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Carnival of Cities: The “See You in September” Edition

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Welcome to this edition of the Carnival of Cities (and by the way, see this Home Turf Media Carnival page if you’re interested in hosting an upcoming edition. Spots are available.)

This is the first time that Family Travel has hosted a blog carnival; if you like the mix of posts from different bloggers, check out the Blog Carnival Web site for links to over 2000 carnivals on a variety of topics. 

School may have started, but we’re still ready for some travel, so here we go….   

**  Cities in the Americas  ** 

Anchorage, Alaska, USA   Marilyn Terrell and the folks at National Geographic Traveler magazine’s blog Intelligent Travel spent some time quizzing the Alaskan locals about fun winter ways to play, eat and sleep up north, in Anchorage Away! 

New York, New York, USA   I love raw oysters, fried oysters, any old kinda oysters, so it was mouth-watering to read Rickey Henderson’s REVIEW: The Oyster Bar (inside the gorgeous Grand Central Station) posted at his blog Adam’s Rib.

Denver, Colorado, USA   How about some good beer to go with those oysters?  Kara Williams gives us the lowdown about Denver Microbreweries on her blog Colorado Review (and yes, microbreweries can be kid-friendly; we used to go to the Coddington Brewing Company in Middletown, RI all the time.)

Seattle, Washington, USA   Learn about the origins of “The Wave” and get a football sneak preview with Mary Jo Manzanares; she writes about The Seahawks’ Qwest for Success at her blog The Seattle Traveler.  As for me, I’ll just wait for March Madness.

(near) Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA   David B. Bohl is a lifestyle mentor and educator who loves where he lives, and wonders, Are Midwesterners Happier and Friendlier? at his blog Slow Down Fast Today!

Briny Breezes, Palm Beach County, Florida, USA   Way out in California, the Silicon Valley Blogger finds out about a Florida town that says, Nope, Not Selling Our House. Not Even For 1000% Rate Of Return In 2 Years!  He writes about it at The Digerati Life, saying, “What do Chongqing, China and Briny Breezes, Florida have in common? Find out in this post.”

Bronx, New York, USA   Attention, birders!  Mike Bergin says you can find the Cattle Egret in the Bronx at his blog 10,000 Birds, saying, “While NYC as a whole is a fantastic city for naturalists, the Hunts Point section of the Bronx is definitely not!”  Well, not usually….

**  Cities in Europe  **

London, United Kingdom   Over at the Perceptive Travel blog, writer Antonia Malchik is a real bookstore groupie, especially travel bookstores (and who wouldn’t be a groupie about those?!)  She finds bliss in London’s Stanfords, the “world’s best travel bookstore.” 

Vernazza, Cinque Terre, Italy   Steve Madsen presents Songs of Praise in Vernazza posted at Exit Row Seat, saying, “A video presentation of our Vernazza photos backed by the local choir recorded at a concert in July.” 

Paris, France   Darlene Berkel suggests that you find Culture and Romance With a Paris Tour, posted at her blog Everyone Loves To Travel, saying, “Paris is a place that has a lot to offer, and a tour will help you make the most of the time you are able to spend in the city.” 

Preston, United Kingdom   Riversider has an update on the Riverworks Ribble barrage, as he writes that the Council Votes To Ignore Flood Risk to Preston Residents posted at Save The Ribble.

Zurich, Switzerland   We have one last tribute to summer, as Jul gets a waterfront view while Floating through the city posted at the expat blog This non-American Life.  They even got to keep the floaty things.

**  Cities in Asia  ** 

Mauritius, Indian Ocean   Local blogger Alfa King writes about a variety of Holy festivals on his island home, posted at Alfa King Memories.

Phuket, Thailand   Vanalli pays tribute to the sleepy, “morphine-like qualities” found in Phuket Town: Still as dreamy as ever posted at The Lost Boy

Angkor, Cambodia   Experience the wonders of an ancient civilizaiton as artThailand gives us a detailed tour of how to best enjoy Marvellous Angkor, posted at the artThailand site.

That concludes this edition, and thanks for visiting.

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