Monday Escapes #58

Good morning and welcome once again to Monday Escapes.  I cannot believe that we are approaching May, this year is absolutely flying by!

We’ve enjoyed a rather relaxed weekend which was definitely needed after a busy Easter bank holiday weekend at Tattershall Lakes, in Lincolnshire.  We stayed in a brand new caravan called a TriBeCa which was like no other caravan I have ever seen before… a master bedroom with king size bed, a kids bunk bed room with den and FIVE plasma screen TV’s, including one over the bath tub!  (Yes you read that correctly, our caravan had a bath AND a hot tub!)  If this sounds like your idea of glamping check out our short video on Facebook.

I’ll be publishing our full review soon, (much as I love spending time with my boys I’m glad it’s the end of the Easter school holidays so that I can tackle my huge to do list!)  In the meantime, here are a few photos of the activities we enjoyed whist staying at Tattershall Lakes…

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The water walkers are a lot more difficult than they look!  I gave up after a few attempts and just crawled, I can definitely recommend though, they are really good fun.

This week I am linking up Family Road Tip Ideas in the USA, France and UK, including my favourite road trip of all time from Charleston, South Carolina to our old home town Savannah, Georgia to St Augustine, Florida!  Without further ado, I welcome you to link up your favourite travel post and join our travel blogger community for Monday Escapes…

What is Monday Escapes?

Monday Escapes is a place for travel bloggers to link up travel memories and is hosted by myself, Sarah at Extraordinary Chaos, Claire at Tin Box Traveller and Karen (your host for this week) at Mini Travellers,

Monday Escapes is all about looking back at wonderful, happy travel memories and sharing them with others. It doesn’t have to be about a trip abroad or even be a written post. If you want to share your favourite snapshots – whether it’s a famous sight, scene or dramatic view, then please feel free to link those up, too. Likewise, posts don’t have to be about holidays or weekends away, they can also include day trips, walks, attractions – any travel experience that you want to share.

Claire and I hosted the last Monday Escapes, our favourite posts were:
I loved this Amsterdam travel diary by Call Me Liz, featuring her useful recommendations on places to visit and best places to eat in the canal side city.

I also really enjoyed the vivid photos in this post – Exploring Cascais, Portugal, by Kit at The Kittchen.  I have visited Cascais many times and yet my photos do not capture the beauty of the place like Kit’s do!

Claire selected Esther’s recommendations from Mooistesteden Trips on places to eat and things to do in Porto as one of her favourite posts.  She has added the tour of Taylor’s Port to the top of her travel wishlist!

And our winning post is Adelina, from Pack Me To, with her Reflections on a month in Asia.  Claire found herself nodding along to the lessons learned during Adelina’s month in Asia. Her ups and downs share the true nature of what it’s like to travel for longer and give great insight for anyone planning their own long-term trip.  (Adelina I’m afraid Lonely Planet won’t send the prize out to you but we wondered if you’d like to nominate another entrant in Europe to receive it. Please do get in touch!)

What’s in it for you?

The number one thing is you’ll be sharing your fantastic 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 and/or hashtagged Instagram posts featured on all four, yes four of the hosts’ blogs each fortnight, introducing your blog to even more people. How great is that?!  Our number one favourite post of the fortnight will also win a Lonely Planet destination guide, or a title from the Lonely Planet Kids range. (*T&C’s – The chosen Lonely Planet book must be in English and can only be sent to bloggers living within Europe).

So how do you join in?

• Link up to one post/photo – old or new.  *** Karen is your host this week at Mini Travellers. 
• 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 hops only work if you share the comment love. That’s why they’re so great!
• If you tweet any of us your links we will be sure to retweet. @travellovinfam@minitravellers@sarahjchristie, @tinboxtraveller
• Monday Escapes will go live every two weeks, alternating between the hosts and will be open Monday to Wednesday. Every fortnight we will be giving a shout out to some of our favourite posts and photos, and choosing a Photo of the Fortnight via Instagram.
• There is also a Monday Escapes Pinterest Board – so if you’d like to start pinning some of your favourite photos, do get in touch.

Travel Loving Family

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