United States Travel Videos, DVD, Touring, Sightseeing, Vacation, Destination
- $89.95 set of 6 DVD All Regions Worldwide
Item Code : QUES181Questar Video. America's Crown Jewels: the largest, most spectacular, and most beautiful. A magnificent overview of the history, exploration, scenery and wildlife of each spectacular park. Learn how Horace Greeley, John Muir and Ansel Adams made sure each park would be preserved for generations to come. The pristine wonders of these incomparable parks are captured faithfully on film. Bonus features include: Park Recreation Pop Culture Music Serenades Approximately 11 hours - "Breathtaking." - Video Rating Guide
- $24.95 VHS NTSC
Item Code : QUES185Questar Video. See America from the open road! Get set to explore three of America's most riveting states as American Road Trips presents the marvels of California, Hawaii, and Alaska. California Head north to Boonville, a town that's created its own language, and find out what a "Bucky Walter" is (that's Boon for pay phone). Explore the legendary forests of giant Redwood trees and watch chainsaw artists at work in Humboldt State Park. Take in the tranquil oceanside towns of Mendocino County, then step into a soothing mud bath in the Calistoga Hot Springs. Finally, sip the famous wines of the Napa Valley. Hawaii Unlock the treasures of Oahu and the Big Island! Search for the ghosts that haunt Honolulu's streets. Watch a veteran lei-maker weave together a magnificent blend of blooms. Step into the splendid solitude of the Place of Refuge, where ancient lawbreakers sought sanctuary. And then explore Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and watch as mighty volcanoes explode before your very eyes. Alaska View gigantic glaciers up close as you cruise the peaceful waters of Kenai Fjords National Park. Or perhaps go "flight-seeing" and see them by airplane instead. Stop off at the Crow Creek Mine and try your luck panning for gold. Then go river-rafting at the base of the awesome Mt. McKinley. Finally, explore the riches of Fairbanks, a cosmopolitan city just 150 miles south of the Arctic Circle. 60 minutes
- $24.95 VHS NTSC
Item Code : QUES184Questar Video. See America from the open road! Take an exquisite journey through the picturesque countryside as American Road Trips presents the marvels of Blue Ridge, Vermont, and Michigan. Blue Ridge Mountains The spectacular sights and sounds of Virginia are yours for the taking! First, you'll join a fox hunt in Moorland Park. Then, take in the breathtaking vistas of the Shenandoah Valley, either on the scenic Skyline Drive or the lush Appalachian Trail. Head over to Roanoke and see its thriving art scene, then sharpen your knife at the Mabry Mill. Finally, relive one of the Civil War's most famous clashes at New Market Battlefield. Vermont Start your excursion in the Green Mountain State with mouth-watering visits to the Ben & Jerry's factory and an apple cider mill. Visit the Shelburne Museum, which houses one of the most esoteric art collections in the country. Take a detour over the state line to Stockbridge, Massachusetts where Norman Rockwell painted for over 25 years. And, of course, be sure to stay in one of Vermont's charming country inns! Michigan Go north to see Michigan's wonderful Upper Peninsula. Start off by chartering a fishing boat on Lake Superior. Take in the awesome panoramas of the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, then stop off for a quiet visit in Big Bay, where you can become Honorary Lighthouse Keeper. Bite into a delicious "pasty", a specialty preferred by the iron miners of yesteryear. And meet colorful locals, like the Benedictine monks who run a jam shop. 60 minutes
- $24.95 VHS NTSC
Item Code : QUES183Questar Video. Amazing Birds of America introduces you to over 150 different species that dot the North American landscape, from swallows and meadowlarks to woodpeckers and pheasants. You'll see a bald eagle soar majestically above the frozen Mississippi River, hunting for food. Loons floating peacefully on a tranquil lake. And a barred owl rotating its head some 270 degrees, among many other breathtaking sights. Renowned filmmaker and bird expert Steve Maslowski captures these extraordinary creatures, many in close-up, allowing you to see even their tiniest details. You'll travel from the barren Alaskan tundra to the deserts of the southwest, and learn many fascinating bird facts along the way. Whether you're an avid bird-watcher or just are curious to know more about our fine-feathered friends, step now into this remarkable world of majestic birds and see them as you never have before. Approximately 60 minutes.
