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Carnival of Cities for 31 December 2008

Welcome to the Happy New Year edition of the Carnival of Cities!

Normally I would have the entries neatly organized by continent, but, well, there seems to be some sort of festive holiday today that demands my attention….

Next week, we’ll host the first 2009 version of this blog carnival at the UpTake Attractions blog.

Check out the entire UpTake site for travel research/ideas; they are a startup company that is US-focused right now, but has plans for eventual world domination. 🙂

Come with us now to tour the globe in one blog post….

Michelle Snow presents Trafalgar Square in London: Free Historical and Artistic Attractions for Budget Travelers posted at Budget Vacations at Suite 101.

Kathy Torline presents HOHOHO, NORAD is following Santa from Colorado Springs posted at Colorado Springs Vintage Homes Blog.

Aahz presents Leonardo DaVinci Disappoints At The Tech posted at Philaahzophy, saying, “I was sooooo excited when I heard this exhibit was coming to San Jose, California. Maybe that was the problem…”

The Smarter Wallet presents Paying for College: How To Pay For School On Your Own posted at The Smarter Wallet, saying, “Paying for college (examples of how to do it) from Tulsa, Oklahoma.”

Zaira presents Have You Ever Eaten a Lion Omelet? I Have! posted at Aahz Reviews Gilroy, saying, “The local Lions’ Club sure can cook in Gilroy, California!”

GregBrave presents Volcanic Auckland posted at NZ Tramping, saying, “This article includes some beautiful photos of Auckland, New Zealand.”

Andrew Edgington presents 10 Villas For Sale in Busot, Alicante, Spain posted at Campello Apartments, saying, “Discover Busot, a picturesque village that overflows with a unique tranquility and just 10 minutes from the Campello beach.”

Tom Tessin presents Things to do in Charleston, West Virginia posted at FAC Travel Blog, saying, “We travel around the globe and just got back from Charleston. See what we thought was the best to do!”

Mike Bergin presents Rochester Forecast: Snowy! posted at 10,000 Birds, saying, “One of the advantages of living in Rochester, NY in winter!”

Jon Rochetti presents Tickets to Presidential Inaugural Balls – Part 1 – January 19, 2009 posted at The DC Traveler – Washington DC travel & tourism information, saying, “Here’s the first part of a 2-part listing of official and unofficial Inaugural Balls in Washington, DC, that will be celebrating the inauguration of the 44th President of the United State, Barack Obama.”

Ms. Smarty Pants presents Use Nashville as a Central Hub for a Civil War Tour of Tennessee posted at Ms. Smarty Pants Know It All, saying, “It’s not that well known, but Nashville is a great place for Civil War buffs.”

TherapyDoc presents The Bus posted at Everyone Needs Therapy (a beautiful story of an unexpected bus ride in Chicago, Illinois.)

Barbara presents Washington Welcomes You…Home! posted at Capitol B, saying, “Posh housing options in Washington, DC for Inauguration Week.” presents Trip to Kanyakumari: Chapter 8: Nagaraja Temple, Nagercoil posted at, saying, “City: Nagercoil”

One Family presents Glasgow/Edinburgh Trip Report (mostly Edinburgh) posted at One Family’s Blog.

Ashley Thompson presents More from Montreal: Juliette et Chocolat posted at National Geographic Traveler‘s Intelligent Travel Blog, saying, “Finding choco-heaven in Montreal, Canada.”

Jeanne presents Altamira:Sistine Chapel of Prehistoric Art! posted at soultravelers3, saying, “Kids & prehistoric art at Altamira in Northern Spain.”

Nancy Brown presents Lafayette, California, My Home Town posted at What a Trip, saying, “If you find yourself in the Bay Area, check out Lafayette, a cool little town.”

That concludes this edition, and thanks for visiting on this last day of 2008.

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