Monday Escapes: 22/04/19

Monday Escapes: 22/04/19

Hello, and welcome back to Monday Escapes, and a very big Happy Easter to you all!

There is a slight delay to this week’s post, so please accept my apologies. A mixture of jetlag and Easter hosting duties have put me slightly out of sync with what day it is!

I have spent the last few weeks visiting New Jersey, Philadelphia and New York, solo parenting for most of the time. My husband was there for a work trip so we decided to join him, as I didn’t fancy staying at home for two weeks during the school holidays without him!

It meant, however, that I had to look after and entertain the kids on my own each day, which I was slightly worried about, especially in busy New York, but they were actually all brilliant (most of the time!) and we had a great trip!

We started our trip with a visit to Asbury Park, New Jersey, which I fell in love with. A real old-school beach resort town, making a cool comeback.

We then headed to Philadelphia, which I admittedly had low expectations for, but ended up loving the beautiful blossom tree lined streets, and the Rocky steps of course!

We then spent the rest of the time in New York, a city that I love. As we had been before (it’s my daughter’s fourth visit and she’s not even 4yrs old!), and because I wanted to stick to a budget, we avoided the major tourist attractions and stuck to visits to parks, boat trips and visiting cafes etc. It was so successful, a brilliant approach I think.

Back to Monday Escapes!!

Our favourite post from last time

If you’ve linked up with us before, you will know that the lovely people at Lonely Planet let us pick a favourite post each fortnight, and the writer will be able to choose either a destination guide, or a title from the Lonely Planet Kids range.

As I am slightly behind this week, and am still reading through your lovely posts, I will come back and announce our favourite ASAP – sorry!

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.

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 Prize

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).

Our Lonely Planet Winner from last time

• 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.

Now over to you!

All that’s left to do is link up those lovely posts, old or new. But first, please do use the below code to add our badge:

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You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Our 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.

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