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Monday Escapes 06/11/17

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We did it! We survived half term. To be fair, it passed in a flash and I’m a bit sad that Tot went back to school last week. I’m sure we’ll be seeing plenty of school holiday fun in this week’s link up, plus lots of inspiration for travels further afield. I can’t wait to read what you’ve been up to!

By the way, if you’re wondering about my featured image today it’s the Poppy Tour at the Naval War Memorial on the seafront at Plymouth in Devon. I thought it was appropriate with Armistice Day approaching.

This week I’m hosting Monday Escapes with Lisa from Travel Loving Family. You’ll find the linky tool at the bottom of this post.

What have we been up to?

The past two weeks were dominated by the half term school holiday, which we spent staycationing in Devon. The great thing about living in a holiday destination is that there’s always something going on. My toddlers love animal-themed days out so visiting little and large beasts pretty much summed up our week.

We’re now very much in the mood for Christmas – it’s OK to mention it now, right? If you do happen to be visiting the West Country during the festive period my top Devon Christmas events post might be handy.

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. 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

 This post by Marie at Austrian Travel Barbie really made Sarah want to go back to Mexico and explore. Last time she visited she had a toddler in tow were limited was to what they could do.
Cancun Austrian Travel Barbie
Sarah also adored this post from Jenny and Jason at TraveLynn Family about visiting the Taj Mahal. It is a realistic account with some great tips and gorgeous photos.

Travelynn Family at Taj Mahal

Karen was fascinated by this post by the Wandermust Family about their time in Qatar and how many beautiful places there are.
Wandermust Family in Qatar

Karen really respects the planning that went into this trip by Dan and Celine at Baby Can Travel and the ability to continue doing what they love, ‘hiking’, with the little ones in tow, or on their backs!

Baby Can Travel in Cinque Terre

This time’s winner of the Lonely Planet guide is the TraveLynn Family! Congratulations and get in touch to claim your prize!

So how do you join in this time?

  • Link up one post/photo – old or new using the linky tool at the bottom.
  • 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 GMT. 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
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