Carnival of Blogs – July 29, 2009 Edition

Welcome to the July 29, 2009 edition of carnival of cities.  Many thanks to Sheila Scarborough for starting this fun exchange of bloggers who are sharing about cities around the world.  In the wink of a blog post, we’ll travel around the world together. This is a biweekly event and Trekaroo is proud to host this edition.  The next edition will return to Family Travel Logue (Aug 12)

Fire up those clickers and we’re off!

Cities of the Americas

New York City, New York: Emm veers west of London for a second day in new york. New York day 2: Empire State Building was posted at Emm in London, saying “I recently took a trip to New York and I fell in love. This post is from my second day in this magical city.”

New York City, New York: Amie O’Shaughnessy visited New York with your family and brings you Summer in New York City: Ideas to Keep Kids Cool and Happy posted at Welcome to the Ciao Bambino Blog.

Washington, District of Columbia: Jon annouces that DC’s Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens Lotus Flowers are in Full Bloom posted at The DC Traveler – Washington DC travel & tourism information. “The lotus flowers in Wshington DC’s Kenilworth Gardens are in full bloom and spectacular. Nature at it’s best.”

Pensacola Beach, Florida: Jennifer shares about the reopened Ft. Pickens – Pensacola Beach, Florida posted at Pensacola with Kids “Due to Hurricane Ivan, Fort Pickens was closed to car traffic for several years. It has recently opened back up and is a great place to take the whole family. Explore the fort and check out our sandy white beaches!”

Mobile, Alabama: Jennifer explores a little off the beaten path with  A Day Trip: Five Things to Do in Mobile, Alabama with Your Kids posted at Two Kids and a Map, saying, “Mobile, Alabama is full of fantastic activities and places to enjoy with your kids. These are five of our picks for a quick day trip!”

Austin, Texas: Sheila Scarborough tells us about the cool Austin Rocks: Sunday Bluegrass Brunch at Threadgill’s posted at Perceptive Travel Blog, saying, “Threadgill’s has been around Austin since the 1930s; the “Old No. 1″ North Austin location has a Bluegrass Brunch that all ages can enjoy.”

Winter Park, Colorado: Watch Me Eat presents Food at the Watermelon 5K posted at Watch Me Eat. “Running through the historic neighborhoods and gardens during the Watermelon 5K Race in Winter Park, FL (and then enjoying the watermelon after).”

Los Angeles, California: Henry presents Three Hours in Los Feliz – Part II posted at Finding Freedom, saying, “This is the second part of my afternoon exploring the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles, CA. The article focuses on the Barnsdall Arts Park and the Hollyhock House. You can find part one in the July 15, 2009 issue of Carnival of Cities.”

Temecula, Califronia: Caterina Christakos lets us in on the Temecula Wine Tasting Shuttles | Wine Clubs Worldwide posted at Wine Clubs Worldwide.

Cancun Mexico: One Family has explored Cancun to bring back this Cancun Trip Report posted at One Family’s Blog, saying, “A family trip report of Cancun from a frugal family.”

San Francisco, California: LiLing Pang has found 10 Destination Worthy Playgrounds in the San Francisco Bay Area that promise a day of fun for hardly a penny.  Read all the details about why each of these playgrounds are so special on Trekaroo.

Cities of Asia

Vichuda presents Tjong A Fie Mansion History posted at Kota Medan Guide.

Suzhou, China: Iain Manley shares his Suzhou City Guide posted at Holiday Fu.

Manila, Philippines: Mara shares her list of Manila Shopping Malls posted at The Manila Girl.

Penukonda, India: Kristie has had the unique experience of Celebrating Guru Purnima 2009 In India posted at Norway – An American In Oslo,

Cities of Europe

Jen Miner has a raves about The Best Luxury Hotel in the World in the Traveling Mamas.

Dan Miller presents Robert Redford and Sibylle Szaggars: Married! posted at Celebs Free Pics, saying, “Robert Redford married Sibylle Szaggars in Hamburg, Germany last weekend.The 71-year-old acting and directing legend wed the 51-year-old Sibyelle after the two had been dating for a while.”

Jason share about the 800 year old festival where residents of celerbate the 1209: Massacre of Beziers, “kill them all, let God sort them out” posted at Executed Today.

London, UK: William wallace knows how to find free thrills.  He’s wirrten A Guide To Finding Free Events In London posted at London Is Cool

Rome, Italy: Mick Hart presents Visiting Rome In A Day – Is That Really Possible? posted at Globe Cheap Travel, saying, “Discount Travel Techniques that guarantee big savings on family vacations, international flights, accommodation, entertainment, and lots more…”

Travelrat presents Gardens in Madrid « Travelrat’s Travels posted at Travelrat’s Travels.

That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of 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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About the author

LiLing Pang is Co-founder and CEO of Trekaroo . She is a mom to two boys and a girl (13, 11, and 3) currently traveling through Central America. Together with her husband, Brennan Pang, they hatched the idea of Trekaroo one summer day along the California coast while searching for the best kid-friendly tide pool near La Jolla with their curious 2.5 year old.
8 Responses
  1. Emm

    This is a lovely carnival! Thank you for taking the time to put it up. I have done a carnival myself before and I know it is a lot of work!

  2. Sheila Scarborough

    Hi Trekaroo!

    Thanks so much for hosting this edition of the Carnival; looks like you got some solid entries.

  3. Mara

    Thank you so much! It’s a great carnival. Nice travel blog you have here.:) I’m enjoying browsing through your posts.:)

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