Hansen Bay, St. John

Hansen Bay, St. John

featuring Marc Antoine's "Sunland"
Hansen Bay, St. John

Hansen Bay, on St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands, sits just outside of Virgin Islands National Park, which encompasses most of the island. Perfect beaches, some of them privately owned, surround the bay, just isolated enough to allow a … Continue reading


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West Point Lighthouse, Washington

featuring Randy Jacobs' "Mi Corazon, Mi Amour"
West Point Lighthouse, Washington

Seattle’s West Point Lighthouse was built in 1881, marking the entrance to Elliott Bay and, in modern times, the Lake Washington Ship Canal. Now a part of the city’s Discovery Park, the West Point Lighthouse adds ambience to a public … 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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Old Mackinac Point Light

featuring Amy Lauren's "The Lost Lullaby"
Old Mackinac Point Light

During the 19th century, booming settlements around the Great Lakes effected a great increase in Great Lakes shipping. Increased ship traffic created the need for a lighthouse to guide ships through the Straits of Mackinac, connecting Lake Michigan and Lake … Continue reading


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James R. Barker

featuring Jacob Deon's "The Piano Song"
James R. Barker

The Great Lakes freighter James R. Barker was built in 1976 for the Interlake Steampship Company. One of the first thousand-footers on the Lakes (the first being the Stewart J. Cort), the James R. Barker is named for the President … Continue reading


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Columbus, Ohio

featuring Chris Botti's "Drive Time"
Columbus, Ohio

Columbus, the capital and largest city of Ohio, is one of the healthiest economic and cultural centers in the United States. A scenic cityscape, service-based economy, and wide assortment of cultural attractions makes the city one of the nation’s best … Continue reading


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Indianapolis, Indiana

featuring Gota's "All Alone"
Indianapolis butterfly

The beautiful Indiana Statehouse commands attention in downtown Indianapolis, but there’s far more to this Midwestern city than its role as a state capital. The Indianapolis cityscape is notable for its emphasis on nature and outdoor activity. The Indianapolis Cultural … Continue reading


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Trunk Bay, St. John

featuring Paul Brown's "Toast and Jam"
Trunk Bay, St. John

The United States Virgin Islands are a popular travel destination and well-known for their beauty. On Saint John, this beauty is protected; about 60% of the island is a U.S. National Park. One of the standout locations on Saint John … Continue reading


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Detroit, Michigan (Sunset from Belle Isle)

featuring Herbie Russ' "Movin' Out"
Detroit, Michigan skyline at sunset

The skyline of Detroit, Michigan is dominated by the distinctive Renaissance Center. Best known as the world headquarters of General Motors, the seven-skyscraper complex includes the Detroit Marriott, the tallest all-hotel tower outside of Asia and the tallest building in … Continue reading


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