Hello and welcome back to Monday Escapes! And for me, my last time hosting this lovely linky. It has been an absolute pleasure to host with Katy over at Otis and Us for the past year, I’ve loved reading and discovering the world through your amazing travel inspired posts.
As it is now July (hasn’t this year flown by already?!), it means we are coming up to the annual Monday Escapes break for the summer holidays. So along with this week, the 15th July will be the last link up before the break, so make sure you join us with all your fab posts!
What have we been up to since last time?
It’s been a while since I hosted, and in that time we’ve had amazing adventures in France. As well as popping back to Ile de Porquerolles, where our boys spent a month in the village school last year, we also explored the calanques on the Provence coast, and headed inland to the Ardeche region for a family get together,
I honestly can never get enough of the diversity of holiday options that France offers, and I love that is is so close to home too.
Our favourite posts from last time.
It was lovely to see so many wonderful link ups over on Katy’s blog last time, thank you to everyone who linked up.
My personal favourite was this post from Catherine at Cultural Wednesdays which really bought back memories of my A Level Geography course where we did a coursework case study on Dungeness and Romney Marshes!
All of our work was done from a dated textbook though, so it is lovely to see some recent, colour photos of the super interesting landscape.
Katy really loved this post from Chloe over at Picture Taker, Memory Maker, which she says is beautifully captured and feels that Bude looks like a gorgeous place to make family memories.
Thanks so much to everyone for linking up.
Out Lonely Planet winner
Katy and I both agreed that Catherine from Cultural Wednesday should be the winner of this month’s Lonely Planet gift – so Catherine please do get in touch to claim your prize.
Over to this week’s Link Up
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 prizes
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.
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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.