Monday Escapes travel blog linky
Monday Escapes

Monday Escapes 07/05/18

Ahoy from Royal Caribbean’s Navigator of the Seas! As you read this I’m bobbing somewhere around the Bay of Biscay – fingers crossed it’s not too choppy and I can enjoy reading some of your posts as we approach Bilbao in Spain. If you’ve missed me banging on about what I’m doing this week then lucky you! If not you’ll know that both Lisa from Travel Loving Family and I are on the Back to the 80s Cruise with Cruise.co.

It’s a relief for us that Sarah from Extraordinary Chaos and Karen from Mini Travellers are your main hosts this week. You will find the linky tool to add your posts at the bottom Sarah’s post.

In the past two weeks all I seem to have been doing is packing and cracking on through my long to do list. Don’t you find that those last few days before you take a trip are a bit sleepless? On the bright side I have been able to share more on the blog about our Easter adventures like our stay at SACO Apartments in Bristol. I also did a little video tour:

We’ve also had some time at the weekends to make the most of the touches of summer that have been brushing the South Devon coast.

Over on Cruising with Kids we’re very excited to welcome Donna from Like Love Do to the editorial team. She has just got back from a cruise onboard the new Royal Caribbean Symphony of the Seas so has been sharing her thoughts on it. Meanwhile Sarah was on the inaugural sailing of Norwegian Bliss from Germany to Southampton. Both ships have so much to offer families traveling with teens. Cruising is changing at such a rate – it’s so exciting. I’ve also written about some of the shore excursions you must do if you call in Livorno, Italy, including visiting the beautiful city of Siena.

And, as you know, Lisa and I are currently onboard Navigator of the Seas. Keep an eye out for our InstaStories – you need to see Lisa’s fancy dress!

Now, 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. The linky is run by myself (Tin Box Traveller), Sarah (Extraordinary Chaos) Karen (MiniTravellers) and Lisa (Travel Loving Family). We are all 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 of the hosts’ blogs each fortnight, introducing your blog to even more people.

Our favourite posts from last time

Karen loved Your Dutch Guides post about LEEUWARDEN she said: “I’d never heard of this place at all but the combination of Beer, cheese, seals, and a prison you can eat in, makes this place sound like such fun.” Capital of culture LEEUWARDEN This post by Travelling with our Kids made Karen want to explore this part of Scotland this summer. Travel With Our Kids,FAMILY FRIENDLY GLEN AFFRIC WALKS Claire enjoyed reading this post by Suzi from Raising Badgers about returning to a place she used to holiday as a kid with her own family. Claire said: “I also used to spend a lot of my holidays in the Yorkshire Dales so this brought back a lot of great memories.” yorkshire-dales-delight, Raising Badgers Claire also said: “It was so interesting reading about the eerily beautiful village of Imber which was taken over for military training in the 1940s. Keri from Ladies What Travel tells the story of this place well.” Imber-village-Ladies what Travel

Visit Sarah’s blog to find out which posts was our overall favourite this time.

So, how do you join in this time?

  • Link up one post/photo – old or new using the InLinkz tool on Extraordinary Chaos.
  • 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 MondayEscapes Pinterest Board – so if you’d like to start pinning some of your favourite photos, do get in touch. SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave

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