Travel Photo Gallery – May 6, 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:Tony D.
Destination: Mabry Mill
About this photo: This was taken at Mabrys Mill in Mabry Mill Va. It is on the Blue Ridge Parkway. This is the most photograped mill in the US.
Best deal found: The food was real cheap 4.95 for a drink, cheeseburger and fries. And these are homemade hamburgers and fries.

Submitted by: Chris M.
Destination: New Orleans
About this photo: A beautiful Sunday morning in Jackson Square
Best deal found: I would have to say my airline tickets from B’ham on southwest were only $88.00 round trip…

Submitted by: Pier R.
Destination: Whistler, BC Canada
About this photo: This was my second out of 3 bungee jumps!!
Best deal found: Lodging, lift tickets, food prices incredibly low from previous years. 3 course dinner at high end restaurants for 35 to 45 canadian dollars.

Submitted by: Coenraad B.
Destination: Cape Town South Africa
About this photo: This is Table Mountain in gorgeous Cape Town South Africa. You can hike up the mountain, or take a cable car to the top. There is a restaurant on top of this mountain! You can also do base jumping or paragliding off Table Mountain. Cape Town is a wonderful cosmopolitan city, filled with art shows, wine tasting, olive tasting, great shopping and more.
Best deal found: I took my wife for our anniversary to the Table Bay Hotel in the V&A Waterfront for an English High Tea. The cost: $6.00 per person. It was a three course delight of cakes and gourmet foods!

Submitted by: Michele D.
Destination: Tire Turkey
About this photo: The mountains in Tire (Tear ray) how it is pronounced, are beautiful. They over look the whole city. This city is an hour from Izmir Turkey. When you arrive you notice how people walk everywhere and they love their motorbikes…this city has the most mosques then any other Turkish town. You better have your walking shoes on here…the homes that are on the side of the mountain have small winding roads between them…this shot is from the top area of the mountain…food is so cheap here a full meal is around 5 turkish lira which is about 3 dollars…well worth the visit!!
Best deal found: The food the food the food..they have amazing food here..and even have speciality foods you cant find anywhere else!

Submitted by: Wayne M.
Destination: Santorini, Greece
About this photo: This is one of the hundreds of blue domed churches on the island of Santorini, Greece. This is the most recognizable of the churches in the village of Oia. The towns are built onto the cliffs facing gorgeous blue waters and an inactive volcano on a nearby island.
Best deal found: A mule ride from the boat docks up the cliff into town was $4 Euros. Not only was it an inexpensive way to get up the cliff but it’s a fun way to do it too!

Submitted by: Ron L.
Destination: Orlando, Florida
About this photo:
Enjoying Walt Disney World with my daughter’s favorite character “Daisy Duck” during a late winter vacation/tour through Savannah, Jacksonville, Saint Augustine and Orlando.
Best deal found:
Florida is more affordable and less crowded in February. The attendance at Disney was less than half the usual spectators during the holidays, spring and summer months. Also, the Hilton Grand Vacation properties offer the best value for families that require extra accommodation space and fully equipped kitchens to prepare meals.

Submitted by: Tony S.
Destination: St. John, USVI
About this photo: View of Trunk Bay, USVI
Best deal found: Caribbean Villas. Rent a whole villa during the tourist off-season like late spring through summer. It can be hot but well worth not paying winter prices.

Submitted by: Brenda C.
Destination: Havasu Canyon
About this photo: After the devasting flood in Aug 08, these are new falls that were created in Havasu Canyon. Open for tourism in May 09.
Best deal found: Grand Canyon Caverns motel located on Rt. 66 in between Kingman and Sielgman AZ


Submitted by: Tara S.
Destination: Paris
About this photo: A zoom shot of Sacre-Coeur Basilica from the top of Notre Dome Cathedral in Paris.
Best deal found: At Les Jardins de Saint Germain at 14 rue du Dragon in Paris we received a 4 course meal including dessert (creme brulee) for one small price of 16 Euros. They also had “iced” peach tea!!

Submitted by: Rick G.
Destination: Badlands National Park
About this photo: This shot was taken from the visitors center parking lot at Badlands National Park in South Dakota.
Best deal found: Once again, our national parks are one of the best travel bargains going.

Submitted by:
Kate M.
Destination: Sugar Mountian, NC
About this photo: The water wheel at the motel where we were staying. It seems to freeze every year.
Best deal found:

Submitted by: Joe T.
Destination: Grand Cayman
About this photo: I shot this water spout (Tornado to you land lubbers) several years ago from 7 Mile Beach on Grand Cayman. Probably not that unusual at sea but exciting never-the-less. It disappeared shortly after it appeared.
Best deal found: Lone Star Grill for Hamburgers, Fries and Beer if you can get a table at this popular restaurant. Rent a condo on 7 Mile Beach even if there are only two of you. Eating out is expensive on Grand Cayman and you can fix meals in the condo. A well stocked grocery store is nearby. There are lots of condos to pick from and it sure beats being confined to a hotel room. Most sunsets are spectacular.

Submitted by: Glenda B.
Destination: Lake Lure, NC
About this photo: This view from Lake Lure, NC is said to be one of the most beautiful mountain lake views in America. Chimney Rock, a quaint unspoiled mountain town, and Chimney Rock park were within a mile of the lake and our rental home. A beautiful mountain river flows beside the main street of Chimney Rock. In the fall, which is when we visited, cider, apples and other local produce are abundant. Plus, the Biltmore House is only 25 miles away!
Best deal found: By using a rent by owner website we located a gorgeous ranch style log home with mountain and lake views, and a game room with pool table. Included in the rental were fishing gear,kayaks, and usage of a nearby resort club. All for less than a nice local hotel room!

Submitted by: Biten K.
Destination: Hoover Dam
About this photo: This is a series of photos I took and stitched together in a panorama. In the distance you can see the workings of a new bridge to connect Nevada with Arizona.
Best deal found: Hilton Garden Inn, Las Vegas

Submitted by: Merri M.
Destination: Cozumel
About this photo: This picture was taken during our family cruz (2008) to Mexico. This was our last stop, Cozumel and a second ship was about to port. We had a ball. This picture does no justice as to just how large these boats were! Enjoy!
Best deal found:

Submitted by: Mel A.
Destination: Monterey Bay, California
About this photo: Jaedyn’s 6th birthday. Great birthday. Happy birthday Jaedyn
Best deal found: Marriott hotel in Laguna Beach

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