Monday Escapes 30/01/2017

Welcome to Monday Escapes on Monday the 30th Jan.

Its been a quiet month for us travel wise, I am still trying to decide exactly how we want to spend our travel time this year. And with a son sitting his GCSE’s it is going to be all about chill time to give him the opportunity to revise in the sun. We are starting off with Greece at Easter, where he can sit in the sun on our terrace and revise. Thats what family travel is all about isn’t it? Adapting to family life, but here’s hoping we get some adventure in once the exams are over.

What have you all been up to?

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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!

Your hosts are Karen at Mini Travellers,  Lisa at Travel Loving Family and Clare at Tin Box Traveller, and myself. With Karen and I commenting on all your lovely posts this for this week.

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:

 Lisa loved

Lisa shares her expert tried and tested tips after 10 months of travel, 25 flights and 32.645 miles with her young son.

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Love TravelLatte’s guide to finding the best hotel in Paris. As someone who always finds it an absolute nightmare to select a hotel, particularly when booking a city break, I think starting a hotel search with an itinerary followed by budget, style and reviews makes complete sense. 

Monday Escapes 30/01/2017


And Claire’s are;

Lucille from Expitterpattica post was really inspiring. She has continued to see some of Europe’s iconic sights after starting a family and has great tips for instilling wanderlust in children from a young age.

Monday Escapes 30/01/2017

Daislikethese’s collection of exotic spots in France was fantastic. They looked more like places you’d find in the Caribbean. It’s made me think differently about a holiday across the Channel.

Monday Escapes 30/01/2017

The winner of the Lonely Planet book is Lucille from Expitterpattica!

Please do get in touch Lucille and let us know what guide-book you would like to inspire your next adventures.

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.

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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    • SarahJChristie
      1st February 2017 / 8:31 pm

      Thanks x

    • SarahJChristie
      1st February 2017 / 9:00 pm

      Ah thanks so much Lisa it is a great post, I love the Monday Escapes community x

  1. 31st January 2017 / 10:43 am

    We’re going to be in Greece during Easter too – there from the start of April til mid-May. Whereabouts will you be? Good luck to your son with his GCSEs too! Revising on the terrace is a great way to study indeed!

    • SarahJChristie
      1st February 2017 / 9:09 pm

      Ah thanks so much Tania, we will be in Halkidiki what about you ? x

    • SarahJChristie
      1st February 2017 / 9:13 pm

      Ah thanks os much for linking up x

  2. 1st February 2017 / 8:25 pm

    I do love Monday Escapes! Easter will be here before you know it… I have never been to Greece it looks beautiful ! Xxxx

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