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Monday Escapes

Good Morning Monday, what is it like where you are?

In case you missed our announcement two weeks ago I’m going to share with you again the news that the Monday Escapes team have launched a new family travel website: Cruising With Kids. Our aim is to share what’s new and exciting in the cruising industry for families with kids of all ages. We are so excited about this new venture and can’t wait to get our teeth into it.

If you’d like to write a guest post for us then we’d love to hear from you at and we would also be very grateful for any follows on our new social media accounts: Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter.

What have we been up to?

Although I thought we might have a quieter start to September than we have had over the Summer that doesn’t seem to have been the case.  In fact we have spent one weekend at Center Parcs, another at The Good Life Experience in Chester and this weekend just gone we’ve had two birthday parties! It’s all fun though!

Here are a couple of photos from Center Parcs and The Good Life Experience and our video too if you’d like to take a look

On to 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.

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!

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).

Our favourite posts from last time

Our favourite posts from the last Monday Escapes were:

Lisa loved Jo’s guide to family friendly accommodation in Cornwall which will be very useful for any parents planning a family break – 27 Baby and Toddler Friendly Places to Stay in Cornwall
Lisa also loved Zen Baby’s review of the stunning Four Seasons Resort in Nevis, the Caribbean. It seems like the perfect time to help promote this island after the damage it has suffered over the last few days.
Claire loved reading about Lauren’s trip to Poland and how she weaved her trip around attending a wedding. Grasp every opportunity to travel!
Claire also thought it was fabulous to see a post about one of her favourite villages to visit in Devon – Clovelly. Tas’s pictures of this wonderful little fishing port are beautiful.
The winner of our Lonely Planet guide is Tas from Not my year off. Congratulations and give any of us a shout to organise your prize!

So how do you join in this time?

  • Link up one post/photo – old or new below.
  • 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.

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. 25th September 2017 at 6:04 pm — Reply

    Oh, look at those sweaters!! So CUTE!! Looks like you had a great time. Thank you for hosting MondayEscapes!!

  2. 25th September 2017 at 7:42 pm — Reply

    THe sweaters are adorable. We like Centre Parcs, such easy get aways #MondayEscapes

  3. 26th September 2017 at 1:17 pm — Reply

    Where do I get the Monda Escapes badge code please?

  4. 26th September 2017 at 11:12 pm — Reply

    Thank you so much ladies for featuring our Nevis article! Nevis has not been hit as badly as neighbouring islands but as you say, still a great time to market and support the area. X

  5. 27th September 2017 at 6:41 am — Reply

    Can’t wait to see more on cruising with kids!

  6. 27th September 2017 at 1:31 pm — Reply

    Been to several Centre Parcs and have never been disappointed. #MondayEscapes

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