Monday Escapes 10/04/17
Hello and welcome to Monday Escapes everyone! The Easter school holidays are in full swing here in Devon and we’ve already spent a week away in St Ives, Cornwall – pop over to my Instagram for a taster of our trip. However, I know many of you are only just starting your holidays – I’m a tad jealous! I’m consoling myself by flicking through our wonderful photos from the sunny South West of England and looking ahead to our long Easter weekend in Hampshire.
It’s a rare full family photo captured with our camera perched precariously on rocks at Porthminster Beach in St Ives, Cornwall, today. St Ives is renowned for its picture perfect cobbled streets, independent art galleries and sandy shorelines. And with it being just 10 minutes down the road from where we are staying at John Fowler’s St Ives Holiday Village it would have been rude not to go #ad #StIves #beachlife #Porthminster
Do let me know if you have any Easter holiday plans or whether you’re saving yourself for the main holidays?
Today its the turn of Lisa and myself to host Monday Escapes and you’ll find the InLinkz Tool below for adding your blog posts. If it’s your first time here please check out the guidelines for linking and please show your fellow linkers some love.
I’m linking up our glamping trip from a few weekends ago, while Lisa is sharing her luxury stay at St Mawes in Cornwall. Karen has some top tips for staying in a motorhome with kids and Sarah is reminiscing about her visit to the Mercedes Benz Museum in Stuttgart.
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.
Don’t forget, Lonely Planet offer our number one favourite blog post of the fortnight either a destination guide, or a title from the Lonely Planet Kids range. (T&C’s apply)
Favourite posts from last time
Karen and Sarah had a tough time choosing their favourites from last time. Here are the posts they loved:
Sarah just loves the Creative Travel Guide guest poster Natalie’s honest account of volunteer teaching in Fiji. The people sound like the warmest wonderful people, this post is truly inspirational.
And Sarah adored Ruth’s post about Vajdahunyad Castle in Budapest. Not only is her photography breathtaking but the castle looks the place of dreams.
Karen loved this post by Ladies What Travel about their stay at Poets House, Ely. And the image of the bath made her want to curl up in it.
And lastly Karen was invited to visit Camp Wilderness but could’t go. She was delighted to see what fun was had that day by the lovely Kippers and Curtains family.
Our Lonely Planet winner
Karen and Sarah’s overall favourite from last time was…Creative Travel Guide! Get in touch Katie and we’ll arrange to get your Lonely Planet guide to you.
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. (*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 to one post/photo – old or new. Use the InLinkz tool below.
- 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 we will be sure to retweet. @travellovinfam, @minitravellers, @sarahjchristie, @tinboxtraveller
- 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.