Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Carnival of Cities for 27 July 2011

Welcome to the Carnival of Cities blog carnival, where we tour the world in a single post, via submissions from a variety of different blogs, all about any aspect of one, single city (or fair-sized town). I am honored to host this great carnival for the first time. I welcome all of you to Arrows Sent Forth, where I blog about adventures my family takes around home and around the country. I'm glad you're here!

This is the July 27 edition. The previous edition was hosted on July 13 by the Perceptive Travel Blog and the August 10 edition will be at Edutech Musings. Please submit your (ONE, non-spammy) blog post to the next edition of the Carnival of Cities using the carnival submission form.

Cities in Europe

Barentsburg, Russia Anne-Sophie Redisch presents Barentsburg Highlights at Sophie's World, saying, "Barentsburg is the last remaining Russian settlement in the Arctic."

East London, England Sheila Scarborough presents What Gives a Place Buzz and Attracts Creative People? at Sheila's Guide to the Good Stuff, with a post describing "how the tech start-up culture and TechHub are revitalizing the Shoreditch section of East London."

Germany Laura Burnett presents The Germany I Saw at Living the Clever Life with a post about "a view of small town northern Germany not shown in guide books."

Rome, Italy Jennifer Miner presents Best Gelato Shops in Rome, Italy at The Vacation Gals, saying "All gelato tastes great when it's 95 degrees out in Italy, but these three best (and one worst!) gelato shops in Rome are worthy of note. We did a lot of "research" during our summer vacation there."

Cities in the Americas

Boston, Massachusetts, USA I present Trip Report: Boston here at Arrows Sent Forth with a post about "how we spent 5 days in Boston with a toddler."

Detroit, Michigan, USA Dominique King presents Visiting Metro Detroit's Cranbrook Gardens at Midwest Guest, saying, "Cranbrook's 40 acres of gardens surrounding an Albert Kahn-designed manor home are part of a 319-acre National Historic Landmark campus filled with cultural, architectural and educational gems."

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA Eileen Ludwig presents Water Taxi Fort Lauderdale Venice of America Pirate Republic Stop12 at Freelance Tourist Travel Tips, saying that the "best way to see and tour Fort Lauderdale is on the Water Taxi. Get on and off at different stops. Shop, eat, go to Hollywood, and during the winter go to South Beach without having to worry about parking fees everywhere. Show your water taxi ticket and get discounts at several restaurants listed in their brochure or on their website."

Glen Williams, Ontario, Canada Guylaine presents Glen Williams Ontario: Extreme Makeover of a Former Factory Delights All at Ontario-Travel-Secrets Blog, saying that Glen Williams is "one of Southern Ontario's best-kept secrets."

Kiawah Island, South Carolina, USA Shelley Morgan presents Watch Out for Alligators at Ready, Set, Travel! saying "I write about home exchange vacations. This blog is about an exchange we made in the South Carolina resort community of Kiawah Island, just outside of Charleston."

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Mary Jo Manzanares presents Small Plates Delight at Julian Serrano at ARIA Las Vegas at Traveling with MJ saying "Las Vegas has become a city for foodies, and this restaurant is just one example."

Mountain View, California, USA Byteful Travel presents 7 Key Sights to See at the Googleplex (Google Headquarters) saying, "Do you know what the most visited website on the planet is? I’ll give you one guess. Hint: I was able to visit its headquarters in Mountain View, CA. If you guessed "Google", then you get a virtual Kewpie doll* (complete with tiny wings!) When we arrived at Google's headquarters on that gorgeous Thursday afternoon, we weren’t sure what to expect, and we certainly had no idea that we were going to see a T-Rex, or have a small run-in with Google security…"

Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada Zhu presents Niagara Falls, Ontario posted at Correr Es Mi Destino, saying, "It was gorgeous on Sunday and we drove to Niagara Falls. It was my fourth visit there (last time was in the middle of the winter) and definitely a busy time of the year for the region."

Staten Island, New York, USA Nicole Rivera presents The Chinese Scholar's Garden [Staten Island, New York] at Rivera Runs Through It, saying that this post is a "sneak peek at one of Staten Island, New York's hidden gems, The Chinese Scholar's Garden."

Cities in Asia

Tokyo, Japan AsianUrbanist presents Transforming Public Spaces in Asia at with a post about "a trip to Japan and reflection on the transformations of public spaces with Tokyo Midtown Mall as an example."

What a wonderful tour of the world. That concludes this Carnival edition. Thanks for visiting.

If you would like to host a future Carnival edition on your blog please contact Sheila Scarborough at Sheila “at” sheilascarborough “dot” com. I can now attest that hosting is easy and fun! (Who wouldn't want a sneak peak at all these great travel posts?!) Spots to host are available in September and October.

Past posts and future hosts can be found on the blog carnival index page.


  1. Thanks so much for hosting, Nicole! Really appreciate your work; my best to the family....

  2. Thank you so much for including my story on Fort Lauderdale

    Eileen Ludwig FreelanceTourist DOT com

  3. Great job, Nicole! And thanks for including my post about Google's HQ in Mountain View. It was a fascinating place to visit, and I hope people enjoy getting to see some of it.