Join our US National Parks #LPChat on Twitter!


For many, a trip to one of America’s National Parks is an item ticked off their bucket list, and quite rightly so – the USA’s 59 parks are full of marvels. And as 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, we’re joining the celebrations with our next #LPChat.

Whether you’re lucky enough to have one of the 59 parks on your doorstep, have embarked on an epic trip to explore one or have plans to visit one soon, join us on Twitter for our next #LPChat as we get talking about America’s expanses of wonderful wilderness. We’ll see you there on Thursday 30 June 2016 from 5:00 pm BST / 9:00am PST.

Our favourite tweeter will win a copy of our new National Parks of America book and travel guide!

Follow @lonelyplanet and the hashtag #LPChat on Twitter on Thursday 30 June at 5:00pm BST / 9:00am PST.
Questions will be ordered Q1, Q2, Q3 etc. To answer Q1, begin your tweet with A1. For Q2, A2 and so on.
Add #LPChat to all of your tweets during the Twitter chat, so others (including @lonelyplanet) can see what you’re saying.
Bring your best travel tips and pics!



The story of STA Travel starts back in 1979, in a magical era where flares were fashionable and affordable adventures were scarce. The location was Oz (not the magical one with the wizard, the Australian one) where two young students had just returned from their travels, slightly jet-lagged but inspired by the planet and the people they had met. The idea was to bring affordable flights and worldly adventures to other students, young people and explorers. The result was STA Travel.


Teton Gravity Research (TGR) is an outdoor adventure and active lifestyle media company based in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Founded in 1996 by brothers Steve and Todd Jones, as well as friends Dirk Collins and Corey Gavitt, TGR works closely with top athletes to create multimedia content, products, and events that capture and celebrate the passion and enthusiasm of the outdoor lifestyle.

Itching to explore already? Enter our competition and you could win a seven-night stay for two at Yellowstone. You’ll also receive a US$2500 travel voucher from STA Travel. Good luck!


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 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.

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