Monday Escapes: Hello and Welcome

Monday Escapes: Hello and Welcome

Monday Escapes hello and welcome!

Welcome to Monday Escapes! I first want to say thank you and goodbye to the fabulous Karen at Mini Travellers, Sarah over at Extraordinary Chaos, Claire from Tin Box Traveller and Lisa from Travel Loving Family. You have done an amazing job hosting Monday Escapes and I hope that Daisy and I can do it justice. I remember first linking up with Monday Escapes with a frantic message to the hosts, having no idea how to join, add a badge or even what to do. I have always loved Monday Escapes and I am so excited to be able to carry it on with the lovely Daisy from Dais Like These.

I hope that you have enjoyed the Summer holidays and had some wonderful adventures over the last few weeks. We have had a really lovely Summer (hasn’t the weather over in the UK been amazing?!). We headed to Brittany, France in the camper van this Summer. It was our first time camping in France and I can honestly say it won’t be our last. We also headed down to Cornwall to explore Newquay, and managed to squeeze in a family friendly festival before the girls started back at school.

The New Hosts

So a big hello from the new hosts, Daisy and I.

I should really introduce myself, and I know that the lovely Daisy will introduce herself over at Dais Like These. I am Katy, and I write over at Otis and Us. We are based in Staffordshire and we are a family of five, with three free-spirited children ages 7, 4 and 2.

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Otis is the name of our camper van, and I love to share all our family adventures, camper van adventures, days out, and family travel. You can find me over on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter so do pop over and say hi!

Monday Escapes 

Monday Escapes is a place to share and look back at your favourite travel memories; from day trips, holidays, trips of a life time and everything else in between. It doesn’t  have to be a written post, we love you to share your favourite travel snapshots too. Monday Escapes is simply a place for you to link up with like-minded people and share your travel and adventures, and hopefully grab some travel inspiration along the way.

The linky is now run by Daisy at Dais Like These and myself at Otis and Us.

This week’s Monday Escapes is being hosted by Daisy.  You’ll find the link up tool here on Dais Like These

Monday Escapes – What’s in it for you?

Monday Escapes is an opportunity to share you favourite travel posts, memories or photos.

The thing to remember is that you’ll be sharing your lovely 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 and therefore introducing your blog to even more people. We will also re-tweet anyone who uses the #MondayEscapes hashtag.

We are also absolutely delighted to link up with Lonely Planet to offer our number one favourite blog post of the fortnight either a destination guide, or a title from the Lonely Planet Kids range. (See T&C’s below). Just another great reason to link up with Monday Escapes!

How does Monday Escapes work and how do you join in?

• Link up to one post/photo – old or new.
• Please make sure to include the Monday Escapes badge (you will find the code below) 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. 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 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.

Add our Badge

We have a spangly new badge for this new era of Monday Escapes!

Dais Like These

Before linking up, please make sure you have added the Monday Escapes badge to your post. 

All that’s left to do is link up those wonderful travel posts of yours! We can’t wait to read them.

Thank you for your support

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.

This prize can only be sent to winners in the UK and Europe only. There is no cash alternative. Hosts’ decision is final.


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