Travel Photo Gallery – August 4, 2010


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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: A. Wilson
Destination: Costa Rica
About this photo: A student in traditional dance attire. The girls at the school performed a dance for visiting educators. They were on a two-week break but came in that day to perform.
Best deal found: 10-day trip to Atenas, Costa Rica for educators through UNC-Chapel Hill’s World View. The cost: $1,900 included roundtrip flight from Raleigh, NC, stay with a local family who provided breakfasts and dinners, lunches provided by education center, daily Spanish classes, excursions to an abandoned gold mine, San Jose, a beach, and a community service project.

Submitted by: Edward W.
Destination: Jackson Hole
About this photo: There are two old barns near the Jackson airport. They are on Mormon Row who settled this area in the late 1800s.
Best deal found: Nothing is a deal in Jackson Hole. The best deal is the beautiful mountain views.

Submitted by: Ming C.
Destination: Kampar, Malaysia
About this photo: Feeding koi gold fish in a water theme park. The koi fish are overlapping each other to get to the feed. I can even pet the fishes.
Best deal found: Korea Airlines has a great airfare if you fly before june.

Submitted by: Ashley O.
Destination: Dingle Peninsula, Ireland
About this photo: Taking an archeological tour on Slea Head Dive from Dingle, Ireland we came around the corner, and our driver nonchalantly says “oh, looks like there’s some traffic ahead.”
Best deal found:
The 3 day city pass in Dublin. Gives you a ride from airport into the city, and then 3 days of riding the bus between all the major landmarks.

Submitted by: Maryam E.
Destination: Iran
About this photo: Esfahan has many bridges across the Zayandeh river. This Zayandeh is a very strange river. It originates from a spring in the Zagros mountains, then runs for 400 km through the Esfahan province and finally disappears into the ground of the Dasht-é Kavir desert. The best known bridge of Esfahan is the Khaju bridge
Best deal found:

Submitted by: Kye B.
Destination: Woodland, NC
About this photo: Whenever I go to NC to visit family, I find it a wonderful travel. I get in my car on one day during my visit and just ride. I ride an marvel at the history of the land. The beauty of the dilapidation and the mystery that surronds it. This is one of my finds.
Best deal found:

Submitted by: Ron Z.
Destination: Zion National Park, Utah
About this photo: We took the Tran Bus Along the Virgin River up into the valley with soaring sandstone cliffs toward the Narrows.
Best deal found:

Submitted by: Joseph F.
Destination: Ocho Rios, Jamaica
About this photo: This photo was taken at the Couples Tower Isle Resort in Ocho Rios, Jamaica on 12th of May 2010 This was the the best vacation we have been on in ten plus years.
Best deal found: $2490 for two, 5 nights 6 days, all inclusive via Cheap

Submitted by: Sylvia R.
Destination: Hell’s Canyon in Eastern Oregon
About this photo: Beautiful wildflowers at Granny View Point in Hell’s Canyon.
Best deal found: The best deal was… the view was absolutely free for natural beauty!


Submitted by: John C.
Destination: Montreux, Switzerland
About this photo: Chateau de Chillon just 5 minutes south of Montreux, Switzerland. We were there for the Montreux Jazz Festival in early July.
Best deal found: Wow – food prices are out of sight in Switzerland. Expect to pay $125 to $140 over there for a $50 meal here in Atlanta. Definitely not a Clark Smart way to go, but the Jazz Festival made up for the huge expense. The grocery stores are called Migros and COOP. You can always find one around a train station. Take plastic plates, forks, knives and cups. Your wallet will thank you and plastic items don’t require much room in the suitcase.

Submitted by: Bobby S.
Destination: Everett Washington
About this photo: This photo I took on a nice street in Everett Washington this past spring 2010.
Best deal found:

Submitted by: Andrea U.
Destination: Steamboat Springs, Colorado
About this photo: Hot air balloon rodeo in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Absolutely a gorgeous morning.
Best deal found: Balloon festival was free as well as the art in the park that weekend.

Submitted by: Robert D.
Destination: Washington County, Maine
About this photo: Birch Point, Bobby’s Cove, Milbridge, ME The main body of water is called Flat Bay.
Best deal found: .

Submitted by: Janet C.
Destination: Cedar Key, FL
About this photo: Having cocktails on the pier and watching the sun set. Lovely little island off the gulf coast of FL that seems to have avoided the passing of time. A lot of history in the region, and we took a boat tour to neighboring islands with a guide to tell us all about it. Very laid back and relaxing.
Best deal found: Stayed at Old Fenimore Mill, in a quiet one bedroom condominium with a kitchen and private balcony, right on the estuary overlooking the gulf for $135 a night.

Submitted by: Ivan S.
Destination: Quito Ecuador
About this photo: This is the Chimborazo Mountain (20561 ft./6267 m.), Ecuador Andes
Best deal found:

Submitted by: Jolyne D.
Destination: Branson, MO
About this photo: View from the Visitors Center at Table Rock State Park in Branson, MO.
Best deal found: A condo rental for $85 per night. Cheaper than a hotel room and a lot more space to spread out so we did not drive each other crazy! Great when you have three generations traveling together. Everything was furnished except for food.

Submitted by: Rick G.
Destination: Alaska
About this photo: The Vancouver skyline from the Regent Seven Seas Navigator as we sailed to Alaska.
Best deal found: Regent cruises, while not inexpensive, are all-inclusive (air fare, meals, drinks, shore excursions and gratuities are included in the price of the cruise).

Submitted by: Fair B.
Destination: Litchfield Beach SC
About this photo: “God’s Majesty” We were vacationing at Litchfield Beach, SC this past week. After leaving the beach and walking up to the pool, we all looked up to see this amazing sky! It took our breath away.
Best deal found: The wonderful hushpuppies at Lee’s Inlet Kitchen!

Submitted by: Donald K.
Destination: Alaska Inside Passage Cruise
About this photo: Sawyer Glacier
Best deal found: The T-Shirt for $5.99 inside one of the tourist trap stores in Ketchikan. Nothing else…very expensive all way around…but a lifetime dream vacation so worth it.


Submitted by: Walter S.
Destination: Willard, Washington
About this photo: The Hood River Bridge spans the mighty Columbia River between Oregon and Washington.
Best deal found: On our way to Willard, Washington. A mere 75 cent toll allowed us to drive across the bridge from Hood River, Oregon. Once across the bridge, we witnessed the majestic Mt. Hood towering over the river!

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