Travel Photo Gallery – June 4, 2008


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: Tim K.
Destination: Alaskan Cruise
Best deal found: Our first class flights from Atlanta to Vancouver and return from Anchorage cost only $15 total, using miles earned from our Delta SkyMiles AMEX, which we pay in full each month. (Photo of Harvard Glacier in College Fjords)

Submitted by: Richard S.
Destination: Kyiv, Ukraine
Best deal found: Vydubytsky Monastery is solemn and holy and spiritual and FREE!


Submitted by: Patricia W.
Destination: Mabry Mill
Best deal found: The scenery off the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Submitted by: Clara B.
Destination: France’s Alsace Vineyard Route
Best deal found: No deals per se, but we found an overnight at the charming La Maison des Tetes Hotel (House of Heads) in Colmar (110 euro, double) a good value. Don’t miss Colmar’s Unterlinden Museum. The photo is the Haut-Koenigsbourg Castle in Orschwiller – one of the dozens of little villages that line the 100-mile Alsace Wine Route along the border with Germany.

Submitted by: Barbara T.
Destination: Italy
Best deal found: No deals in Italy.

Submitted by: Linda T.
Destination: Giverney, France
Best deal found:  We ate at a restaurant just a stone’s throw away from Monet’s Gardens and Home in Giverney and across from it was this lovely stairway leading up to a home. That was a “feast for the eyes.”

Submitted by: Amy A.
Destination: Taiwan
Best deal found: We traveled in Feb. It was cheaper than travel in summer.

Submitted by: John C.
Destination: Kyoto, Japan
Best deal found: Rokuon-ji “Golden” Temple in Kyoto, Japan. We stayed in Nagoya for free using Marriott points.


Submitted by: Ingrid S.
Destination: Las Vegas
Best deal found:

Submitted by: Jenny M.
Destination: Japan
Best deal found: My husband and I love to travel. In April we went to Kyoto, Nagoya, Tokyo, Takayama, and Fukui Japan! The best part of the trip (besides the best sushi in the world) was flying on ANA airlines in business class (for free) and staying in one of the best hotels in Japan…for FREE! My hubby Mark saved over 250,000 Marriott points, we signed up for a special they had going on a few years ago, and we earned a totally free trip! Marriott was wonderful to work with and so was ANA! We have already started saving up for our next big trip to Italy! For people who want to go to Japan, make sure you get the Japan Rail Pass (you can’t get it once you go to Japan, you must get it in the US since it is for tourists only)! It allows you to go around Japan on all of the JR lines for a very good rate! 🙂 Love your show! Jenny M.

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Nick P.
Destination: Hampi India
Best deal found: Sandalwood oil and great food for a couple of bucks a day.

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Dana F.
Destination: Appalachian Trail
Best deal found: An early morning canoe ride on a lake at Mountain Meadows cross country ski resort in Killington, Vermont. We stayed at the lodge for $4.00 for one night and we washed pots and pans to get our dinner free during our hike on the Appalachian Trail in 1976. I checked their website and the fee for one night is now $59.00.

Submitted by: Robert C.
Destination: Beijing, China
Best deal found: Use Delta Frequent Flier miles on Continental for the best route from ATL with only 1 connection through Newark. It also helps to have friends who live there and have their own private driver and maid!

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Brad P.
Destination: Simpsonville, SC
Best deal found:  Cheap hotel found via kayak. And the festival entrance was free.

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Gary M.
Destination: Venice at night
Best deal found:  One of the most peaceful walks we’ve ever taken. Especially in June or July, if the daytime heat is too much… enjoy the evening… it’s FREE.

Submitted by: Alex H.
Destination: Ireland
Best deal found: The Irish breakfast every morning at our farmhouse and the rental car.

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Jen D.
Destination: Beijing, Chiina
Best deal found:  Traveling with Portland Oregon’s Metropolitan Youth Symphony and watching our teens and Chinese teens on holiday enjoying each other.

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