Welcome to Monday Escapes on Monday 28th November.
And how cold is it? And after a hectic month with so many trips and so much excitement I am ending my month with a trip to Germany arghhh I have always wanted to see the Christmas Markets. I can’t wait!
What have you all been up to?
Monday Escapes as I’m sure you all know by now, is a place to link up your travel memories
We host #MondayEscapes every two weeks and we now have a fabulous sponsor Lonely Planet. 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.
Claire and Lisa’s favourite posts from last week are:
Food on My Camera Roll by With Love
Lisa loved Mandy’s article featuring droolworthy food photos from her homecity Atlanta travelling through to her old hometown, Savannah! She thought she was imagining it when she saw some of her old favourite restaurants pop up on her computer screen!
Things to do in Chiang Mai by Five Adventurers
Nisbah from Five Adventurers has inspired Lisa to add Chiang Mai to her ever growing travel wish list. She particularly loves the idea of planting rice in the paddy fields, visiting the floating night markets and making paper out of elephant poo!
California Globetrotter with The Delectable Town of Bacharach
Claire enjoyed Lorelei’s tour of this delightful German town, which has given her a taste for returning to the Rhine Valley. Her photos are chocolate box perfect.
Finally Jonny’s recollection of a visit to this remote Portuguese castle. And his return a decade later with his wife and family of four was a great read. We’re intrigued to find out what happened to ‘the pirate’
A Return to the Castelo de Almourel by The adventures of Daisy the Bus
And our overall winner is Nisbah from The Five Adventurers, who wins a Lonely Planet book, congratulations Nisbah and please get in touch to arrange.
Their favourite Instagram pics from last week are:
If you’re not feeling the Christmas mood yet, hop on over to Chef’s Table at Capella Singapore @capellasin for a Festive Family Tea Experience! * Happening on only 2 Saturdays (3 and 17 Dec) from 3-5 pm at $52++ per pax, you will be treated to exquisite Christmas delights, carefully prepared before your eyes at Chef’s Table’s open-concept kitchen. * And if you are wondering where the kids are, they are busy at the cupcake & gingerbread man decoration station and art station set up just for kids, supervised by Santa Claus no less. * For reservations and enquiries, email to Chefstable.email@example.com *
Watching the seals at the Children’s Pool, La Jolla ???? We headed down to the beach for a closer look, where you can stand at a distance (behind a rope) to watch the seals and sea lions that sunbathe on the sand. La Jolla’s Coast Blvd is great for spotting seals and sea lions, along the beaches and coves and on the large rocks just offshore #VisitSD #PiccoloExplorerinSanDiego
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 hash tagged Instagram posts 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. 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 – 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.
• Similarly, if you want to show off your photos on Instagram using #MondayEscapes, we will show those photos some love.
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. We will also choose a Photo of the Fortnight from the Instagram hashtag.
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