Hello and welcome back to Monday Escapes, our last one of March and I cannot believe how quickly this year is going!
We’ve had another quiet few weeks with no major travelling, just day trips here and there, but are gearing up for many exciting trips over the next few months, including New York and the South of France. I can’t wait to let you know how we get on.
However, despite my not actually leaving the country, I have had the pleasure of exploring Venice, Big Sur in California, Northern Italy, Rome and many more places. How? All through a very clever app that I have discovered!
Firstly, I should point out this is totally not an ad – I just really love this new app!
Now, you may remember me mentioning my foot operation last month, well that has definitely kept me off my feet a bit but I am now up and about a lot more and am trying to give my foot, and my legs a bit of rehab. I bought a 2nd hand spinning bike, and I have discovered an amazing app that takes you on tours of various places all around the world, and makes you feel as though you are cycling there.
It uses the front camera to detect your movements and judge how fast you are peddling and records your RPM. As you cycle, facts about the area pop up on the screen and at some stages the tour stops to pan the camera around to give you a panoramic view.
I really love it, and it has allowed me to virtually discover some new places, and in turn has helped me feel less cooped up after this operation. There are also running and rowing routes too for people who use a treadmill or a rowing machine.
Now…over to Monday Escapes!
Our favourite posts from last time
I really do love reading your posts, and even more so when I’ve not been travelling much myself – I find myself living vicariously through your posts!
I really enjoyed this post from Catherine at Cultural Wednesday: 48 Hours in Bruges. Not only did I love the stunning pictures of this gorgeous town, but I was sp impressed with the amount that Catherine managed to fit into just 48hours. I’ve visited before but didn’t explore half as many places! I guess I’ll just have to head back 😊
Our Lonely Planet winner
As you may know, we are thrilled that Lonely Planet continue 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).
Katy and I both agreed that this week’s prize should go to Catherine from Cultural Wednesdays. So Catherine, please do get in touch to claim.
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.
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 Comp
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.
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.
Over to you!
So all that’s left to do is link up those lovely travel posts, old or new! But before heading to the InLinkz below, be sure to copy and paste the badge code below, and use it to put our badge on your post.
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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. https://shop.lonelyplanet.com/pages/guide-bookshttps://shop.lonelyplanet.com/pages/lonely-planet-kids This prize can only be sent to winners in the UK and Europe only. There is no cash alternative. Hosts’ decision is final.