Travel Photo Gallery – June 23, 2010

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This Week’s Travel Photo Gallery

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Here are some of the most compelling travel photos and deals submitted by our listeners this week. See Clark’s favorite every week in the Thursday Travel E-Scapes newsletter. (Subscribe.)


Submitted by: Tracy W.
Destination: Lijiang, China
About this photo:
Couple setting in a local park in Lijiang, China
Best deal found: Enjoyed the shopping in Lijiang, China


Submitted by: Jesse N.
Destination: Alaska
About this photo: agles sitting on top of a barn in Homer, AK. One of the most beautiful places that I’ve ever visited.
Best deal found:


Submitted by: Maui
Destination: Kyle B
About this photo: Black sand beach in Hana, Maui.
Best deal found: Round trip airfare from Atlanta for $490 RT.


Submitted by: Janet C.
Destination: St. John, USVI
About this photo:
Donkeys wander loose on this exquisite island, so, being animal lovers, we carried bags of carrots in the car so that we could give them snacks whenever we came across them. They were very grateful!
Best deal found:
Renting a secluded, private villa with a swimming pool in the hills overlooking quiet, gorgeous Coral Bay. Much more economical and our style than a hotel room (only 2 hotels on the island anyway, and none in Coral Bay).


Submitted by: Wes N.
Destination: Joshua Tree NP
About this photo: This was taken in Joshua Tree NP with a Canon 50D.This are is Boulder Rocks camp ground.
Best deal found: Miracle Springs Resort on palmsprings.com

 
Submitted by: Diana B.
Destination: Orlando, Florida
About this photo: This swan was trying to keep warm on a rare cold day in sunny Florida. He lives at the Lake Eola Park in Orlando.
Best deal found:


Submitted by: Lonny K.
Destination: Bar Harbour,Maine
About this photo: Just behind the hotel we stayed at.
Best deal found:


Submitted by: Robin L.
Destination: Sedona
About this photo: Picture is of Bell Rock in Sedona – caught a bird flying just over the rock.
Best deal found: Indian jewelry on the side of the road


Submitted by: Robert D.
Destination: East Boothbay, Maine
About this photo: This is a photo that will appear in Down East Magizine, a world wide publication that focues on Maine. It will be part of a campaign to promote the Boothbay Area of Maine. It was selected by their Mid-Coast Marketing director who was viewing photos on similar websites like yours. Best deal.
Best deal found: Best deal… Ships Ahoy. Oceanfront accomadations from $60.00-77.00 a night.Rooms are housed in 3 buildings that are all from 40 to 100 feet from the water.Nearby Reds Eats. Purchase food and sit on a dock. Highly rated.Also lobster last year was going for an unheard of price of $2.00 a pound in some areas. This for for any size.


Submitted by: Carol S.
Destination: Santorini
About this photo: Photo taken on the beautiful Greek island of Santorini.
Best deal found:


Submitted by: Marsha A.
Destination: Big Island Hawaii
About this photo: This photo was taken while my husband and I were horseback riding in the Waipio Valley or “Valley of the Kings” on the Big Island of Hawaii on June 3rd. There are many magical valleys that inaccessible to tourists, but this one area is open to hikers and horsebackriding. What an exotic beautiful peaceful place to get away!
Best deal found: Best deal was round trip airfare from Jacksonville to Kona for $675 RT. Also using our AARP card, my husband and I were able to shave about $150-$200 off of our tours.


Submitted by: Taylor M.
Destination: Bryce Canyon National Park
About this photo: This picture was taken at sunset at Inspiration Point in Bryce Canyon National Park.
Best deal found: Camping saved money and was a great way to experience the park!


Submitted by: Ed B.
Destination: Yellowstone National Park
About this photo: After traversing down the side of a mountain and crossing a stream just north of the Norris campground in Yellowstone National Park, this mama grizzly stopped for a bite to eat while her cubs looked on. It was taken during the last week in May, 2010 on a trip my wife and I made specifically to photograph bear and wolves.
Best deal found:  Being able to use my $10.00 America the Beautiful Senior Pass to enter the park everyday at no additional charge.


Submitted by: Bruce J.
Destination: Riviera Maya, Mexico
About this photo: I saw the shadow of the palm tree on the sand and thought it would make an interesting photo. We stayed at the all-inclusive Barcelo Maya Beach Resort (Palace Hotel). The resort had a fantastic beach with great snorkeling.
Best deal found: When booking our vacation online I found the Caribbean side of Mexico to be offering great deals. I think people might be afraid of oil or crime…..we saw neither. Beautiful and safe. The Cancun airport was also a pleasant surprise (VERY nice). We would go back in a heartbeat.

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