Travel Photo Gallery – July 15, 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: Lauren O.
Destination: Beijing, China
About this photo: We visited China right after the Olympics, so Beijing was still spiffy but the crowds were gone. We were very lucky to get such clear skies over the Great Wall.
Best deal found: Getting a private tour guide was one of the best decisions we could have made. For only $42 per day, we had a native take my party of 3 around Beijing. He told us the history behind all of the sites in very clear English, helped us bargain with merchants, and took us to the BEST part of the Great Wall. Incredible deal.


Submitted by: Eric F.
Destination: China
About this photo: A dancer displaying a traditional Tang Dynasty dance in Xian.
Best deal found: Don’t take the Taxi Cabs in China if you want to save and are willing to try something new. In Beijing, the underground and bus systems are excellent and user (English) friendly. Even better for Beijing is bicycle renting, but get a lock. In Xian, buses and bicycles. Buses give you a cheap site seeing tour and a chance to mingle with locals. In both cities there is always a local college student willing to practice their English if you get lost.


Submitted by: Lynn B.
Destination: Niagara Falls
About this photo: Our hotel room was on the 24th floor and the window open about 4 inches. I took the screen off and held my point & shoot out and took this picture at sunset. It’s actually two that I stitched together.
Best deal found: The view from my hotel was beautiful.


Submitted by: Michael Q.
Destination: Key West
About this photo: Visited Key West in May 2009. This photo was taken from a sailboat on a sunset ‘wind and wine’ tour. My advice is to avoid the red wine or being close to anyone drinking red wine or else you’ll be wearing it before the trip is over. Mucho fun and great memories nonetheless.
Best deal found: If you are military (active or retired), you can get great discounts on Key West attractions through the ITT (Information, Tickets, Tours) office on Sigsbee NAS right in Key West.


Submitted by: Jason R.
Destination: Ocho Rios, Jamiaca
About this photo: We traveled to Ocho Rios for our honeymoon back in June 2007. We took a cruise and saw some of the most spectacular rock formations situated in turquoise blue that I have ever seen.
Best deal found: We visited Dave’s Lobster Delight in the fishermans village. The best lobster I have ever had by far! Its an open air “establishment” that is frequented mainly by locals. It is directly behind Margaritaville in the Island Village shopping center. Its an experience you will never forget.


Submitted by: Deborah M.
Destination: Seward AK
About this photo: We rented kayaks in Seward to paddle to Caines Head and back. In one cove the sea lions came really close. We were told they are just curious, but when 20 or more rush close then dive in unison it was unnerving, but way cool! This is a shot of a few off the starboard bow.
Best deal found: Miller’s Landing Kayak rentals – way cheaper than owing the things!


Submitted by: Lalitha A.
Destination: Honolulu Hawaii
About this photo: This picture was taken from my hotel balcony when the sun was setting right above Waikiki beach in mid June 2009.It was such a perfect sunset I could not resist grabbing my camera.The balcony was the ideal location to see the beach to the left, downtown Waikiki straight across and Diamond head to the right.
Best deal found: The beautiful scenery I experienced from my hotel balcony room every day in the mornings and evenings during my 4 day stay there.


Submitted by: April L.
Destination: Corsica, France
About this photo:
Beautiful island in the Mediterranean, with postcard view and tons to do. Beaches and mountains and all that they provide.
Best deal found:


Submitted by: Bonny F.
Destination: Reno, Nevada
About this photo: This was the annual Reno hot air balloon show. It starts around 4:30am and goes until about 2pm. It is truly a beautiful event and fun for the whole family.
Best deal found: The event itself is free and in Reno there are all kinds of cheap deals to be found.


Submitted by: Carol H.
Destination: Cruise on the Eastern Caribbean
About this photo: This photo was taken on the beautiful beach at Philipsburg, St. Maarten, while on a cruise through the Eastern Caribbean.
Best deal found: The duty-free shopping on St. Maarten (especially jewelry!), plus for $5 getting a wrist band for all day use of the water taxi between the cruise ship dock and downtown Philipsburg. Also, with the discount cabin prices and ship board credits, the all-inclusive cost of a cruise.


Submitted by: Deborah H.
Destination: Copenhagen, Denmark
About this photo: This picture was taken while we were bicycling the streets of Copenhagen, Denmark. Almost every street has a bike path.
Best deal found: Bicycling is a great and inexpensive way to tour Copenhagen. We were able to bicycle for free by taking advantage of copenhagen’s city-bike program. Bicycles are also available for rent.


Submitted by: Anders J.
Destination: Mexican Gulf
About this photo: Did a business trip to the gulf, and took this sun rise photo.
Best deal found: All expenses paid for. Still got a deal for just under $400 to Cu. Del Carmen.


Submitted by:
Matt H.
Destination: Kailua, HI
About this photo: North Shore beach on O’ahu.
Best deal found: ~$650 roundtrip.


Submitted by: Lisha S.
Destination: LaGrange, GA
About this photo: I didn’t travel far this summer, But I had a great time. This photo was taken behind a cemetery in LaGrange, GA, my destination for the summer.
Best deal found:


Submitted by: Dana F.
Destination: Tahiti
About this photo: This is the airport in Tahiti where you wait for the plane. It has natural air conditioning.
Best deal found: No deals.

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