Monday Escapes 03/07/17
Happy Monday travel fans and welcome to Monday Escapes! This week Lisa at Travel Loving Family and myself are hosting. We’re very much looking forward to reading about all your adventures.
For my part we’ve spent the past two weeks having some fabulous Tin Box adventures within an hour and a half from home. Devon is a county with a huge amount to explore and having a caravan gives us a lot of flexibility to hitch up for staycations. It’s also been a few months since we were last out in our own van. Spending two weekends in a row in our happy little caravan reminded me why I love it so much. The fresh air, relaxed camping atmosphere and home from home accommodation makes holidays even more special.
As always I’ve got an enormous backlog of blog posts waiting to be written but here’s a taster of what we got up to from Instagram:
This week I’ve linked up our luxury lodge break on the edge of the Peak District in the UK, Karen is sharing five reasons why she loved Sani Dunes – a new resort in Greece, Sarah is linking up her fab tips for beating jet lag, and Lisa is linking her money saving tips for holidaying at Bluestone in Wales.
Here’s where you can link up this week.
What is 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!
Our favourite posts from last time
Our favourite posts from the last Monday Escapes are:
Karen loved this post from Kids & Compass about travelling to Petra with Kids. It’s been on her wish list for a very long time and she is very happy to see it doesn’t need to be done without the kids – oh and the Indiana Jones thing is a firm fave too!
Karen also loved all the photos and descriptions of food in Tanama Tales post about Arthur Avenue and where you really need to go to get good Italian food in NYC.
Sarah just loves Lorna’s post about Russell in New Zealand the pictures make her want to wander this gorgeous streets.
As a huge Disney fan Sarah found Amanda’s tips to save fortunes staying on site at Walt Disney World just genius!
Hop over to Travel Loving Family to see who our overall winner is and link up this week!
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).
So how do you join in?
- Link up one post/photo – old or new on 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.