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

Texas road trip sunset (photo by Tui Snider)
Texas road trip sunset (photo by Tui Snider)


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 on in front of the Cana­dian parliament. So nat­u­rally, in Lon­don, I was drawn to Par­lia­ment Square and West­min­ster, the local “equivalent”.”

Angela presents » An Animator in Italy… posted atEvolve and Express, saying, “This is an article about working abroad in ‘animation’ in Italy. It’s a story about how I moved to Italy with 50euros, not speaking Italian and had one of the best summers of my life :)”

Sheila A. Scarborough presents Hidden Civil War: long-forgotten Camp Ford posted at Perceptive Travel Blog, saying, “Sometimes you find U.S. Civil War history in unexpected places….”

Byteful Travel presents How Being Patient got me a Free Backstage Pass to Meet Jónsi: Part 1, Concert Review posted at Byteful Travel, saying, “For those of you unfamiliar with Jónsi, the legendary singer of the band Sigur Rós, let’s just say that when I found out he was coming to Wisconsin, it was kind of a big deal. And if you’re not familiar with Sigur Rós or Jónsi, you’ve probably heard their music at some point, such as in the film “Vanilla Sky”. What I didn’t realize when I arrived at the concert was that I was about learn a lesson in the Power of Patience, resulting in an incredible backstage surprise.”

Kimberly Sanberg presents 5 Staycation Ideas: What to Do on a Staycation posted at Go Green Travel Green.

Laura presents Little Children + Wild Dogs = Mommy Nervous Breakdown posted at Laura Dennis Blog, saying, “After living in Serbia for a year, I didn’t even realize I was changing from an anxious mommy into a relaxed, (slightly more) fun one. Twitter – @LauraDennisCA”

eemusings presents Five free (and easy) things to do in the South Island posted at NZ Muse, saying, “Five free (and relatively lazy) things to do and see in the South Island of New Zealand!”

Savannah Olshove presents Savannah’s Adventure: Guatemala Trip, Part 1.2: Wilber posted at Savannah’s Adventure, saying, “Thoughts from a recent trip to Guatemala”

Amanda Keeley-Thurman presents Hello Halloween! posted atHot Mama Travel

destinationeu presents Day Trip to Piran posted at Rear View Mirror, saying, “Photo essay of coastal town Piran in Slovenia. Twitter: @destinationeu”

Sassuolo Modena presents Palazzo Ducale, Sassuolo. posted atSassuolo on VisitSassuolo.It, saying, “Sassuolo, near Maranello (Modena City), is a nice little city in the heart of Emilia Romagna, Italy. Arts, Culture, Food and the best ceramic tiles all over the world. Youe vacancies in Sassuolo, Italy!”

freelee presents Bamiyan Valley, Afghanistan posted at Weird Wonderful World News.

Change Your Life presents Vipassana Meditation Retreat: A Personal Experience posted at Change Your Life.

Henry presents 72 Hours in Panama’s Stunning San Blas posted at Finding Freedom, saying, “Previously, I wrote about the first day of my three day sailing charter through Panama’s unspoiled San Blas Islands. This post covers the second day of that trip. On this day, I explore several islands that were so serene and peaceful that they could have been right out of a daydream. I also muse on my past life as a corporate employee and have an awesome beachside BBQ with other travelers. What a great day!”

Beata Antoszek presents Camping with My Baby posted at Mom & Dad Camping

Foxy presents The Big Parade Los Angeles posted at The Golden Fox Girl

Texas road trip sunset (photo by Tui Snider)
Texas road trip sunset (photo by Tui Snider)

Byteful Travel presents Nudged to Bloom: When Following my Intuition led me to Radiant Flowers posted at Byteful Travel, saying, “At last! I reveal my Summer Chicago Adventure. In the coming weeks, we’ll explore the Chicago Museum of Science & Industry (MSI), revisit The Bean, explore the Lincoln Park Zoo, visit the Buckingham Fountain at night, experience the lovely band She & Him live, and much more. But today, we start with two truly photogenic surprises I found on my way to MSI Museum and the powerful metaphor behind that experience.”

