Marblehead Lighthouse

Marblehead Lighthouse

featuring Kirk Whalum's "My Father's Hope"
Marblehead Lighthouse

Ohio’s Marblehead Lighthouse on Lake Erie is the oldest and one of the most popular lighthouses on the Great Lakes. This lighthouse has been in continuous operation since 1822, and, like many, has undergone several transformations in its history. Visitors … Continue reading


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Zanzibar Sunrise

featuring Acoustic Alchemy's "Passionelle"
Zanzibar Sunrise

Zanzibar, a semi-autonomous archipelago just off the mainland of Tanzania, is known for its relaxed lifestyle, fabulous beaches and reefs, unique animals, and it’s largest export, fine spices. This tranquil scene brings you a sunrise from a quintessential Zanzibar beach. … Continue reading


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Duluth Canal Lighthouses at Sunrise

featuring Acoustic Alchemy's "Something She Said"
Duluth Lighthouses Sunrise

The Duluth-Superior Harbor on the border of Minnesota and Wisconsin is the busiest bulk cargo port on the Great Lakes. But, in the early hours of the day, the waterfront becomes a therapeutic escape from the frantic activity of the … 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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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 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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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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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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The Acropolis at Dawn

featuring Andy Snitzer's "Covenant"
Acropolis of Athens

Settlement and construction on the Acropolis of Athens dates back to thousands of years BC, but most was destroyed by Persians when they invaded Athens in 480 BC. The Greek statesman Pericles led its rebuilding during Athens’ “Golden Age” to … Continue reading


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Bryce Canyon National Park

featuring Gregg Karukas' "Simone"
Bryce Canyon National Park

The western part of the United States is filled with many fascinating landscapes, but Bryce Canyon National Park is particularly unique. Carved by rain and frost wedging in the limestone of Utah’s Claron Formation, this stunning landscape is known for … Continue reading


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