Happy Monday one and all. I have a real sense of the Monday Blues today as last week we had the most amazing week in Oman, without the kids and whilst we missed them like crazy it was a wonderful time for the two of us to rest and relax and actually chat just the two of us!
Here are a few of our Instagram pictures from the week!
Wishing you a very good morning from @alilajabalakhdar. Weather is a little breezier today but that’s good as we are off on a hike that should last around 3 hours. Maybe more with photography stops. The rest of the day will see sunset yoga and a complimentary massage because we booked through @smithhotels. Not bad at all! #alilajabalakhdar #visitoman #oman
This week I am hosting Monday Escapes and you can link up at the bottom of this post.
Over on Cruising with Kids your four Monday Escapes hosts have been sharing our thoughts on cruising with babies (yes it most certainly can be done!), our latest fab giveaway, and our thoughts on whether shore excursions are worth the money.
Without further ado, 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! (*T&C’s – The chosen Lonely Planet book must be in English and can only be sent to bloggers living within Europe).
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. (Karen at Mini Travellers, Sarah at Extraordinary Chaos, Claire at Tin Box Traveller and my blog here at Travel Loving Family).
Our favourite posts from last time
Exploring Our World talks about an incredibly moving place with so many questions left unanswered – much like the events of the war. Claire chose this post because after reading it she immediately added to her list of places she wants to see when she visits Berlin – Visiting the Berlin Holocaust memorial.
Lisa couldn’t resist choosing this post by Helen at Actually Mummy – 10 weird but wonderful things you will see in Cambodia. Helen’s descriptions and photos of a local guy showering in the street during a heavy rain shower, a car full of fish on the way to market and a whole family riding on a moped had me grinning from ear to ear!
Lisa also loved this post by KellyAnn Schiavo which capture her family city break to Paris perfectly, including the family shot of them all wearing rain ponchos during a particularly heavy rain shower. Our holiday to Paris – A city tour.
The winner of the Lonely Planet guide is Sharon from Exploring Our World! Congratulations Sharon please do get in touch to claim your prize.
So how do you join in this time?
* Link up one post/photo – old or new using the InLinkz tool. You can do this 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.
So do link up now!
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.
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