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Monday Escapes

Welcome Back to Monday Escapes on Monday 23rd April.  We’ve had another busy month and has some fantastic adventures over our Easter holidays, including a trip in a Motorhome, a day trip to the Crocky Trail, a Go-Ape adventure, a trip to Chester Zoo and a mini holiday in Swansea Bay, Wales! Phew!

Here are just a few of our Instagram photos if you missed them!

Over the Easter Holidays we spent a lovely day @ChesterZoo and were privileged to see the gorgeous baby Narus just look at those eyes 😍 #chesterzoo He was only 9 days old and the queue to see him was huge but look at him – it was soo worth it! Chester Zoo is opening a new Play Zone next month #letsplayatChesterZoo bound to be lots of fun. Have you been recently?? #traveltheworld #traveltherenext #postcardsfromtheworld #traveldeeper#travelstroke #travelling #trip#traveltheworld #igtravel #getaway#travelblog #instago #travelpics #tourist#wanderer #wanderlust #travelphoto#travelingram #mytravelgram #visiting#travels #trips100 #travelphotography#tagsta_travel #beauty #ukexplore #minitravellers

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We also made a few videos and here is one of our day out to the Crocky Trail!

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:

Lisa loved Call Me Liz’s Amsterdam travel diary, featuring her recommendations on places to visit and best places to eat in the canal side city.

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Lisa also loved the vivid photos in this post by Kit at The Kittchen. Lisa has visited Cascais many times and yet thinks her photos do not capture the beauty of the place like Kit’s do!
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Esther’s recommendations on places to eat and things to do in Porto has added to Clare’s desire to take a trip to Portugal. And with Taylor’s Port offering tours she didn’t think she’d have too much trouble persuading Mr Tin Box!
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and the winner this time is Adelina with her Reflections on a month in Asia, Clare found herself nodding along to the lessons learned during her month in Asia. Her ups and downs share the true nature of what it’s like to travel for longer and give great insight for anyone planning their own long-term trip

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Adelina I’m afraid Lonely Planet won’t send the prize out to you but we wondered if you’d like to nominate another entrant in Europe to receive it.  Please do get in touch!

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, 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

Mini Travellers

Mini Travellers

Karen Beddow founded Mini Travellers in 2014 while doing what she loves most...going on holiday!

Mini Travellers is for parents looking for holiday ideas, destination reviews, days out and things to do with the kids. We also have family travel tips, activity ideas and all other things family holiday related. Take a look at some of our latest reviews for holidays and day trips in the UK.


  1. April 24, 2017 at 1:59 pm — Reply

    Thanks for hosting the link up! Porto is on my list of places to visit in Portugal, pinning Esther’s guide!

    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

    I would also love to join the group board! my pinterest profile is
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  2. April 24, 2017 at 3:34 pm — Reply

    Thanks so much for the shoutout! Happy to hear that I’ve “won”. I’ll take a look at the last linkup and pick out someone in Europe to receive the price for me 🙂
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  3. April 24, 2017 at 4:15 pm — Reply

    Thanks for including us! These posts look like great resources (especially Croatia, as we’re heading there next month).
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  4. April 24, 2017 at 9:36 pm — Reply

    That baby giraffe is everything!

  5. April 27, 2017 at 4:15 pm — Reply

    We were at chester zoo too over the easter break. I fell in love with the giraffes and the penguins while my youngest thought the Chimps were the best thing E V E R!!!!

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