Rick Villa presents Fold Over Note for the Traveler posted atPersonalized Stationery Blog – Gifts In 24. presents Eating Your Way Through San Diego: A Local’s Guide posted at NerdWallet | Travel, saying, “Not only is San Diego, CA beautiful, it’s home to some delicious eats, as well. Here are our favorite SD food & drink destinations. Happy eating!”

Webmaster Lubbsheez presents Best golf destinations in India – Unique India Tour posted at India travel blog.

Cerise presents 5 Things to Do in Beijing (That You Probably Don’t Know) posted at The Beijing Apartment Blog, saying, “Hi Tui! My Twitter name is @beijingabode, though I’m just starting the site and haven’t developed Twitter yet at all! Here’s my description for this submission: Whether you’re traveling to Beijing for the first time or you’ve lived here for years, there are more undiscovered gems in this dense and immense town than you probably realize. Join me in a look at five of Beijing’s great sights and experiences you won’t want to miss, that you most likely didn’t even know were there to be missed.”

Angella Grey presents What To Bring On A Vacation To The Beach posted at Faraway Vacation Blog, saying, “What To Bring On A Vacation To The Beach – If you want to splurge, head somewhere like Bora Bora, Barbados, or Aruba.”

Angella Grey presents Visiting Scotland posted at Faraway Vacation Blog, saying, “Visiting Scotland – If you take to four wheels to visit the surrounding area, be sure to check out some of the stunning fishing villages that are located along this spectacular piece of coastline.”

Dan Robinson presents 30 Blogs with Tips on Winter Destination Vacations for Families posted at Aupair Jobs, saying, “Making travel arrangements for a family vacation can be complicated at any time during the year, but may seem especially difficult when you’re also managing the stress of the holiday season.”

Laura Anderson presents 10 Great Destinations to Bring Kids on a Field Trip posted at eNannySource.

Photography Journal presents Art Of East Jesus posted at Photography Journal, saying, “article with photographs about a community of artists in the most remote place in Southern California , known as Slab City or “The Last Free Place in America”.”

Go Green Travel Green presents 5 Best Resorts with Farm-to-Table Restaurants posted at Go Green Travel Green, saying, “Twitter @gogreentraveler In the past few years, more and more travelers seek out farm-to-table restaurants when booking green resort stays. We’re not an exception: when my family and I travel, we like to try local cuisine whenever possible. Not only is food grown locally eco-friendly, it also enhances our understanding of a place and its agricultural roots. Nowhere is it easier to eat locally while on vacation than at the following U.S. resorts with farm-to-table restaurants.”

Mark presents Penny Farthings: Not as Easy as Riding a Bike (Oamaru, New Zealand) posted at Travel Wonders of the World.

Zhu presents A Fall Day along the Ottawa River posted at a href=””>Correr Es Mi Destino, saying, “On a beau­ti­ful fall day, we headed to the Ottawa River—cooler tem­per­a­tures by the water usu­ally bring the best fall fea­tures, includ­ing inter­est­ing clouds and vibrant tree colours. Twitter: @Xiaozhuli”

destinationeu presents Weekend Guide to Lille posted at Rear View Mirror, saying, “A weekend guide to visiting Lille in the north of France.”

Tourismjournal presents raja ampat – paradise islands posted at Tourism Journal.

Angella Grey presents All Inclusive Vacation Caribbean posted at Faraway Vacation Blog, saying, “All Inclusive Vacation Caribbean – Once accommodation has been secured in one of the best all inclusive resorts, it’s time to take it easy and enjoy your Caribbean All Inclusive Trips on your favorite island.”

