Travel Photo Gallery – August 20, 2008

This Week’s Travel Photo Gallery
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Here are some of the most compelling travel photos submitted by our listeners this week. Clark will comment on one photo each week in the Thursday Travel E-Scapes newsletter. (Subscribe.) Leave YOUR comments below!

Submitted by: Nancy C.
Destination: Las Vegas
Best deal found: Free meals with points on a card from casinos.

Submitted by: Patrick W.
Destination: Neptune Islands South Australia
Best deal found: This was an incredible Great White shark expedition with Rodney Fox. Thats me with the White Shark in my face! Best deal: free Abalone that we got while the sharks were not looking.

Submitted by: Sandy B.
Destination: Casablanca, Morocco
Best deal found: Train travel is great. Very cheap and a great way to see the country.

Submitted by: Rick G.
Destination: Waterton Lakes Park, Alberta, Canada
Best deal found:  National parks are always a great deal, even if they’re in Canada. Waterton Lakes is just over the border from Glacier National Park and, together with Glacier, forms the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park.

Submitted by: Jana K.
Destination: Hawaii
Best deal found: Frequent flyer miles and upgrade to first class for a small fee. Eating “plate lunch” instead of in expensive restaurants. Using VRBO for condo rental on North Shore right on water with view. Turtles came up on beach every afternoon right outside condo.

Submitted by:  Robert M.
Destination: Bewdley, Worcester, UK
Best deal found:

Submitted by:  Dean H.
Destination: Lisbon, Portugal
Best deal found:  It was on your website, in fact. $449pp for a 14-Night TransAtlantic Cruise from Ft. Lauderdale to Bermuda, Lisbon, and Barcelona. We also received a $100 onboard credit and $180 credit toward our next cruise for the “inconvenience” of missing a couple of our ports due to a mechanical problem. Hmmm, lodging, food, entertainment on a gorgeous ship, and seeing some of the most beautiful cities in the world–all included for two full weeks at a grand total of $259 per person (not including taxes and drinks, but still!…) That was a screaming deal! Thanks for the tip.

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Louis V.
Destination: Avila, Spain
Best deal found: Sitting in small cafes, eating tapas and coffee.

Submitted by: Janelle H.
Destination: Grand Teton National Park
Best deal found: The Senior Lifetime Pass you can get for only $10 for entrance into any National Park for the rest of your life is the best deal around if you’re at least 62. There were bison everywhere, but we especially enjoyed the antics of spring calves at play along the main highway through the park.

Submitted by: Wayne P.
Destination: Death Valley, CA
Best deal found:


Submitted by: Diane C.
Destination: Northern Ireland
Best deal found: Ireland has some of the most breathtaking scenery I have ever seen.. there are numerous churches, castles and of course pubs over there, and the people are so friendly…I was part of a tour in June and the weather was ideal at that time of year. I absolutely fell in love with the the country and hopefully will have the chance to visit again one day soon.

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Ildiko C.
Destination: Cambodia, Angkor Wat
Best deal found: We loved everything in Siem Reap, Cambodia! The hotel we stayed was a 5 star one, its name is La Residence D’Angkor. Stay 3 nights and get the 4th one for free ($250/night). Worth every penny, you can’t even describe it. The taxi with a knowledgeable driver was $30/day. It was like a guide tour. Everything else is super cheap as well, and very safe. We were in Cambodia in March, the climate was perfect. You don’t need to change currencies. Dollar is practically the currency there.

Submitted by: Diana H.
Destination: National parks in CO & Utah
Best deal found: Wall Arch in Arches Nat’l Park, taken June 2 2008, it collapsed during the night Aug 4 and is gone forever We hiked in 8 Natl Parks in Colorado & Utah on our recent vacation.  Best bargain: $43 at the charming 1930s Monte Villa Inn, in Monte Vista, CO near Great Sand Dunes National Park.

Submitted by: Charlotte S.
Destination: Kiawah Island, SC
Best deal found: We were able to stay at a big beach house with the whole family. We brought groceries for meals and rarely left the house except to hang out on the beautiful beach! The kids and the adults loved it! Kiawah is clean and family friendly.

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Brandon T.
Destination: Jungfrau Switzerland
Best deal found: Not many deals…was extremely expensive, but the group rate for the train saved a lot of money.

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Jeff M.
Destination: Bryce Canyon
Best deal found: NONE NONE NONE– We drove that RV I bought last year. OK, Gas in Colorado versus Los Angeles.

Submitted by: Karyn H.
Destination: Church yard in Pitlochry, Scotland
Best deal found: Car rental via Easy Car – only 6 Pounds Sterling per day!

…and now, the next installment in the adventures of Dana F. and his 1976 bicentennial Appalachian Trail  hike!
Submitted by:
Dana F.
Destination: Appalachian Trail
Best deal found:  A picture of the Enchanted Forest just before we entered it. We saved money on going to Disney’s Enchanted Kingdom.


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