Introducing A New Blog Hop: Monday Escapes

Monday Escapes

‘It’s just another manic Monday
I wish it were Sunday
‘Cause that’s my fun day
My I don’t have to run day
It’s just another manic Monday’
The Bangles

Monday – they’re always a bit of a mission aren’t they? The weekends are so precious, so when Monday comes round all too quickly – and a long and weary week beckons – it’s no wonder everyone feels a bit glum.

Myself and my dear friend Ting from My Travel Monkey want to banish those Monday blues and inspire some sunshine and travel inspiration by co-hosting a new blog hop called Monday Escapes.

What is Monday Escapes?

Monday Escapes is all about looking back a wonderful, happy travel memories and sharing them with others. It doesn’t have to be abroad or even a written post. If you want to share your favourite snapshots – whether it’s a famous site, 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 and any travel experience that you want to share.

How to join in

  • Link up to three posts – old or new – in one week and please be sure to include the Monday Escapes badge at the bottom 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 us your links @my_travelmonkey and @packingsuitcase, please use #MondayEscapes and we will be sure to retweet.
  • Similarly, if you want to show off your photos on Instagram using #MondayEscapes tagging @mytravelmonkey or @packingmysuitcase, we will happily share.

Monday Escapes will go live every week, starting on the 25 May, alternating between myself and Ting – and be open for seven days. Each week will be giving a shout out to some of our favourite posts, as well as photos via Instagram.

Lovely to have you all on board and we can’t wait to read about your adventures.

Happy Monday all and don’t forget to grab the badge!

Packing my Suitcase

About Allane

A Brazilian living in Germany. Married to W. mommy to a baby girl and a Golden Retriever. Traveler, writer, aspiring photographer, diver, wine appreciator, Formula 1 fan, avid reader of historical and young adult fictions books. City girl, nature lover, believer of a better world, one little change at a time.

  • Hanne

    Great idea, Allane and Ting! I am in, and will link to the monday escapes when it is open 🙂

    • Yaaaaay thank you Hanne! Glad you liked it 😀 We are very happy to have you on board!

  • Yaaay sounds great Jo!!! Thank you… happy that you liked it! 😀

  • Thank you!!! Happy that you liked it!
    You link your posts by adding the badge at the end of the post you want to take part. It can be an old or new post, doesn’t matter. You can add the badge in up to 3 posts per week. 😀
    Let me know if you have any questions!

  • Sounds great!! I am happy that you liked the idea! All you have to do is grab the code from the badge above and paste it in up to 3 posts of yours in a week. When it all starts you will see how it is fun and easy 😀
    If you have any particular question feel free to ask me or Ting 😀

  • Hi Stephanie… yaaay awesome!!
    We will start next Monday in the morning, probably at around 9am (Germany’s time) and 8am (UK’s time).
    Glad to have you on board!!!

  • Thank you dear <3 I am very happy to know that you liked the idea!! 😀

  • Gin

    Nice idea !! Of course I’ll join, it sounds awesome. But I will have to look at others to see how it is really done… I can be quite dumb sometimes :D:D:D

    • Yaay!! Happy that you would like to join in!
      Don’t worry, I am also new with this and still learning. On Monday it will be live… all you will have to do is to send up to 3 links of your posts to Ting, because she is the one who will take care of the links next week.
      From there, you will have an idea how it works 😀

      • Gin

        Yes, once it will be launched, I’m sure it will seem a lot more clear to me 🙂

        • Hi Gin!! Monday Escapes went live yesterday. This week, to link up your posts, you just need to go to My Travel Monkey’s page (this week Ting is hosting the links) and go to her Monday Escapes Post. At the end of the post you will see a grid with links to other people’s post. Below that you find a link where you can click and submit your links, up to 3. It can be any post, they dont have to be posted on Mondays 😀 don’t forget to grab the badge and paste it to the post you want to link up and to comment on other posts 😀

          I hope it helps 😀

          • Gin

            Yes, it helps !! I was away yesterday, but I’ll try to do it this morning 🙂

  • Love link-ups and will surely try and join in as often as I can 🙂

  • Mabel Kwong

    Awww, this sounds so awesome. Looking forward to seeing many different kinds of posts with the tags. And the purple logo is sooo cute and classy! 😀

    • Thank you Mabel 😀
      This week Ting is hosting the links, so you can see all posts linked up on her post.
      Next week will be me 😀

  • hahahaha don’t worry about it Sha! I also had trouble understanding how it works, but it is actually simple.
    This week Ting from my Travel Monkey is hosting the links, so if you go to her Monday Escapes post you will see a link at the end of the post, where you can add your link(s). It will appear among the others as a thumbnail photo of your blog post.
    The post can be anything related to travel, it doesn’t matter if it was posted on a Monday or not, and if it is old or recent. It’s up to you.

    Let me know if you understood… and if you have any questions do let me know. I am here to help 😀

  • You can link up only one if you want, but you cant link up 2 or 3 too 😀
    And it can be an old post, it doesnt need to be a new one. If you look at the post from Ting you will understand better how it works… there is a little button at the end of her post where you can submit your links and they will appear on the grid 😀
    Next Monday you can link up on my blog 😀

  • yaaay I’m happy that you did!! You are very welcome to participate every week 😀
    Thank you!!