Travel Photo Gallery – May 12, 2010


This Week’s Travel Photo Gallery

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Here are some of the most compelling travel photos and deals submitted by our listeners this week. See Clark’s favorite every week in the Thursday Travel E-Scapes newsletter. (Subscribe.)

Submitted by: Chris M.
Destination: Biloxi, Mississippi
About this photo:
This photo was taken early in the morning off the beach of Biloxi.
Best deal found: The best deal was it was just a tank of gas to get there from Birmingham.

Submitted by: Fred G.
Destination: Easter Island
About this photo: Incredible sunset on Easter Island in the South Pacific. It was cloudy most of the day and voila.. everything cleared up for the evening, allowing us to get some great sunset pics with the “Mois” facing to the ocean. Easter Island is an incredible place, and well worth the expense.
Best deal found: Easter Island is an expensive destination inasmuch as it’s located in the central South Pacific and a 5 hour flight from Santiago, Chile. Our mainland tour in Chile & Argentina however was relatively inexpensive, as the dollar goes a long way in both countries.

Submitted by: Stan R.
Destination: Niagara Falls, NY
About this photo: This was a trip up to NY for my Grandfather’s 90th Birthday so my wife Jillian and I took the kids to the falls and took the ride on the Maid of the Mist boat ride.
Best deal found: I Love NY tees for $5.00 right outside the gates of the State Park.

Submitted by: Marc F.
Destination: Ecuador
About this photo:
This is a Masked Trogon found in the cloud forest in Mindo, Ecuador. I took this photo at the “Y” Mindo, where moths attract many birds to this area and feed off the moths near the light post.
Best deal found:
The airfare on Lan Chile for $499 round from Miami to Quito, if booked 8 months in advanced. The bird guide was $25 a day if you are a guest at the El Monte Lodge. There are no cars to get to this lodge — you need to cross the river on a pulley cable. This lodge is all around trees, birds, and flowers.

Submitted by: Rick G.
Destination: Oklahoma
About this photo: This is a view of Lake Elmer Thomas from atop Mount Scott in the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge outside of Lawton, Oklahoma.
Best deal found: National wildlife refuges are free and are great places not only to view wildlife but also to hike in quiet, scenic areas. This provided much needed exercise while we were spending a week enjoying good Oklahoma beef and buffalo.

Submitted by: Tony V.
Destination: Chimney Rock Park, NC
About this photo:  This pic taken from exclamation point @ 2800ft. Spectacular view and awesome trail. Must see water fall.
Best deal found: Stop by @ local fruit stand. Good deal with fresh local fruit and jam.

Submitted by: Janet C.
Destination: Cape San Blas, FL
About this photo: Perfect vacation to take with your dog. Wide, soft, empty beaches, very dog friendly. Warm, blue water. Rent a house on or near the beach on the “forgotten coast of Florida”. Very laid back with nothing going on and a beautiful state park at the end of the cape. Watch the horses, pelicans or dolphins, collect scallops.
Best deal found: Fresh, large shrimp right off the boat, so sweet, $7 a pound! How many ways can we cook it??

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