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True Spooks 2013: True Ghost Stories

Welcome to the 2013 True Spooks blog carnival No matter what you believe, ghost stories can be a lot of fun! Each year, I host a Blog Carnival with true ghost stories as its theme. If you’re still in the mood for more spooky tales after reading this batch, check out past years’ ghost stories at: True Spooks 2012 and True Spooks 2011, too. Welcome to the October 25, 2013 edition of true spooks – share your ghost story: Ajay presents Ajay Cheruthon’s Blog: The Ghost Tracks of San Antonio posted at Ajay Cheruthon’s Blog, saying, “Check out the mystery…

Mindful Travel: from Picnic Hacks to Camel Washing

  Welcome to Mindful Travel: Even Home is a Travel Destination This Blog Carnival is a round-up of posts and articles celebrating mindful travel. Read on as travelers share what’s interesting about their hometown, as well as offer tips for cultivating the best travel mindset, because even home is a travel destination! Backyard Travel: Picnics, Camping & Local Sights Gadi and Tun presents Photo of the week: Camel wash in Akko posted at Being In Awe – dreaming and traveling together saying, “We’ve caught this scene while walking on the streets of Akko, Israel. Akko is a very beautiful old…

Road Trip Travel Tips: from Packing Hacks to Carsick Kids

  Welcome to Road Trip Travel Tips Summer is winding down, but it’s still a great time to hit the road and explore the world beyond your hometown. This blog carnival is a round-up of articles with travel tips ranging from packing hacks, bike storage ideas and how to deal with carsick kids. I hope it inspires you to hop in the car and see something new. In fact, if it does and you blog about it, I invite you to submit your blog article to the next edition of Road Trip Travel Tips using our carnival submission form. In…

Haunted Travel Blog Carnival!

  Welcome to the Haunted Travel blog carnival I’m pleased to present a blog carnival focused on paranormal travel and tourism. Have you ever stayed in a haunted hotel or motel? Have you ever driven out of your way to check out the site of an infamous ghost story or joined a ghost hunting session? If so, click on over to the Haunted Travel carnival submission form and share your eerie tale with us! Our first edition features the following six tales of ghostly travel: 1. Shelly Tucker presents Ghost Hunting at the Saint Anthony Hotel posted at This Eclectic…

Traveler’s Show & Tell: It’s a Big One!

  Welcome to the July 2013 edition of traveler’s show and tell. As you can see, this edition of the Traveler’s Show & Tell is a big one. Some of the bloggers have included their Twitter names, so you can look them up there as well as leave comments on their posts. I hope you enjoy this armchair world tour! Zhu presents London’s Parliament Square posted at Correr Es Mi Destino, saying, “Par­lia­ment Hill is one of my favourite land­marks in Ottawa : it’s a scenic place with great views on the Ottawa River, and there is always some­thing going…

True Spooks 2012: True Ghost Stories

    Welcome to the 2012 True Spooks blog carnival No matter what you believe, ghost stories can be a lot of fun. Each year, I host a Blog Carnival with true ghost stories as its theme. Last year’s was chock full of paranormal goodness, so if you’re still in the mood for more spooky tales after reading this batch, check out, True Spooks 2011, too. True Ghost Stories: Diane J. Reed presents Real Ghost Photo! posted at Bandits Ranch, saying, “When I received an email from a friend asking if the Autumn leaves had peaked in my area, I…

Traveler’s Show & Tell: Honing Your Travel Mindset

Welcome to the October 5, 2012 Traveler’s Show and Tell blog carnival.   While this edition of the Traveler’s Show & Tell blog carnival includes sightseeing tips, photos and foods of the world, several submissions I received were on the theme of honing your travel mindset and making realistic travel goals so that you can get out the door and make your travel goals happen. For instance: Byteful Travel helps us cut through our mental clutter and clarify our travel goals. Rob explains how he quit his job to travel the world. Jeremy Biberdorf offers money management tips for travelers.…

Traveler’s Show & Tell: Palm Trees, Ghosts & a Micro Nation for Book Lovers

Welcome to the September 8, 2012 edition of Traveler’s Show and Tell. This Traveler’s Show and Tell blog carnival features travel bloggers from all corners of the globe. Read on to find out:   … how to pack like Chuck Norris. … is St. Augustine, Florida truly full of ghosts? … what to expect at a Tarantella show in southern Italy. … where to visit a “micro nation” dedicated to books. … and much, much more!   Palm Tree iPhone Photos I hope you enjoy this collection of palm tree photos in the Traveler’s Show and Tell blog carnival. They…

Traveler’s Show & Tell: Dracula, Hogwarts & Cozumel

Welcome to the July 30th, 2012 edition of Traveler’s Show and Tell. This edition of the Traveler’s Show and Tell blog carnival is another big one, featuring travel-related posts and photo essays from a whopping 24 travel bloggers. I hope you enjoy this vicarious trip around the world. This Week’s Travelers   Violeta Matei presents Searching for Dracula: Bucharest to Bran and Return posted at Violeta Matei, saying, “If you come to Romania to search for Dracula, you might find awesome mountain landscapes, old fortresses, ostrich farms and reasons to visit again.” Tui Snider presents Historic Petrified Wood Gas Station…

Traveler’s Show & Tell: Chihuly Nights, Swimming with Manta Rays & Homeless by Choice

