Monday Escapes: 15/10/18

Hello and welcome to this week’s Monday Escapes link up! Thank you to everyone who linked up over on Katy’s site last time, we had some amazing posts! Each week my travel bucket list seems to double in size and I have you guys to thank for that!

What have I been up to? 

The last two weeks have been unbelievably busy for me, but unfortunately not with travelling! I am counting down the days to half term later this week when we will be heading to North Wales for some fresh air, long walks and hopefully a few pub lunches! 

I have, however, spent some time reminiscing about our wonderful visit to the Alhambra in Granada last month.

The Alhambra has been on my bucket list for a long time and our visit didn’t disappoint. Despite the heat on the day we visited, we had the most amazing time. I’ve put together some tips on how to take on the Alhambra with kids and make a success of it. 

Alhambra with Kids
Alhambra with Kids

Our favourite posts from last time

As I mentioned above we are off to North Wales later this week, so I particularly loved this post from Typical Mummy on 5 places for family holidays on the Llŷn Peninsula. This really isn’t far from our family cottage there but for some reason we haven’t visited this area enough. I hope to put a change to that! 

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Katy is a big fan of glamping with her family and so she particularly loved Zoe’s post from Juggling on Roller-skates – The Lodges at New House Farm. Katy says “I have never visited Sussex before and the lodges look absolutely beautiful.  It looked an ideal destination for a family and the pool, hot tub and the animals on the grounds just looks like the perfect place to create some wonderful memories. Zoe’s photographs are just beautiful too. I am definitely adding this to my list for next year.

Our Lonely Planet Winner

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).

As always I have loved reading through all of your posts, but there was one in particular that had me straight onto Google Maps for driving times and Air BnB for accommodation inspo, and that was this post from Your Dutch Guide on 16 Great Things to do on Texel. 

It may have been the talk of sandy beaches, vineyards and cheese tasting, or  it may have been the craft beer breweries, fruit picking, and seafood restaurants. Either way, I feel like Texel is my kind of place!

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Esther, please do get in touch to claim your Lonely Planet 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!

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!

All that’s left to do is to link up your wonderful travel posts using the InLikz tool below. Please be sure to add our badge to your post using the code below.  

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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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  1. October 15, 2018 / 9:10 am

    Awww, thank you Daisy – I’m glad you liked the post and hope you have a fabulous time in North Wales! I definitely recommend you visit Porth Dinllaen – it’s beautiful! x

  2. October 17, 2018 / 8:03 pm

    Alhambra looks amazing and so interesting. I must go right?! Soon I hope…have a fantastic day😊

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