Monday Escapes #62

Wow what an incredibly hot weekend.  I hope this weather remains for the rest of the summer!  I’ve spent the weekend unpacking and getting through a HUGE pile of laundry from our fabulous week reviewing Bluestone National Park Resort in Pembrokeshire.  Our first time visiting both Bluestone and Pembrokeshire but we will definitely be returning again soon…

We loved our lodge and the facilities at Bluestone and we particularly enjoyed the proximity  to many stunning beaches.  (I’ve spent alot of time on Rightmove since our visit to Tenby Beach on Wednesday!)


I was hoping to publish our review this weekend but to be honest it’s been too hot to sit working at a computer desk so I’ve spent the time in the garden instead!  Instead this week I am linking up my review of Wychwood Festival from a couple of weeks ago.  Claire is linking up her Al Fresco Holiday in France and Sarah is linking up her perfect family holiday at Ikos Olivia. 

Without further ado I wish you safe travels and invite you to link up to Monday Escapes… 

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 at Mini Travellers (***your host for this week). 

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 were your hosts for the last Monday Escapes.  Our favourite posts were –

Piccolo Explorer’s wonderful post about her Family Holiday in Orlando where they fully made the most of the areas attractions with visits to Magic Kingdom, Epcot and Universal’s Islands of Adventure.

I particularly loved this guide to the Cotswolds by my fellow Cotswolds Bloggers, Adam and Sarah at Lewis Loves.  The couple have shared their personal recommendations including best restaurants, coffee shops, views, festivals, events, farm parks and so much more. (I wish I had written this epic guide as it is so useful for locals and visitors alike!)

The Go Live Young family have had the most epic adventure as shared here – traveling around the world in eight months.  Claire read the post in awe of all the wonderful places they saw and experiences they had together. What amazing family memories to keep forever!

Elizabeth’s post and pictures over on Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary made us both dribble. She was treated to a tour of Paris’ best bistros and experienced some amazing food. This is why the French are renowned world-wide for their gastronomy. Yum!

Cindy from Piccolo Explorer is our winner of the Lonely Planet Book this month.  Cindy please do get in touch with one of us to claim your prize!

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 you host this week over 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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