Portland, Oregon at Night

Portland, Oregon at Night

featuring Pieces of a Dream's "Enmascarada"
Portland, Oregon at Night

Although it is the largest city in Oregon, Portland feels surprisingly intimate, thanks to its land-use planning, natural spaces, and implementation of light rail and bicycle routes. Though its economy centers on its port and its many technology companies, Portland … Continue reading


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Yosemite National Park (Lake & Meadow)

featuring Chris Botti's "The Way Home"
Tuolumne Meadow, Yosemite National Park

California’s Yosemite National Park is known internationally for its amazing geology, ecology, and scenery. Since 1890, it has been a destination for rock climbing, hiking, skiing, biking, rafting, and just about any outdoor activity imaginable. This scene features just as … Continue reading


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Key West Lighthouse

featuring The Rippingtons' "Weekend In Monaco"
Key West Lighthouse

Built in 1847, the Key West Lighthouse is one of the oldest in the country. In order to reduce the threat of hurricanes, which had destroyed the previous lighthouse at Key West, this tower was placed a half-mile inland. As … Continue reading


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Pia Glacier, Tierra del Fuego

featuring Boney James' "Hypnotic"
Pia Glacier, Tierra del Fuego

The Patagonia region of South America (between southern Chile and Argentina) is known for its breathtaking natural scenery, but the alien landscape around the the Pia Glacier might be some of its best. As this river of ice carves its … Continue reading


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Ambassador Bridge (Detroit, Michigan)

featuring Teddy Pendergrass' "Come Go With Me (Interface Mix)"
Ambassador Bridge (Detroit Michigan)

American truck drivers taking cargo “south of the border” would likely be on the way to Mexico. But from Detroit, Michigan, they could also head to Canada across the Ambassador Bridge, which carries more than 25 percent of all trade … Continue reading


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Linderhof Palace, Germany

featuring Keith Phillips' "The Millstone"
Linderhof Palace, Bavaria, Germany

The German state of Bavaria is renowned for its beautiful views and magnificent architecture, and some of its most impressive sites were built under the rule of King Ludwig II, the area’s “fairy tale king.” During his 22-year reign, the … Continue reading


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Wat Arun at Sunset

featuring Jean-Luc Ponty's "I Only Feel Good With You"
Wat Arun at Sunset

Thailand holds tens of thousands of Buddhist temples, but none as famous as Wat Arun, the beautiful “temple of the dawn” in the capital city of Bangkok. The exact age of Wat Arun is unknown, but it dates back at … Continue reading


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Mackinac Island, Michigan

featuring Paul Hardcastle's "Shelbi"
Mackinac Island, Michigan

While summer resorts are common, none have the quaint historic charm of Michigan’s Mackinaw Island. Situated between the state’s two peninsulas, this relaxing island has been drawing tourists since Victorian times with its beautiful scenery and leisurely culture. The well-preserved … Continue reading


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