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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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