  Welcome to the June 25th, 2012 edition of Traveler’s Show and Tell. This edition of the Traveler’s Show and Tell blog carnival is a big one, featuring travel-related posts and photo essays from a whopping 23 travel bloggers. This month’s blog carnival is so jam-packed with travel posts that you may feel a little jet-lagged by the time you read them all! PLEASE NOTE: All the photos in this issue were taken by the talented Paula Puffer, so I’ve put her photo essay first. The pictures on her blog are higher quality that what you see here, plus there…

Traveler’s Show & Tell: Earthly Alien Landscapes & Great San Diego Eats

Welcome to the May 28, 2012 edition of Traveler’s Show and Tell. This week’s Traveler’s Show and Tell blog carnival features thirteen travel bloggers from all corners of the globe. Read on to discover:   … where to experience alien landscapes – on earth. … budget friendly ideas for a day in Seattle … why New Year’s in Sydney, Australia is such a memorable experience. … and much, much more!   This Week’s Travelers Tui Snider presents Are you going to Scarborough Renaissance Festival in Waxahachie, Texas? posted right here at Mental Mosaic: Even Home is a Travel Destination, saying,…

Traveler’s Show & Tell: Letterboxing, Hollywood & the Taj Mahal

Welcome to the April 30, 2012 edition of Traveler’s Show and Tell. This week’s Traveler’s Show and Tell blog carnival features thirteen travel bloggers from all corners of the globe. Read on to discover:   … where to find the unofficial patron saint of travelers. … what it’s like to stay at a “party hostel.” … what letter-boxing is and how you can try it when traveling. … and much, much more! This Week’s Travelers Tui Snider presents Texas Photo Essay: Butterflies at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden posted right here at Mental Mosaic: Even Home is a Travel Destination,…

Photo Essays Galore: From Redwoods to Blood Rituals (plus Top Travel Photography Tips)

Welcome to the February 18, 2012 edition of Traveler’s Show and Tell. It’s photo essays galore on this week’s Traveler’s Show and Tell blog carnival. Cruise through the links below for fascinating tales and fabulous photos on an array of travel topics, including: … a shamanistic ritual in Kazakhstan involving goat’s blood. … a life-changing trip to Muir Woods National Park. … travel photo tips from a professional photo tour guide. …which country hosts the largest New Year’s street party. … and much, much more! This Week’s Travelers Tui Snider (yup, it’s me!) presents a photo essay entitled Venice Italy’s…

Traveler’s Show & Tell: Which parts of Mexico are Safest for Tourists

Welcome to the February 4, 2012 edition of Traveler’s Show and Tell. This week’s Traveler’s Show and Tell blog carnival features ten travelers from all across the blogosphere. Read on to find out: … which parts of Mexico are safest for tourists. … why a card deck makes a great souvenir from Naples, Italy. …why it’s still worthwhile to toss coins into Rome’s Trevi Fountain. … and much, much more! This Week’s Travelers Tui Snider (Yup, that’s me!) presents It’s Different in Naples, Italy – The Neapolitan Playing Card Deck posted right here at Mental Mosaic: Even Home is a…

Traveler’s Show & Tell: From Favelas to Faceburger

Welcome to the January 21, 2012 edition of Traveler’s Show and Tell. This week’s Traveler’s Show and Tell blog carnival features thirteen travelers. Read on to find out: … why folks in New Orleans drink coffee with chicory root added to it. … how to make the most of a trip to Jamaica. …why the Amalfi coast is worth visiting – again and again. … what life is really like in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro. … and much, much more! This Week’s Travel Photo This burger joint’s blatant ripoff of the Facebook logo gave me a double take…

What is the Traveler’s Show and Tell blog carnival?

The Traveler’s Show & Tell blog carnival is a roundup of interesting travel-themed articles and photo essays from all over the web that I host right here on Mental Mosaic: Even Home is a Travel Deestination every other Saturday. It’s a fun way to enjoy armchair traveling, while finding interesting blogs to follow. Plus, if you’re a blogger, participating in my carnival helps drive new readers to your blog, while giving your site a healthy inbound link. To view past issues, simply click on the “Traveler’s Show & Tell” link at the top of this page.

Traveler’s Show & Tell: Volcanoes, Jazz and Romance on the Road

Welcome to the December 10, 2011 edition of Traveler’s Show & Tell This week’s Traveler’s Show & Tell blog carnival features seven bloggers whose posts take us all over the world: Andarin shows us one of San Francisco’s best kept secrets in a photo essay. Michael Turtle takes us to a biblical amusement park in South America. Bastiann Reinink shares a romantic travel tale in which he becomes, “the perfect boyfriend for a day.” Chad Claeyssen relives the Mount Saint Helens explosion in the Pacific Northwest. Johnny Snelgrove riffs on the state of jazz in Africa. Abram shares photos and…

Traveler’s Show & Tell: Artsy Graffitti & Open Air Markets

Welcome to the December 10, 2011 edition of Traveler’s Show & Tell This week’s Traveler’s Show & Tell blog carnival is chock full of interesting travelogues and lots of pretty pictures from bloggers all over the world. Read on for: …tips for traveling with children during the holidays . …how Argentina elevates graffitti to an art form. …photos of interesting street signs from around the world. …the best cities to visit for a Christmas holiday in the UK. …and more! Christine presents Open Market in Granada, Nicaragua posted at Me, My Kid and Life, saying, “Having been to open markets…