Monday Escapes #18

Monday Escapes #18

Ting and I can’t believe we’re 18 weeks into Monday Escapes and how popular it’s become with all of you wonderful travel bloggers. To say we’ve been overwhelmed is an understatement.

We set up this linky because we felt there was something a little lacking in the travel community that welcomed everyone from family-related posts to independent travellers. And I hope you’d all agree we’ve struck the right mix.

When we came up with the idea  all those months ago, little did we know how many people would be joining in – our numbers are currently averaging around the 85 mark. And while we are really grateful for the support and the growing MondayEscapes community, Ting and I simply can’t keep up with you all!

We both want to be good hosts and make sure everyone gets commented on and shared across twitter but alongside everyday life and our own blogging schedules we’re finding it increasingly difficult to manage. So we’ve made a decision that I hope won’t affect your enjoyment of Monday Escapes. We’re going to change the frequency of the blog hop and the number of posts you can each link up.

From this week, please can you only link up one post each – we will do the same as hosts. And Monday Escapes will no longer be every week – but every fortnight instead. Of course, we will always send out a little tweet to remind you all. We hope you have fun this week, and don’t forget to check out our favourites of the week:


Let’s go to: New York, New York – by Life in Wanderlust

A short and sweet stay in Riga – by Eff it I’m on Holiday

So You Want To Go To Macchu Picchu – by Tripimize

The Best Family Hotel in Chang Mai – by Five Adventurers


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Istanbul – by Travel with Intent

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Taieri Gorge Railway – by Boy & Girl Globetrot

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 Dismaland – by Dear Mummy Blog

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San Blas, Panama – by Globetotting


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 one post – old or new – this week the link up is over here on 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 – if you are having trouble figuring out how to add the badge let us know and we will help you out.
  • 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 our favourites.

We also invite you to pin and check ou what was already pinned on our Pinterest board Monday Escapes:

Follow My’s board Monday Escapes on Pinterest.

Monday Escapes will go live every other week, alternating between myself and My Travel Monkey – and will be open for seven days. We will remind you all of the link up on Twitter, and each time, we will be giving a shout out to some of our favourite posts and photos.

Grab the badge, and have fun!

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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 girls for hosting the link up! Actually is the only one I do link up to because I get much more interaction than other link ups and find interesting posts to read and share!

    • So happy to know that Anna! We are certainly always happy to have you on #MondayEscapes!

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  • That sounds a good plan Allane! You and Ting do a fantastic job hosting #MondayEscapes and I have wondered how you manage to keep up with it all! Once a fortnight is a good gap and gives you time to get other things done in the meantime. I always seem to have so much on as well and sometimes am rushing just to do a weekly post. Many thanks to you and Ting again for setting up such a great link up! Have a lovely week 🙂

    • Happy to know you like the changes too Rosemary! It will certainly give everyone more time to enjoy the link up and prepare a new post for the next time.
      It is always a pleasure to host! I hope you also have a lovely week as spring begins in Australia! 😀

  • Hahaha yes Jennifer, it’s a lot of work. I think the change will be great, this way we can give more attention to the link up, and also have time to take care of our blogs and lives 😀

  • You’re welcome Marta, thank you too for linking up with us 😀 you are always welcome!

  • You are welcome Marcella 😀
    Happy to know that you like it and are enjoying it! 😀

  • hahaha our pleasure 😀
    have fun!!

  • Awnnn that is sooo nice of you to say Trish! It makes me really happy to know that you find #MondayEscapes a community, that was always our intention. We hope to keep doing this and have you guys on board 😀

  • Thank you Stephanie, glad you see it positively 😀 Always happy to have you on #MondayEscapes

  • Thank you so much dear! That really makes us really happy to know. I also love that there is a great variety of bloggers linking up, it’s great to see everyone interacting 😀

  • No problem at all dear 😀
    We are still all adapting to the new rules hahaha 😀
    have a wonderful day!

  • It is isn’t it? This place looks amazing!

  • You’re most welcome Liz! I am happy to know you like the link up 😀

  • Hi Natalia, you are most welcome!
    Thank you so much for the support! We are happy to know people are agreeing with the new rules. 😀

  • Welcome to Monday Escapes Tara!
    Happy to have you on board our link up and hope that you will enjoy reading all these wonderful posts! Have fun 😀

  • Thank you for supporting the changes on the link up Laura 😀
    We are happy to have you on board!

  • My pleasure Indah 😀 <3
    thank you dear!! I hope you have a wonderful week!

  • Oh! I’ve just seen that the link up wont be every Monday anymore! Its definitely been fun, but I can definitely understand the toll it probably takes to keep up with everyone! Looking forward to the next link up! 🙂