Lonely Planet Kids Takes 5 with globetotting #LPTakes5
- 1 Lonely Planet Kids Takes 5 with globetotting #LPTakes5
- 1.1 Question #1: Firstly, tell us a bit about yourself
- 1.2 Question #2: What’s the most unusual destination you’ve taken your family to
- 1.3 Question #3: What are your top tips for how to take your family off the beaten track
- 1.4 Question #4: Your site includes hotel reviews. Share your favourite three family friendly hotels with us
- 1.5 Question #5: It’s always nice to finish on a recommendation, where are you off to next as a family and why
- 1.6 What else did we talk about
- 1.7 Thank you @lpkids for inviting us to take part!
Last Wednesday, June 24, Victoria and I took part in a Twitter Chat with Lonely Planet Kids for their Twitter Talk Series, #LPTakes5. These regular Twitter Talks each feature a different family travel blogger and we were very excited that Lonely Planet Kids asked us to take part.
It was a really fun family travel chat and we were lucky to have so many fantastic family travellers join us. Here’s a quick summary of the Five Questions that Lonely Planet Kids asked us (we’ve expanded on the 140-character answers in places).
Question #1: Firstly, tell us a bit about yourself
Answer: Victoria & I met in India where we struggled to find reliable info for families travelling with kids, so started globetotting
@LPKids “and what is globetotting then?”
Answer: globetotting is about showing that you can travel with kids anywhere, to places not usually considered ‘family friendly’
Question #2: What’s the most unusual destination you’ve taken your family to
Answer: Many consider all our destinations to be unusual for family hols! Some favourites include trekking in Nepal and Machu Picchu
Victoria took this pic of her kids at Machu Picchu on her recent trip to Peru
And these are my kids when we went trekking in Nepal
Question #3: What are your top tips for how to take your family off the beaten track
Answer: Planning! Research your destination, prep your kids & don’t try and do too much. Oh, and accept that things may go wrong!
Take a look at some of our Destinations Guides for insider tips!
Answer: There are lots that we love! Victoria’s favourite is Sol y Luna in Peru’s Sacred Valley
My favourite is Apa Villas near Galle in Sri Lanka
And we both love Yab Yum in Goa, India. Quirky and family friendly
See more of our tried and tested family hotel reviews here
Question #5: It’s always nice to finish on a recommendation, where are you off to next as a family and why
Answer: Victoria leaves for Spain tomorrow and I’m going on a road trip in BC, Canada and then to the beach in Ixtapa, Mexico.
What else did we talk about
A lot of train travel!
This is @globalmouse1‘s son watching the countryside whizz by on a train in Russia.
And this is the incredible play area on a train in Poland was shared by @casualtraveling
Proof that kids find Indian trains just as relaxing as adults! by @globetotting
Thank you @lpkids for inviting us to take part!
And a huge thank you to all the fantastic family travellers who joined in including @mumsthe_world @thesimpleproof @alsb73 @LuxeTravelFam @CasualTraveling @helloterumi @kiddieholidays @pintsizegourmet @globalmouse1 @FreeLikeBirdie @wagonersabroad @StrollrngEurope @Momfari @SteinAman @adrianathani