Happy Monday and welcome back to Monday Escapes!
Wow, I have to say that Katy and I were blown away by the response to our first ever attempt at hosting Monday Escapes (well, our first ever attempt at hosting a linky at all actually!) Thank you to everyone who linked up or hashtagged a picture on Instagram – what a lovely online community this is!
What have I been up to?
For us here in Surrey, UK, we have had a real mixed bag of weather; from torrential downpours lasting all weekend to beautiful crisp and clear autumnal mornings, followed by warm and sunny afternoons. Although we haven’t been off on any adventures, we have enjoyed our local area and all the beautiful nature that it has to offer; think long dog walks and puddle splashing!
One of my favourite walks had to be at Denbies Vineyard in Dorking, Surrey, which was just spectacular and we had the nicest weather too!
Our favourite posts from the last Monday Escapes.
I absolutely loved reading through all the posts that were linked up last week, and now have an even longer travel bucket list that ever before (if that’s even possible!)
My favourite had to be Top 10 Things to do in Stavanger, Norway, by Go Live Young. I have never been to Norway, but I can tell you I totally want to now! I was blow away by this picture of Preikestolen, or Pulpit Rock as it’s also known, and was impressed to discover that Nicki and Dave managed the hike with their three kids too, and even saw other families taking on the hike with very young children.
I would love to hike there one day with my kids, I can imagine the hard work is totally worth it for that amazing view!
Katy really loved this post A family holiday on the Isle of Mull by Mama Travels Earth. She says “we did the West Coast of Scotland in the Campervan a couple of years ago and we were blown away by Scotland. I really wanted to visit the Isle of Mull but we couldn’t work it in to the itinerary. Seeing Angharad’s absolutely stunning photos – I have added it to our bucket list. I loves the colours of Tobermory, reading about the incredible beaches and walks, and Rubha nan Gall lighthouse is just beautiful!”
Our Lonely Planet Winner
As mentioned last week, we are delighted that Lonely Planet have been kind enough to 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). To find out who has won, head across to Katy’s post.
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.
The linky is now run by Katy at Otis and Us and myself here at Dais Like These.
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!
How does Monday Escapes work?
• Link up to one post/photo – old or new. Head over to Katy’s post to link up this week.
• Please make sure to include the Monday Escapes badge (you will find the code on Katy’s post) 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.
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.
Fantastic. I’m so glad you enjoyed my post about the best things to do in Stavanger, Norway. I’ll be back this week with more from Norway! Have a great week.