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Carnival of Cities for 24 April 2010

Welcome to the April 24, 2010 edition of the Carnival of Cities, where we tour the world in one blog post.  We’d planned to post as usual on Wednesday, 21 April but life intervened – sorry!

Thanks to the Perceptive Travel blog for hosting the last Carnival edition, and we look forward to the next edition on May 5 hosted by Travel Savvy Mom.

If you’d like to host on your blog, please contact me at Sheila “at” sheilascarborough “dot” com. Thanks!

Off we go….

Cities in the Americas

Burlington, Vermont, USA Lara Dickson presents Four days + Facebook + Twitter + Foursquare = Publicity and a damn good time for Burlington, VT! posted at Deep Dish Creative, saying, “See how Foursquare Day participation unfolds for Burlington, VT.”

Fargo, North Dakota, USA (in conjunction with tourism partner Moorhead, Minnesota) Brian presents Fargo-Moorhead’s Unusual “Celebrity Walk of Fame” posted at Fargo-Moorhead Convention & Visitors Bureau Blog, saying, “One of the most overlooked, and unusual attractions in Fargo-Moorhead. It is located right outside the visitor center for Fargo, ND and Moorhead, MN.”

San Francisco, California, USA Digerati Life presents The Minimum Budget: The Cost of Living For A Family of Four posted at The Digerati Life, saying, “Cost of living in the SF Bay Area.”

Queens, New York, USA Madeleine Begun Kane presents Cooking With Jazz posted at Mad Kane’s Humor Blog, saying, “(Restaurant Review in limerick form) Queens, NYC.”

Toronto, Ontario, Canada Zhu presents Kensington Market In The Spring posted at Correr Es Mi Destino, saying, “Kensington Market was much more friendly than last time we were there before New Year – translation, there were actually people in the street this time. With the many terraces (all packed), the restaurants opened on the street and yes, street entertainment, it proved to be a great place to hang out for a few hours.”

Bodega Bay, California, USA Shelly Rivoli presents Cheap and Free Bodega Bay, California – with kids posted at Travels with Baby Tips, saying, “There’s more to the Sonoma Coast than wine tasting — good thing if you’ll be visiting with young kids (and on a budget). 10 tips for a fun family trip to Bodega Bay.”

New York, New York, USA Jennifer Miner presents Free New York City Magic Shows for Fun Family Vacations posted at The Vacation Gals, saying, “NYC is a pretty expensive city for family travel; these ways to catch free live magic shows help stretch the vacation budget, and kids will have a fun time, too.”

Washington, DC, USA Mary Jo Manzanares presents US Supreme Court is Open for Public Visits posted at Traveling with MJ, saying, “Visiting the Us Supreme Court is a wonderful lesson in history, politics, architecture and current events.”

Portland, Oregon, USA Bret Sean presents Ghosts, Inmates and Bacon Doughnuts — 2 Days In Portland posted at The Jetpacker.

Los Angeles, California, USA Lauren presents Come Explore the Natural Side of L.A. with L.A. Active Adventures! posted at, saying, “Unique tour idea for active families visiting the Hollywood and Los Angeles area.”

Washington, DC, USA Jim & Martha presents National Cherry Blossom Festival 2010 posted at Wanderlust Journey.

Jacksonville, Florida, USA Leigh M. Caldwell (ThemeparkMom) presents Hands-on Culture for Families in Jacksonville, Florida posted at Traveling Mamas.”

Columbia, South Carolina, USA Amy @ The Q Family presents Columbia With Kids: The Vista and the Carolina Stadium posted at The Q Family Adventures Travel Blog.

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Andy Hayes presents Vancouver Sightseeing: The World in a City posted at Sharing Travel Experiences, saying, “Vancouver: I loved it. Any other questions?”

Denver, Colorado, USA Byteful Travel presents The Top 5 Surprises at the Denver Art Museum posted at Byteful Travel, saying, “Join me as we plunge into the depths of the Denver Art Museum. You’re going to see photos. You’re going to watch video. You’re going to hear stories straight from the horse’s mouth. But most importantly, you’re going to be surprised at what lies inside and how the museum itself answers the question ‘What is Art?'”

Washington, DC, USA Jon presents They’re Baaaack! DC’s Cherry Blossoms posted at PlanetEye Traveler – Washington DC, saying, “Marking the spring season, the famous cherry trees were recently in full bloom in Washington, DC.”

Cities in Europe

Munich, Germany Kristie presents Finding A Gym In Germany posted at Norway – An American In Oslo.

Valencia, Spain Dee Andrews presents Las Fallas in Valencia posted at Travel and Travails, saying, “Celebrate spring and a unique Spanish tradition at Las Fallas in Valencia, Spain.”

Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom ryan morrison presents Edinburgh International Science Festival posted at Scotland Here And Now, saying, “Edinburgh is a city with so much going on including the International Science Festival.”

Rome, Italy Bob Berwyn presents Finding a ‘Friz-a-bi’ in Rome posted at Summit County Citizens Voice, saying, “An international group of backpackers gathers at Bernini’s Four Rivers Fountain in the Piazza Navona in Rome and tries to track down an elusive Frisbee for breaks between visiting classical sites.”

Chartres, France Ashli Ahrens presents Getting an Eiffel of Paris: Our pilgrimage to Chartres on Wednesday posted at Getting an Eiffel of Paris, saying, “This was my first-ever trip to Paris and my first-ever blog. My companion and I shared writing duties, but this entry is mine. Thanks!”

Oslo, Norway Anne-Sophie Redisch presents 4 free or cheap kid-friendly art venues in Oslo posted at NileGuide Oslo.

Cities in the Middle East

Casablanca, Morocco Travelrat presents Casablanca: Hassan II Mosque posted at Travelrat’s Travels.

Cities in Asia

Hoi An, Vietnam Jonny presents The History of Hoi An’s Ancient Town posted at Vietnam Travel, saying, “Hi Sheila! We’re rather pleased with our article on Hoi An’s history, and would be thrilled if you could include it in the Carnival of Cities on your Family Travel site. Many thanks for keeping this Carnival going! 🙂 Jonny”

That concludes this edition, and thanks so much 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.