Whether a scenic coastal drive or a four-wheeled journey across a continent, there’s nothing better than packing up the car, strapping the kids in and hitting the open road as a family. Nothing beats the feeling that getting behind the wheel offers of being in complete control of your destinations, route and pit stops.

To celebrate the magical memories that these adventures create, we’re teaming up with @lpkids to host a Twitter chat dedicated to family road trips. We’ll get together to discuss dream road trip destinations, tips for steering your family’s trip towards success, and swap our own tales, recommendations and pics – bring your best ones and meet us on Twitter at 20:00 BST/ 12:00 PDT on Thursday 24 May – see you there!

The best tweeter will win themselves a stash of our new kids activity books, perfect for keeping little ones occupied on the road!

How do I take part?

    1. Follow @lonelyplanet , @lpkids and the hashtag #lpchat on Twitter on Thursday 24 May at 20:00 BST / 12:00 PDT.
    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 and @lpkids) can see what you’re saying.
    4. Bring your best travel tips, pics and ideas!

Meet our co-hosts!

Kirstie from The Family Adventure Project

‘Our multi-award winning blog, The Family Adventure Project, is part of a long-term experiment in doing adventurous things together as a family. We’re all about cultivating a sense of adventure, creativity, fun, learning and respect for the environment in our family life, both in everyday living and through bigger family challenges and adventures. We think doing active, creative and challenging things together as a family is good for you, especially if it gets you outdoors. And we know from our own experience that family adventures are good for family relationships, health and well-being, learning and education, and for developing character and resilience.’

Jurga from Full Suitcase

‘Full Suitcase is about family travel with a sense of adventure. Together with our three young boys, we are discovering the world’s most amazing destinations one trip at a time. We love nature, outdoor activities, road trips, and getting to know new cultures. Through our travel stories and captivating photography we aim to inspire others to travel more, discover new places, and take the kids along. We are just an ordinary family with extraordinary vacations – and you can be too!’

Tamara from We 3 Travel

‘I am the founder of family travel blog we3travel.com, and co-host of Vacation Mavens, a family travel podcast. I am a passionate advocate for the benefits of family travel in raising flexible, resilient and globally-aware children, and focus on educational and cultural experiences with my family of three. We3Travel specialises in luxury, soft adventure, food and emerging destinations, offering destination guides, itinerary examples, reviews and tips to make family vacation planning easier.’

Terms & Conditions: Entrants must be 13 years old or over. Judges’ decision is final. Promoter: Lonely Planet Publications Ltd of 240 Blackfriars Road, London, SE1 8NW. The winner will be notified via direct message 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: one copy of each of Lonely Planet Kids’ Brain Teasers book, Holiday Scrapbook and Holiday Drawing Book at £7.99/$11.99, £7.99/$11.99 and £8.99/$12.99 respectively.

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