Good morning and welcome Monday Escapers!
It’s been another busy couple of weeks, I feel like I say the same every time I write a Monday Escapes post but it truly has been manic with BritMums Live in London last weekend and BlogCamp onboard MSC Preziosa in Southampton on Wednesday.
I'm going to bed at the same time as my boys this evening! 😴 Feeling completely exhausted but thoroughly inspired from a weekend surrounded by many of my fav bloggers at #bml17 😴 It felt great to attend this year as a speaker and Bibs finalist as I only consider myself to be a relatively new blogger. Huge congratulations to all of the Bibs winners, particularly my lovely friends @onetinyleap and @mytravelmonkey 🏆🍾 Roll on #bml18 and #blogcamponboard! #Mauritiusfamily
A few pics from the fabulous #blogcamponboard yesterday with @msccruisesofficial and @tots100 It felt great to be back onboard a cruise ship ❤️⛴ it's been nearly a year since we cruised as a family & 10 years (where does time fly?!) since Richard and I exchanged our rather glamorous lifes at sea for a normal life on land! I'll be publishing my review of the glitzy and elegant MSC Preziosa tonight. Prepare for lots of sparkle and Swarovski crystal ✨✨#msccruises #mscpreziosa
WIN a week in a luxury villa in the Italian Lakes
Here on my blog I am running a fabulous giveaway with my friend Jo over at Bookings For You again. As our last giveaway was so popular we are giving away another week in the same luxury villa – Villa Sereni overlooking Lake Maggiore. If you fancy your chances of winning click here – Luxury Italian Lakes villa review & family holiday giveaway!
**New family holiday giveaway just launched on my blog! 🙌🍾 Fancy waking up to this stunning view? I can thoroughly recommend it! You may remember for the last week of the summer holidays my family and I stayed in a stunning villa overlooking Lake Maggiore in the Italian Lakes? Well our lovely friend Jo over at @bookings_for_you has generously offered to give one of our lucky readers the chance to stay in the same villa for a week with up to five of their family or friends. Link above ⬆️ if you want to enter! Very best of luck to you 🤞#ItalianLakes #ad #holidaygiveaway
Monday Escapes #67
Sarah loved the Williams families post from Go Live Young about staying at Constance Haleveli in the Maldives. I have to say it looks like THE perfect family holiday.
Debs post from My Boys Club highlighting the things to do with kids around Loch Ness really inspired Karen to plan a trip as it’s a part of Scotland she has always wanted to visit.
Karen selected this post by Zen Baby as she loved the contrast of colours and how much the kids are having a fab time in the snow.
Sarah selected Californian Roadtrip: Monterey to Solvang along the Pacific Coast Highway as it made her keen to return to California with her family.
The winner of our Lonely Planet guide is the Go Live Young post about staying at Constance Haleveli in the Maldives. Congratulations and give any of us a shout to organise your prize!
What is Monday Escapes?
Monday Escapes is a place for bloggers to link up their travel memories. The linky 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, dramatic view or even a favourite family photo, 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.
So how do you join in?
• Link up to one post/photo – old or new. ** I am your host this week, the linky is below!**
• Please make sure to include the new 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 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 using #MondayEscapes and we will be sure to retweet. @travellovinfam, @minitravellers, @sarahjchristie, @tinboxtraveller
• Similarly, if you want to show off your photos on Instagram using #MondayEscapes, we will also show those photos some love. Please note as our Instagram community is small we’re no longer sharing our favourite posts each fortnight. But please keep using the hashtag as we’d like to continue to support our regular linkers.
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 featured (with follow links) on all four of the hosts’ blogs each fortnight, introducing your blog to even more people.
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. How great is that?! (*T&C’s – The chosen Lonely Planet book must be in English and can only be sent to bloggers living within Europe).
Monday Escapes will go live every two weeks, alternating between your four hosts – Sarah at Extraordinary Chaos, Claire at Tin Box Traveller, Karen at Mini Travellers and I. The linky opens Monday at 7am to Wednesday midnight. 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.
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