Hello again, and welcome to this weeks Monday Escapes. Wow, the time is really flying isn’t it, I can’t believe we’re nearly into November!
What have I been up to?
We’ve just finished a week of half term, and have had a lovely time. We started the week in beautiful North Wales, where we have a family cottage, and finished with a few local day trips, including heading into London for the day.
I absolutely loved our walk at Porthdinllaen, which is a tiny village right on the beachon the Llyn Peninsula.
The kids loved discovering this fantastic, and massive, sword next to the lake at Llanberis, Snowdonia.
And me and my biggest boy had a lovely day of mother and son time in London, where we took a tour at the Globe Theatre to help with his topic work at school.
Our favourite posts from last time
We had some wonderful posts linked up again last time, it is always so hard to pick!
I have to say that I loved reading this post from Truly Madly Kids about visiting the Ancient Theatre in Taormina, Sicily, with kids as this is actually something that I have done myself with my kids. It is such a beautiful monument to visit, with breathtaking views of Mount Etna as the backdrop. My only wish is that I can return one day to watch a show at this magnificent site.
Katy absolutely loved this post from Lou from We Travel in Three with a 10 Day Family Friendly New Zealand Road Trip Itinerary – South Island. Katy says “Just lately I have been dreaming of a New Zealand road trip in a camper van and it looked and sounded amazing. I could just sit with a hot chocolate and drink in the views on the banks of Lake Takapo or Lake Wakatipu.”
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!
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).
How does Monday Escapes work?
• Link up to one post/photo – old or new.
• 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.
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.