Travel Photo Gallery – September 22, 2010


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Here are some of the most compelling travel photos and deals submitted by our listeners this week. See Clark’s favorite every week in the Thursday Travel E-Scapes newsletter. (Subscribe.)

Submitted by: Lane C.
Destination: Heiligenblut, Austria
About this photo:
The Gothic pilgrimage church of Saint Vinzenz,was built between 1460-1491. A beautiful setting at the foot of the Grossglocner Peak, Austria’s highest. It was cloudy this day so the peak was not visible. The little village of Heiligenblut(means Holy Blood) is the beginning of the southern part of the Grossglockner Road which You can drive to the Kaiser-Franz-Josef-Hohe with a close up view of the Grossglockner peak and the Pasterze Glacier. Also, a nice restaurant there to eat and enjoy the beautiful view. In Heiligenblut we stayed at the Pension Edelweiss which offered nice rooms at good rates with a view of the Grossglockner from the balcony.
Best deal found:

Submitted by: Robbert V.
Destination: Australia
About this photo:
Picture taken of a Koala on Hamilton Island at the Great Barrier Reef
Best deal found:

Submitted by: Lewis P.
Destination: Thailand
About this photo: Made just across the street from the Patpong night market. During the day just a street and at night it is transformed into a huge night market. Taken down each night to be rebuilt the next day.
Best deal found: Round trip from Atlanta to Bangkok, Thailand 1200.00, plus FF miles. Cheap room in Bangkok 30.00 and in Phuket 20.00 a night. Great food and plenty of new things to see. My 5th trip here, will let you know what other deals I find this trip.

Submitted by: Eric B.
Destination: Rocky Mtn National Park, Colorado
About this photo: Flew to Denver over Labor Day weekend to climb Longs Peak, 14,255 ft. Summited after 7.5 miles and 9 hours of arduous hiking – a thrilling accomplishment. Bagged two more 14’ers the next day.
Best deal found: RT ATL to DEN: $274, Rental Car thru Hotwire: $17 day, Hotel thru Hotwire: $62. Best deal of all: Free hiking on the mountains!

Submitted by: Deni P.
Destination: Alaska
About this photo:
During the 12-hour bus ride through Denali park we saw many moose, reindeer, Dall sheep, birds, wolf, and four bears. We particularly enjoyed watching these two young bears play. Fall was at its peak at the end of August.
Best deal found:
Direct 7-hour flight from Atlanta to Anchorage with Delta cost us only 25,000 miles. We also redeemed Priority club points for 3 nights at the Holiday Inn in Anchorage and Seward. We booked car on Hotwire, cheap cabin near Denali park, and shared the cost between the two of us. Exit Glacier National Park was free to visit. Denali Park cost $10 a person.

Submitted by: Andrea U.
Destination: London
About this photo: Getting ready to head out after a Jack the Ripper tour.
Best deal found: The London Walking Tours were amazing! Ended up doing a Jack the Ripper, Chelsea Pub crawl & Greenwich. Also did one in Paris touring Montmarte. Very informative and great price for the information you get!

Submitted by: Steve J.
Destination: Ono Island, Alabama
About this photo: Sitting on the dock with family enjoying a beautiful sky and reflection on the water.
Best deal found: Shrimp Po Boy, fries and a drink for less than $10 at The Crab Trap Restaurant. Yummmmm.

Submitted by: Dana F.
Destination: Porto Velho, Brazil
About this photo: This is a Deni Indian village located in the Amazon Rain Forest, a 2 hour single engine plane flight from Porto Velho, Brazil.
Best deal found: Our airfare drop $500/ticket the day we decided to purchase. We stayed with missionaries for no charge.

Submitted by: John S.
Destination: Kona-Big Island of Hawaii
About this photo: North west shore of the island. Scenic view from end of road looking towards Black sand beach. Cars without 4 wheel drive are restricted from going down the single lane road to parking lot. Warning sign posted- 25% grade ahead. Give yourself 5-7 days to take in the beauty and diversity of the Big Island of Hawaii.
Best deal found: Used my Frequent Flyer miles with Delta to travel. Stayed in Kailua (downtown), a B&B outside the Volcano’s National Park and at a motel in Waimea a B&B.


Submitted by: Melvin M.
Destination: Costa Rica
About this photo: Manuel Antonio Beach in Costa Rica … He was fighting for my daughters lunch
Best deal found: Expedia

Submitted by: Jenni S.
Destination: Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
About this photo: We are lucky enough to be less than an hour away from Lake Geneva, Wisconsin where we rented a speed boat on one of the most beautiful days of this past summer 2010. It was fun to take my daughters tubing for the first time. I’m not going to lie and say our day trip was cheap but I will say it was worth every penny.
Best deal found: Breakfast at Scuttlebutts was surprisingly affordable. We enjoyed looking out on the lake while having a wonderful meal.

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