Last week I had some fantastic news – My Travel Monkey has made it to the finals of one of the biggest parenting blogging awards in the UK! The MADs saw over 8,000 blogs nominated, so getting this far feels like winning in itself! I am up against some talented family travel writers – four of who are also Monday Escapers! So I am truly honoured to be named alongside Nisbah from Five Adventurers, Claire from Tin Box Traveller , Victoria and Katja from Globetotting, and Karen from Mini Travellers – and am looking forward to seeing them at the glittering awards dinner later this year.
Petworth House wouldn’t look out of place in a lavish Jane Austen adaptation. In fact, this 17th century mansion which is home to a huge array of internationally famed paintings from the likes of Anthony van Dyck and William Blake, was the only ‘real’ Turner location to feature in Mike Leigh’s award-winning 2014 film Mr Turner. (more…)
If you were to drive through the small village of Flúðir – situated about an hour from Reykjavík – you’d be forgiven for thinking that a pit stop at the petrol station would be the only reason to get out of the car. (more…)
I first ‘met’ Corey from Fifi + Hop last year over our shared passion of travel. I love reading about her adventures with her two girls from her home in New York state – there are just so many wonderful places in Corey’s back yard! However, in this week’s Holiday Snapshots she shares her Italian vacation with us in the stunning region of Tuscany. It’s made me even more excited about our trip there later this year. (more…)
Calling all Monday Escapers… What’s the trip that changed your life? For me it was when I went to India and met my husband for the first time on a beach in Goa.