Travel Photo Gallery – August 26, 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: Kelly G.
Destination: Maui/Kauai
About this photo: We were surrounded by beauty. You always see the water pictures but the rain and lush green landscape was also beautiful. The rain never lasted long and we were guarunteed to see several rainbows daily.
Best deal found: Picnic areas everywhere along the shore. One of my favorite days was stopping at the grocery store buying stuff for the barbeque and enjoying our food on the beach. HEY we ARE from TX! Have to have the BB-Q!!

Submitted by: Mark P.
Destination: Chicago
About this photo: We went to Chicago for the Air & Water show for the weekend. For this photo, we were on the 99th floor of the Willis Tower (Formerly Sears Tower – tallest building in the United States) for the last half-hour of the Show. Boy, what a show. The USAF jets where whizzing around the Tower. I just happened to catch this jet. Believe me, it was by chance because I’ve never seen anything move so fast.
Best deal found: Sorry Clark, I didn’t find any deals anywhere. 🙂 Maybe I didn’t look hard enough. The hotel and air fare were both more than I would normally pay. But, it was a beautiful weekend.

Submitted by: Joel R.
Destination: Grand Canyon
About this photo: Sunset and moonrise over the Grand Canyon.
Best deal found: Freq flyer points to fly out and back, hotel points for overnight rooms, great rental car price from, and admission to Grand Canyon is $25 per carload for a full week.

Submitted by: Dan H.
Destination: San Francisco CA
About this photo:
Taken just before biking across the Golden Gate Bridge..
Best deal found: A spectacular trip made all the more enjoyable by the $99 rate at the beautiful Stanford Court on Nob Hill. If you do some searching online and aren’t afraid to lock in your dates for a non-refundable rate then there are deals to be had.

Submitted by: Wenny H.
Destination: Mysore Palace, Mysore, India
About this photo: We visited Mysore Palace, in city of Mysore, south of India July 2009. It was the residence of the former royal family Wodeyar Mahararaja. The original palace was burnt down in 1897 and was rebuilt for the twenty fourth Wodeyar Raja in 1912. Designed by the well-known British architect, Henry Irwin. Pictures are not allowed inside the palace, it’s splendid beyond words can describe.
Best deal found: Foreigners got the self guided audio tour for free with the ticket purchase to Mysore Palace.

Submitted by: Michael W.
Destination: Romania
About this photo:
This is a photo of my wife and I in Romania.We are standing in the ruins of Dracula’s hideout which was a castle he used to get away from the Turkish army . We had to walk up over 1500 steps strait up a mountain to get to this beautiful spot. Hope you enjoy the pics. we have many more pics of our trip if you want to see.
Best deal found:

Submitted by: Neill J.
Destination: Honolulu, HI
About this photo: Taking a flying lesson over Pearl Harbor.
Best deal found: 1 hour Flying lesson on Craig’s List for $59!


Submitted by: Eric B.
Destination: Wind River Range, WY
About this photo: Backpacked six days in the Wind River Range in Wyoming (SE of the Tetons) with my daughter. Saw the most spectacular mountains and alpine scenery in America and experienced God’s glorious creation first hand.
Best deal found: Used brother’s buddy pass for airline flight. Used Hotwire for 8 day car rental: $317, other agencies $450+. Hitched a ride back to trailhead where car was parked. Backpacking in wilderness for six days: FREE!

Submitted by: Bruce T.
Destination: Reidsville, NC
About this photo: This is my family’s cattle farm in Reidsville, NC, near the Virginia state line. The heat and humidity of the day made for a spectacular sunset!
Best deal found: Fried fish and chicken fingers at Libby Hill, a local restaurant. Great quantity, quality and price!!

Submitted by: Carlos P.
Destination: Montreal, Canada
About this photo: Balloon Festival 2009
Best deal found: Gouvernour Relais Hotel

Submitted by: John G.
Destination: Egypt
About this photo: This was taken on the Nile River in Egypt near Aswan while we were sailing back to our riverboat after visiting a Nubian village.
Best deal found: As we sailed up the Nile from Luxor to Aswan, local vendors pulled up along side our riverboat in smaller boats and threw clothes and other goods to the top of our ship and negotiated with us about the price. If we struck a deal, we would put money in the bags and drop it back down to them. If not, we just threw the goods back. It was a LOT of fun, and we got some very nice local clothing for a few dollars.

Submitted by: Carol B.
Destination: Mt. Rainier, Washington
About this photo: This was taken in Paradise, on Mt. Rainier June 17th 2009. My husband and I put 1200 miles on our rental car traveling through Washington and the coast of Oregon. We went to Mt. Rainier, Mt. St. Helens and Mt. Hood. They were all so beautiful!
Best deal found: I guess I would say not paying taxes in Oregon was a surprise and a deal.

Submitted by: Tim B.
Destination: Sierra Nevada Mountains
About this photo: Photo shows the stream below the dam at the reservoir where we were camping. Beautiful area at about 6,000 feet with good fishing opportunities and also great for kayaking. Lots of trees.
Best deal found: Best deal was a no-cost-to-visit nearby mountain lake where we caught several trout.

Submitted by: Diana D.
Destination: Oahu, Hawaii
About this photo: Beautiful Hawaiian sunset at Sunset Beach on the Northshore of OahuPizz
Best deal found: Pizza at Pizza Bob in Haleiwa

Submitted by: Jose H.
Destination: Southern California
About this photo: My yougest daughter and I visited family through out California, from the Bay Area down to San Diego. This was one stop in Santa Cruz.
Best deal found: Best deal was staying with family through out our visit, in Bay area, LA area and then San Diego. It pays to have a big family.

Submitted by: Ursula A.
Destination: Halifax, NS
About this photo: This boat had stopped in Halifax on its maiden voyage to Milwaukee, Wis.
Best deal found: VIA Canadian train ride from Sarnia, Ont to Halifax, NS and back for US$450.

Submitted by: Patty D.
Destination: Yellowstone National Park
About this photo: Mammoth Hot Springs is a large thermal feature in Yellowstone National Park. It’s not like any other place on earth.
Best deal found: Any of the national parks are a deal.


Submitted by: Dona M.
Destination: Lake Lanier
About this photo: Looking at the lake from a different angle!
Best deal found: Buying clearance water toys at Target…

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