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!
She’s loving being the centre of attention. I’m so proud of how she is coping with all the attention. She’s been conducting games of duck duck goose with at least 40 kids involved and reacting well to 40 calls of Lily throw the ball to me! Very very proud of my big girl today! #RemarkableRwanda #RwandaAdventure @friendsofrwandanrugby
We also had a fab time yesterday at @umutima_rwanda yesterday which is a Women’s Collective. They make beautiful dresses, teach you basket weaving and braid hair. They also do wonderful walking tours although we decided against that with three tired #minitravellers. Thanks @world_fusion_tours for introducing us to such wonderful experiences yesterday! #RwandaAdventure #letstravel #bbctravel#visitrwanda #ig_africa #instatravel#passionpassport #loveafrica#lonelyplanettraveller #wearetravelgirls#girlswhotravel #travelpic #travelafrica#traveldeeper #travellushes#traveltheworld #getoutsideandplay#optoutside #seetheworld #wanderlust#watchthisinstagood #minitravellers #thisisafrica #RemarkableRwanda
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.
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!
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!