Travel Photo Gallery – September 17, 2008


This Week’s Travel Photo Gallery

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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:  Natasha D.
Destination: Cabo San Lucas – Cabo Pulma
Best deal found: Signing up for a Time Share presentation – I know , I know – you are thinking NO WAY!! But we listened to a 90 min speech, that included a free breakfast and were able to get several tours FREE plus we purchased several tours at a significantly discounted price. The best thing was we received $300 CASH!!! It was well worth the time we took to listen.

Submitted by: Mac S.
Destination: Galway, Ireland
Best deal found:

Submitted by: David J.
Destination: Bryce Canyon, Utah
Best deal found: Yearly National Park pass gets access for the year to all National Parks and monuments for one low price.

Submitted by: Kyle B.
Destination: Oahu, Hawaii
Best deal found:  Free breakfast offer!

Submitted by: Colleen P.
Destination: Spain and Morocco
Best deal found: No best deals, but were reminded, once again, people are mostly the same the world over, regardless of their cultures or religions. Moments before this was taken, the little boy was sharing his lollipop with his grandfather.

Submitted by:  Mary G.
Destination: Montego Bay, Jamaica
Best deal found: No good deals because we went for a wedding, but had a great time!

Submitted by:  Sean B.
Destination: Alaska
Best deal found: This was picture was taken by myself 2 weeks ago in Glacier Bay National Park, it shows Johns Hopkins glacier. The best deal I found on this cruise was in Juneau. Where instead of being expensive excursions or getting sold stuff you don’t need, I climbed Mt Roberts. you can pay $25 to ride a tram half way up the mountain or you can hike it for free. I climbed for about an hr witnessing breath taking views of the glacier carved inlets and massive mountains coming straight out of the water. also we waited and booked the cruise less than a month before and paid $3500 for cruise and airfare!

Submitted by: 
Bruce A.
Destination: Punta Cana, DO
Best deal found: Fruit of the Loom T-shirts (prints-2/$10, Cuban cigars to smoke in Punta Cana $10, All inclusive trip with Apple Vacations, 7 nights/$995 in February, 2008)

Submitted by: Faye S.
Destination: El Conquistador Resort, Puerto Rico
Best deal found: This place was absolute paradise, but everything was super expensive, including food. To save money, we ate a couple of meals at Starbucks, and it was pretty good.


Submitted by:  Belinda M.
Destination: Santa Cruz, CA
Best deal found:  AirTran $129 OW to San Francisco (got the rate before fuel cost went up). This photo taken at Ano Nuevo. Two male elephant seals “sparring.”

Submitted by:
Jeff P.
Destination: Mt. McKinley
Best deal found: It was the Tundra Wilderness Tour at Denali National Park. It is an 8-hour bus tour with a naturalist/driver who spots the wildlife and tells you in detail the history of the area. It is well worth the time and money.

Submitted by: Lynne V.
Destination: Antigua
Best deal found: I am part of a medical team that travels internationally to transport critical care patients. This is my room in Antigua on the week of Hurricane Gustav. The people are nice, and food is great!

Submitted by: Tim H.
Destination: Yosemite Nat’l Park
Best deal found: We just passed through Yosemite heading to Mammoth Lakes. So we didn’t find any deals but we would like to go back and stay a couple of nights.

Submitted by: Cheryl W.
Destination: Panama City, Panama
Best deal found: The best deal was within the resort. Where we went on a day long excursion to see where the Jade mines.

Submitted by:
Justina A.
Destination: Peaks Island Maine
Best deal found: Stay the first week of September – prices drop by 50%.

…and now, the next installment in the adventures of Dana F. and his 1976 bicentennial Appalachian Trail  hike!
Submitted by:
Dana F.
Destination: Appalachian Trail
Best deal found:  This is a swarm of honey bees huddled up on a cold Carolina morn. The picture is a little fuzzy because it was taken quickly and we got out of there. The honey was free except for a few welts.

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