Welcome to the Carnival of Cities blog carnival, where we tour the world in a single post, via submissions from a variety of different blogs, all about any aspect of one, single city or fair-sized town.

We normally publish every other week; the next edition will be hosted on the Perceptive Travel blog.

If you would like to host a future Carnival edition on your blog, please contact me as the Carnival organizer:  Sheila “at” sheilascarborough “dot” com. You do need to register on the carnival administration website (it’s easy and free) to submit to this or any blog carnival.

Here’s more info and background about the Carnival of Cities blog carnival, and now….

Off we go!

Cities in the Americas

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada   Zhu presents Gorgeous Fall posted at Correr Es Mi Destino, saying, “The rest of the West­ern world is start­ing to com­plain about the weather but for once, we don’t join in—it’s gor­geous here in Ottawa. Tem­per­a­ture in the 20°C, amaz­ing fall colours, a bright blue sky… No won­der there are so many tour buses down­town. It’s the per­fect sea­son to visit!”

Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA   Dominique King presents ArtPrize 2013 recap posted at Midwest Guest, saying, “Artists compete for an amazing prize purse of more than $500,000 in the annual ArtPrize, a combination art competition, art show and art festival that provides a real buzz of excitement each year in Grand Rapids, Michigan.”

Lanai, Hawaii, USA   Nancy Brown presents Lanai, Hawaii: Things to See and Do posted at Nancy D Brown, saying, “Lanai, the little island that could!”

Springfield, Illinois, USA   From my time in Springfield, there are some Surprises you’ll find while looking for Lincoln posted at Perceptive Travel Blog; “Think you know all about U.S. President Abraham Lincoln? There are surprises waiting for you at the Lincoln Presidential Museum and Library in Springfield, Illinois.”

Los Angeles, California, USA   Stacey D presents Top 5 Kids Activities in Los Angeles posted at LA Insider Tours, saying, “This blog offers five great places to take your kids during a trip to Los Angeles, including some educational ideas.”

Cities in Europe

Portofino, Italy   Cacinda Maloney presents Portofino, Italy: At least once in a lifetime posted at PointsandTravel.com, saying, “Everyone should visit Portofino, Italy at least once in a Lifetime!”

Copenhagen, Denmark   Paul Marshman presents Destination: Copenhagen posted at The Travelling Boomer, saying, “Copenhagen was made for walking tours. This post shows how to see many of the city’s sights in an easy couple of hours — all you need is a good pair of walking shoes and a camera.”

That concludes this edition, and thanks very much for visiting and supporting the Carnival.

Please submit your (ONE, non-spammy, recent) blog post – once you’ve registered – to the next edition of the Carnival of Cities using our carnival submission form.  Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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