Miami, Florida

Miami, Florida

featuring Marc Antoine's "Palm Strings"
Miami, Florida

A tropical metropolis set beside the Atlantic Ocean, Miami is a destination for anyone looking for sunshine, entertainment, and culture. A quickly growing city with one of the most impressive skylines in the United States, Miami’s location has been instrumental … Continue reading


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Bangkok, Thailand (Chao Phraya River)

featuring Acoustic Alchemy's "Playing for Time"
Chao Phraya River, Bangkok

Like most great cities, Thailand’s capital, Bangkok, is situated on a great river: the Chao Phraya, which runs 231 miles from the center of the country into the Gulf of Thailand. On a typical afternoon, the waters of the Chao … Continue reading


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Key West, Florida (Ocean Sunset)

featuring Paul Hardcastle's "Marimba"
Key West Sunset

Perhaps best known for its location at the southernmost point of the continental United States, Key West, Florida is a destination for anyone seeking a tropical climate, interesting people, and a rich history. Just 90 miles north of Cuba, Key … Continue reading


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Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

featuring Chris Standring's "C.S. in the Sunrise"
Columbia River Gorge

The Columbia River Gorge along the Washington/Oregon border is home to many great natural sights. Even away from well-known landmarks like Multnomah Falls and Mt. Adams, the general beauty of the region is engaging and a wonder on its own. … Continue reading


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Saint Petersburg, Russia

featuring Keiko Matsui's "The Morning Moon"
St. Petersburg, Russia

Like many Eastern European countries, St. Petersburg struggled for much of the 20th century (mostly while known as Petrograd or Leningrad). It witnessed most of the Russian Revolution in the early part of the century and went on to be … Continue reading


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Michipicoten at Soo Locks

featuring Chuck Loeb's "Sierra Nevada"
Michipicoten at Soo Locks

The Great Lakes freighter Michipicoten, formerly known as the Elton Hoyt 2nd, was built in 1952 and renamed once it joined the Lower Lakes Towing Company, which names its vessels after local rivers. In November 2010, it was converted to … Continue reading


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Dubai, United Arab Emirates

featuring Nils' "Just Smile"
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

At night, Dubai might be a spectacle of exciting nightlife, but early in the day, the desert city moves a calmer, more relaxing pace. As the sun rises over the Persian Gulf, there’s a clear contrast between the modern skyscrapers … Continue reading


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Red Hook, St. Thomas

featuring Ken Navarro's "From Now On"
Red Hook, Saint Thomas

Red Hook, on the east end of Saint Thomas, is an area known for its seaside shopping, dining, and its vibrant yacht harbor. As long as the weather permits landing in the harbor, boaters can find a full-service marina, a … Continue reading


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Juneau, Alaska (Gastineau Channel)

featuring Chuck Loeb's "The Music Outside"
Juneau, Alaska Cruise Ships

Juneau, Alaska, might lack the density and skyscrapers of most state capitals, but it’s big in another way: the consolidated city-borough of Juneau covers more than 2700 square miles of land area. Much of this area is desolate: Juneau is … Continue reading


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Long Beach, California (Rainbow Harbor)

featuring Peter White's "Who's That Lady"
Queensway Bridge, Long Beach, California

Long Beach, California, just south of Los Angeles, is named for the five miles of beaches that run along its coast. Very much a marine city, Long Beach is the second-busiest seaport in the United States, a popular cruise ship … Continue reading


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