Welcome Back to Monday Escapes on Monday 3rd July. I can’t believe we are in July already, this year is just running away with me. The girls are nearly finished school for the Summer and then we will be off to Corsica. It feels like we’ve just come back from one holiday and off to the next. We are so very lucky.
If you missed it the other week, we’ve been shortlisted as finalists in the Brilliance in Blogging Awards – and if you’d like to vote I would be over the moon! Travel section is section 9 and the link is here!
Last time it was Monday Escapes I shared with you one of the videos we made about our trip to Rwanda and here is another about the schools visits!
I’ve also been off to the new Sani Dunes resort with Sarah and enjoyed some amazing R&R in luxurious surroundings. Take a look at some of my Instagram photos, or why not read about Why I loved Sani Dunes here:
When the biggest decision you have to make is which sunbed to lie on and which side of the pool is right you know it’s a good day! The sun in out, @extraordinary_chaos has gone to find some snacks as dinner feels a little too long off and I’m reading #thepearlthatbrokeitsshell by @nadiahashmi which is very good! Loving it here @saniresort and #sanidunes
I’m not very good at posting full length shots of me, but I do love this @Lauraashleyuk outfit taken at the marina @saniresort and #sanidunes in #Halkidiki #Greece. Would love to take my #minitravellers back #traveltheworld #showthemtheworld #myfamilyadventures #traveltherenext #postcardsfromtheworld #traveldeeper #travelstroke #travelling #trip #getaway#travelblog #instago #travelpics #tourist#wanderer #wanderlust #travelphoto#travelingram #mytravelgram #visiting #travelphotography#tagsta_travel #beauty
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.
Our favourite posts from the last Monday Escapes are:
I loved this post from Kids & Compass about travelling to Petra with Kids. It’s been on my wish list for a very long time and is very happy to see it doesn’t need to be done without the kids – oh and the Indiana Jones thing is a firm fave too!
I also loved all the photos and descriptions of food in Tanama Tales post about Arthur Avenue and where you really need to go to get good Italian food in NYC
Sarah just loves Lorna’s post about Russell in New Zealand the pictures make her want to wander this gorgeous streets.
As a huge Disney fan Sarah found Amanda’s tips to save fortunes staying on site at Walt Disney World just genius!
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.