Monday Escapes #42

Monday Escapes #42

Welcome to one more Monday Escapes, it’s incredible how far we’ve come with the link up, 42 editions to be precise. 42 posts that brought us together, where we and read each other’s travel stories, and made new friends in the blogging world.

We hope that throughout Monday Escapes’ journey, you had fun and made the most out of it. Ting and I were very lucky to meet all of you and your blogs and to have been able to share a little bit of ours with you too. However, we have a big announcement to make… it’s time for us to say good bye. This will be the last Monday Escapes link up that either of us will be running. Why? We hear you cry…

Well, we want to be honest with you all. As you can imagine it takes a huge amount of time to read through everyone’s posts, set up Monday Escapes and all the social media associated with it, and we feel if we can’t give it our full attention, then we shouldn’t be doing it any more.

So, if any of you are interested in taking over the Monday Escapes linky and running it yourselves, do get in touch with us. Ting and I would be happy to pass the mantle and keep this community going.

We have so enjoyed bringing together a group of like-minded travellers and if it wasn’t for Monday Escapes, we wouldn’t have got to know so many of you. You have all been truly inspiring. So please, let’s make the last Monday Escapes a truly spectacular one! And next time, we’ll be going through a whole collection of the past year’s best posts as a tribute and round up to what has been a brilliant collection of travel stories and photographs.

Meanwhile, here are our favorites from Monday Escapes #41:


Summertime in Copenhagen – 10 must do’s – by Oregon Girl Around the World

The Gardens of Château de Vendeivre – Eco-Gites of Lenault

Italy with Kids, Viareggio, Tuscany – A Free From Life

Go to Rome: 7 travel hacks – by Mooiste Stendentrips



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Santorini – by Champagneista

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Scotland – by Love From Scotland 

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Jimmy’s Farm Harvest Festival – Dear Mummy Blog

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Shirakawa-Go, Japan – by #TRAVELWITHNANOB

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 out 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.

Don’t forget the badge!

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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.

  • OOOh I’m so sad to hear that this is the last Monday Escapes! It’s been fun getting to know you through your travels and link ups! I thought about starting my own link up and was all ready but then wedding planning has gotten a bit more hectic, so it will have to wait for a better time! Hope to KIT! xx

    • I know :/
      Don’t worry, some wonderful ladies will take over the link up 🙂
      Yesss, we will definitely keep in touch!!

  • Phoebe Thomas

    Sorry to hear this is your last Monday Ecapes Allane, but I fully understand how much time it takes from running my own linky once a month. I hope you find someone to take it on

    • I know :/
      But don’t worry, some wonderful ladies will take over Monday Escapes, so you will be able to keep linking up with them 😀

  • Sorry to hear it’s ending, but thank you for hosting. I can only imagine how much effort it must have taken! I hope you find someone to take over. I would volunteer but I can barely keep up with my own blog lately never mind a linkup!

    • Ohh don’t worry! We’ve found some lovely ladies to take up.. so you will be able to keep linking up with them 😀

  • So sad to hear that Monday Escapes is ending, but I totally understand the time and effort that went into it! I discovered many blogs through the link up!

    • Hi Anna… Ting and I won’t be hosting Monday Escapes anymore, but there will be other wonderful bloggers who will, so you can still link up with them 😀

  • Yess Erin, it was a hard decision for the both of us, but time was becoming hard to find.
    Weather here in Munich is pretty bad at the moment :/
    I wish you a great week 😀

  • Thank you so much Sally! Also for your support throughout the link up 😀

  • Thank you for supporting us Tanja 😀

  • Thank you so much Corey!! It was a pleasure for us 😀

  • Yess, it’s very time consuming, you know that… it was a hard the decision, but it was for the best 😀 thank you so much for supporting us!!

  • Thank you so much Kathrin, it means a lot!
    I wish you lots of success with your blog. You can still keep linking up with Monday Escapes with the news hosts 😀

  • Thank you so much for your kind words dear!! It means a lot!
    It was a pleasure to host Monday Escapes. You can still link up with the new hosts 😀

  • Ohhh so happy to know that! I hope you will keep linking with the hosts 😀
    It was a pleasure to host Monday Escapes! And wow, I didn’t know about the #42, that’s a great sign then, thank you for that 😉

  • Hi Anna! Oh my, really? Congratulations on starting your link up 😀
    I already love the name!
    Thank you for stopping by 😀