Today I once again have the honor of hosting the Carnival of Cities, a most exceptional traveling carnival which just so happens to be all about travel.
Yet this carnival is no ordinary carnival. Don’t worry. There aren’t any rides that could make you puke, and there certainly aren’t any scary clowns. And if you’ve been paying attention the past few weeks, you probably already know what a blog carnival is, but in the chance that you don’t, all you need to know is that you’re about to be exposed to some great travel writing from all around the globe.
A Trip around the World
As I said last time, the Carnival of Cities has been one of my favorite carnivals for a while now because it consistently includes some of the best travel-related articles on the web. This carnival is dedicated to highlighting any aspect of any specific city, and people often say that reading through it feels like a trip around the world.
Today’s carnival takes us all around the Americas and Western Europe, as well as giving us a small taste of what it’s like to go off-road in Uganda.
Are you ready for a trip around the world?
Kampala, Uganda – Mark Jordahl presents:
5 Things I Love About Kampala… but probably shouldn’t posted at Wild Thoughts from Uganda.
“Oriental, NC is starting to feel like home even though we’ve only visited twice. The people and businesses are just that nice!”
Las Vegas, NV, USA – Mary Jo Manzanares presents:
Hotel Review: ARIA Hotel at City Center, Las Vegas posted at Traveling with MJ, saying,
“It’s big, it’s beautiful, and it’s green. To know the details read the review of the Aria in Las Vegas.”
Oklahoma City, OK, USA – Sheila A. Scarborough presents:
A dream in progress: American Indian Cultural Center and Museum in Oklahoma City posted at Perceptive Travel Blog, saying,
“Amazing new facility under construction in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma at the intersection of Interstates 35 and 40.”
Sarasota, FL, USA – Gerard Walen presents:
Best beer bars in Sarasota, Florida | Road Trips for Beer posted at Road Trips for Beer, saying,
“The craft beer scene is exploding in Sarasota, Florida, a city that many consider a magnet for wealthy retirees and beach lovers.”
Dearborn, MI, USA – Dominique King presents:
See the bus Rosa Parks rode into history at The Henry Ford in Dearborn, Michigan posted at Midwest Guest, saying,
“Rosa Parks moved to Detroit in 1957, so it only seems fitting that the Montgomery, Alabama, bus she rode into history followed her to Michigan.”
“Of all the free activities scheduled in Ottawa, I chose to visit CBC Ottawa, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s local TV station. I worked on Sparks Street for a year, one block from the CBC Ottawa Broadcast Centre. I saw the flurry of journalists and TV crews every day, and I have always wanted to see what the headquarters looked like inside.”
“A rascally prank in a sister city, Clermont-Ferrand, France.”
“A moving concert on The Falls Road with songwriter Cathie Ryan.”
“The Montol Midwinter Festival is a riotous affair taking place in Penzance during the week before Christmas. With parades, bonfires, masks, and the Lord of Misrule, who could resist?! Great video to show the festivities as well.”
You too can be a part of the sheer splendubiousness that is the Carnival of Cities. And honestly, you’d be silly not to consider it. For any writer, blog carnivals are an intelligent way to get the word out about what you’re publishing on the web. I know this because blog carnivals have been incredibly helpful in spreading the word about this site.
To request an article to be considered for inclusion next time, please submit your blog post (just one, please one that provides real value and is not spam) to the next edition of the Carnival of Cities using the Carnival of Cities submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found in the Carnival of Cities carnival index.
And if you’d like to host the carnival itself, as I have done here, please contact the carnival’s maintainer at the following email address: Sheila “at” sheilascarborough “dot” com. (But please be patient. I’m sure she gets plenty of email.)
I hope you enjoyed today’s carnival!
And until next time, beware of the Jubjub bird!
(Seriously, those things are lethal…)