Monday Escapes travel blog linky
Monday Escapes

Monday Escapes 04/12/17

Hello there travel fans! So it’s December: a time for family, joy and…travel planning, of course! With this in mind this is our last Monday Escapes of 2017. Enjoy your Christmas break and do make sure you put a note in the diary to join us again on Monday 8 January 2018!!

Have you got any big 2018 adventures in the bag already? Our travel calendar is looking pretty bare thanks to some uncertainty about where Mr Tin Box’s Royal Navy job will take him next. But hopefully we’ll be able to start booking up trips soon. By the way, if you have any tips on solo travel with kids, hit me with them!!

This week Monday Escapes is being hosted by myself and Lisa from Travel Loving Family. You’ll find the link up tool on Lisa’s post.

What have we been up to?

Since last Monday Escapes I’ve had a cheeky solo night away in Bristol where I indulged in hot mulled cider and a bit of partying with work. However, I’ve been making up for it ever since with plenty of Christmassy days out with our girls. Here’s a little round up in the medium of video – look away now if your already sick of think Christmas!

Over on Cruising with Kids we’ve had some great guest posts from other cruise loving bloggers with their tips for cruising with Disney and why cruises are great for kids.

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 Sarah from Extraordinary Chaos, Karen from Mini Travellers, Claire from Tin Box Traveller  and Lisa from Travel Loving Family.

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.

Our favourite posts from last time

Karen said: “You will definitely want to visit when you see the spectacular photos in this post by Keri at Our Globetrotters. We are gutted we missed this area when we were in Oman the other week.”

Karen said: “Life as our Little Family‘s Kerri-Anne has made me determined to put Disneyland on our list for Christmas 2018. It sounds just wonderful.”

Life as our little family

Sarah said: “This post from 5 Lost Together is so inspiring and offers so many hints and tips on how travelling the world as a family can be achieved. I feel travel is such a huge part of a child’s education and such a wonderful gift to give our children.”

5 lost together

Sarah said: “I love Donna from Live Love Do‘s post and itinerary suggestions for a boating holiday on the Norfolk Broads this is something I have always wanted to do.”

To find out who was the winner of our Lonely Planet guide visit Lisa’s blog post.

So how do you join in this time?

* Link up one post/photo – old or new using the InLinkz tool. **Lisa is our host this week over 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.

Tin Box Traveller