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#TravelTuesday Q&A: Terrific Tips for a Teen Trip to Paris

trip to Paris with teens

Q: Hi Playground — If you were taking a 14 year old girl to Paris in April, where would you stay that isn’t too expensive but has charm and is close to chocolate soufflés and other amusements? Any other advice is welcome, too. Thanks! ~ Suzanne

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#TravelTuesday Q&A: Best Paris Restaurants for a Junior Gourmet

Best Paris restaurants for teens

Q: Hi Playground — Do you have any recommendations for restaurants in Paris with authentic French cuisine for my foodie daughter? She’s going to Paris with her aunt for her 13th birthday and prefers a spot with great food (and reasonable prices) over a trendy place. They’re staying near the Place Vendome. Thanks! ~ Gretchen G.

A: Hi Gretchen, What a fabulous birthday adventure! You’re daughter is a girl after my own heart (and stomach). Paris is one of my favorite cities; I visit as often as I can, and love to try as many local bistros and brasseries as possible when I’m there.

Here are some authentic French spots for your teen gourmet (that won’t break the bank):

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#TravelTuesday Q&A: New York City Trip for a Music Loving Teen

New york city trip

Q: Hi Playground! I would love some recommendations for exploring NYC with my 13-year-old nephew from North Carolina. He’s a drummer and loves live music. Any thoughts?? ~ Thanks, LF

A: Hi LF! A music loving teen? You’ve come to the right place! Georgette and I both have 13-year-olds who fall squarely into this category.

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10 Tips for Teens (or Anyone) for Safe International Travel

Safe International Travel

Yesterday, a friend’s daughter stopped by before she headed off to a semester in Cape Town, South Africa (Bon Voyage, Sarah!). Although Cape Town is my favorite city on the planet, I seriously considered Sarah’s questions about safety, and although she already knew some of what I passed along, a few of my tips surprised her.

What I shared with her applies to any teen, college student, millennial, or quite honestly, adult, heading out on an independent international adventure, so I decided to share them with you, too.

Here are 10 tips for safe international travel:

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