Monday Escapes #2

Monday Escapes #2

Ting and myself were overwhelmed with the positive response we received to the launch of Monday Escapes last week especially as we had more than 30 link ups. A huge thanks to you all for helping us make this the best travel link party ever!

The spectrum of travel stories were far-reaching and inspirational, from English Castles and Disney World tips, to driving through villages of Provence and making chocolate in the Caribbean. It was so interesting to read each and every one of them, and we can’t wait to see more of your fascinating adventures.

Here are just a small selection of our favourite posts and photos from last week:

One Tiny Leap’s Cape Cod – Ultimate New England Holiday

Wander Mum – Five Reasons Why I have A Love/Hate Relationship With Dubai

Darwin on the rocks and around the World – North Iceland off the beaten paths – 10 destinations you should not miss

Indah’s: travel story and photography – Snorkeling Holiday at Phi Phi Islands

The photos


Photo by: Phoebe from Lou Messugo


Photo by Vlad from Eff it, I’m on Holiday

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 – any travel experience that you want to share.

How to join in

  • Link up to three posts – old or new – this week here over at Packing My Suitcase.
  • 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 – a few people forgot to do this.
  • 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, alternating between myself and Ting – and be open for seven days. Each week, we will be giving a shout out to some of our favourite posts and photos, and choosing a Photo of the Week via Instagram.

Grab our badge below, and get linking. Happy Monday all.

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.

  • Thank you dear!
    All you need to do is click on the blue button at the end of the post and add a link to one of your posts (can be old or new). Then your link will appear together with the others automatically.
    After you add your link you need to copy the code from the badge and paste on your chosen post (on the TEXT section). Then, leave a few comments on other participant’s posts and you are done 😀 next week you will have the chance to be featured on the blog!!

    Let me know if you have any have the whole week to take part 😀

    • Hi Allane think I’ve done the link and successfully copied the badge into the end of my post (it’s one I did fairly recently on a trip we did to Ascona I felt it fitted the theme of “Monday Escapes” well so hopefully it’s the sort of thing you’re looking for). I’ll check out the other links once I’ve done my blog post for this week there look to be some great ones here! Hope you’ve had a lovely week and have a great weekend! 🙂

      • Lovely Rosemary!! I am very happy to know that you are taking part on the blog link… it is a great way to meet other bloggers and read some interesting stories 😀 I hope you like it!
        Hugs from Germany!

  • You are most welcome, and you deserved it 😀
    We will also feature it on Instagram today!! Congratulations!

  • Thank you dear!! Happy to know that… I hope you enjoy reading some cool posts 😀

  • You’re welcome dear 😀 <3

    Ohhh that's great!!! I will definitely take a look… and when I finally go to Thailand it would be great to have his contact!! 😀

  • Nihar Pradhan

    This is indeed a wonderful idea and lovely to discover so many beautiful posts. I may not have such fascinating travel post as you have and many participates have some brilliant posts, still I would love to participate and what to explore this connection and learn a whole new gamut of inspiring posts…
    Wherever I go “WALKING” is what allows me to learn the place and people better than any other means of exploration. I always find time to walk through the lane and by-lanes, parks and gardens…
    For me when on travel to new places, when I get an opportunity “Walking is Wonderful” way to know the unknowns in such new places…
    love the idea…
    thanks so much for providing such an innovative concept into practice.

    • Glad you like the idea Nihar 😀
      I am sure you might have some interesting story from your travels… feel free to share with us! You are more than welcome to participate 😀

  • Gin

    I’m so happy for you that Monday escapes is so successful ! I think it’s a great idea !!! Thanks for featuring my post 🙂

    Oh gosh, so many posts already ! 😀

    • Awwnnn thank you sooo much!!! Guess what? I have JUST received your postcard and I loved it <3 you are soooo sweet!! I can't believe that we are finally going to meet this year 😀 I would love to take you to the Christmas Markets for a Glühwein 😀

      • Gin

        YAY !! It has been quick 🙂 I’m really sorry for the delay, I wanted to do it sooner, but I just .. couldn’t. Too many things to do 🙂 Glühweiiiin yessss 🙂

        • Nooo need to apologize 😀 I loooved it! It was a great start to my day and it is now on my board along with other postcards 😀 thank you so much!!

  • Thank you so much dear!! I am happy to have you back around here <3

  • You are most welcome Vlad 😀 it was well deserved!!! I love all your photos!!

  • Awnnn thank you dear!! I have just replied your other comment explaining how you can do it. I hope it works, it’s very simple, just a trick 😀

  • Yaaay happy to know that Sally!! 😀 Happy to have you on board!!

  • Suguna (unfinishedtravel)

    I love the idea of this. Mondays are the most depressing days of the week! I will try to join in as often as I can, but I’m a little technologically incompetent, so it may take me a bit to figure out how to do it properly. I’m excited to check out this awesome collection of posts!

    • So happy to know that you liked the idea!! I would be happy to have you on board… if you have any questions about it feel free to ask me 😀

  • Hanne

    So many wonderful stories! I will also participate very soon (I have been without lap-top the last days). But will link up the next days 🙂 It is such a great idea!

    • Perfect!!! Happy that you will participate!!
      I am having lots of fun reading everyone’s posts and would love to some of yours too!!

  • Yaaaaay awesome!!!
    How cool, so you were very busy with the family, I know exactly how is it like!!
    Looking forward to reading your post for #MondayEscapes. Next Monday you will need to link up on My Travel Monkey… one week is here, the next is with Ting 😀

  • Yaaaay awesome!!! I saw that and I have followed you back!! You will be fine!
    Try to post at least once per day and use the #, it helps a lot to get people to see your pictures 😀
    Instagram is not complicated 😀