Think travel and children don’t mix? Think again. Join us on Twitter as we share tips and advice from adventurous parents and discuss the challenges of travelling as a family. Bring your best stories and suggestions – the most inspiring and creative tweeter will win a Lonely Planet book of their choice!

Can’t wait? Check out our family travel page and Lonely Planet Kids site for inspiration, practical advice and resources for your little ones.

How do I take part?

1. Follow @lonelyplanet and the hashtag #LPChat on Twitter on Wednesday 4 March from 4pm GMT/11am EST.

2. Questions will be ordered Q1, Q2, Q3 etc. To answer Q1, begin your tweet with A1. For Q2, A2 and so on.

3. Add #LPChat to all of your tweets during the Twitter chat, so others (including @lonelyplanet) can see what you’re saying.

4. Bring your best tips for travelling with a family!

Introducing our co-hosts

Kirstie and Stuart of familyadventureproject.org8566627436_36f7179e6e_kKirstie and Stuart are a husband and wife team who refused to put their adventure activities on hold when children came along. They have travelled the world extensively with their family – at least 17,000 kms by bike alone – and tackle everything from year-long cycling expeditions to adrenaline-fuelled activities with enthusiasm, if not skill! You can read about their latest adventures on their award-winning blog, The Family Adventure Project. Follow Kirstie and Stuart at @familyonabike.

Lonely Planet Kids


Lonely Planet Kids aims to kick-start the travel bug and open kids’ eyes and minds to the world around them. Our focus is on showcasing the quirky facts, amusing tales and inspiring stories that bring our planet to life. Through Lonely Planet Kids, we hope to share our love of travel, our sense of humour and our continual fascination with what makes the world the diverse and magnificent place it is. Follow us at @LPKids.

Terms and conditions

Entrants must be 13 years old or over. Judges’ decision is final. Promoter: Lonely Planet Publications Ltd of 240 Blackfriars Rd, London, SE1 8NW, UK. The winner will be notified via direct message and public tweet on Twitter. The winner must claim their prize and provide an address for delivery within 7 days of being notified, otherwise the judges may select another winner. Prize: A Lonely Planet book of your choice, up to the value of £20. Subject to availability.