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 are more of them, so be sure to check out her site.
This Week’s Travelers
“I have three goals when I travel. The first is to make interesting pictures. The second is to find interesting places/things to explore. And the final goal is to eat some great local food along the way. The Great Midwest Summer Tour 2012 (GMST2012) kickoff stop of Chihuly Nights at the Dallas Arboretum let me meet all those goals.”
“Athens City Cemetery is not only beautifully wooded, with several well-crafted headstones and historical markers, but the lighting on the day that I visited was exquisite as you can see in this photo essay.”
Byteful Travel presents Carpooling over Utah’s Alien Desert Landscape & The Birth of Zorro-Batman posted at Byteful Travel, saying,
“Without some form of proof, you might not believe this part of my story, because my carpooling trip from Las Vegas to Denver went beautifully. Unbelievably well, in fact. Before dawn, I was picked up from the north side of Vegas for a journey that ended up spanning over 1,200 km (750 mi). And I even arrived in Denver in time to be invited to a hilarious Halloween party. The surprising part? The entire ride didn’t cost me a dime.”
“This is a Bushmaster; the largest Pit Viper in the world, and I am living in its habitat!”
“Roman mint, a local weed around Rome, Italy (hard to find elsewhere), is THE mint for Roman artichokes. However, almost any kind of mint is good to make Minty Water, which is just as healing, and make normal water taste special. A healthy coffee, tea or softdrink alternative.”
“A month ago I decided to stop having a day job and begin the life I really wanted. I gave back my apartment and hit the road. This is the first post of my experiment living a free, homeless life focused on exploring spirituality and growing the roots of happiness.”
“I have just returned from the most fantastic holiday. Here is a blog post about my adventures in Xi’an, China.”
“Sometimes world-renowned travel destinations don’t live up to expectations, but 8 minutes (seemed like a lifetime) with a manta ray made it all seem worthwhile!”
“When you travel to different places, you get exposed to varied cultures, people, their life style, & can experience them in person where you have a chance to learn their positive aspects in and towards life”
“This post shares general travel tips you might find helpful when you have to leave the country.”
“Here is a photo tour of Barcelona’s quite incredible gothic quarter”
DavidS presents St. Valentinus Kirche And St. Michael TotenKapelle In Kiedrich, Germany – Pictures posted at All Things Pondered!, saying,
“These are pictures of the two churches in Keidrich, Germany – Hessen Wine making country. Including are pictures of the Wood Carved Madonna made by artist Peter Schiro in the year 1520.”
“If you’re fascinated by history and would also like an enjoyable time at the beach, Malta may be just be the perfect place for you to spend your vacation. This nation is full of beautiful historic places and natural attractions that’s definitely worth exploring.”
“The Cabot Trail was voted one of the most scenic drives in North America. So I think it’s safe to assume that this small little island on Canada’s east coast is a great place to visit. I may be biased in my claims but I have numerous travel publications and seasoned travelers backing these claims!”
“Savvy Scot writes about the experience of the phenomenom of string of pearls whilst diving in Roatan.”
“Many Italian towns have fun and interesting summer festivals. But it is not often that in one’s own tiny town, the festivities are centered around its local Saint being beatified! Most extra-ordinary. Almost all saints are beatified in Rome. But Saint Cecilia Eusepi, who lived in this tiny town 40 km north of Rome, is an exception. She’ll be beatified in her home town on June 17, and will be an exceptional saint, in more than one way!”
“One of my favourite districts in Nantes is the one close to the Loire River, by the quai de la Fosse. The former dodgy neighborhood was home to the shipyards and, at the time, prostitutes and brothels were known to satisfy sailors’ needs quai de la Fosse (there are still a number of strip bars along the quay today).”
“Renting a car is a terrific convenience for any and all travelers who need four wheels to get around. Here are seven important things to know before renting a car.”
“Here’s a new reason to hop over to Spain: recent discoveries found that its caves were 15,000 years older than previously thought, making them the oldest in the world! Worth visiting El Castillo!”
“Perfectly located in the bohemian area of Todos Santos, this 20 acre, ocean-front property is breath-taking. The rugged beauty of the encompassing panorama includes with the ramming surf and looming palms to create an intimate area to come vacation.”
“There are many benefits to buying a property in Turkey namely affordability and Turkey’s potential admission into the European Union. . Combined with friendly people, perfect sunny climate, and relaxed environment, it is easy to see why Turkey is a popular choice for foreign investors.”
“For a day of fun and refreshment during summertime, go to Saklikent Gorge in Turkey. Walking through cold, running water is an awesome experience.”
That’s it for this Traveler’s Show & Tell blog carnival.
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