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Monday Escapes

Monday Escapes 13/03/17

We’ve just arrived home from a fun-filled weekend in the UNESCO city of Bath in the UK. Our primary reason for visiting was to see one of my cousins get married. It was such a lovely occasion with a bit of (but obviously not enough) time to catch up with our family in Somerset. Of course, being in such an amazing city, we couldn’t help but do a little exploring too.

Somewhere I’ve wanted to visit for a long time is The Roman Baths. I’m sure I didn’t appreciate it as much as I would have without our two girls getting too close to the water and dashing past all the exhibits, but I’m still glad we went. I’ll be writing more about our time in Bath and the fantastic Bath Mill Lodge Retreat where we stayed. Keep a look out!

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Time for Monday Escapes

Monday Escapes is a place to link up your travel memories and is hosted by Karen at Mini Travellers, Sarah at Extraordinary Chaos, Lisa at Travel Loving Family (who is hosting today) and myself, Claire. We are 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!

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.

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&Cs – The chosen Lonely Planet book must be in English and can only be sent to bloggers living within Europe).

And here are our favourite posts from last time…

Let’s road trip – the ‘best bits’ from central Scotland by Love from Scotland. Karen said: “I absolutely love this post the photos are simply stunning and it makes me want to book a trip Scotland and do this exact route this summer.”

Walking through the earth’s strata by Four Acorns. Karen said: “I also really enjoyed reading about Four Acorns day out walking, and can’t believe the photos are actually take on an iPhone as they are brilliant.”

9 spots with the best views of London by A Backpack Full of Adventures. Sarah said: “Vicky’s post highlighting the best views of London is a must for a visitor and the Sky Garden is firmly at the top of her wish list after making it up the Shard last week.”

A taste of Champagne in Epernay by Wandermum Sarah said: “Elizabeth’s tour of Epernay which made me want to book a crossing to France right now. We love Champagne, who doesn’t? And what a wonderful way to spend a couple of days.”

So how do you join in?

  • Link up to one post/photo – old or new.
  • 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.

So why not head over to Travel Loving Family and link up today!

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