Travel Photo Gallery – May 14, 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.)

Submitted by: David D.
Destination: Charles Bridge in Prague
Best deal found: The best Kielbasa I’ve ever eaten. Purchased on the street–$2!

Submitted by: Brad M.
Destination: Tampa, FL
Best deal found: Taking a behind the scenes tour of Big Cat Rescue. It’s only a few dollars more than the regular tour, but you get to feed the big cats and participate in training them to do tricks. The money goes to support these wonderful animals that have been rescued from circuses and individual owners who couldn’t take care of them. I stuck the lens of the camera through the enclosure and zoomed it in for a close-up of this beautiful African Leopard.

Submitted by: Larry A.
Destination: Kauai, Hawaii
Best deal found: Auto Rentals through!! On the photo – I found a spot not noted in most guidebooks (near Poi Pu Beach Park) where there was a Lava Arch created by crashing waves (I guess), not visible in the attached photo because it was at a different angle, but just under my kids being splashed by the waves.

Submitted by: Gary M.
Destination: Zermatt, Switzerland
Best deal found: Dollar is almost at PAR with Swiss Franc and traveling in mid-May is perfect for both hotel deals and NO crowds of people. In May, you still get to see the snow, but you wear only a light jacket. The Matterhorn itself is worth the trip.

Submitted by: Shawn H.
Destination: Mykonos, Greece
Best deal found: Not many good deals in a tourist set up. But the memories are priceless!

Submitted by: Magdalena Y.
Destination: Krakow, Poland
Best deal found:  My husband and I went to Krakow, Poland to visit my family and friends. This is a picture of Wawel Castle from the Garden. There is so much history to see in Krakow and many organized touring trips are available including Salt Mines, Wawel Castle, Mariacki Basilica, historical Communist Tours, and Concentration Camps tours. Besides that, you can spend a whole week in Krakow and there will still be plenty of things you want to see.

Submitted by: Dave T.
Destination: China – Yak Meadow
Best deal found: The Hump – Kunming Hostel: $28/night, huge room (3 single beds), private bath, western toilet, free wifi, great smoothies, helpful service, rooftop restaurant terrace Free Walkers Inn – Lijiang: $12/night with private bath, western toilet, clean room, free wifi.  Detail at: (China2008 tab)

Submitted by: Mel R.
Destination: Sydney Australia
Best deal found: The wife was in Sydney on business so her trip was completely free! Now that’s a deal… This picture was taken at the Sydney Zoo looking back at the famous Opera House.

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Jane B.
Destination: Lisboa, Portugal
Best deal found: I got to travel free, since it was business!


Submitted by: Becky S.
Destination: British Virgin Island
Best deal found: When planning a trip to the BVI’s it’s essential to include the “Baths”. This free experience of mother nature was fabulous. This is where the sea washes in between huge rocks and makes large pools. We where drooped off via our captain in the dinghy -it was quite an event. Rough water! The entrance to the Baths is unmarked but is at the southern end of the beach under the palm trees. We ventured into caves of pools and hiked to the top where we enjoyed Cabri Beer and a fresh water pool that over look Virgin Gorga.

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Richard S.
Destination: Kyiv, Ukraine
Best deal found: St. Michael’s Church is magnificent. Destroyed and recently rebuilt, it’s beauty can be see for FREE!

Submitted by: Patricia W.
Destination: Rapid City, South Dakota
Best deal found: We traveled by auto and found Super 8 hotels the best buy from Calif to South Dakota and back. Great journey.

Submitted by: Tony H.
Destination: Cabot Trail, Cape Breton Island, Canada
Best deal found: Driving for 20 hours and spending $120 for gas instead of $1200 for plane tickets and $500 for a rental car!


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Joel C.
Destination: Lake Placid, NY
Best deal found: Adirondack Sport Shop. Great advice on fishing plus they have a restaurant with great meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Submitted by: Jill T.
Destination: Cane Garden Bay – British Virgin Islands
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