Kerin Gedge presents Kerinthian’s: Currumbin Animal Sanctuary – A Review posted at Kerinthian’s, saying, “Lizards to the left of me, kangaroos to the right of me? Where else but Queensland Australia? Here’s my recent adventure in Queensland’s Currumbin Animal Sanctuary…”

Texas road trip sunset (photo by Tui Snider)
Texas road trip sunset (photo by Tui Snider)

Leslee Haralson presents Goat Island | Ready for Adventures posted at Ready for Adventures, saying, “On a recent trip to Hawaii my family ventured off the beaten track and walked out to Goat Island off shore from Laie, Oahu. It was exciting to brave the waves and explore this bird refuge surrounded by a coral shelf!”

Diana Hall presents Chillaxing in Sutherland posted at Pausing Place

Maria Christiana presents Vietnam Trip : Colorful Bac Ha posted at Miss Bulbul.

Kevin Giffin presents 10 Trips All Families Should Take posted at Summer Nanny, saying, “There are a few places in the United States that all families should visit.”

Leyla Giray presents Seyssel: The Last Day of the Year in Small-Town France posted at Women on the Road Blog, saying, “The last day of the year in my small French town, Seyssel.”

Samantha Wong presents Little step on the Earth : Vineyard visiting & Wine tasting in St. Émilion posted at Little step on the Earth.

Samantha Wong presents Little step on the Earth : Tour Eiffel posted at Little step on the Earth.

Tourismjournal presents Krabi Town, The Jewel Of Andaman Sea,Thailand posted at tourism journal, saying, “my twitter account : @tourism_journal”

Meghana presents Luzern to Interlaken Panoramic Train, posted at Around The World, saying, “The most scenic route Luzern to Interlaken in Switzerland covered by the Panoramic Train.”

Rebecka Reddick presents Michigan: Where the Leaves Crunch Louder posted at Confessions Of A Planomaniac.

Jeremy Zongker presents Cost Saving Alternatives to Hotels posted at Economy Trips, saying, “Hotels are one of the greatest expenses on a vacation. With a little research you can save a lot on alternative lodging.”

Edgardo Enriquez presents Jersey, Channel Islands: My 5th Destination posted at The Accountant that makes life easy for Non-Accountants and the SightseE-GUY, saying, “Thank you for posting my blog”

David Bar presents 10 Coolest Ice Hotel Bars posted at Barwhiz Blog, saying, “Whether it is located inside a tree or under the sea, let’s face it, there are some pretty interesting places around the world where one can kick back and have a drink. Some of the coolest places to warm up with a cold one this winter are in the bars of these 10 amazing ice hotels.”

Holiday Baker Man presents Kamuela Provision Company – Hilton Waikoloa posted at Holiday Baker Man, saying, “Dinner with a view”

JemLawren presents Is Traveling Only But a Dream: Top Travel Destinations posted at CULTURE OF VENUS, saying, “There’s nothing more refreshing than being exposed to a new culture or custom.”

Vanessa Morgan presents Antwerp Zoo in photos posted at Vanessa Morgan, saying, “@eeriestories”

o0aquamentus0o presents Our Stupid Brains posted at Strolling Toward a Mountain of Tigers, saying, “Twitter name: o0Aquamentus0o One long-term traveler and expatriate resident of South Korea muses on the paradoxical danger and importance of stereotyping.”

Cerise presents 8 Things to See in Beijing You Won’t Want to Miss posted at The Beijing Abode, saying, “A colorful tour of Beijing, with a list of all the must-see sights in town. Get ready to spot gorgeous sites, listen to breathtaking opera, and salivate over some delicious Peking duck.”

Pa Ul presents Travel Blog of Pa Ul posted at Travel Blog of Pa Ul.

Rajiv Krishnaswamy presents Hiking and swimming in the Kuang Si Falls of Laos posted at Feed Me Travel, saying, “The beautiful Kuang Si falls outside Luang Prabang are famous for their inviting turquoise waters and natural bathing pools. Twitter: @feedmetravel”

That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of traveler’s show and tell using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.


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