Monday Escapes 19th Feb 2018

Happy Monday, welcome to Monday Escapes, hope you are well on this February Morning. Even though it has been half term here it has pretty much been business as usual with Joe choosing to go to a sports holiday club. I have to say I am feeling thankful the nights are getting lighter and am looking forwards to some of the adventures we have planned for the summer. But for now am enjoying all the planning and anticipation of the year ahead.

Meanwhile on the blog I have been sharing my top teen activities at Center Parcs. Because lets face it, if the teens are happy, everybody is happy.

Post Box at Center Parcs Whinfell Forest

What have we been up to?

Over on Cruising with Kids: we’ve had a brilliant guest post about a family cruise to Papua New Guinea; Lisa has a very exciting 80s-themed cruise coming up; we’ve sharing some thoughts on why kids love cruising; and there’s a round-up of what you can expect from the new Explorer Academy kids clubs on Celebrity Cruises.

On to Monday Escapes…

This week Monday Escapes is being hosted by Lisa at Travel Loving Family and Claire at Tin Box Traveller. This week you can link up on Travel Loving Family.

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 Karen from Mini Travellers, Claire from Tin Box Traveller and Lisa from Travel Loving Family and myself.

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

Here’s the posts that caught Karen and my eyes last time:

Karen says: “There are some beautiful photos in this post from Kiddieholidays about the North York Moors and I would never have thought of it as a place to take toddlers before.”


Karen also stated that “This Complete Guide to Petra by Go Live Young is exceptional in the level of detail and will be my go to guide when I finally book.”

Go Live Young

And I just adore the photos in Bryna from Dotted Line Travel‘s post featuring the Angkor Archaeological Park in Cambodia. If this alone isn’t a reason the visit Cambodia I don’t know what is?”

And after reading Emma from Wanderlust and Wet Wipes‘ post about visiting Jordan and staying in a Martian Dome I am desperate to visit Jordan. What an incredible experience.”

Wanderlust and Wet Wipes

Pop over to Lisa’s blog to find out who our favourite is?

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. Link

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.

Tin Box Traveller




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