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Monday Escapes

Monday Escapes 9/10/17

What a whirlwind two weeks since our last Monday Escapes link up. I’ve been to London for a great blogging conference, caught up with many of my favourite bloggers, and visited a cruise ship in Southampton. That’s not to mention lots going on at home with friends visiting us in Devon and a few less pleasant bouts of sickness. Thankfully we’re all well again now and looking forward to some calmer weeks regrouping at home.

This week you will find the Monday Escapes link up over with Lisa at Travel Loving Family.

What have we been up to?

Here’s a bit more of what’s been keeping me busy in the past few weeks:

While in London I was invited to afternoon tea at the Waldorf Hilton with a group of blogging friends. We had a fabulous afternoon chatting and enjoying some delicious treats served up in decedent surroundings.

Following swiftly on from warm scones and melt in your mouth, crustless sandwiches was an Instagram walk along the South Bank. This was one of the fringe events for the Britmums #BML17 conference at County Hall next to the London Eye. It was brilliant to wander slowly along the Thames picking out features I’d usually rush past on a way to a meeting or event. I can highly recommend taking a leisurely walk in London next time you are there. The conference itself was also fantastic – I got plenty of ideas for blog improvements and spent some quality time with on and offline friends including the Lisa and Sarah from the Monday Escapes/Cruising With Kids team.

As if that wasn’t enough fun, last Wednesday I was one of 150 bloggers invited onboard MSC Preziosa for the #BlogCampOnboard event with Trips100. I think this has to have been the best venue ever for a blogging event! It’s just over a year since I was last on a cruise ship so I was very excited to take a tour and find out more about MSC’s family cruising credentials. Lisa has linked up a post all about it today.

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:

Sarah loved the Williams families post about staying at Constance Haleveli in the Maldives it looks the perfect family holiday.
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Debs post highlighting things to do with kids around Loch Ness has really inspired me to plan a trip I have always wanted to visit.
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I loved the contrast of colours in this post by Zen Baby and how little the kids are having a fab time in the snow.
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and this post about the PCH has me desperate to go back to California with my kids.
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To find out the winner of our Lonely Planet guide check out Lisa at Travel Loving Family‘s 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 Lisa at Travel Loving Family
  • 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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