Travel Photo Gallery – December 2, 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: Kevin M.
Destination: Yellowstone
About this photo: We were carrying my daughter’s dog in a back pack at Mammoth Springs and needed a break.
Best deal found: Upgraded on rental car from mid size to an SUV – $200 for week.

Submitted by: Steve K.
Destination: Halstatt, Austria
About this photo: Lakeside scene of Halstatt, Austria in Salzkamergut region of Austria.
Best deal found: 10 Euro tickets to the Vienna Opera

Submitted by: Rick G.
Destination: Australia
About this photo: This night shot of the Sydney Opera House was taken from our hotel room window.
Best deal found: Used Delta Skymiles to get from Atlanta to Los Angeles and then flew to Sydney on VAustralia, a great new airline. Saved money in Sydney by buying a Sydney Pass which allowed unlimited rides on busses, ferries and trains, including great narrated tours on the Sydney and Bondi Beach Explorer busses.

Submitted by: Yanis F.
Destination: Etosha National Park, Namibia
About this photo:
My 5 year-old at the top of a tower at Etosha National park, at the end of a day of game viewing.
Best deal found: 50c shoes made out of old tire rubber.

Submitted by: Chris M.
Destination: Bryce Canyon, Utah
About this photo: This shot was from one of my hikes. What a hike. A little longer then I thought, but i made it. This is one of my favorite parks, if you get a chance it’s worth the trip.
Best deal found: The best deal I found was going in the off season, Ruby’s inn (best western) buy two nights get one free. This motel is right outside the gate.

Submitted by: Dee R.
Destination: Cape Town, South Africa
About this photo: This is a photo of the Virginia & Alfred Waterfront in Cape Town, South Africa.
Best deal found: The hotel was beautiful but reasonable. We paid about $90 US dollars per night.

Submitted by: Dave H.
Destination: Grand Canyon
About this photo: Took this shot while visting the Sky Bride at the Grand Canyon. Our Indian guides were looking at mountain goats below. I tell friends in jest, they just threw another tourist over the edge.
Best deal found: Dollar rental car in Vegas. For appox. $50/day I got a full size car for the trip to the grand canyon, sure beat the $110/person for a tour bus.

Submitted by: Ruthanne R.
Destination: New Zealand
About this photo:
Mt. Cook, New Zealand’s highest mountain in the alpenglow of sunrise. The summit is often shrouded in clouds, but we were so lucky to have the howling storm of the night before leave fresh snow with clear skies in the morning.
Best deal found:
Scavenging items from the breakfast buffets for “free” lunch later in the day.

Submitted by: Rudy M.
Destination: Sarasota
About this photo: Well I was at the beach in Sarasota for the weekend. I decided that evening to take a walk on the beach and had my cell phone. I saw this sunset and had to take this pic.
Best deal found: I found close that the closer you are toward the winter the less expensive it is for hotels. Thanks, Rudy


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