Travel Photo Gallery – July 9, 2008

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This Week’s Travel Photo Gallery

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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.)


Submitted by: Alisha F.
Destination: St. Croix, Virgin Islands
Best deal found: Island-hopping is SOOOOO much fun!!!

 

Submitted by: David J.
Destination: Glacier National Park, Montana
Best deal found:  Expedia

 
Submitted by: Chris M.
Destination: Arches National park
Best deal found: The best deal was the cheap room — a tent.

 
Submitted by: Patricia W.
Destination: Rutledge, Georgia
Best deal found:  Sunflower Festival – All the sunflowers you can pick and put in a vase for $10. Vase included also!

 
Submitted by: James D.
Destination: Manarola, Italy and Cinque Terre region
Best deal found: Staying in small hotels in the Cinque Terre region.

 
Submitted by:  Russ C.
Destination: Grand Tetons and Yellowstone
Best deal found: Thanks to Clark Howard, I got my airline tickets to Jackson Hole for $296 (including taxes and junk fees)!!! The cost is usually at least 600 bucks. Thanks Clark and keep up the the good work!


Submitted by:  Sarah F.
Destination: Bath, England
Best deal found:


Submitted by:  Michael T.
Destination: Meteora, Greece
Best deal found:  A little out of the way bed and breakfast costing us only 15 euros each. The best part, it was right at the head of the trail up to these cliffs.

 
Submitted by:
Gary M.
Destination: San Francisco
Best deal found: In the Tea House in the background, we pondered the Japanese Garden housed in the Golden Gate Park of San Francisco. The most calm relaxing place in city and the tea was only $4 a pot. Don’t miss the free Hick Museum (also in the Park).

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Submitted by: Bonnie H.
Destination: Yelapa, Mexico
Best deal found: The Hotel Lagunita was an amazing deal. An ocean side room was only $70 a night. The food was great, too!

 
Submitted by: Javier S.
Destination: Porto, Portugal
Best deal found: You pay 10 Euros for a boat ride in the Duoro River and after that you have a free wine tasting at the Ramos Pinto House. Note: It applies if you are staying in certain hotels. My wife and I stay in a hotel with a private bathroom and breakfast for 45 euros/night! The pictures come from Porto and Villa nouvo de Gaia and is showing the San Luis Bridge.

 
Submitted by: Roderick A.
Destination: Jackson hole, Wyoming
Best deal found: Found the best deal on this trip through travelocity. It was around $3,000 for airfare and condo for five people.


Submitted by: Sharen S.
Destination: New York
Best deal found: Jet Blue. We went to our eldest sons Rabbinic Ordination.


Submitted by: Beckie H
Destination: Alaska-Mendenhall Glacier
Best deal found: This sounds silly, but I found a large, really great photo album that holds 300 4×6 photos in a souvenir shop (in Ketchikan) for only $9.99. I was thrilled!! Best of all, the cover is a map of the state with ALASKA in big letters on the cover. I thought it would be great for my vacation photos. And, it is!!

 
Submitted by: Joel B.
Destination: Hawaii
Best deal found: My wife and I just got back from our honeymoon in Hawaii. We went on NCL pride of America for 7 days. Most of the shore excursions were very pricy so in Maui we rented a car from enterprise They were the only company that did not charge extra because I am under 25. We got the car at 3:00 in the afternoon and drove to the top of the Haleakala volcano. The next morning we drove the scenic “road to Hana.” It was on the road to Hana that we took the picture that I am submitting. We took the car back at 2:30 so we only had to pay for one day. If we had done these same two things as shore excursions it would have cost just over $500. We spent under $100 on the car, insurance, gas and hawaiian lunch at a road-side stand.

 
Submitted by:
Mary S.
Destination: Durango Colorado
Best deal found: A package that included a one way ride on the Durango-Silverton train and a 4 hour jeep ride with a guide. In the photo I am on the end of the train, photographing the front- which is passing one of the many narrow ledges.

…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:  Here’s my hiking partner, Emery T., on an overlook somewhere in Pennsylvania taking a lunch break. Nice legs, er, view, I mean.




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