Welcome to Monday Escapes on Monday 13th February. I’m trying to work out how last year we managed to pack for 4 days in Portugal with just hand luggage. I wonder if we actually took one checked in bag with us? Anyway we are off to Portugal again at the end of this week but this time to Lisbon. I can’t wait as am hoping for some more of the beautiful weather we had last year and a little bit of beach time!
Monday Escapes is a place to link up your travel memories and is hosted by Me, Sarah at Extraordinary Chaos, Lisa at Travel Loving Family and Clare (who is hosting today) at Tin Box Traveller. We also 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!
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.
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 hashtagged Instagram posts featured on all four, yes four of the hosts’ blogs each fortnight, introducing your blog to even more people. How great is that?! 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. How great is that?! (*T&C’s – The chosen Lonely Planet book must be in English and can only be sent to bloggers living within Europe).
English and can only be sent to bloggers living within Europe).
And here are our favourites from last time……
Karen really wished she had been able to see this exhibition when she read Tas’s post.
And Tots2Travel Proving that you can travel to a romantic hotel with Toddlers
Ruth’s post about walking the Brooklyn Bridge has made me want to revisit the Big Apple, I have never wandered the streets of Brooklyn and this has inspired me to.
Lyn from A Hole in My Shoe shares her friend Landi Bradshaws photography The amazing colours of Kimberley are just breathtaking and made me want to head straight there with my camera.
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, and choosing a Photo of the Fortnight via Instagram.
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.
So why not head over toTin Box Traveller and link up today!