Hello, and welcome to another Monday Escapes, our second of 2019. How quickly is this year going already?! This week you will find the link up over on Katy’s blog.
What have we been up to since last time?
We’ve not been off travelling, but have been enjoying a bit of snow here in Surrey, UK. The kids were ridiculously excited!
Although I haven’t been off on any adventures over the past two weeks, I have been very busy planning some VERY exciting trips!
I’ve had flights booked to Seville for a while now, but after many months browsing the many wonderful hotels in the city, I have finally booked my accommodation and I cannot wait.
We have also just made some very exciting plans as a family to head back to NYC for the Easter holidays, which obviously the kids are over the moon about! Mr Dais Like These needs to head there for two weeks on business, and not fancying spending the holidays at home alone I began researching flights.
I have to say that originally flights were just looking too expensive, but I spent ages playing around with dates and times on SkyScanner, Kayak and Google Flights and eventually found some flights through Globehunters that were nearly £2000 less than operators like British Airways or Virgin, so I snapped them up. I didn’t quite believe that they were legit until our e-tickets came through!
I’ve written a few posts about our previous adventures in New York, but this visit we want to try to live like locals rather than tourists! Hitting the playgrounds and finding a few of the tourist track things to do.
Our favourite posts from last time
It was so lovely to welcome you all back for the first Monday Escapes of 2019 and we had so many lovely, inspiring posts linked up.
After spending the week home alone with the kids whilst my hubby was working (in Cape Town!), I was battling ice, snow and bitter winds on the school run, it was nice to escape and dream about some winter sun, with this wonderful posy from Ladies What Travel.
A reminder: What is Monday Escapes?
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.
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.
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!
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 does Monday Escapes Work?
• 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.