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Celebrity Travel: Go Away With Chandler Kinney

By Jae-Ha Kim, Tribune Content Agency on

Born and raised in California, Chandler Kinney resides in the Los Angeles area. Best known for her portrayal of Damon Wayans' daughter, Riana Murtaugh, on the Fox series "Lethal Weapon," the actress is active on social media, including Twitter ( and Instagram ( Kinney, 17, says her idea of a perfect vacation day is being someplace warm, where she can enjoy a meal close to the ocean.

Q. What's the most important thing you've learned from your travels?

A. I've been fortunate enough to become a moderately experienced traveler. I'd say the number one thing I've learned about traveling is to always be very respectful wherever you go. This sounds quite simple, yet it can sometimes be much easier than you think to slip up. Being conscious of volume, actions, gestures, words and space is crucial when traveling outside of the country. Respect the people and respect the culture.

Q. What is your favorite vacation destination?

A. Tokyo, Japan, is one of my favorite places. My mom, my two brothers and I were there for four days. Two of our days were spent at Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea. We took our last day to explore the surrounding districts and towns of Tokyo.

Q. To someone who was going to Tokyo for the first time, what would you recommend that they do during their visit?

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A. Definitely check out the Disney parks! From food, to rides, to characters, they have an incredible amount of unique elements that make Tokyo distinctly different from any other park. Akihabara, appropriately nicknamed "Electric Town," is a huge area filled with the biggest, brightest neon signs. It's the best place to find a wide variety of electronics, video games, manga and anime. Harajuku is another amazing place to visit. It's a super-cute shopping district and is perfect for fashion-lovers.

Q. Where are your favorite weekend getaways?

A. Catalina Island is a lovely weekend getaway. Coming from the L.A. area, the island is only about an hour car ride (or) boat ride away. When you arrive, its distinct and endearing charm makes you feel like you've traveled to a different country. It's not only the perfect location for a relaxing day of sipping a smoothie on a quiet beach, but also for a fun-filled day of hiking, kayaking and zip-lining. It truly has something for everyone.

Q. What are your five favorite cities?


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