This year I have sent my two kids, 4 and 3 to New york, London, Rome and Paris !!! Not on their own of course…I’m not that Free-Range of a parent. They had a fabulous 8 year old Tour Guide!
How did this happen you ask?
It was all thanks to The Lonely Planet’s …Not for Parent’s travel books.
These are not guide books or “Where to” books, these amazing books show your children the things that you would not see when you travel to these cities. They also teach them history and strange tales of all the infamous people from these cities.
They also touch on strange facts, weird foods and they will learn about these cities in a way that we, as parents, most likely would never teach them.
Anyone can visit all the museums and monuments in world famous cities, but do you know where you find yourself a plate of jellied eels? Or if martians really did invade New York City in 1928? Also, where in the world can you spend the night inside an elephant? Do you know? I don’t, because these books are not for parents.
For an entire afternoon I sat and watched my children laugh, giggle, ewww and ahhhh, with the help of their fab tour guide. Reading aloud these crazy tales and fun facts. I honestly thought they would last 5 minutes. However 5 minutes in, they were talking with accents, asking me questions that I didn’t know the answers to and running into the kitchen every 5 minutes exclaiming… “Did you Know Mama?”
After the world travelers had packed up for the day, I picked the books up myself. Then I laughed and giggled. I learned things about these cities that I had no clue about. I am sure this will help my status as a trivia whiz. I now know what famous building in Paris was built inside out…Le Centre Pompidou…Who knew…?
These books are now at the top of my “What to by for Holidays and Birthday Party” gifts.
There is nothing better than seeing your child have so much fun over a book.
Best part…there were no passports to update or flight delays to worry about…
Check out their travels…
ENTER TO WIN!!!
How would you like to win a set of these amazing books for your family?! Of course you would! Here’s how to enter:
1. Comment below to let us know: Where was the most interesting place you’ve traveled to? What places do you still have on your MUST travel to list? Will your kids be joining you?
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Contest will run until July 30th. Lucky winner will be chosen and announced on PTPA’s Facebook page and emailed directly. Winner will be chosen via Random.org to be as fair as possible to all participants.