Travel Photo Gallery – November 4, 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: Lewis P.
Destination: Cades Cove, Great Smoky Mountains
About this photo: Captured on 10-24-09, In Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Beautiful colors of fall plus it was misting rain at time that made for a beautiful rainbow and also deer in the field eating.
Best deal found:
A tank of gas from my home. And entrance to the park is free.

Submitted by: Andrew K.
Destination: Tulum, Mexico (Cancun)
About this photo: This is a beach beneath the cliffs of the Mayan ruins in Tulum. My wife and I traveled to Cancun for her 40th birthday 2 weeks ago and drove to Tulum for a day trip one day – about a 2 hour drive.
Best deal found: Non-stop flights from Atlanta found via for $295, including fees. 2 nights at the JW Marriott in Cancun using Marriott rewards points. 3rd night for $130 with AAA card. AAA saved $40.

Submitted by: Susan F.
Destination: Arches National Park- Utah
About this photo: This picture was taken at 3AM. It shows the Big Dipper as seen from the Devil’s Garden Campground.
Best deal found: Camping in the national park for $20/night

Submitted by: Fatioma V.
Destination: Alaska, Canada, Seattle, WA
About this photo: Stanley Park, Vancouver.
Best deal found: We were catching the Alaska Cruise from Seattle on Princess. Took a few extra days to visit Canada & Seattle. Vancouver/Whistler was just beautiful.

Submitted by: Alexander S.
Destination: Alaska
About this photo: Cruising from Seward, Alaska to Vancouver, B.C. Sept. 3, 2009. A very windy day, yet the scenery was absolutely stunning.
Best deal found: Booked this cruise with Costco. Less than $1500.00 for both of us, 10th deck, balcony stateroom.

Submitted by: Fabio P.
Destination: Armenia Colombia
About this photo:
This is picture was taken in the heart of the “Cocora valley” Salento Quindio Colombia, it is an amazing place where you can find one of the tallest palm trees in the world up to 50 meter tall (wax Palm tree), also the best trout fish and if you dare to walk up 5 hours to the mountains you will find los nevados national park.
Best deal found:.

Submitted by: Lisa D.
Destination: Rocky Mountain National Park
About this photo:We were walking a trail in RMNP and came upon Bear Lake.
Best deal found: Skiing at Loveland.


Submitted by: David L.
Destination: Prudence Island, RI
About this photo: Granddaughter Lilly contemplating the gentle surf during a July, 2009 family reunion on Prudence Island.
Best deal found: Brother in Massachusetts now owns Prudence Island house which has been in our family for four generations. Best deal is that, living in Georgia, we get to name our week and stay for free.

Submitted by: Demetrius D.
Destination: Gulf Shores Alabama
About this photo: This beautiful photo was taken while standing on the beach in Gulf Shores mid afternoon in early August. A perfect blue sky with white fluffy clouds. Notice how the water glistens as the wind blows shallow waves across the surface. The moon slighty comes into focus. Amazingly, it stormed a few hours later.
Best deal found: The Dolphin Tour with Captain Ron. They were very friendly and we saw a ton of dolphins.

Submitted by: Chris M.
Destination: A drive in the country
About this photo: I happened to wake up to early Sunday,so i grabbed my camera and hit the road.
Best deal found: Just a half a tank of gas and some coffee.

Submitted by: Susan M.
Destination: Democratic Republic of Congo
About this photo: This was taken at the Kinshasa Yacht Club on the Congo River.
Best deal found: Accommodations including food at St Annes for $50/night. Minimal but all you really need in a place like Congo.

Submitted by: Raymond T.
Destination: Ireland
About this photo: It was in ireland in July 2009. My 3 year old at my sister’s home
Best deal found:

Submitted by: Ricky K.
Destination: Washington D.C.
About this photo I walked around the national mall taking pictures and waiting for sunset. I got this picture as the light was fading. The flags on the bottom right are those surrounding the base of the Washington Monument.
Best deal found: The free sites around the national mall. The Lincoln Memorial, the White House, the Capitol. Just visiting and photographing them without paying for tours was great.

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