Carnival of Cities: From marbles in Kansas City to snow in London

A blog carnival of posts about cities.

Carnival of Cities logoI’m delighted to be hosting the Carnival of Cities on behalf of Sheila Scarborough of Family Travel Logue and I’m sorry for the delay in publication.

We’ve had a great range of blog posts this week about cities and towns, mainly in the USA, but also Mexico, all over Europe, and India. Unfortunately we did also have a couple of off-topic posts and regrettably I’ve omitted these from the Carnival. Please remember that posts have to be about cities and large towns to be eligible for this carnival – either a particular city or town, or the topic of cities and towns in general.

Without further ado, I present this week’s Carnival of Cities.

The Americas

San Francisco, USA: Recent art and music adventures in San Francisco from CatSynth.

San Diego, USA: Random San Diego presents Museum Month San Diego 2009. You can visit participating San Diego County museums and institutions for half price all month long with your free Museum Month Pass.

Cincinnati, USA: Visit the National Underground Railroad Freedom Centre in Cincinnati Ohio to learn what it was like to flee a life of slavery and travel the informally organised Underground Railroad to freedom in the northern states or Canada. Presented by Dominique at Midwest Guest.

Tallahassee, USA: Predictions on foreclosures in Tallahassee by Joe at Tallahassee Real Estate Blog.

Chicago, USA: Byteful Travel presents Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art doesn’t like your camera. We can change this. The post explores “the eye-grabbing and playful exhibits” and discusses the museum’s policy on photography.

Kansas City, USA: Sheila at Perceptive Travel Blog presents Shoot! Losing your marbles in Kansas City – about one of the world’s largest marble collections at the Toy and Miniature Museum.

Tampa, USA: Meg at Intelligent Travel Blog travels to Florida for This Weekend: Beyond Football in Tampa Bay.

Aiken, USA: Apryl presents Doin’ the Town…Aiken, South Carolina at Southern Byways.

New York, USA: Celebrating Valentine’s Day can be done in style in New York City, writes Jack at Eyeflare Travel Articles and Tips.

Los Angeles, USA: Amanda presents Top Ten Places to Visit at the Los Angeles Farmers Market at Yield To Pedestrian: All the Cool, All the Time.

Washington DC, USA: Jon presents National Air & Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center…5 Years Later posted at The DC Traveler.

New Orleans, USA: Eva presents Best Beer Bars in New Orleans on Matador Nights.

Mexico City, Mexico: Tim at Cheapest Destinations Blog presents A Buck or Less in Mexico City, writing “it may be a big city, but it is loaded with bargains”.

San Miguel, Mexico: Catherine presents Soaking it up in San Miguel…. at Small Fish in the Big Taco. She comments: “Many avoid San Miguel on the basis of it “not being Mexican enough” or “it lacks authenticity” but that is a mistake, as it is a charming and beautiful place to spend a chilled out weekend.”

Various: Janelle at Intelligent Travel Blog presents A Dozen Distinctive Destinations (many of them are cities or towns).


London, UK: Geoff at Itinerant Londoner presents Snow brings out the best in Londoners, writing: “On February 1st London had its biggest snowfall in twenty years. So most Londoners took the day off work and had a lot of fun in the park.:

London, UK: I also wrote about snow in London, here on Roaming Tales.

London, UK: If you don’t fancy his tips on Valentine’s Day in New York, Jack at Eyeflare Travel Articles and Tips has also written a post on Valentine’s Day in London.

Alicante, Spain: Casinos in Alicante posted at Andrew Edgington.

Venice, Italy: Mara on The Mother of All Trips presents Mondays are for dreaming: Venice.

Budapest, Hungary: Audrey at Uncornered Market has written Exploring the Markets, Baths and Architecture of Budapest, Hungary. “Our day begins at Lehel Market, a colourful market buzzing with locals doing their daily shopping, and ends with an evening visit to the Szechenyi Baths where relaxed in the steaming waters under the starts. Practical details for what to do in Budapest, Hungary close out the piece.”

Brig, Switzerland: a href=”” >Happy Hotelier</a> presents <a href=”” >Villa Cassel an Amazing History</a> about a beautiful house in the village of Riederalp, just above Brig in Kanton Wallis.


Bangalore, India: Travelingbeats presents Shivagange – about 60km from Bangalore (Karnataka, India). It’s apparently a popular spot with nature lovers, trekkers and pilgrims and can be a good wekkend gateaway from Bangalore.

Submit your blog post to the next edition of the Carnival of Cities using our carnival submission form. Please only submit one (non-spammy) post and keep it on the topic of cities and (midsize and bigger) towns. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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  1. Thanks for including my article in this carnival. I hope people enjoy what I have to say, even if some of it is a formal complaint.

    Nice to see some articles about Europe and Asia, as well. Hope to see more of those in the future.

    Thanks again!

    Thanks for your comment and submitting your post. There is one more European entry on the site now – a post on Villa Cassel in Switzerland by Happy Hotelier. I didn’t include it originally because I was waiting to hear whether it was in or near a city or town. – Caitlin.

  2. Thanks for including me, twice, though that was an oversight on my part! I’d forgotten I’d already submitted the NYC Valentine’s Day article.

    I’ve put up a post at eyeflare travel advice to help promote the carnival and looking forward to the next edition!

  3. Catherine Bardrick says:

    Many Thanks for all the postings…Where is the Carnival of Cities being hosted next week??

    Hi, I had to check with Sheila but she advises that the carnival will be on Family Travel next week, then Perceptive Travel Blog 18 February, then UpTake Attractions 25 February. – Caitlin

  4. This is a good carnival of travel. Very interesting. The one on Budapest is most specially a good read as I plan to go there this summer. Definitely going to this part of the city. Looks like a great place to go.