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Scottsdale, Arizona

Described by the New York Times as “a desert version of Miami's South Beach,” Scottsdale is Arizona’s biggest hit. The city is rich in culture and natural grandeur. The Scottsdale Arts District lends to proud attractions of galleries, studios, and museums, while architectural majesties like Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West supplement the city’s Western heritage. High-end corporate retail outlets and independent boutiques draw myriad savvy shoppers to Scottsdale — and so does the vibrant nightlife. Its position on the northern stretches of the Sonoran Desert and the McDowell Mountain Range makes the Scottsdale experience a spectacular one.

San Francisco, California

"Every man should be allowed to love two cities – his own and San Francisco," once said author Gene Fowler. San Francisco, also known as the City by the Bay, is a diverse, colorful, and intriguing destination luring visitors from all corners of the world with its beauty, culture, history and dynamic ambiance. It is best known for its steep hills, beautiful panoramic vistas, and excellent cuisine. The eclectic mix of architecture, sandy beaches, ethnic and cultural diversity, and entertainment for all ages makes San Francisco a great choice for a vacation.

VIENNA / NOW - Meet your host Chris Cummins

Become a part of Vienna's way of life. In each episode of this series we focus on one special aspect of life in Austria's capital - and your host Chris Cummins is right on the spot. He will explore Vienna's vibrant art and design scene, listen to beautiful classical music and get a taste of Vienna's rich cuisine. This and a lot more - in the upcoming episodes. To be sure not to miss anything subscribe to our channel http://www.youtube.com/Vienna Find all info about Vienna at http://www.vienna.info Music: Radical Chique | Im Abendrot Radical Chique | Tag aus, Nacht ein http://www.radicalchique.net/ Credits: Idea & Concept: SLASH http://www.slash.co.at Director & Script: Stefan Schlager Camera: Matthias Smycka Editing, 2nd Unit, Animation: Thomas Scharf Audio: Overdub, Gregor Rašek Produced by SLASH

Frankfurt - Multifaceted metropolis

Immerse yourself in the 1,200-year history of the Main metropolis. Countless sightseeing attractions serve to highlight both the former and the current importance of Frankfurt am Main. Come and feel the pulse of time. Frankfurt stands for innovation and development. It is a place where trends are set, where ideas become reality. Frankfurt architecture ranks among the most modern in all of Europe. Trendy bars, pubs, up-and-coming fashion labels and a booming creative industry mirrors Frankfurts zeitgeist. Frankfurt´s signifiance as a bustling international trade and finance location dates back to the Middle Ages. Today, Frankfurt is also a popular shopping paradise, offering a colourful diversity range of products and services for every taste and every pocketbook. Frankfurt is a pulsating metropolis. Business and finance, trade shows, shopping and a vivacious nightlife combine to make "Mainhattan" one of Germany´s most exciting cities. Frankfurt also has a warm and cosy side. Rest and recuperate at one of the traditional apple wine pubs of Old Sachenhausen, visit one of the 48 beautiful parks and gardens or stroll along the River Main, Frankfurt´s majestic water-way, which meanders gracefully through the heart of the city.

Bahrain

It is easy to overlook this small island-nation, having, as it does, such powerful and flashy neighbours as Qatar and the Emirates, but to ignore Bahrain would be a huge mistake. It is an emerging power in the region, with all the luxury and worldliness of a cosmopolitan destination and all the charm and personality of a small island. Add to this the growing arts scene and burgeoning international cuisine in the country, and you have the newest prime travel destination in the region, and the most socially liberal one, to boot.

São Paulo

“Rio is a beauty. But São Paulo – São Paulo is a city” said Marlene Dietrich about Brazil’s most cosmopolitan city. Today São Paulo still does not disappoint. The city is Brazil’s cultural as well as financial powerhouse complete with a vibrant music scene, top designer shopping and delicious fusion cuisine, not to mention museums and galleries on a par with any other world city. Paulistanos (São Paulo inhabitants) work hard and play hard, making "Sampa" one of the world's most exciting places to visit whether you are taking it all in from the rooftop pool of the iconic Hotel Unique in Jardins or discovering São Paulo’s 400 year old history in Praça de Sé.

Bloomington Foodie

Bloomington, MN showcases four restaurants in Bloomington, MN. Also, showcased is Summit Brewery in St. Paul, MN. These restaurants show how their food comes from Minnesota. The showcased Bloomington, MN restaurants are Firelake Grill in Radisson Blu Mall of America, Twin City Grill in Mall of America, Parma 8200 in Bloomington, David Fongs in Bloomington.

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Concerts, motorcycle rallies, world-class shopping, and extensive beaches all lend to Myrtle Beach’s reign as a top vacation destination in not just South Carolina, but all of the United States. Over 14 million annual visitors flock to Myrtle Beach’s subtropical climate and subtropical recreation. Countless golf courses glitter the area, along with water and amusement parks, museums, historical sites, and more. Sail the coast or relax on the soft sand of the beaches and get to know this most exciting of vacation spots.

Eye on Amsterdam

Eye on Amsterdam

Surabaya

Founded nearly eight centuries ago, Indonesia’s second largest city has seen empires come and go. The founders of the Hindu Majapahit Empire arrived in late 13th century and remained till the 17th, being shortly followed by Muslim rulers of Mataram. Later came the colonialists of the Dutch East India Company. In recent decades, Surabaya has grown into a cosmopolitan seaport and conurbation where 21st century hotels, apartment towers and shopping malls stand next to historic mosques and palaces.

Detroit

Better known as ‘Motor City’, Detroit is popular worldwide for its cars, Motown history and as an important center of African-American culture in the US. Birthplace of the Ford Motor Company, Detroit received its nickname of ‘Motor City’ thanks to its mass production of motor vehicles on an assembly line. The city has thrived despite its somewhat negative reputation in recent times, developing into a dynamic metropolis with heaps to offer visitors. Artists and singers have celebrated Motortown for its charm: the city is a landmark in the history of the music and it has to be thanked for discovering some of the most talented artists of all time.

Haugesund

The small town of Haugesund offers a broad spectrum of natural beauty ranging from a vast and wild coastline to snow-capped mountains with cascading waterfalls flowing into the fjords. It is known as the Homeland of the Vikings, as the area used to hold the royal seat of ancient Viking Kings. Today it is a prime travel destination that encapsulates everything Norway has to offer: fjords, waterfalls, mountains, rugged coasts and an eclectic city culture full of both fascinating history and a forward-thinking spirit.