Monday Escapes travel blog linky
Monday Escapes

Monday Escapes 25/09/17

Happy Monday travel fans! Is anyone else is shock that its nearly October? Whatever the season where you are I hope you’re safe, happy and looking forward to some exciting travels in the final three months of 2017.

In case you missed our announcement two weeks ago I’m going to share with you again the news that the Monday Escapes team have launched a new family travel website: Cruising With Kids. Our aim is to share what’s new and exciting in the cruising industry for families with kids of all ages. We are so excited about this new venture and can’t wait to get our teeth into it.

If you’d like to write a guest post for us then we’d love to hear from you at cruisingkidsuk@gmail.com and we would also be very grateful for any follows on our new social media accounts: Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter.

What have we been up to?

Since the last Monday Escapes linky I’ve been out in Tin Box again with the family, soaking up every last ounce of summer. However, we didn’t venture far from home and spent a weekend just down the road in Devon. It was still full of new discoveries, proving adventure is never far away.

A staycation in Devon has given us the chance to make the most of our annual passes to @paigntonzoo. We’ve now visited twice and have so much more to see! The girls love the zoo’s giraffes and elephant but it’s the reptiles that always fascinate me. I know zoos aren’t for everyone, but do you have a favourite creature? PS Paignton Zoo is part of a worldwide network of zoos called the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) and works with its partners to do more for conservation and help co-ordinate breeding programmes for endangered species #Devon #visitDevon #ukftb #familytravel #familytravelblog #trips100 #ftb100 #ukexplore #tinboxdevon #WestCountry #familytravelmoment #explorerkids #tinytravels #Paignton #EnglishRiviera #reptile #chameleon #lizard #zoo #dayout #PaigntonZoo #UKtravel #England

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We love discovering new places on our doorstep. This weekend it was the pretty village of Stoke Gabriel on the River Dart in South Devon. On the side of its millpond there’s a shabby chic cafe called The River Shack. It serves up huge slabs of homemade cake. Perfect for a pre or post-walk pick-me-up! Did you discover anywhere new to you this weekend? ⛵️ ⛵️ ⛵️ ⛵️ #Devon #visitDevon #ukftb #familytravel #familytravelblog #trips100 #ftb100 #ukexplore #tinboxdevon #WestCountry #travelherenext #travelmomentswithkids #adventure #lovelifeoutside #familytravelmoment #tinytravels #outdoorfamily #outfam #StokeGabriel #SouthDevon #RiverDart #VisitSouthDevon #river #uktravel #VisitEngland

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Something else that’s happened since last time is that I’ve launched a competition to win an online language course with Rosetta Stone worth £240. Entries are open until Tuesday 3 October. The full T&Cs are on the blog post. Good luck!

Before the summer I started a new learning journey with Rosetta Stone #ad. I’m now getting to grips with the basics of the French language thanks to their online learning platform. Today I’ve launched a competition on my blog so one lucky reader can do the same in a language of their choice. Link in bio. Up for grabs is an online learning course worth £240 to help you achieve your language goals. So, what would you learn if you won? Find out more about learning with Rosetta Stone at www.rosettastone.co.uk. Try a free demo and get 50% off your new language when using my promo code TINBOXTRAVELLER50 in the cart. 💻 📱 💻 📱 💻 #Adventure #familytravelblog #instatravel #tblogger #tourist #traveladdict #travelawesome #travelblog #travelblogger #ftb100 #trips100 #writetotravel #travelawesome #exploringtheglobe #travelinspiration #welivetoexplore #traveltheworld #travelherenext #ilovetravel #competition #comp #win #ukftb #RosettaStone #iPhone #learn #alwayslearning

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On to Monday Escapes…

Monday Escapes is all about looking back at wonderful, happy travel memories and sharing them with others. It doesn’t have to be about a trip abroad or even be a written post. If you want to share your favourite snapshots – whether it’s a famous sight, scene, dramatic view or even a favourite family photo, then please feel free to link those up, too. Likewise, posts don’t have to be about holidays or weekends away, they can also include day trips, walks, attractions – any travel experience that you want to share.

We are also absolutely delighted to link up with Lonely Planet to offer our number one favourite blog post of the fortnight either a destination guide, or a title from the Lonely Planet Kids range. (See T&C’s below). Just another great reason to link up with Monday Escapes!

What’s in it for you?

The number one thing is you’ll be sharing your fantastic posts with a like-minded community and grabbing some travel inspiration for yourself. As a bonus you have a chance to have your blog post featured on all four, yes four of the hosts’ blogs each fortnight, introducing your blog to even more people. How great is that?! Our number one favourite post of the fortnight will also win a Lonely Planet destination guide, or a title from the Lonely Planet Kids range. How great is that?! (*T&C’s – The chosen Lonely Planet book must be in English and can only be sent to bloggers living within Europe).

Our favourite posts from last time

Our favourite posts from the last Monday Escapes were:

Lisa loved Jo’s guide to family friendly accommodation in Cornwall which will be very useful for any parents planning a family break – 27 Baby and Toddler Friendly Places to Stay in Cornwall
http://www.kiddieholidays.co.uk/27-baby-and-toddler-friendly-places-to-stay-in-cornwall/
Lisa also loved Zen Baby’s review of the stunning Four Seasons Resort in Nevis, the Caribbean. It seems like the perfect time to help promote this island after the damage it has suffered over the last few days.
https://zenbabytravel.com/2016/11/11/paradise-found-nevis-november-2016/
Claire loved reading about Lauren’s trip to Poland and how she weaved her trip around attending a wedding. Grasp every opportunity to travel!
http://thehelpfulhiker.com/2017/09/11/visit-poland-toddler/
Claire also thought it was fabulous to see a post about one of her favourite villages to visit in Devon – Clovelly. Tas’s pictures of this wonderful little fishing port are beautiful.
http://notmyyearoff.com/2017/09/the-picturesque-fishing-village-of-clovelly-north-devon/
To find out the winner of our Lonely Planet guide check out Karen at Mini Travellers‘ post where you’ll also find he InLinkz tool for linking up.

So how do you join in this time?

  • Link up one post/photo – old or new heading over to visit Karen at Mini Travellers
  • Please make sure to include the Monday Escapes badge at the bottom of the post, on your site, or a link back to the hosts.
  • Posts are anything travel-related, and can include photos, reviews, days out, attractions and walks – at home or abroad.
  • Comment on posts by the co-hosts and at least two others. Blog hops only work if you share the comment love. That’s why they’re so great!
  • If you tweet any of us your links @minitravellers @sarahjchristie @tinboxtraveller or @travellovinfam, please use #MondayEscapes and we will be sure to retweet.

Monday Escapes will go live every two weeks, alternating between the hosts and will be open Monday to Wednesday. Every fortnight we will be giving a shout out to some of our favourite posts and photos.

There is also a Monday Escapes Pinterest Board – so if you’d like to start pinning some of your favourite photos, do get in touch.

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