Monday Escapes: 20/05/19

Monday Escapes: 20/05/19

Hello all, I hope this Monday Escapes post finds you well.

You may have noticed that we’ve been a bit quiet on the linky front over the past few weeks, and we’re really sorry! Life for both me and Katy has well and truly taken over; from kids, family, work and studying; we’ve just had to prioritize in our non-blogging lives. I hope you all understand.

We’re both taking family breaks over half term here in the UK, so we’ll hopefully come back feeling revitalised and ready to get back to fortnightly linkys. But for now, here is this week’s linky for you.

What have I been up to?

Since our last Monday Escapes I’ve visited the beautiful Ardennes region in France on a press trip with Brit Mums.

We were there to discover what the area has to offer families, and I have to say that I was blown away by how beautiful it was and just how much there was to see and do. Not only did I bike ride and canoe, but I also took my first ever zip wire experience!

I’ve written about just some of the things on offer for families here.

After a quick hop back to the UK, I’m now back in France, we’ve returned briefly to the island of Porquerolles where we spent a month last year. It’s such an amazing place and we are all loving being back!

We’re only on the island for a few days this time, but will then head to a few other places during our time in France, which I’ll fill you in on for the next Monday Escapes!

Anyway, enough about me, now on to the linky:

Our Lonely Planet winner from last time

We loved read through and sharing your posts as always, there’s always such an amazing variety of posts.

In particular I loved this post from The Travelling Willbennets reviewing the Santa Bernarda boat trip in Portugal. Some of the amazing caves they got to see looked just wonderful and I’d love to do something similar with the kids.

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So Clare, you have won either a Lonely Planet  destination guide, or a title from the Lonely Planet Kids range, get in touch with us to claim your prize!

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.

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

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.

Now over to you!

All that’s left to do is link up those amazing travel posts, old or new, using the InLinkz below. We can’t wait to read them!

But first, don’t forget to add our badge to your posts!

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