Monday Escapes 45 - Barcelona market
Monday Escapes

Monday Escapes 45

Hello happy travel linkers and welcome to Monday Escapes with Sarah at Extraordinary Chaos, Karen at Mini Travellers, Lisa at Travel Loving Family and myself, Claire. We’ve been playing tourists at home here in Devon for the past two weeks, enjoying a ride on the English Riviera Wheel and a visit to Sharpham Estate where a fun Apple Day was being held.

Sharpham House and English Riviera Wheel

Two weeks ago it was the turn of Sarah and Karen to host and we had 41 inspirational travel posts linked up. Thank you to everyone who took part.

I’m thrilled to be hosting the linky here on Tin Box Traveller with my fabulous co-host, Lisa.  You’ll find her post Tips for cruising with kids from experienced cruisers at the top of the list with my post Barcelona with kids: L’Aquarium de Barcelona review. Sarah is also linking Chilling with the girls at Greenback Barns while Karen is linking up Large Beautiful Barn Nr Richmond for Weekend Break.

This fortnight’s featured Monday Escapes posts

One of the best and worst jobs of hosting is picking a few favourites to share. There were so many fantastic posts and Instagram pictures. Here are Sarah and Karen’s picks from last time:

North Devon Glamping Vintage Versos style by The Curious Pixie. Sarah said: ‘I love Sima’s galloping trip, I have never been tempted to camp but this could temp me to take the plunge.’

Surviving trips and outdoor expeditions with other people’s kids by Potty Adventures. Sarah said: ‘David’s post about volunteering to travel with other peoples children gives me faith that there are people willing to do things for others.’

@thecuriouspixie

@rainbeaubelle

Our family holiday {Levante Beach, Rhodes} by Mummy of boy girl twins. Karen said: ‘Jess’s holiday with her gorgeous twins contains beautiful photos that will make you want to hop on a plane to Greece right now!’

Are the Glenan Islands the most beautiful in Europe? by The Pigeon Pair and Me. Karen said:’I simply couldn’t believe this was in France. The views are just like the Carribbean, and it is always fantastic to be introduced to somewhere new in Europe.’

@Bumble_Bee_Mum

@tmkuk

A photo posted by Truly Madly Kids (@tmkuk) on

Now, on to this time’s Monday Escapes. If you haven’t joined in before, welcome! We can’t wait to get to know you and be inspired by your travels. Here’s how to get involved:

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.

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. You can grab the badge or code below.

• Posts are anything travel-related, and can include photos, reviews, days out, attractions and walks – at home or abroad wherever you are in the world.

• Comment on posts by the two co-hosts and at least two others. Blog hops only work if you share the comment love. That’s why they’re so great! In return, your fortnightly hosts promise to comment on each blog post between them as well as sharing your post on Twitter and Pinterest.

• If you tweet any of us your links to @tinboxtraveller, @travellovinfam@sarahjchristie or @minitravellers please use #MondayEscapes and we will be sure to retweet.

• Similarly, if you want to show off your photos on Instagram using #MondayEscapes, we will show those photos some love and pick our favourites to include in the Monday Escapes post on each of our blogs next fortnight.

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 and/or hashtagged Instagram posts featured on all four of the hosts’ blogs each fortnight, introducing your blog to even more people. How great is that?!

Let’s get linking

Monday Escapes will go live every two weeks, alternating between the pairs of hosts and will be open Monday to Wednesday of the first week. Every fortnight we will be giving a shout out to some of our favourite posts and photos, and choosing our photos of the fortnight via Instagram.

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.

Link up using the InLinkz tool below.

Tin Box traveller

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