Dubai (Skyscrapers & Skyline)

Dubai (Skyscrapers & Skyline)

Skyscrapers of Dubai

Full version of the single song episodes featured here, in our Media Library showcase, are available to watch free on the eScapes’ XUMO Lifestyle Channel # 452 Rich from oil, shipping, and banking revenues, the city of Dubai has entered the 21st century as a Middle Eastern boomtown. Tourism and real estate development are now major …

Beagle Channel, Tierra del Fuego

Beagle Channel, Tierra del Fuego

One of three passages past South America between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, the Beagle Channel is surrounded on both sides by remarkable scenery. It was here that Charles Darwin first saw glaciers while accompanying the channel’s namesake, the HMS Beagle, on a hydrological survey of the Tierra del Fuego region. Glaciers can still be …

The Burying Point (Salem, Massachusetts)

The Burying Point (Salem, Massachusetts)

The Burying Point (Salem, Massachusetts)

Salem, Massachusetts is infamous for its history of witch trials and executions, which took place during 1692 and 1693. The Salem area is now a popular (though sometimes macabre) historical attraction. The witch trials, however, are only a small part of a larger history, and Salem is also significant as an early American settlement …

Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne is one of Switzerland’s largest cities and most popular tourist destinations. Centered in the center of the country on the Reuss River, Lucerne is known for the Chapel Bridge, a wooden footbridge built in 1333. Unfortunately, much of the bridge has been reconstructed since 1993, when it was gutted by a fire …

Bangkok, Thailand (Chao Phraya River)

Bangkok, Thailand (Chao Phraya River)

Chao Phraya River, Bangkok

Like most great cities, Thailand’s capital, Bangkok, is situated on a great river: the Chao Phraya, which runs 231 miles from the center of the country into the Gulf of Thailand. On a typical afternoon, the waters of the Chao Phraya are bustling with boat traffic. Ferries, river buses, and traditional longtail water taxis connect …

Old Presque Isle Lighthouse

Old Presque Isle Lighthouse

Presque Isle Lighthouse, Michigan

Michigan’s Old Presque Isle Lighthouse was first lit on Lake Huron in 1840 to mark a natural harbor important to Great Lakes steamships. In the early 19th century, the harbor was a refuge for ships escaping storms and a source of wood for ship engines. Years later, the lighthouse was deemed an insufficient aid to …

Los Angeles from Griffith Observatory

Los Angeles from Griffith Observatory

L.A. from Griffith Observatory

The sprawling cityscape of Los Angeles, the second-largest city in the United States, is a sharp contrast to the vertical skyline of New York City, the country’s most populous city. Here, a small cluster of downtown skyscrapers is surrounded by miles of relatively low buildings. This is partially due to earthquake-related restrictions on …

Umhlanga Beach, South Africa

Umhlanga Beach, South Africa

Umhlanga Beach, South Africa

For eScapes’ 1000th produced episode, we take you to Umhlanga Beach, one of the most popular beaches on the South African coast. Here, a beautiful beach lends itself to fishing, swimming, and surfing, while nearby hotels, restaurants, and attractions offer even more reasons to visit. Whale- and dolphin-watching excursions often launch from Uhmlanga …

Detroit Institute of Arts (American Landscapes)

Detroit Institute of Arts (American Landscapes)

D.I.A. American Landscapes Gallery

No visit to Detroit is complete without a trip to the Detroit Institute of Arts, a 658,000-square-foot museum with one of the top collections of artwork in the United States. Founded in 1885, the museum is home to a diverse collection of art from a broad span of eras and cultures. Some of …

eScapes Celebrates 1000th Episode

eScapes Celebrates 1000th Episode

MONROE, MICHIGAN, May 16, 2012 – On the one year anniversary of its launch on Buckeye CableSystem Channel 168 in Northwest Ohio, The eScapes Network completed its 1000th episode! “This is a proud accomplishment,” said Jon Oswald, General Manager at eScapes. “Our videographers supply us with extraordinary HD video footage to work with and our …