Reba McEntire talks about her 1 hobby outside of singing and taking 'the trip of a lifetime'

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Reba McEntire just went on what she called "the trip of a lifetime." Traveling for two days through the Canadian Rockies on the Rocky Mountaineer, the country legend took a much-needed break from the grind of her career after wrapping the first leg of her residency at Caesars Colosseum.

Treating some of her most beloved friends and family members, McEntire spent her time doing what we all do while on vacation: eating, drinking, taking in the scenery and taking photos.

"Some [of us] listened to music, some took naps," McEntire recalled exclusively to AOL.com of the trip on the world's largest privately-owned rail company in the world. "I was busy taking pictures, because I am a fanatic about that. I would sit there and go from one end of the train to the other and go outside and take pictures. We would also play games, eat and just visit with one another. The most wonderful thing about it is that you had time to sit and enjoy each other."

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Taking pictures if something that McEntire is clearly passionate about. Throughout our phone conversation, she frequently brought up her love of photography, noting that she brings two or three cameras with her when she travels, in addition to her iPhone.

"It's my only hobby other than vacationing," she explained.

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Reba McEntire speaks on stage at the iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on Sunday, March 29, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision for iHeartRadio/AP Images)
Reba McEntire performs in concert at the Sands Event Center on Sunday, May 18, 2014, in Bethlehem, Pa. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP)
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PHOENIX, AZ - MARCH 28: Reba McEntire arrives at Muhammad Ali's Celebrity Fight Night held at JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa on March 28, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 15: Honoree Reba McEntire poses with the NASH Icon Award in the press room during the 2014 American Country Countdown Awards at Music City Center on December 15, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Erika Goldring/FilmMagic)
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NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 15: Reba McEntire accepts the Nash Icon Award at the 2014 American Country Countdown Awards at Music City Center on December 15, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for dcp)
NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 15: Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire, and Kelly Clarkson perform at the 2014 American Country Countdown Awards at Music City Center on December 15, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for dcp)
NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 15: (L-R) Recording artist Miranda Lambert, honoree Reba McEntire and recording artist Kelly Clarkson perform onstage during the 2014 American Country Countdown Awards at Music City Center on December 15, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for dcp)
NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 15: Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire, and Kelly Clarkson perform at the 2014 American Country Countdown Awards at Music City Center on December 15, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for dcp)
LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 03: Reba McEntire during a press conference announcing the Reba, Brooks and Dunn 'Together In Vegas' residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace on December 3, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Denise Truscello/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 03: (L-R) Ronnie Dunn, Reba McEntire and Kix Brooks during a press conference announcing their 'Together In Vegas' residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace on December 3, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Denise Truscello/WireImage)
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 07: Narvel Blackstock and Reba McEntire walk the red carpet during the 27th Annual Kennedy Center Honors at John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on December 7, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)
FLORENCE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 05: Reba McEntire (L) and Narvel Blackstock attend a private sunset reception at Minerva Beach celebrating Fight Night In Italy benefitting The Andrea Bocelli Foundation And The Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center on September 5, 2014 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Celebrity Fight Night)
FLORENCE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 05: Ronnie Dunn and Reba McEntire perform onstage during the white party dinner hosted by Andrea and Veronica Bocelli celebrating Fight Night In Italy benefitting The Andrea Bocelli Foundation And The Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center on September 5, 2014 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Celebrity Fight Night)
NASHVILLE, TN - MAY 13: Country Music Hall of Fame Member Reba McEntire talks and does a Q & A with Middle school students from Nashville, during the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum Presents All Access: Reba McEntire at the CMA Theater in the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on May 13, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - MAY 06: Reba McEntire performs on stage during Keith Urban's Fifth Annual 'We're All 4 The Hall' Benefit Concert at the Bridgestone Arena on May 6, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images for the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum)
PHOENIX, AZ - APRIL 12: Emcee Reba McEntire speaks onstage during Muhammad Ali's Celebrity Fight Night XX held at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa on April 12, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Celebrity Fight Night)
KELLY CLARKSON'S CAUTIONARY CHRISTMAS MUSIC TALE -- Pictured: (l-r) Trisha Yearwood, Kelly Clarkson, Reba McEntire -- (Photo by: Justin Lubin/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
OKLAHOMA, OK - MAY 29: In this handout photo provided by NBC, Reba McEntire performs during the Healing in the Heartland: Relief Benefit Concert held at the Chesapeake Arena on May 29, 2013 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (Photo by Brett Deering/NBC via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, FL - APRIL 19: Reba McEntire performs at Hard Rock Live! in the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on April 19, 2013 in Hollywood, Florida. (Photo by Larry Marano/Getty Images)
PHOENIX, AZ - MARCH 23: Singer Reba McEntire attends Muhammad Ali's Celebrity Fight Night XIX at JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa on March 23, 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Mike Moore/Getty Images)
KATIE - 2/13/13 - 'Katie Goes Country' with Reba McEntire on KATIE, on WEDNESDAY, FEB. 13, distributed by Disney-ABC Domestic Television. (Photo by Heidi Gutman/Disney-ABC via Getty Images) REBA MCENTIRE
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 01: Musician Reba McEntire attends the 46th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 1, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Taylor Hill/WireImage)
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Not only that, but she also spends her time on planes and trains organizing the photographs on her computer. While the rest of us sleep or watch movies, McEntire is busy toying around with the vast library of image files on her computer, which are mostly taken by her.

Her trip to Vancouver on the Rocky Mountaineer, though, was spent mostly talking and eating. "Divine" desserts and "wonderful" breakfasts were aplenty, as were mimosas and Bloody Marys, and McEntire and her friends would sip on their breakfast cocktails as they listened to the train's staff explain the magnificent history of the area.

"Their hospitality was truly excellent," she gushed to us about her experience, which was actually her third on the luxurious train. "They knew so much history about the tunnels and the train tracks and when they were built. We learned so much; it was spectacular."

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