Monday Escapes 190218 travel blog linky
Monday Escapes

Monday Escapes 19/02/18

Happy Monday! If you’re looking for travel inspiration you’ve come to the right place. Monday Escapes is all about sharing experiences and ideas for exploring the world close to home and further afield. Since last time I’m relieved too say we’ve kicked off our 2018 travels. More on that in a minute.

This week you can link up and read everyone’s blogs over on Travel Loving Family‘s post.

What have we been up to?

I was really starting to feel cabin fever in January, so even a UK trip was welcome. However, the very first adventure of the year was a solo one for Mr Tin Box. He jumped on a plane to Rome for a weekend watching the opening England match of the Six Nations rugby tournament. There was a spot of sightseeing and getting some Instagrammable snaps for me too!

Back at home we relocated to Hampshire for a week to see family and spend a few days working. In between the serious stuff we found a bit of time to explore this county we know quite well including a trip across into West Sussex to see Uppark House.

And our eldest little traveller turned five-years-old! She had a wonderful day with cousins and a few friends.

Over on Cruising with Kids: we’ve had a brilliant guest post about a family cruise to Papua New Guinea; Lisa has a very exciting 80s-themed cruise coming up; we’ve sharing some thoughts on why kids love cruising; and there’s a round-up of what you can expect from the new Explorer Academy kids clubs on Celebrity Cruises.

On to Monday Escapes…

This week Monday Escapes is being hosted by Lisa at Travel Loving Family and Claire at Tin Box Traveller.

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 Karen from Mini Travellers, Sarah from Extraordinary Chaos and Lisa from Travel Loving Family and myself.

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 of the hosts’ blogs each fortnight, introducing your blog to even more people.

Our favourite posts from last time

Here’s the posts that caught Karen and Sarah’s eyes last time:

Karen says: “There are some beautiful photos in this post from Kiddieholidays about the North York Moors and I would never have thought of it as a place to take toddlers before.”


Karen says: “This Complete Guide to Petra by Go Live Young is exceptional in the level of detail and will be my go to guide when I finally book.”

Go Live Young

Sarah says: “I just adore the photos in Bryna from Dotted Line Travel‘s post featuring the Angkor Archaeological Park in Cambodia. If this alone isn’t a reason the visit Cambodia I don’t know what is?”

Sarah says: “After reading Emma from Wanderlust and Wet Wipes‘ post about visiting Jordan and staying in a Martian Dome I am desperate to visit Jordan. What an incredible experience.”

Wanderlust and Wet Wipes

To find out this week’s winner check Lisa’s post.

So how do you join in this time?

* Link up 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. Link

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