Monday Escapes 11/09/17

Hello Monday Escapers I have missed you all and your lovely stories so much, but wow summer has flown and here we all are ready to share our summer adventures again.

But first, the Monday Escapes team have an exciting announcement. The eagle-eyed among you will have noticed that Monday Escapes has restarted a week later than promised. This is partly down to us all needing extra time to catch up after our summer adventures, but it is also because we’ve been working on a new project.

Drum roll please…

Karen, Claire, Lisa and I have launched a new family travel website: Cruising With Kids. Our aim is to share what’s new and exciting in the cruising industry for families with kids of all ages. We are so excited about this new venture and can’t wait to get our teeth into it.

As you all know, starting a new blog isn’t plain sailing and we’re going to need the support of this wonderful blogging community to keep us afloat. Sorry, I’ll stop now! However, if you’d like to write a guest post for us then we’d love to hear from you at

We have had a fab summer preparing for High School, waiting for GCSE results and preparing for college

All a bit nerve wracking but thankfully Jack got the results he needed to get on his apprenticeship and course he wanted. And touch wood, everyone in settling into college, work and high school nicely phew! It feels so new and different but thats family life isn’t it? Constantly evolving!

We also visited the beautiful island of Kos as part of my Mark Warner Ambassadorship.

I cant wait to share more about our trip, wow the sports on offer are just amazing we had a wonderful time. And even got to get and and explore a little which is always a highlight of traveling isn’t it?

Visiting the local village from Mark Warner Lakitira

On to 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.

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 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).

Our favourite posts from last time

Karen and I loved these posts from the last Monday Escapes:

Karen first favourite was by Bebe Voyage: “I really enjoyed these tips on how to be a tourist in your own town. I tried this out with the girls over the Summer!”
Karen also enjoyed Katy’s at Otis & Us‘ review of the camping and caravan site in Sherriff Hutton: “I loved all the flags and colours, and in particular the mini tepee.”
This post by Go Live Young caught my eye. I just loved this post by Nicky about taking a slow boat down the Mekong River the sight they saw along the way are just incredible.”
Finally, Actually Mummy‘s five New York trips to do in a lifetime: New York was one of our families favourite trips ever. We visited in the summer and Helen’s post has made me really want to visit at Christmas.
The winner of our Lonely Planet guide is Helen at Actually Mummy. Congratulations and give us a shout to organise your prize!

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.

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.

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