Villa Beach, Peru

Villa Beach, Peru

featuring Boney James' "Breathe"
Villa Beach, Peru

Peru has more than 1,200 miles of coastline and 254 officially recognized beaches. Though some the beaches south of Lima are polluted, the situation has improved in recent years and many of the beaches are still excellent and relaxing places … Continue reading


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Old Point Loma Lighthouse

featuring Walter Beasley's "The Call"
Old Point Loma Light

Point Loma Lighthouse, first lit in 1855, was built at the top of a 422-foot hill overlooking San Diego Bay. The height of the light was supposed to make it a clearly visible signal, but it was actually too high. … Continue reading


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Coquille River Lighthouse

featuring Jeff Lorber's "The Simple Life"
Coquille River Lighthouse

The Coquille River Light was first lit in 1896 to aid the transportation of goods and people to and from the mouth of the Coquille River. Simple, small, and inexpensive, the lighthouse was for many years the smallest on the … Continue reading


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Sapphire Beach, St. Thomas

featuring Chris Standring's "Sunrise"
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Sapphire Beach on St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands is one of the island’s lesser-known beaches and as a result is often free of the larger crowds sometimes found at more popular sites. Lines of palm trees provide a … Continue reading


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Santa María del Mar, Peru

featuring Alexander Zonjic's "Procession"
Santa María del Mar, Peru

The Santa María del Mar district of Peru is well known for its beautiful beaches. Just south of the country’s capital of Lima, this relaxation destination seems to have it all– pristine sand, a rolling surf from the Pacific Ocean, … Continue reading


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Santa Monica Pier

featuring Pieces of a Dream's "Tonight's the Night"
Santa Monica Pier, California

The Santa Monica Pier, just west of Los Angeles, has a long and fascinating history. Built in 1909 to carry sewer pipes out to sea, the pier became a recreation destination and was quickly expanded and developed by entrepreneurs. In … Continue reading


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Oppenheimer Beach

featuring Acoustic Alchemy's "The Alchemist"
Oppenheimer Beach

This relaxing beach on St. John in the United States Virgin Islands gets its name from J. Robert Oppenheimer, the physicist and researcher best known as the “father of the atomic bomb.” In the 1950s, Oppenheimer and his wife purchased … Continue reading


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Point Cabrillo Lighthouse (Night)

featuring David Benoit's "Downtime"
Point Cabrillo Light

The Point Cabrillo Light Station, located in Mendocino County, California, is a California State Historic Park. The lighthouse indeed has a long and interesting history. First lit in 1909, it was a guide for a record number of ships carrying … Continue reading


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Mendocino Cliffs, California

featuring Alexander Zonjic's "Oblivion"
Mendocino, California cliffs

Despite its population of less than one thousand people, Mendocino, California has made a name for itself as a destination for relaxation and culture. The community’s Pacific Ocean coast features the Mendocino headlands– steep cliffs and rocky landforms protruding from … Continue reading


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Heceta Head Lighthouse

featuring Brian Culbertson's "I Could Get Used To This"
Heceta Head Lighthouse, Oregon

Visible for up to 21 miles, the Heceta Head Light is the brightest light on the Oregon coast– not bad for a lighthouse that has been using the same fresnel lens for 117 years. The Heceta Head Lighthouse and its … Continue reading


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