Travel Photo Gallery – October 29, 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: Mark P.
Destination: Big Sur & San Francisco
Best deal found: We purchased the flight, hotel, and car rental through Expedia and received a discount for purchasing all three items. If you go to San Francisco, you must rent a car and drive everywhere. It’s the only way to really see the area. The Bay area is my favorite place to visit. It has everything: Mount Tamalpais, Big Sur, Carmel, Monterey, Pebble Beach, the Golden Gate Bridge, Sausalito, Muir Woods, Stinson Beach, downtown, China Town, West San Francisco, Sonoma and Napa Valley, and Alcatraz. Sitting on top of a crystal clear Mount Tamalpais and watching the fog roll in from the Pacific and encompassing San Francisco and all of the Golden Gate bridge except it’s spires, is the most awe-inspiring thing I’ve ever seen.

Submitted by: RB
Destination: Byodo-In Temple – Kaneohe, Oahu, Hawaii
Best deal found: Condo Rentals at different locations on OAHU Island. Beats the Hotel/Motel rates anytime.

Submitted by: Debbie H.
Destination: Santorini, Greece
Best deal found: We rented a car for the day for $40 & toured the island on our own.

Submitted by: Emily G.
Destination: Watkins Glen NY
Best deal found: Stayed in Mom & Pop motels along the way. This picture is from Watkins Glen State Park – next to Niagara Falls, the best scenery ever. Used passes to fly. Great trip ! ! !

Submitted by: Deena C.
Destination: Mt. Hood
Best deal found: This pic is from the backside of Mt.Hood on the “fruitloop” drive. Best deal? Pennies for apples, peaches, pears, and avacados. My hometown was Atlanta as a kid and young adult. Had to come west.

Submitted by: Rebecca F.
Destination: Paris, France
Best deal found: Romancing in Paris. Just another cheap date.

Submitted by: Elizabeth B.
Destination: Yosemite Valley
Best deal found: Priceline was the place to rent a car for this trip. With fees, taxes and all the assorted charges that are added, it was only $17 per day out of the San Francisco airport.

Submitted by: Jeanne W.
Destination: San Francisco, Calif.
Best deal found: Purchase the Citypass online before you leave for $55. Unlimited muni transportation for 7 days including cable cars and many entrances into exhibits and venues.


Submitted by:
Nick M.
Destination: Ireland
Best deal found: Self Catering flats in the UK.

Submitted by: Victor A.
Destination: Glacier Park, Mt.
Best deal found: Booked air & car rental through Expedia and the Many Glaciers Lodge through the National Park Service at

Submitted by: Richard H.
Destination: Alaska
Best deal found: Roundtrip airfare for two on Frontier Airline to Anchorage and back to Atlanta for $1028.

Submitted by:
Linda D.
Destination: Paris
Best deal found: Local cafe’s on rue Cler, patisseries and Hotel de la Motte Picquet in the 7th arrondisment..beautiful, quiet and CLEAN hotel, AMAZING efficient and friendly reception!! I’ve rented wonderful apartments as well for exactly the same $$ per night!! This hotel is 5 minutes max from the Champs de Mars in front of the Eiffel Tower..

Submitted by: Stephanie D.
Destination: Puerto Rico
Best deal found: This beautiful view from the Rainforest.

Submitted by: Danielle M
Destination: Montego Bay
Best deal found: This trip was a great deal; it was FREE! This was last September during our honeymoon. We had a fantastic time cruising on Royal Carribeans Liberty of the Seas.

Submitted by: Jeremy K.
Destination: Great Smoky Mountains national park
Best deal found:

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Cheryl S.
Destination: Greenville, NC Tar River
Best deal found: Our best deal was: A FREE day on a FREE river and all the FREE scenery and sounds that we would usually take for granted — Greenville, NC Tar River.

…and now, the FINAL installment in the adventures of Dana F. and his 1976 bicentennial Appalachian Trail hike. Thanks, Dana, it’s been fun!
Submitted by:
Dana F.
Destination: Appalachian Trail
Best deal found: Above, a baby-faced rookie thru hiker. If only he knew what he was getting himself into. Below, a grizzled veteran thru hiker. If you look real close, you can see 4.5 months of beard growth. Now, on to bigger and better things, like going to college. This will be my last photo of the AT. I want to thank Kate & Clark and all of you for allowing me to take this hike down memory lane. It’s been fun and best of all, it’s been free.


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