‘The Vampire Diaries’ season 5: Ian Somerhalder continues holiday travels … but where?

“The Vampire Diaries” may be on hiatus right now, but does that mean that Ian Somerhalder is any less active? As a matter of fact, the actor is in the process of doing something that he tends to do almost every time that there is some sort of break in filming: Live on an airplane.

Earlier this week after the end of the Christmas holiday, the man behind Damon Salvatore posted the video on his Instagram, along with the following caption describing how he was preparing to head over to China:

“Later US soil-the far east I must go!I love love-see you soon China!The 21st century is truly amazing…The ability to move around like this and see you all.HOWEVER,I’m going to plant so many f’n trees in my life to make up for this absurd amount of carbon I’m using… BLEH! ;)”

So what is the reason for Ian deciding to make so many extended trips around the world? In addition to getting the opportunity to promote some of his various causes, there may also be a certain feeling in here that doing this allows him to have a chance to really get away from some of the craziness that tends to surround him here in North America. Do you think that this guy can really go down the street without hearing people shouting his or his character’s name? It’s probably fun for a little while, but it may get old the thousandth or so time that you hear it.

Ian will be back in America soon enough to return to work on “The Vampire Diaries” season 5. The show films in Atlanta, and it will resume production early next year. As for when it returns to The CW, think along the lines of Thursday, January 23 at 8:00 p.m. Eastern time.

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