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Big Sable Point Lighthouse

featuring Kenny G's "Seaside Jam"
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Big Sable Point Lighthouse is one of the tallest on the Great Lakes, and one of the most popular for its location within Michigan’s Ludington State Park, a popular summer getaway. The light stands on the eastern shore of Lake … Continue reading


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Baltimore, Maryland

featuring Nick Colionne's "Wes Before Dawn"
Baltimore, Maryland

Baltimore, Maryland’s largest city, blends a beautiful Atlantic harbor, a modern cityscape, and quaint neighborhoods. It is also a great historical destination: the city had a role in the onset of the American Revolution, and its harbor was significant in … Continue reading


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Portland, Oregon at Night

featuring Pieces of a Dream's "Enmascarada"
Portland, Oregon at Night

Although it is the largest city in Oregon, Portland feels surprisingly intimate, thanks to its land-use planning, natural spaces, and implementation of light rail and bicycle routes. Though its economy centers on its port and its many technology companies, Portland … Continue reading


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Yosemite National Park (Lake & Meadow)

featuring Chris Botti's "The Way Home"
Tuolumne Meadow, Yosemite National Park

California’s Yosemite National Park is known internationally for its amazing geology, ecology, and scenery. Since 1890, it has been a destination for rock climbing, hiking, skiing, biking, rafting, and just about any outdoor activity imaginable. This scene features just as … Continue reading


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Key West Lighthouse

featuring The Rippingtons' "Weekend In Monaco"
Key West Lighthouse

Built in 1847, the Key West Lighthouse is one of the oldest in the country. In order to reduce the threat of hurricanes, which had destroyed the previous lighthouse at Key West, this tower was placed a half-mile inland. As … Continue reading


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Ambassador Bridge (Detroit, Michigan)

featuring Teddy Pendergrass' "Come Go With Me (Interface Mix)"
Ambassador Bridge (Detroit Michigan)

American truck drivers taking cargo “south of the border” would likely be on the way to Mexico. But from Detroit, Michigan, they could also head to Canada across the Ambassador Bridge, which carries more than 25 percent of all trade … Continue reading


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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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Tulsa, Oklahoma at Night

featuring Marion Meadows' "Here to Stay"
Tulsa, Oklahoma at Night

Tusla made its name as an oil town, but in recent years it has transitioned to a service-based economy, emphasizing cultural attractions. The city is notable for its large concentration of art deco architecture. One of the most prominent examples … Continue reading


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U.S.S. Constitution

featuring Simon Wahl's "Leonie"
USS Constitution

Few ships have as much prestige and history behind them as the U.S.S. Constitution, one of the U.S. Navy’s original six frigates, built in 1797. The Constitution was even named by George Washington himself! The U.S.S. Constitution is notable for … 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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