This Week’s Travel Photo Gallery
Here are some of the most compelling travel photos submitted by our listeners on December 10, 2008.
Submitted by: Chris T. .
Destination: Grand Canyon
Best deal found: Everything was fairly expensive where I was. I camped in the Kaibab National Forest for a month.
Submitted by: Lynette N.
Destination: New York City
Best deal found: We went to many almost free or free things: Staten Island Ferry and viewed Statue of Liberty without taking up the whole day, St Paul’s church to see the moving memories of 9-11.., and the singing waitresses at the Diner in Times square…a great way to get a broadway feel without the big bucks… Even shared appetizers and entrees…to save….what a fun time
Submitted by: Patricia O.
Destination: St. Joseph, MI
Best deal found: Great lodging and food at our daughter’s home in nearby Stevensville.
Submitted by: Stephanie D.
Destination: Beech Mountain North Carolina
Best deal found: A $15 ticket to relive the “Wizard of Oz”
Submitted by: Peter P.
Destination: Santorini, Greece
Best deal found: Great food, wonderful people and a breathtaking view….
Submitted by: Rebecca F.
Best deal found: Here we are at the North Pole. It is nothing like I imagined.
Submitted by: Mark P.
Destination: Paris, France
Best deal found: I booked a nice hotel (Hotel Eiffel Seine) on the Seine river about two blocks away from the Eiffel Tower. The Metros (subways) going east/west and north/south were directly across the street. It was the perfect location for a newbie like me going to Paris. Everywhere we went: Arc de Triomphe and Champs-Élysées, Hôtel des Invalides/Napoleon’s Tomb, Musée du Louvre, Chateau de Versailles, Musée d’Orsay, Notre Dame and the Latin Quarter, and, Sacré-Coeur Basilica and Montmartre where easily accessible from our hotel doorstep because of the Metro. We booked the hotel on their website for only 110 Euros a night when the regular price was 180-200 Euros. We got the special price because we booked more than three nights. The special was in an obscure location on the website. All of the travel sites were much higher for the same hotel. Normally the travel sites are cheaper than the hotel’s site, but it’s the opposite for European hotels. Go directly to the hotel’s web site and look for deals.
Submitted by: Maxine F.
Destination: Cabo San Lucas, Baja California, Mexico
Best deal found: Costco and WalMart in Cabo? Yes! The view is from my balcony overlooking the Pacific. Glorious scenery. Maxine
Submitted by: Lynda C.
Destination: Glacer Bay, Alaska
Best deal found: ating dungeoness crabs in a parking lot in Alaska!
Submitted by: Jennifer W.
Destination: Honolulu, Hawaii
Best deal found: Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, $5 entrance fee. Great place to snorkel, beautiful views.
Submitted by: Doug D.
Destination: Dublin, Ireland
Best deal found: All the B&B’s in Ireland are a great deal, the people are the best and the driving on the left is great fun.
Submitted by: Jyoti P.
Destination: San Francisco
Best deal found: $750.00 round trip also includes – 6 night stay and 7 days car rental. We left Sep 13 08 and back to Atlanta on Sep 19th.
Submitted by: Penny S.
Best deal found: Booking hotel/flight together cost $250 less than booking each alone..
Submitted by: Dana F.
Best deal found: Not sure where I am, but the Alaskan pipeline is in the background.
Submitted by: Cat S.
Destination: Emerald Isle and Beaufort, NC
Best deal found: Best deal was seeing Santa in Beaufort, NC and taking our own photos! The one dollar hot chocolates kept us warm and in the holiday mood!
Submitted by: Jen H.
Destination: Rome, Italy
Best deal found: The best deals were found through research BEFORE our trip: Rick Steves has free audio guides for multiple tourist sights in Rome and Florence. Downloading this on our mp3 player saved us the money from renting them (at 5-10Euro a pop), and the time it took to stand in the line to rent them (which made it worth it for that reason alone!). My husband and I were able to borrow Verizon global phones for $10 for the two of us which was awesome and helpful the few times we needed to contact each other. Also, we checked and checked every traveling sight out there and got tickets to Europe for $730 dollars on expedia which was $500 less than we found everywhere else… We had an awesome trip and these deals allowed us to do more than we could have imagined!
Submitted by: Patricia W.
Destination: Las Vegas
Best deal found: View from the Eiffel Tower at dusk. Two for 1 tickets.
Submitted by: Hylda MD.
Destination: Panama Canal
Best deal found: The Price of the cruise…. Princess.
Submitted by: Tony C.
Destination: Puerto Rico
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Submitted by: Shirley L.
Destination: Mt. Pilatus, Switzerland
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Submitted by: Robin W.
Destination: Mackinaw Bridge View Park – St. Ignace, MI
Best deal found: Traveling to northern Michigan this past summer was relatively inexpensive but the location of this photo – Mackinac Bridge View Park was the best deal of all since it was FREE! We spent a couple of hours here enjoying the beautiful views of a the Mackinaw Bridge – a definite engineering marvel.
Submitted by: Donna T.
Destination: San Antonio, TX
Best deal found: Bottled drinking water is so expensive in vending machines. best place to buy water while at the Riverwalk, is at the CVS Pharmacy. Their brand is .99cents. this picture is of the Alamo and admission is free!! very interesting.