Mackinac Island, Michigan

Mackinac Island, Michigan

featuring Paul Hardcastle's "Shelbi"
Mackinac Island, Michigan

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


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Auckland, New Zealand (Albert Park)

featuring Matt Marshak's "Seduction"
Albert Park, Auckland, New Zealand

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


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Dallas, Texas

featuring Alexander Zonjic's "Top Down"
Dallas, Texas

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


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The Toledo Zoo Aviary

featuring Joe McBride's "Midnight in Madrid"
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Founded in 1900, when its only exhibit was a single woodchuck, Ohio’s Toledo Zoo has come a long way to become a nationally recognized institution. Now home to over 9,000 animals from over 800 species, the Toledo Zoo not only … Continue reading


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Hurricane Ridge, Olympic National Park

featuring Chuck Loeb's "Presence"
Hurricane Ridge, Washington

The most accessible mountain area in Olympic National Park, Hurricane Ridge offers spectacular views of the park and numerous hiking opportunities. Miles of forested land, rugged mountains, wildlife, and wildflower meadows greet park visitors year-round. Named “Hurricane Ridge” for its … Continue reading


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Château Margaux, France

featuring Craig Chaquico & Russ Freeman's "Riders of the Ancient Winds"
Chateau Margaux, France

Bordeaux’s Chateau Margaux is one of the most prestigious wine producers in France. Though its history dates back to the 12th century, it wasn’t until the 1570s that the grounds were used as a vineyard. The beautiful chateau itself wasn’t … 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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Whitefish Point Lighthouse

featuring Michael Jones' "Return to Love"
Whitefish Point Lighthouse

The modern steel tower and well-maintained grounds of the Whitefish Point Lighthouse leave little hint that the light is 150 years old and the oldest active light on Lake Superior. Originally built as a stone tower in 1848, the lighthouse … Continue reading


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Isaac Ludwig Mill, Ohio

featuring Doc Powell's "Together We Can"
Isaac Ludwig Mill, Ohio

From 1868 to 1970, the historic Isaac Ludwig Mill at the Maumee River and Erie Canal near Toledo, Ohio, was an operational saw and grist mill, powered exclusively by water turbines (although a backup steam engine added in 1900 provided … Continue reading


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Colorado Springs

featuring Fourplay's "More Than a Dream"
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Visitors to Colorado Springs, near the foot of Pike’s Peak, would not be surprised to learn that this area originally inspired America, The Beautiful. Beauty is not in short supply in this amazing natural setting, where millions of years of … Continue reading


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