Travel Carnival 5: Photos Worth 1,000 Words
Welcome to the 5th travel carnival, where photos speak volumes. A few entries include photos (applause, please) while others do not. Nonetheless, there's quite a potpourri of perspectives and journeys. Read on...
- Kelly Curtis presents Wish for You, with a trip to Mackinac Island solidifying the bond between mother and daughter. The last two photos in the slide show are priceless.
- Joe Kissell presents Neuschwanstein Castle saying, "Of the several castles built by the eccentric king Ludwig II of Bavaria, none is more recognizable than Neuschwanstein, which inspired Cinderella's Castle at the Disney theme parks."
- Kelly Vaughan presents Şile: a walk on the Beach, giving us a look at seascapes of a Turkish beach town. My interpretation? Cloudy days have unique beauty if you look at them in the right way.
- David presents Philanthropic Travel Worldwide, giving us a glimpse of why and how five-star travel in developing worlds can allow you to dip your toes in humanitarian work without seemingly wrinkling clothes or getting dirty. There are two contrasting photos: one of three smiling children living in a developing country, and another of two starchy, white adults hugging an elephant trunk. The photos are fascinating. My idea of a volunteer vacation is people getting a little grimy with their "up close" experiences. But who knows. Maybe the pampered approached would be my preference when I decide to book a volunteer vacation. There's also an interesting label for indigenous folk in this post: "bottom of the pyramid." Hmm. Thoughts, anyone?
- Maureen O'Brien presents Lake of the Ozarks, pitching her camping trailor for condo travel at the Ozarks in Missouri.
Carnival submissions sans photos:
- Madeleine Begun Kane brings husband-wife road trip, weekend getaway humor to life with her rendition of Taking A Vacation on the Contract Plan.
- Jennefer presents Travel to Russia: Moscow giving more recommendations (and links) to major and minor Moscow attractions, activities, and walkabouts than I think I've seen anywhere. From the Kremlin to Gorky Park to Lenin's Masouleum to the Bolshoi Ballet and beyond, she's done her research.
- Tracy Coenen presents A Tour of New Orleans and the Damage Left by Hurricane Katrina. A first-hand account of the realities of the hurricane aftermath. Seems like touring New Orleans is like touring Ground Zero - doing so is out of concern and curiosity. An insightful read.
- Zane HM presents Ol' Grand Fort Lily (1885) Betong and adds color to a bit of Asian history likely little known outside of Asia.
- Leslie Carbone presents Sunday Morning in Rehoboth, an ode to a Bentley.
- Stephen Harris presents One of Those Days, a kiwi's perspective on business travel to Brisbane, Australia and how hotel rooms can feel like home sweet home after "one of those days."
Thanks for reading and, contributing bloggers, thanks for sharing your perspectives and photos.