Monday Escapes, 23/04/18

Hello and welcome to Monday Escapes and its been crazy over here for the last couple of weeks. I have spent the last weekend checking out Norwegian Bliss. And omg being a lover of cruising this was just the dream to be amongst the first people to see this extraordinary ship and the Bliss did not disappoint. Here is a peek at the Junior Suites and I will be sharing  more soon.

Cup cake on the Norwegian Bliss

The view from the spa on the Norwegian Bliss

Claire and Karen are your hosts this week, you will find the linky over on Tin Box Traveller.

Over on Cruising with Kids we’ve got some tips for you to avoid jet lag – essential for cruising out of Southampton.

Now, 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.

The linky is run by myself  (Extraordinary Chaos)  Claire at (Tin Box Traveller), Karen (MiniTravellers) and Lisa (Travel Loving Family).

We are all 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 favourite posts from last time

Here’s the posts that caught our eyes last time:

I chose Temples of Angkor: Angkor Wat by Dotted Line Travels. Brynas post from the Temples of Angkor show not only the sheer beauty of the temples but also the rawness. I would just love to sit as the sunsets and enjoy the view.

I also loved Mama Travels Earth‘s Top 10 things to do in and around Stamford with kids. Angharad’s post about exploring Stamford made me realise that there is so much more to see if our beautiful country. We just need to get out there and find it.

Mama Travels Earth

Lisa loved this road trip guide to La Mancha by Memories of the Pacific. She said: “Cristina is 50% Manchego and visits the region every year. She shares her top tips for the best places to visit and eat. Her photos are superb and will make you want to join her on a road trip!”.

Memories of the Pacific

Lisa also enjoyed this post about what two do in 48 hours in Edinburgh by Side Street Style. Lisa said: “Laura’s has published a brilliant guide to Edinburgh with kids, including a vlog on travelling for the first time on a sleeper train. She has completely convinced me to visit the city again soon, this time with my kids in tow!”

Side Street Style

Pop over to Claire’s post to find out who was chosen as this week’s winner.

So how do you join in this time?

  • Link up one post/photo – old or new using the InLinkz tool on Tin Box Traveller.
  • 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 MondayEscapes Pinterest Board – so if you’d like to start pinning some of your favourite photos, do get in touch.





Author of Extraordinary Chaos a family lifestyle and travel blog from a 40+ mum of teenage boys, sharing our family travels, recipes, reviews and country living. Also the co editor of Cruising With Kids Family Cruise Blog

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