Hello and welcome to Monday Escapes.
Wow how amazing has this weather been? I have been staying local for the last couple of week and enjoying a few trips into Manchester to enjoy amazing shows and food. I love Manchester but its even more vibrant in the sunshine.
We have some news?
We have decided that we are going to step away from Monday Escapes, we love our little community but are struggling with time betweens our blogs, families and travels. This will be our last link up of Monday Escapes weeps… Thank you all for supporting us over the years and if anyone wants to pick up the Monday Escapes mantle just let us know.
Over on Cruising with Kids
Lisa has been out to France checking out all of MSC’s exciting plans. We are working with them as ambassadors for their new ship Bellissima which we are all super excited about. And Donna has been sharing her tips on getting the best out of drinks packages, which in itself is a dark art.
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 favourite posts from last time
Claire said “This hideaway discovered by Keri from Ladies What Travel sounds like the perfect place to unwind in the mountains. I’d love a pot of tea on the balcony with views of Olympus”
And she also said “I’m a bit biased because I went on this trip with Catherine but I loved all the extra details she’s added into this post about our day in Sant Cugat. I’ve learnt a lot more about the wonderful places we explored.”
Lisa loved this honest post by the Gilberts at Learning Brave who took their kids on a sightseeing drive to the Austrian Alps. An experience neither of them will ever forget I’m sure!
And Dan and Linda’s guide to day trips from Paris. “Surely a a trip to the city of love followed by a trip to the coast or countryside is a winning combo?”
And Claire and Lisa’s favourite was Dan and Linda from As We Saw It. Get in touch to with you chosen guide and congratulations.
So how do you join in this time?
* Link up one post/photo – old or new using the InLinkz tool.
* 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.