Hello and welcome to Monday Escapes. Hope you have all had a great may bank holiday. Thankfully the weather has been on our side here up north. But one thing is for sure if it wasn’t for revision we would have been somewhere hot and sunny.
For that reason there is nothing to report from the Christie household apart from family time, baking brownies and long country walks. But sometimes its nice just to have a break together and do nothing.
Karen and I are off the gorgeous Sani Resorts in Halkidiki in a couple of weeks to check out their new Sani Dunes resort and I am so looking forward to seeing the new resort and sharing it. And also getting a little chill time in the sun.
Monday Escapes is a place to link up your travel memories and is hosted by myself, Karen at Mini Travellers, Lisa at Travel Loving Family and Claire at Tin Box Traveller. 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!
Our favourite posts from the last Monday Escapes are:
Exploring the Rose Granite Coast by Catherine’s Cultural Wednesdays, Karen is heading to Northern Brittany in late August so was really excited to read this post and look at all the beautiful photos
We also loved the post from Jenny at Let’s Talk Mommy about their sunny family day out to Chester Zoo. Jenny and her family really made the most of the day and took some fantastic photos.
And Travel with Nano B’s post about a day trip to Shibazakura Festival. If you didn’t read this post do head over and have a look as the photos are lovely!
Finally we loved this post on Glamping at Dorset Valley Yurts by Otis & Us. It had me thinking about glamping as an option, which was something I thought I would never say!
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 host’s 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. (*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/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.
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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So why not link up! Just add the badge!