Travel Photo Gallery – August 19, 2009


This Week’s Travel Photo Gallery

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

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Submitted by: Patrick F.
Destination: Near Big Sur, Hwy 101, CA
About this photo: I have over 300 photos of this same spot from numerous trips down California Highway 101 south from Carmel. Most viewers will recognize it from the dozens of car commercials filmed here for five decades.
Best deal found: Gourmet sandwiches for $4.95 in a Carmel gas station.

Submitted by: Bruce J.
Destination: Lake Lanier, GA
About this photo: We rented a houseboat from Lake Lanier Islands. This is a great idea for a unique family vacation. The picture shows my son Matt with friends Cassie, Amy & Austin jumping off the houseboat.
Best deal found: With kids back in school you can get a great deal on a boat rental (more of a discount for mid-week). We also brought all of our own food on the boat and used the grill for hot dogs.

Submitted by: Nina C.
Destination: BVI’s
About this photo: Beautiful beach on Anegada Island in the British Virgin islands.
Best deal found: Lobster and rum

Submitted by: Denise R.
Destination: Cairo, Egypt
About this photo:
Appreciating the pyramids at Giza, and learning about ancient Egypt.
Best deal found: Stay downtown cairo, use the metro-which costs 2pounds =16 cents.

Submitted by: Chris M.
Destination: Lake Tahoe
About this photo: Sitting out on the shore of lake Tahoe at night,and said i needed a picture.
Best deal found: The best deal was staying at my friend’s house on the lake.

Submitted by: Debbie H.
Destination: Alaska
About this photo: Portage Glacier, Alaska
Best deal found: Flew to Anchorage on frequent flyer miles & rented an RV for just a fraction more than it cost to rent a compact car. Campgrounds were between $10 – $15 per night. Traveled around for one week then cruised with Holland America to Vancouver for $399 per person.

Submitted by: Sam B.
Destination: Joshua Tree National Park
About this photo: We drove to Keys View which has an overlook of the valley and San Andreas Fault. We arrived at the perfect time to see the sunset. This random tree was on the side of the mountain to provide such a nice shot shielding the sun.
Best deal found: 2 Filipino food plates fed four people for $13 in San Diego. We also had 4 free tickets to Universal Studios in LA with a Front of the Line Pass ($129 each). Well, we had them until I lost it.

Submitted by: Brett S.
Destination: Rhine River
About this photo:
Toll Takers castle along the Rhine. Barges and boats could not pass until they paid the local nobleman a fee for passing.
Best deal found:
None. This was a River cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest from July 21/August 8, 2009. The cost of food was expensive and just fair in quality off the ship and the service is poor compared to American standards.

Submitted by: Carol H.
Destination: Linville, North Carolina
About this photo: This is the Linn Cove Viaduct along the Blue Ridge Parkway, milepost 304,near Linville, North Carolina.
Best deal found: ree hiking on trails along the Blue Ridge Parkway, plus staying at friends’ cabin for free!


Submitted by: Jeremy B.
Destination: Rocky Mountain National Park
About this photo: e Rappelling down the Petit Grepon after a glorious morning climb.
Best deal found: I flew Frontier and got dbl miles. Now I have enough for a free segment next trip. Tried to sleep @ Longs peak parking lot one night but got bounced. This was a $20 permit to bivy beneath the Petit but would have been free if I planned it earlier in the year.

Submitted by: Kevin C.
Destination: British Virgin Islands
About this photo: We rented a yacht and went to many of the Islands over 14 days. We scuba dived, fished, shopped, and enjoyed some great food.
Best deal found: Rum.

Submitted by: Danny H.
Destination: Iraq
About this photo: I have been stationed near Baghdad, Iraq since May 09. I live in the metro Atlanta area.
Best deal found: Free meals and laundry and Tax relief for soldiers.

Submitted by: Ed R.
Destination: Titusville, Florida
About this photo: The Mosquito Lagoon is part of the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge near Titusville, Florida. The sun was rising through the dawn’s haze while kayak-fishing with friends.
Best deal found: Access to the Merritt Island National Refuge is free!

Submitted by: R Crowley .
Destination: Boone, NC
About this photo: This is a photo taken on the Blue Ridge Park way between Boone and Laural Springs NC.
Best deal found: Staying with family.


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