Travel Photo Gallery – June 17, 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: C. Sayers
Destination: Banff National Park, Alberta Canada
About this photo: This was a trip of a lifetime up to Banff National Park. This is a photo of the world-famous Lake Louise, which is jaw-droppingly beautiful:)
Best deal found: ound some terrific, high-quality outdoor gear and clothing on clearance at some of the outdoor shops!

Submitted by: Beth R.
Destination: China
About this photo: This man was working in his “office” outside the Jade Market in Hong Kong. Notice the typewriter, carbon paper, and his surroundings.
Best deal found: Hong Kong is a shopping mecca. So many deals!

Submitted by: Kim C.
Destination: Nepal
About this photo: Typical river crossing used by locals. Seen all over Nepal.
Best deal found: All the guesthouses. Average price around $5US/night.

Submitted by: Wayne J.
Destination: Oregon coast
About this photo: Beautiful example of the Oregon Coast near Newport.
Best deal found: Holiday Inn Express, Portland Airport–convenient, clean and good value.

Submitted by: Earl P.
Destination: Barcelona Montserrat, Barcelona Spain
About this photo: Barcelona Montserrat is a spectacularly beautiful Benedictine monk mountain retreat about one hour North West from Barcelona by train. Not only is Montserrat Monastery of significant religious importance but the natural beauty surrounding the monastery is simply breathtaking.
Best deal found: My son-in-law is big wig in for the local futball (sic) franchise advertising and they do a lot of business with the hotel we stayed at. Half off.

Submitted by: Rhonda S.
Destination: Glacier National Park
About this photo: Early morning at Lake McDonald – Glacier National Park.
Best deal found: Swiftcurrent Inn in the Many Glacier area – modest accommodations, but hiking trails were just steps away from our room.

Submitted by: Michael N.
Destination: China
About this photo:
On arrival to Shanghai Chinese doctors checked everyone on the plane for swine flu. Unfortunately an old woman had some fever so we were all 290 of us were quarantined for a week.
Best deal found:


Submitted by: Melissa D.
Destination: Bermuda
About this photo: Cleanest Island and prettiest water that I’ve seen anywhere, and I’ve traveled extensively. Nice beaches, too.
Best deal found: Took a Norwegian cruise from Charleston, SC to Bermuda.

Submitted by: Doug M.
Destination: Victoria, British Columbia
About this photo: Sunset over Inner Harbour in Victoria, British Columbia
Best deal found: It was a business trip, so I was not looking as diligently as I normally would for deals.

Submitted by: Gerald S.
Destination: Whidby Island Washington
About this photo: This is a picture of Deception Pass somewhere north of Seatle as my som and I were about to pass thru it.
Best deal found: Not sure how great a deal it was, but I got round trip for my son and I from Detroit to Seattle for 478.40. The thing is, I booked and paid for the flight and 2 weeks later was laid off, still took the trip, stayed at my cousins, best deal of all- Cousin Pete’s house-Food,Lodging,sightseeing, tour of the Whidby Island Naval Base, to and from Airport, no charge.

Submitted by: Barbara M.
Destination: Maine
About this photo: This photo was taken near Moosehead Lake in Greenville, ME. My attraction to moose dates back to the 1950s/60s during the Captain Kangaroo days of television.
Best deal found: We found the best airfare through Travelocity, used off-site airport parking, and an off-site rental car company. Hard to find hotel deals in small towns.

Submitted by: Bobby H.
Destination: Victoria,BC Canada
About this photo: I was taking photos of the Inner Harbour and when I saw the Beautiful Empress Hotel in the background, I asked a kind local to take a picture of me with the hotel & harbour in the background.
Best deal found: I reserved my trip to Victoria,BC Canada on the Victoria Clipper Ferry Boat a month before my trip. The round trip ticket also included a hotel room. It was a good deal at $99.00.

Submitted by: Lucy B.
Destination: Athens Greece
About this photo: This was taken in Oia on the island of Santorini a very beautiful volcanic island on the southern Aegean Sea. I was trying to get a good picture of the beautiful scenery but there were so many people around! We finally located a small outdoors restaurant sitting high up on a hill and saw no one there, we sat on a table at the edge of the hill and took my pictures! We asked for 2 Light Cokes at 4.50 Euros each and 2 beers at 6.50 Euros each, those were the most expensive pictures I took!
Best deal found: The best deal I found in Athens was at a Kiosk near our hotel, Metropolitan Hotel, where we bought a bottle of water for .50 euros and .80 euros for a Coca Cola.

Submitted by: Angel F.
Destination: San Juan, PR
About this photo: Old San Juan, Puerto Rico
Best deal found:

Submitted by: Chip M.
Destination: Laguna Beach, CA
About this photo: Standing on a small public beach in Laguna Beach Ca. Took this picture w/ a low quality setting on my cell phone, it died after the pic
Best deal found:, last minute roundtrip airfair w/ an o.k. hotel walking distance to my cousins house AND wedding for 6 nights $448.00….not to be outdone managed to find rountrip airfare and a night at The Ritz, Buckhead from Shreveport LA, for $409, airfair alone from S’port was $856. Last minute deal-o-rama.

Submitted by: Rita W.
Destination: S.W. U.S.
About this photo: We visited the South Rim of the Grand Canyon in May 2008 – vistas were incredible. Saw some California Condors (they have numbers imprinted on their wings).
Best deal found: 7 day bus tour from Caravan Tours – one price includes all side trips, breakfast each day & some dinners, the bus, all hotels.

Submitted by: Chris M.
Destination: B’ham Botanical Garden
About this photo: This is just one of the beautiful flowers you will find here..
Best deal found: Free Free Free, just to let people know there is so many things to do around Atlanta and Birmingham that doesn’t cost a cent. I have spent many days here,sloss furnace(B’ham), Tanihill state park, and the Cahaba NWR. These places will fill your day up and has a great price tag..And Clark I know you like the price..Thanks for a great job and all the help over the years..Chris


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