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Carnival of Cities for 10 Sept 2008

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Welcome to the latest edition of the Carnival of Cities; this is two week’s worth of submissions since I took a “carnival time out” while I was in Kansas City.

Cities in the Americas

Santa Cruz, California, USA kat presents santa cruz on a shoestring posted at the part-time life.

New York, New York, USA Brian Jay Stanley presents Rural Density posted at Aphorisms and Paradoxes.

Kansas City, Missouri, USA Jennifer Miner presents Award Winning BBQ at American Royal, Kansas City, Missouri posted at Traveling Mamas.

Silicon Valley, California, USA Silicon Valley Blogger presents 15 Fire Safety Tips To Protect Your Life And Home posted at The Digerati Life, saying, “In Silicon Valley, California, there are areas that are prone to wildfires. Here are my musings on fire safety, as I ponder the fire risk where I live.”

Charleston, South Carolina, USA James Hills presents Wild Dunes Resort in Charleston, SC posted at Man Tripping – Guys Getways and Mancations, saying, “I had a chance to check this resort out last year and it is a great place to visit; this is an interview I conducted with one of the resort managers about their ‘mancation’ golf packages.”

Miami, Florida, USA SeaBirdChronicles presents Did I mention the air conditioning? posted at SeaBird Chronicles (parenting twin toddlers), saying, “A visit to Miami’s Children’s Museum!”

Washington, DC, USA Jon Rochetti presents MLK’s I have a Dream Speech in Washington, DC posted at The DC Traveler, saying, “Even after 45 years, it still make your spine tingle. The place on the Lincoln Memorial is memorialized at the spot whrn Dr. King gave his most famous speech.”

Toronto, Canada Tamara presents Smith trips: Juliet takes on Toronto posted at Travel Blog – Mr & Mrs Smith Boutique & Luxury Hotels, saying, “We’ve been boutique hotel hunting in Toronto – and brought back some insider tips for you.”

Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA The Smarter Wallet presents 8 Summer Fun Activities That Won’t Break The Bank posted at The Smarter Wallet.

Washington, DC, USA Katie presents Local Color posted at District, Schmistrict, saying, “The Smithsonian American Art Museum’s temporary exhibit, “Local Color: Washington Painting at Midcentury” (running through Oct. 13), details the scarcely-known fact that D.C. was once the setting for one of the most exciting art scenes in our fair nation. On my way to “Local Color,” I was unexpectedly blown away by the third floor, which is where the modern and contemporary works live.”

Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA Amy @ The Q Family presents A Fun Day at Creative Discovery Museum posted at The Q Family Adventure, saying, “Enjoy a day at the Children’s Creative Discovery Museum in Chattanooga.”

Cities in Asia

Si Racha, Thailand Siam Sunshine presents Si Racha daytrip posted at Siam Sunshine, saying, “Trials and tribulations in S.E. Asia”

Kyoto, Japan Glowing Face Man presents Pictures from Japan – Part 4 posted at Glowing Face Man, saying, “A photoblog of my trip to Kyoto”

Muthyala Maduvu, India presents Pearl Valley or Muthyala Maduvu, Karnataka posted at

Hong Kong, China Tsabrack presents How to find the good restaurants in Hong Kong posted at XiuxiXiuxi.

Cities in Europe

Liverpool, United Kingdom NAOMI presents GIANT SPIDER GOES WALKABOUT IN LIVERPOOL posted at Diary From England, saying, “Thought you might be interested to hear about the giant spider that was on the rampage in Liverpool this week as part of the city’s Capital of Culture celebrations.”

Krakow, Poland Caitlin Fitzsimmons presents United Nations of Food: Poland and Georgia posted at The Gooseberry Fool, saying, “Sampling Polish and Georgian food on a weekend trip to Krakow.”

London, United Kingdom Jack Norell presents Discover London’s East End with these unique walking tours posted at Eyeflare – Travel Articles and Tips, saying, “Visitors to the East End can take a step back in time and discover the borough’s fascinating history with the help of a free self-guide trail booklet which shines the spotlight on past lives and buildings.”

Krakow, Poland Caitlin presents Photo Friday: Nuts about sculpture posted at Roaming Tales, saying, “Sculpture in Krakow, Poland.”

London, United Kingdom Heatheronhertravels presents They’re changing the guards at Buckingham Palace posted at Heather on her travels, saying, “Heather decided to play at being tourist on her home patch and took the tour of Buckingham Palace, which only opens to the public for a couple of months in the summer.”

Stockholm, Sweden Hairy Swede presents A Strange Morning with Swedish Boobs in Stockholm, Sweden posted at A Swedish American in Sweden, saying, “The ‘hazards’ of wandering through Stockholm.”

That concludes this edition, and thanks very much for visiting.

Please submit your single, non-spammy) blog post about any aspect of a single ciity to the next edition of Carnival of Cities using our carnival submission form.  I will host next on the Perceptive Travel blog on Wednesday, September 17, and entries are due by noon US Central time on Tuesday, September 16.

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