Travel Photo Gallery – July 2, 2008

This Week’s Travel Photo Gallery
See winners from previous weeks in our Photo Gallery Archives.

Here are some of the most compelling travel photos submitted by our listeners this week. Clark will comment on one photo each week in the Thursday Travel E-Scapes newsletter. (Subscribe.) Leave YOUR comments below!

Submitted by: Weesi K.
Destination: Banff National Park, Canada
Best deal found: The views in the Canadian Rockies are spectacular! Bow lake is one of several lakes in Banff National Park that have this unusual translucent blue color that comes from the minerals washing down out of the mountains into the streams and lakes. The trip wasn’t cheap, but once there, seeing the scenery was a great deal.

Submitted by: Jenn R.
Destination: Rome, Florence & Venice, Italy (this is the market in Florence)
Best deal found:  Planning the trip myself and actually having everything work out! Train rides between cities seemed to be a bargain.

Submitted by: J. Robert R.
Destination: Antarctica
Best deal found: A stop over in Ushuaia, Argentina allowed this unretouched photo. The food in Ushuaia is the very best deal.

Submitted by: Lesley L.
Destination: Hong Kong
Best deal found:  Star Ferry between Central and Tsim Sha Tsui. HKD2.20 equals USD .28.  A part of history, company started running ferries in 1898. I could ride them back and forth all day. A trip to Hong Kong wouldn’t be complete without a ride on the Star Ferry. Thanks, Clark. Lesley L, currently living in Shanghai for work.

Submitted by: Bonnie G.
Destination: Yellowstone/Grand Tetons
Best deal found: Frontier Airlines was absolutely delightful. Every person with a Frontier badge on was happy, funny, and wonderfully refreshing to be around when you’re traveling. I got in on a deal and was one of the first Frontier air buses into Jackson Hole. After coming back from my trip, I’d easily pay more to get the level of professionalism and -for lack of a better term- happiness -of all the Fontier employees. Frontier is my new airline of choice

Submitted by:  Sarah F.
Destination: Dover, England
Best deal found: Eating at the local pubs instead of restaurants was the most cost effective for us when we were not staying with friends.

Submitted by:  Janna L.
Destination: Chicago
Best deal found:  Visited the Museum of Science and Industry free because they were celebrating their 75th anniversary all week. (They are the oldest Museum of Science and Industry).

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Joel R.
Destination: Santorini, Greece
Best deal found:

Submitted by: Michael W.
Destination: Matamanoa- Fiji
Best deal found: Some of the local wildlife from around the island. When it comes to snorkeling on reefs this is the absolute pinnacle. The best part is that at this particular Island I walked 100 feet to the water and swam 20 feet out into the Water to take this shot. The water is warm, and calm, and the staff at the resort are exactly the same way.

Submitted by: Jennifer R.
Destination: Florida
Best deal found: I found an incredible buy on fresh seafood, that we picked up right from the fishermen on the warf in port st. joe instead of spending a huge amount at a restaurant for a great seafood dinner.

Submitted by: Ken S.
Destination: Grand Tetons
Best deal found: Taken on “Mormon Row” in the Antelope Flats area of the Grand Teton National Park.

Submitted by: Jenny M.
Destination: Oberammergau, Germany
Best deal found: Staying for free with Marriott points!

Submitted by: Gary M.
Destination: Turks & Caicos
Best deal found:

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Alessandro S.
Destination: Arizona
Best deal found: While flying to Los Angeles on a commercial flight across the southwestern United States over northern Arizona, I spotted Echo Cliffs along US Route 89, just south of the border with Utah. I know this area well, having visited and hiked in it often. It was a treat to see the Echo Cliffs area from the air rather than from the usual ground level. I hope that you find it as interesting as I did.

Submitted by:
Jeff S.
Destination: Western Samoa
Best deal found: This was a very expensive trip, but the remote Samoan Island of Savaii, the last place to see the sun set each day, has beautiful beaches and lava cliff coast lines with amazing surf blasts and blow holes. This photo shows the splashing surf against the cliffs.

Submitted by: Christi B.
Destination: Washington, DC
Best deal found: Day trip to Ocean City, MD, which only cost gas plus $10 parking for all day 🙂

…and now, the next installment in the adventures of Dana F. and his 1976 bicentennial Appalachian Trail  hike!
Submitted by:
Dana F.
Destination: Appalachian Trail
Best deal found:  This is one of the many lean-to’s that we stayed in along the trail. I am writing in my journal about the unpleasantness of having to get up every morning and putting on cold, wet and dirty clothes. You may notice my socks that are so dirty they are standing up by themselves. We saved a lot of laundry money.


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