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Welcome Back to Monday Escapes on Monday 27th February.  It’s been a busy month for my Mini Travellers and we have just had the most fabulous trip to Portugal which I’ll be writing up very soon!

If you didn’t see any of my Instagram photos whilst we were there, here is a little sample!

I also made my very first video of a day out all buy myself, I usually get my hubby’s help, so here is my video from a day out a local National Trust property Speke Hall!

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 at Tin Box Traveller.

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!

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.

Claire and Lisa’s favourite posts from the last Monday Escapes are:

2 Travel Dads – Claire loves hearing about the places travel bloggers call home and what they recommend doing and seeing there. Rob has really sold us on a visit to Dungeness in the US.

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Claire also loved this post by Dotted Line Travels Claire had a rather disappointing visit to Pompeii last year which was nothing to do with the site – it was the quality of their guide that was the problem. Bryna’s visit to Pompeii looks wonderful in comparison. It’s given Claire an urge to return and see it her way!

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Lisa loved this post from Smart Mouse Travels Cristin’s guide to St Louis brought back many great memories of her year studying in Midwest, USA. St Louis was my favourite place to head for the weekend!

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Polly’s post from Our Seaside Baby has Lisa very excited for her upcoming trip to Bluestone. She shares her highlights of staying at the resort and also visiting nearby Tenby beach which looks stunning.

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and the winner of the Lonely Planet book this time is Claire from Dotted Line Travels please do get in touch to claim your prize!

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).

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.
• Similarly, if you want to show off your photos on Instagram using #MondayEscapes, we will show those photos some love.

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 link up below!

Mini Travellers

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  • Reply
    Fiona Cambouropoulos
    27th February 2017 at 7:16 am

    Thanks for hosting, my experience of Portugal in February was very cold and wet, thankfully it was only an old sales trip but it put me off, looking at your photo you did much better for your holiday..

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      Mini Travellers
      27th February 2017 at 7:40 am

      we we very lucky indeed

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    27th February 2017 at 7:34 am

    I have to be honest right now, it took me 15 minutes to find the link up on your site and I feel like I always have this problem. Not sure if there is something I’m missing or if it’s just not obvious to find on your page… ? Glad to have found though and link up!

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      Mini Travellers
      27th February 2017 at 7:39 am

      Really sorry I don’t have my current blog posts right at the top need to work out a better way of doing that when I’m hosting. Thanks for linking up.

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    27th February 2017 at 10:04 am

    I’d love to go to Portugal, it’s so nice and close and we’ve never yet made it. My friend was there last week and said it was chilly but a lot warmer than here so good enough for her 🙂

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    Rachel G
    27th February 2017 at 10:27 am

    Portugal looks like it was amazing! That has to be so cool to visit with the kids–what a great way to learn about the world, by seeing it!

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    Bryna | Dotted Line Travels
    28th February 2017 at 4:01 am

    Thanks very much for featuring my post! I love that photo from Sintra-Pena Castle – so much colour!

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    28th February 2017 at 1:34 pm

    Phew! It’s taken a few hours but I’ve visited and commented on all but three or four of the links again this week (the ones I didn’t comment on didn’t load for me). Looking forward to next week’s!

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    Annette, Four Acorns
    1st March 2017 at 2:38 pm

    It looks like a fantastic holiday. I am getting so sick of the unsettled weather we’ve had here lately… I absolutely love your picture of the three kids on the balcony – gorgeous!
    Thanks for hosting!

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    2nd March 2017 at 7:46 am

    Hi as i’m new to here I have no idea how to find the co hosts posts, could you please tweet me a link to twitter @chickenruby or reply here and I’ll pop back and have another look.

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