Kick Starting The Travel Bug With Lonely Planet Kids

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My American mum met my Aussie dad on a ferry in Greece in the 70’s. Dad had been travelling Europe, working as a tour guide and mum was also an adventurous soul, so you could say that I was born with the travel bug.

I’ve since been lucky to have travelled many miles and I still get a buzz every time I arrive in a foreign place. The excitement, the adrenalin…  there’s simply nothing that compares.

My first solo trip was to the USA. A dream gap year, to work as a camp counsellor and travel the USA. My workmates had given me the lonely planet guide to the USA with their farewell messages written in the front and I took that book everywhere. It now sits in my bookcase, along side the rest of our lonely planet collection, each one dog-eared, well-worn and highlighted, telling the stories our travels and our life together, before My2Morrows came along.

LP bookshelf

But gone are the days where everything we own fits into one backpack. Sure, travel with kids is a different ballgame, but it doesn’t have to be un-adventurous.

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We hope to instill a love of travel in our kids, just like my parents did for me, as I truly believe travel is one of the best gifts you can give a child. So I was super excited to discover the new Lonely Planet range of books for kids, and the launch of Lonely Planet Kids Twitter and Facebook pages to help grown-up wanderlusters like me inspire the little ones in their life about the world.

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Lonely Planet Kids aims to kick-start the travel bug and open kids’ eyes and minds to the world around them. The range includes books and resources showcasing the quirky facts, amusing tales and inspiring stores that bring our planet to life.

So off we set to explore the world from our lounge room…

Lonely Planet Kids Adventures in Famous Places

Miss 6 was excited to sit down with Adventures in Famous Places (RRP $12.99) which is packed full of activities and over 250 stickers! Together we explored Mexico, Japan, and Dubai! She then decorated the pages matching the stickers to the destination.

I asked her, “so where in the world would you like to go on our next holiday?” Her answer: “Japan, because the tree’s are so pretty Mummy”

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My master 4 is fascinated by maps {thanks to Jake and the Never Land Pirates} so we found a sunny spot and opened up Lonely Planet’s Amazing World Atlas (RRP $29.99) to take a trip around the world and see what we could learn. With a mix of history, culture and fascinating facts, he was captivated.

Lonely planet Kids Amazing world atlas

Amazing World Atlas Lonely Planet Kids

​I asked him “where in the world would you go if you could explore anywhere?” He pointed and said “Here Mummy, I wanna go here and I wanna go everywhere!”. That’s my boy!

Once I’d made some progress implanting the travel bug into My2Morrows, I popped the kettle on and began researching our next dream trip with the book Travel With Children (RRP $29.99). Written by parent-authors, it aims to make travel with children easier, giving parents the tools and confidence to plan the trip of a lifetime in more than 80 countries around the world.

Lonely planet Travel with children

I loved the destinations by theme section helping you find the right destination for your family. It has hundreds of fun travel ideas for children of all ages.

We’ve stayed pretty safe with resort style holidays since the kids came along, but now they’re a little older and more curious about the world around them, I’d feel much more at ease taking them somewhere a bit more adventurous and off the beaten path. I’m thinking Mexico or Japan sounds like us {just need to sway The huz and start saving our travel pennies… again)

Lonely Planet Kids hope to share the love of travel with a sense of humour and a continual fascination with what makes the world the diverse and magnificent place it is.

Come Explore the Lonely Planet Kids Website for information about the entire range, including the above books and more, an app, as well as monthly kids competitions, downloadable activity sheets, classroom resources for teachers and advice for travelling with your family.

 

If you could choose anywhere in the world to travel with your kids, where would you go?

Do you have any tips on travelling with kids?

These Lonely Planet Kids books were gifted for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own and I will only ever blog about products and services that I’d happily purchase myself.

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20 thoughts on “Kick Starting The Travel Bug With Lonely Planet Kids

  1. I love the look of the Travelling with Children book. I can’t wait for our first full family holiday to Hamilton Island in a couple of months then next year I think we might make it Fiji before we explore anywhere further with the kidlets.

    1. Hamilton Island sounds fab. I’ve never been but its on the list. And fiji is perfect with little ones! Kids club! woohoo!
      xx

  2. I am instilling wanderlust in my kids too, though I think it comes naturally to kids with curious minds. They already have one of the LP kids travel books but I haven’t seen these ones. They would love them! I think I might just have to add it to their birthday wish list! #TeamIBOT

    1. They would make great pressies Malinda! The Atlas is my fave. No doubt they will use it for years, for school projects etc.
      And good work with the wanderlust and the kiddies. The best gift you can give them! xx

  3. How good is the Atlas? My girls loved these books too and I’m intent on spreading the wanderlust love onto my kids. We are going to be doing some exploring of Australia in the short term but then hope to take them to Africa next, fingers crossed.

    1. Love love the atlas! I think they will use it for years to come too! Africa sounds amazing… we were in the middle of planning our trip there when I fell pregnant with #1 so we never go there… but definitely will one day with the kids. You will have a whole new part of Australia to explore soon.. how exciting! xx

    1. They are great arent they! I just read your review.. looks like the boys loved them as much as my2morrows did. Now to plan that next getaway!
      xx

  4. We are ALL OVER the Lonely Planet Kids series. We are extensive travellers and I look forward to imparting the richness of travel to our kids. I want it to be part of their childhoods. Favourites at the moment are Not For Parents Paris (we are going at the end of the year) and Lonely Planet Adventures in Noisy Places. They are so good! x

    1. They are great aren’t they Bron! Noisy places sounds fun.. as does the smelly places book! ha!
      I’m so excited for you with your trip. Hope the plans are all coming together beautifully… its half the fun planning it isn’t it!
      xx

  5. That Atlas is fantastic – I used to love pouring over my junior atlas as a kid! And Miss 6 is right – the trees are incredibly pretty in Japan (plus the snow is amazing! Can’t wait to take our tornadoes there one day). Happy travels xx

    1. I’ve heard fab things about the snowfields in Japan. One day we will get there for sure!
      I was quite fascinated with the Atlas we had at school as a kid too. So glad we’ve got a good one now for the kids… we will use it for years to come no doubt!
      xx

    1. Oh I’d love to hear more about Japan with the kids! Definitely on our list.
      And these would make fab chrissy presents! xx

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