Carnival of Cities for 9 February 2011

Welcome to the Carnival of Cities blog carnival, where we tour the world in a single post, via submissions from a variety of different blogs, all about any aspect of one, single city (or fair-sized town.)

The previous edition was here on Sheila’s Guide and the next edition will be hosted on the Perceptive Travel blog on Wednesday, February 23.

Any posts from blogs by tourism organizations (CVB, DMO, Tourist Board,) hospitality or economic development organizations are particularly welcome, as long as they’re about something in one city or town!

If yo would like to host a future Carnival edition on your blog (March 9 and March 23 are still open, and I could certainly use the help because March is crazy for me) please contact me at Sheila “at” sheilascarborough “dot” com. Thanks!

Off we go….

Cities in the Americas

Indianapolis, Indiana, USA Nicole presents Experiencing Egypt at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis posted at Arrows Sent Forth, saying, “The ‘Take Me There: Egypt’ exhibit at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis allows kids to experience life in an Egyptian village through hands-on play.”

Nashville, Tennessee, USA Alethea Hutchison presents Viva Nashvegas! posted at I’m Domestic…not Dead!, saying, “The way Nashville views celebrity.”

New York, New York, USA Madeleine Begun Kane presents Snow Job (A Limerick Duet) posted at Mad Kane’s Humor Blog.

(A CVB blog – Yay!)—> Spokane, Washington, USA Teresa Ide presents My New Neighborhood Bar posted at Spokane Insiders’ Blog.

Seattle, Washington, USA Byteful Travel presents The Radical Act of Kindness that Floored Me when I visited a Seattle Farmer’s Market posted at Byteful Travel, saying, “What would you do if someone you’d never met walked up to you and gave you a gift, completely unexpectedly? I had to face this amazing reality one sunny day after I’d just stumbled into the Queen Anne farmer’s market (where I discovered an amazing new fruit, a ‘pluot’). And the entire experience reinforced in me how magical travel can truly be.”

Orlando, Florida, USA Jennifer Miner presents Spring Break Vacation in Orlando – 5 Tips to Save Time posted at The Vacation Gals, saying, “Spring break in Orlando’s big theme parks can be frustrating, what with all the crowds and long lines. Here are 5 tips to help save time at Disney World and Universal Studios Orlando.”

Ojai, California, USA Andy Hayes presents California’s Secret Sunshine Valley: Ojai posted at Sharing Travel Experiences, saying, “Want to know the secrets of the Ojai Valley?”

Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA Apryl Chapman Thomas presents Spotting Winter Wildlife (and Possibly Whales) in Virginia Beach, Virginia posted at Southern Hospitality Magazine Traveler.

Kualoa, Oahu, Hawaii, USA Jennifer presents Kualoa Ranch – Oahu, Hawaii posted at Two Kids and a Map.

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA Sarah V. presents Beignets! posted at Wandering Off.

Austin, Texas, USA Pete & Kara present Austinversary! posted at Dispatches from a Winnebago.

Duluth, Minnesota, USA Dominique King presents Iconic lift bridge in Duluth is a major Minnesota landmark posted at Midwest Guest, saying, “This 100-plus-year-old lift bridge is so closely identified with Duluth, Minnesota, that the city prominently features its image in its official logo.”

Cities in the Middle East

Amman, Jordan Sherry Ott presents Late Night Cravings posted at Ottsworld, saying, “Late night eating in Amman Jordan”

Cities in Asia

Gwangneung, South Korea Chris Backe presents Destination: Gwangneung (Namyangju, Gyeonggi-do) posted at Chris in South Korea, saying, “From a day trip near Seoul :)”

Cities in Europe

Paris, France Shelly Rivoli presents The best baby-friendly cafe in… Paris? posted at Travels with Baby Tips, saying, “Safe haven for travelers with tots who want to sip cafe creme in the City of Lights… sitting down. A great tip from a Paris mom for travelers or locals alike.”

Rome, Italy Alistair Wearmouth presents From Pizza to Pasta: Get Cooking in Rome posted at Away.com Travel Blog, saying, “A guide to two of the best cooking schools in Rome by food blogger Kendra Bailey Morris”

Cuenca, Spain Eurobookings presents Off the Beaten Path: Cuenca, Spain posted at The European Hotel Specialist.

The Hague, the Netherlands MoTravels presents 10 Awesome Places to See and Things to Do in the Hague Netherlands posted at Monique Rubin, saying, “A local’s perspective on The Hague, The Netherlands”

That concludes this Carnival edition, and thank you for visiting.

Please submit your (ONE, non-spammy) blog post to the next edition of the Carnival of Cities using our carnival submission form.

Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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2 Responses to Carnival of Cities for 9 February 2011

  1. Andarin says:

    An Amazing carnival, as usual! And there’s even a post about the Middle East! It’s great to see such diversity.

    I’m surprised more people don’t write a small blurb for their article, though.

    Keep up the great work, Sheila! 🙂
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