Favourite childhood journey reminiscence?
I come from a big household. I’m the oldest of 5 kids and my cousins are like siblings. We used to spend per week in Marco Island, Fla., over the summers. We might spend hours on the seaside amassing seashells, taking part in within the sand, and swimming till the solar went down. After dinner, we might play video games till we needed to go to mattress. My siblings and cousins speak typically about these journeys and the recollections we created. As adults, we attempt to journey as a household every time we will. My husband can be one in every of 5 kids and between us we’ve 11 nieces and nephews. We take pleasure in carrying on these traditions and creating new recollections with our nieces and nephews.
Responsible pleasure when touring?
Meals! It’s such a deal with to have the ability to expertise native and conventional meals from the locations you might be touring to.
Greatest journey tip?
I all the time prefer to search for a deal. I’ll spend hours researching, sending e-mails, and evaluating costs earlier than reserving our journeys. If we’re touring to a historic trip spot, I’ll plan it out, make a listing of the landmarks we need to go to, [and] purchase tickets to museums upfront to be able to get all of the vacation spot has to supply. Whether it is extra of a calming getaway, then I take extra of a free, laid-back strategy and make it some extent to disconnect and float.