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 were snapped by iPhone during my recent jaunt to Florida. There is so much variety in those Florida palms, and they are so expressive – which seems an odd thing to say about a tree – but they have such a strong visual presence; they steal the scene in every backdrop!
“Christie and I love to travel especially to the beach. St. Augustine Florida is a favorite destination for getting away, whether relaxing on the beach (that is our favorite pastime) or if we want to fill our days and nights with fun (and ghost) adventures.”
Byteful Travel presents How to Pack Your Bags like Chuck Norris (Super-Efficient Rolling Method) posted atByteful Travel, saying,
“Let’s face it, packing is a skill. And today, I’m going to show you how to upgrade it. Have you ever stared at your backpack and wondered, “Is this really the best way to pack my stuff?” I certainly have, but what you should be asking is: “Am I packing like Chuck Norris would pack? And if not, why not?” Simply put, in terms of spatial efficiency, the rolling technique I’m about to show you blows away all other packing techniques. And when done correctly, it even prevents wrinkles. :)”
Jim Liston presents Grantham, UK. Pictures and info about the Angel and Royal posted at jimsgotweb.com, saying,
“Grantham is about 3 miles from Harlaxton Manor, which took me about an hour to walk, and 120 North of London by train. The birthplace of Margaret Thatcher and where Isaac Newton went to school, there is a lot of history there.”
“This article provides a walking tour of Panama City’s old town, Casco Viejo. Once a slum, Casco Viejo is undergoing aggressive urban renewal. Today, the neighborhood is a beautiful mix of 17th century churches, brightly colored colonial era apartment buildings, modern restaurants and tourists. The neighborhood also provides ample opportunity for wonderful photographs.”
“If you attend a tarantella show in southern Italy, you can expect to be singing along to classic Italian folk songs such as Torna a Sorrento“
“David’s guest post offers some tips on converting your next trip into pure pearls – even if you’re not a writer and it’s just for your own enjoyment.”
“Quebec is one of my favorite places to visit and this blog post takes you on one of my winter adventures there dog sledding. Hang on and enjoy the ride!”
“Washington D.C. is most famous for housing the President of the United States of America and being a power center on the world political stage. However this city also plays home to some rather incredible museums and galleries. Here is a list, in no particular order, of the top 5 museums and galleries in Washington D.C.”
“I love small town drugstores. They always havesomething great – like these Red Neck wine glasses. “
“As a capital and a world-class city, I’m guessing that London is always a popular tourist destination in the summer (when the weather is nice… ahem, nicer-ish?). This time, the crowd was a bit different: at times, in the Tube or in the street, we passed entire teams of supporters, clad in their country’s colours.”
Sarah Tucker presents Nannies and Vacation Time posted at 4Nannies, saying, “One of the most effective weapons against burnout in a nanny’s arsenal is vacation time. Being able to slip away from the rigors of caring for your charges can be a blessing when you’re feeling overworked.”
“A post inspired by our recent honeymoon road trip to Hay-on-Wye, a town of books on the border of Wales and England. It’s a small town that never less has something to say about some important issues.”
Liz E presents Old Fashioned Travel for an Old Fashioned Education posted at Homeschooling in Buffalo, saying,
“This kind of travel is like homeschool, where being able to take your time and ignore the conventional ways gives your a more full experience.”
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.