Monday Escapes travel blog linky
Monday Escapes

Monday Escapes 22/05/17

Hello travel fans and welcome to another Monday Escapes. It’s been all go in the Tin Box household since the last linky. We picked up the keys to a new house and were moving in over the weekend. I’m back to work today for a rest! Then next weekend the girls and I are flying off to France. I can’t for that moment I have a glass of Sauvignon Blanc in my hand and a week of continental adventures ahead of us.

The good thing about having our travels limited by preparing for the house move is that we have had the excuse to explore locally in Devon. Here’s a couple of my Instagram shares from Saltram House and Smeaton’s Tower, both in the city of Plymouth.

This week I’m linking up 22 fantastic family events in Devon. Meanwhile, Lisa is sharing a fabulous competition to win a week in an Italian villa, Sarah is linking more about her holiday in Ikos and Karen is sharing her family day out in a Ford Kuga.

Today you’ll find the link to add your Monday Escapes posts on Extraordinary Chaos.

What is Monday Escapes?

Monday Escapes is a place to link up your travel memories and is hosted by myself, Karen at Mini Travellers, Sarah at Extraordinary Chaos and Lisa at Travel Loving Family.

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.

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!

Our favourite posts from last time

Mine and Lisa’s favourite posts from the last Monday Escapes were:

Tracey from Tracy’s Travel’s in Time spent 2016 trying to visit as many UNESCO sites in the UK as possible. She has put together a post featuring 26 of the UNESCO UK sites with short descriptions and inspiring photos.

Lisa also loved this guide to Budapest by Ruth at Tanama Tales. It makes us all want to go!

I enjoyed Lorelei’s picture-perfect tour of the stunningly beautiful half-timbered and quirky buildings of Idestein in Germany on California Globetrotter. This is why it’s on her bucket list of European destinations she must return to soon.

Trish from Mum’s Gone to tells the incredible story of Bletchley Park and the work carried out there during WWII. This is somewhere I’ve wanted to visit since watching The Imitation Game. What an incredible place!

Hop over to Sarah’s blog to see which one of these great blogs was our top link up from last time.

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).

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.

Hop over to Sarah’s blog where you’ll find this week’s InLinkz tool.

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