featuring the Righteous Brothers and Etta James
A successful port city with a history as a trade center, Dubai on the south edge of the Persian Gulf is one of the world’s fastest-growing cities and has become one of the world’s leading tourist destinations. Significant foreign investment … Continue reading
featuring Nick Colionne's "Wes Before Dawn"
Baltimore, Maryland’s largest city, blends a beautiful Atlantic harbor, a modern cityscape, and quaint neighborhoods. It is also a great historical destination: the city had a role in the onset of the American Revolution, and its harbor was significant in … Continue reading
featuring Pieces of a Dream's "Enmascarada"
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
featuring Paul Hardcastle's "Shelbi"
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
featuring Marion Meadows' "Here to Stay"
Tusla made its name as an oil town, but in recent years it has transitioned to a service-based economy, emphasizing cultural attractions. The city is notable for its large concentration of art deco architecture. One of the most prominent examples … Continue reading
featuring Matt Marshak's "Seduction"
New Zealand’s capital, Auckland, is one of the most scenic large cities in the world. Surrounded by beautiful harbors, lush volcanic hills, and even a rainforest, the city also has beauty within its limits. Striking architecture is everywhere, framed by … Continue reading
featuring Gregg Karukas' "Para Los Niños"
Surrounded by lush hills and filled with historic architecture, the village of St. Jean de Cole is widely appreciated as one of the most beautiful in France. While the village holds many quaint restaurants, hotels, shops, schools, and offices, its … Continue reading
featuring Doc Powell's "Together We Can"
One look at the Swiss town of Gstaad leaves no question why the area is known for its many ski resorts. Though the town itself is small and only lightly populated, the surrounding mountains provide plenty of dramatic views, dozens … Continue reading
featuring Chris Standring's "Bossa Blue"
Founded as a Roman fort in the first century, Chester, England now blends its historic atmosphere with modern attractions and luxuries. Nicknamed “the walled city” for the two miles of stone walls around it, Chester has made a conscious effort … Continue reading
featuring Alexander Zonjic's "Top Down"
Founded in 1841, Dallas, Texas has a tradition of entrepreneurs and big business. The first western settler, John Neely Bryan, chose the Dallas area as a spot for a trading post, selling to American Indians and other settlers. Later, farming, … Continue reading