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Welcome Back to Monday Escapes on Monday 19th June, not only is it time for Monday Escapes but it is Mini Travellers Third Birthday today and we’ve been shortlisted as finalists in the Brilliance in Blogging Awards – if you’d like to vote I would be over the moon!  Travel section is section 9 and the link is here!

In some ways I can’t believe I’ve only had this piece of the internet for 3 years and in someways it feels like forever. Thanks for reading, following, liking and sharing. It all contributes to the success of this little blog that feels like a fourth child!

We’ve had an amazing time in Rwanda over the last few weeks and are now plotting how we can get back to Africa very soon!  The girls were amazing with all the travelling and loved it as much as us.  Here is just one of the videos we made.

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

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 Piccolo Explorer’s wonderful pot about their Family Holiday in Orlando  where they visited Magic Kingdom, Epcot and Universal’s Islands of Adventure.

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Lisa also absolutely loves this guide to the Cotswolds by local Cotswolds Bloggers, Adam and Sarah at Lewis Loves – The couple have shared their personal recommendations including best restaurants, coffee shops, views, festivals, events, farm parks and so much more. Lisa truly wishes she had written this epic guide, it is so useful for locals and visitors alike!
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The Go Live Young family have had the most epic adventure – traveling around the world in eight months. Claire is in awe of all the wonderful places they saw and experiences they had together. What amazing memories to keep forever!
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Elizabeth’s post and pictures (oh, the pictures!) made Claire dribble. She was treated to a tour of Paris ’ best bistros and experienced some amazing food. This is why the French are renowned world-wide for their gastronomy. Yum!

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Cindy you are our winner this week so 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 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.

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.

So why link up below!

Mini Travellers

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  • Reply
    Lorna ✶ The Painted Globe
    19th June 2017 at 9:51 am

    Happy blogiversary!! 🙂 Your Rwanda travels look brilliant – intrigued to read more.

    Also, I was wondering if I could join the Monday Escapes group board? Do I need to do anything? (I’m thepaintedglobe over on Pinterest, if that helps.)

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    Keri | Ladies What Travel
    19th June 2017 at 11:48 am

    Love looking at all those smiling faces! #MondayEscapes

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    Nano @ Travel With Nano B.
    19th June 2017 at 1:37 pm

    Happy blogiversary, it’s so exciting to be hitting a milestone, isn’t it? Your trip to Rwanda looks amazing. Hope to read more in your upcoming posts.

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    Amanda Bowers
    19th June 2017 at 3:11 pm


    New around here! Thanks for the link up! Congrats on your entry into the contest and your blogiversary! I linked up one of my Disney articles. I’d love to be part of the Pinterest board too. I’m buffering your post to twitter! Have a great Monday.

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    Nicky Williams
    19th June 2017 at 3:46 pm

    Thank you so much for including us in Monday Escapes. We loved our round the world trip. Trying now to get used to “normal” life again.
    Can I join the Monday Escapes board on Pinterest, GoLive Young?

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    19th June 2017 at 9:33 pm

    Wow happy blogiversary !!! – I have been following your Rwanda trip and loved your instagram photos. Absolutely amazing. xx

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    Jenny Lynn
    20th June 2017 at 5:07 am

    Hello! We’ve just linked up for the first time 🙂 Congrats on your blogiverary! The Rwanda trip looked incredible!

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    Ruth | Tanama Tales
    20th June 2017 at 7:03 am

    So many exciting news! Congratulations on the blog’s birthday and wish you the best on the awards. So cool to hear about your trip to Rwanda! I want to read more.

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    Tania @ Larger FamilyLife
    21st June 2017 at 8:47 am

    What an amazing trip you seem to have had! Cait (#3 child) and I are off to Uganda next week to raise awareness for child sponsorship charity Compassion UK and to finally meet our sponsored child. It’s going to be emotional! Anyway, have linked up again and off to visit some others blogs now…

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      Mini Travellers
      21st June 2017 at 9:46 am

      how fabulous Tania

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    Chloe: Picture Taker Memory Maker
    22nd June 2017 at 8:41 pm

    There are so many posts linked up on here that I’m bookmarking to read later – everyone is off having such exciting adventures and it’s giving me a serious case of wanderlust!

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    27th June 2017 at 11:19 am

    Happy blogiversary!! And thank you very much to Lisa for choosing my blog post on Orlando for the prize! Who should I get in touch with? Or I can be reached on – thanks again!!

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