Koh Poda, Krabi Province, Thailand

Poda Island, Thailand

featuring Alex Bugnon's "Silverfinger"
Koh Poda, Krabi Province, Thailand

Thailand’s Krabi province is known for its great natural beauty and nicknamed “The Emerald of the Andaman,” but it’s most relaxing spot may be Poda Island. Located about five miles from the Thai mainland and the popular tourist resort town … Continue reading


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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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Sterling State Park, Michigan

featuring Marc Antoine's "Rodrigo's Concierto"
Sterling State Park, Michigan

Michigan’s only state park on Lake Erie, Sterling State Park in Monroe, offers lakefront fun including camping, swimming, fishing, and boating. Other attractions include hiking and bicycle trails through the nearby woods and wetlands. This eScapes video features a peaceful … Continue reading


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Point Vicente Lighthouse

featuring Marc Antoine's "Sunland"
Point Vicente Lighthouse

Standing tall over California’s Palos Verdes Peninsula, Point Vicente Lighthouse has been in continuous operation since 1926, although it was reduced to a mere 25 watts during World War II. Today, like most currently active lighthouses, the Point Vicente Light … Continue reading


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Dana Point, California

featuring Chuck Loeb's "Hangin' With You"
Dana Point, California

Dana Point is a California city known for its miles of beaches. A relatively new city, it was first settled in the early 1900s and not incorporated as its own city within Orange County until 1989. Dana Point is named … Continue reading


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Point Aux Barques Lighthouse

featuring Chuck Loeb's "Between 2 Worlds"
Point Aux Barques Lighthouse

Built in 1847 to warn ships of a dangerous reef, Point Aux Barques Lighthouse in Port Hope, Michigan originally stood for only nine years before being razed and rebuilt. The original construction had used inferior materials that could not withstand … Continue reading


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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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Belize (Coast with Mangroves)

featuring Brian Hughes' "The Way It Is"
Belize Mangroves

This mangrove-covered beach might not be the best place to lie down under the sun, but the unique view is relaxing in its own way. Belize’s mangroves protect the small country’s coastline from tidal erosion, as do the many coral … 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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