Thanks to Home Turf Media for letting The DC Traveler host this week’s Carnival of Cities.
We have a great collection of 17 posts and stories from bloggers around the globe on some interesting subjects, events and things-to-do.
I hope you enjoy them all.
- Jul at This non-American Life writes about an afternoon tradition in Vienna – Kaffee-und-Kuchen(coffee and cake). It reminds me of being a kid and my Mom’s yummy home-made kaffee kuchen – her version of a crumb-topped coffee cake that I was brought up with and had many afternoons after a day at school.
- Evelyn’s blog Homespun Honolulu tells us about the must-see Hawaii Maritime Center . It’s filled with information and artifacts about whaling, fishing, Captain Cook, Hawaiian history, tattoos and lots more about the sea. There’s even the Falls of Clyde built in 18789, the only four-masted, fully-rigged ship left in the world, which is now a national historic landmark.
- Shedwa, who writes about The Big Apple at shedwa, has a video post about the upcoming Dance Parade. Floats, live bands and dj’s leads a street dance through New York City streets while they demonstrate 43 styles of dance, from ballroom to disco. Where else could you find this but in NYC?
- Over at What’s Shakin in San Antonio?, Jami has some great photos of the homes in the Monte Monte Vista area of San Antonio. It’s a neighborhood that was built around the turn of the century through the 1920s and has some great old classic homes. Having lived in San Antonio for several years, it brought back some fun memories of neighborhood walks I took through that district.
- Ruth (one of our own b5media travel writers) at Let’s Visit Asia has a post about the new Westin Hotel in the center of the business district that’s opening soon in Guanzhou, China.
- Jaz, a self-proclaimed “accidental Southern” writes in Wicked Winter about the history and full-circle cycle of the Montague Avenue area in North Charleston, SC.
- John at A DC Birding Blog really knows his birds and tells us where some of the Choice Bird Watching Spots accessable by public bus in Washington, DC. The first spot on his list is a park I also recently wrote about. Now if he can only recommend a way for me to get rid of the pesky flock of geese that have taken over my back yard.
- My buddy Eric, over at What’s Up Arlington, writes about Artomatic, an eclectic collection of art with something for everyone in suburban Washington, DC.
- At Brisbane is Home, written by David, tell us about the recent Brisbane’s Valley Jazz Festival, complete with photo and music links.
- Kathryn over at San Fran Voice provides some great information about Finding Love and More on Craigslist (new friends, a job or an apartment and more), which was started in the Bay area.
- Stave at Silicon Valley Real Estate Blog gives us a reason to visit California’s Silicon Valley (and it’s not to stare at all the 22 year old Internet millionaires), it’s to take a Walking Tour of Santana Row.
- In a submission from another b5travel blogger, Mary Jo at The Seattle Traveler, she writes about Chicks in the City. No, it’s not the latest HBO series…it’s about raising chickens for fresh eggs in Seattle.
- At The Digerati Life by Silicon Valley Blogger asks the question, Should you Quit School and following in the footsteps of so many Silicon Valley millionaire dropouts?
- Carole at The San Diego Beat gives us the 411 on many of the events around the city in her post Cinco de Mayo, San Diego Style.
- Riversider at Save The Ribble describes a May Day festival and her eco-friendy post about her efforts to stop a Barrage (dam) across the Rabble River in the North of England.
- At The Picket Line by David, writes about a book on the Underground Economy of the Poor in Chicago. Interesting information.
- And finally, my entry from The DC Traveler is about the showing of the many mini “indie” films created at the recent 48-Hour Fim Project in Washington, DC.
And a special thanks to all the bloggers who participated and gave us a view of their special part of the world.