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 Travel Destination, saying
“Did you know that in Naples, Italy people play cards with a completely different deck than we do in the USA? Not only do these unique cards make an inexpensive souvenir, but they are a great way to make new friends when you visit.”
“As some of you may now, Liverpool has been nominated as Capital of Culture in 08, a very prestigious award that launched and regenerated the city…. meaning of course a massive increase of tourists. Whether you have a week or a couple of days, there are few things that you definetely cannot miss if you’re around. And this is my top 5 selection of attractions you can find In the “Pool” “
Boyd Lemon is the author of “Eat, Write, Walk: An American Senior’s Year of Adventure in Paris and Tuscany.” Today he presents Boomers, Seniors, Everyone: You Can Still Enjoy Mexico posted at Boomers and Seniors Travel Blog, saying,
“For many years I have loved visiting and traveling in Mexico. Sadly, some of the places I have visited are now unsafe, and generally driving through much of Mexico is risky. The good news is that there are parts of Mexico that are as safe as Kansas: the west coast, the Yucatan Peninsula and most of Baja California, for example.”
“It’s busy and touristy and noisy, but I still recommend stopping by Trevi Fountain when you’re in Rome.”
Theresa Torres presents 6 Lesser Known Islands to Put at the Top of Your Travel List posted at Slices of Life!, saying,
“If you’re planning to surprise your beloved this Valentine’s Day, a trip to one of these islands may just be the perfect place to spend some time together.”
“Looking for romance? These charming venues are guaranteed to please.”
“Airfare is rarely what it seems. As any flyer knows, the cost of a flight entails far more than ticket price. Fuel surcharges, 9/11 fees, taxes, payment processing charges, baggage fees, ticket change fees, booking fees, seat selection fees, security fees, paper ticket fees—all require extensive knowledge and unrealistic foresight on the part of passengers. New legislation is working to untangle the costly, convoluted clutter of half-hidden charges, demanding fair and upfront disclosure of baggage fees. The new regulations are a small but satisfying victory for travelers, a vital step toward coherent airfare.”
“Need some delicious Valentine’s Day recipes to celebrate the romantic holiday? Abundant Journeys has searched around to find some options for you if you are cooking dinner at home.”
“Harbourfront is a local Bermuda Restaurant located inside of the BUEI (Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute) and right on the harbour’s front. It is mainly a Japanese style restaurant with many seafood dishes including a large selection of sushi. If you are not a seafood fan, don’t worry, Harbourfront covers you too.”
“The transforming power of a journey is a literary theme dating back to when the first humans gathered around the fire to share their stories.”
That’s it for this week’s blog carnival, Traveler’s Show & Tell.
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Tui Snider is an author, speaker, and photographer who specializes in North Texas travel, cemetery symbols, and haunted lore. As she puts it, “I used to write fiction – but then, I moved to Texas!”
Snider’s best-selling books include Paranormal Texas , Understanding Cemetery Symbols, and 100 Things to Do in Dallas - Fort Worth Before You Die.