Monday Escapes: 28/01/19

30 hours in Paris itinerary

Happy New Year! And a big welcome back to Monday Escapes – our first of 2019.

It feels like a lifetime since our last Monday Escapes of 2018, with the festive season a distant, but wonderful memory. We had a fantastic Christmas filled with happy children, family, food and fun.

What have I been up to?

After spending some time reminiscing about our year of travel in 2018, I’ve managed to avoid the January blues by squeezing in two rare child-free breaks; a night away to Brighton and a mini city break to Paris.

I love Brighton, and relished having the time to grab a few pictures during our quick break there.

A trip to Paris was my gift to my mum for a big birthday (the gift of travel is just the best!) and it was lovely to spend some time just the two of us, something we haven’t done for a long time. We only had around 30hrs in the city all together but we managed to fit so much in. A blog post will follow!

Our favourite posts from last time and our Lonely Planet winner

I am always so pleased to read and share your posts, there is always such a great selection! There were some lovely festive posts, especially family-friendly festive activities which I always love to read about for future inspiration.

Katy absolutely loved Nicky at Go Live Young and her perfect 10 day Cambodia itinerary and says “How amazing to have such a wonderful adventure with your family, oh and that sunset capture is absolutely beautiful.”

But for me, after spending our Summer holiday visiting some beautiful Spanish towns, and with another trip booked this year too, I was really interested to see The Complete Guide to Visiting Leon from Memories of the Pacific. I have to admit that I had never heard of this town in Spain, but I really should have, because it looks just beautiful, with so much to see and do, and many amazing places to eat and drink.

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As with many other posts from Memories of the Pacific, the pictures are stunning, and the outfits are always so glam and on point!

Memories of the Pacific, you’re our Lonely Planet winner this week – please get in contact to claim your prize.

Over to you!

Monday Escapes is a place to share and look back at your favourite travel memories; from day trips, to trips of a life time and anything else in between. It doesn’t always have to be a written post, we would love you to share your favourite travel snapshots too. Monday Escapes is simply a place for you to link up with any travel experience that you want to share.

What’s in it for you?

The main thing is of course that you’ll be sharing your awesome travel 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 mine and Katy’s blogs each fortnight, introducing your blog to even more people. We will also re-tweet anyone who uses the #MondayEscapes hashtag. Our joint favourite post each fortnight will win either a Lonely Planet  destination guide, or a title from the Lonely Planet Kids range (See T&C’s below). Another great reason to link up with Monday Escapes!

Our Lonely Planet Prizes

Each week Lonely Planet are kind enough to offer either a destination guide, or a title from the Lonely Planet Kids range to the writer of our favourite post each fortnight. (See T&C’s below).

How to join in with Monday Escapes

• 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 linkys only work if you share the comment love. That’s why they’re so great! Make sure you add #MondayEscapes to the end of your comment so people can see where you’ve come from. 
• If you tweet either of us your links @daisyhuntington and @Otisandus_blog please use #MondayEscapes and we will be sure to retweet.
• Similarly, if you want to show off your photos on Instagram using #MondayEscapes, we will show those photos some love too.

Monday Escapes will go live every two weeks, alternating between both Katy and I, 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 MondayEscapes Pinterest Board – so if you’d like to start pinning some of your favourite photos, do get in touch.

Get the Badge

Copy and paste the below code to your post before linking up.

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Lonely Planet T&Cs

T&Cs for the Lonely Planet winner: Each fortnight the hosts will choose one favourite posts from all those linked up. The winner will be contacted and will be able to choose either a Lonely Planet destination guide or Lonely Planet Kids title. This prize can only be sent to winners in the UK and Europe only. There is no cash alternative. Hosts’ decision is final.

1 Comment

  1. January 28, 2019 / 12:56 pm

    Hi Daisy! You don’t know how much this means to me. I’m so glad that you enjoyed the guide and I hope you’ll get to visit Leon 🙂

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