- $29.95 VHS NTSC
Item Code : READ182Readers Digest. VHS. Savor the seasons... spring, summer, autumn and winter. Revel in the changes they bring to the spectacular natural world of America's national parks. Enjoy it through magical film footage set to the lilting musical seasoning of Venetian composer Antonio Vivaldi's masterpiece, "The Four Seasons." 60 minutes.
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Item Code : QUES180Questar Video. This is the first comprehensive history of all six great Indian nations, dramatically filmed on location at their native tribal lands across America, using reenactments, archival footage, maps and original music. The story of the Iroquois, Seminole, Shawnee, Navajo, Cheyenne, and Lakota Sioux nations unfolds in their struggle to protect their lands, cultures and freedoms. 60 minutes. Review from Booklist: Stirring reenactments, clarifying maps, crisp artwork and stunning landscape scenery dominate this musically accented, straightforwardly narrated production, which encapsulates the often grim history of these majestic, once powerful peoples.
- $24.95 VHS NTSC
Item Code : QUES179Questar Video. The dramatic stories of four heroic Native American leaders are retold using archival photographs, reenactments and narration by present-day members of their respective tribes. The battles and achievements of Geronimo, war-chief of the Apache; Quanah Parker, the dauntless Comanche; Chief Joseph, valiant leader of the Nez Perce; and Crazy Horse, legendary Lakota Sioux warrior are faithfully portrayed. 60 minutes Review from School Library Journal: Told by a narrator and brought to life with the use of live-action, historic footage, photographs, , drawings and artistic reproductions, this story of these great leaders of their people puts the story of these men in a new perspective.
- $29.95 DVD
Item Code : READ178Readers Digest. DVD DVD, in addition to providing you with sight and sound enhancement, enables you to act as your own director-giving you the power to select, during any portion of the program, those facets that are most important to your viewing and listening pleasure. With the use of icons, you can choose various functions for expanded learning and enjoyment. Dolby Digital Surround Sound duplicates a live concert hall experience, and interspersed with the magical sound of brilliant musical scores and breathtaking scenes, the touch of a button gives the viewer access to a multiple of other viewing choices-mini movies of composers' biographies, trivia about their lives and works and song histories. 60 minutes
- $29.95 VHS NTSC
Item Code : READ177Readers Digest. VHS. Enjoy some of nature's most stunning spectacles and sounds enhanced by the melodic delights of Tchaikovsky, Mozart, Puccini, Grieg and other great composers. Journey along water's natural paths, from wintry alpine lakes in Yosemite National Park to geysers and bubbling pots in Yellowstone. Glide downstream through granite river canyons that open onto spectacular desert sunsets in the Grand Canyon. Along the way, elk, birds and other native creatures add their own rhapsody of rhythms. 60 minutes.
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Item Code : NATL176National Geographic. Two hundred years after Meriwether Lewis and William Clark set forth on their historic journey, National Geographic meticulously re-creates the expedition and presents the breathtaking drama on DVD. In "Lewis and Clark: Great Journey West", you'll experience the adventure, danger, and beauty of the land beyond the Mississippi as it unfolded before the eyes of the explorers themselves. Narrated by Jeff Bridges. 65 minutes.
- $29.95 set VHS NTSC
Item Code : QUES175Questar Video. 2 Volume Set. VHS. NTSC format. Volume I Climb aboard eight famous excursion rail roads and journey back to the days of steam engines and whistle-stops. Ride the Yreka Western Railroad, Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, Manitou & Pike's Peak Railway and more. See what Mark Twain meant when he said, "There's nothin' in the world quite like a train ride." Volume II View an American panorama of spectacular scenery and terrain when you hitch a ride aboard the Napa Valley Wine Train, Yosemite Mountain-Sugar Pine Railroad, Roaring Camp & Big Trees Narrow Gauge Railroad and five other excursion railroads. 2 Hours.
- $19.95 VHS NTSC
Item Code : QUES174Questar Video. 2 Volume Set. VHS. NTSC format. During the 19th and early 20th centuries, the major railroad companies in America built railroad stations that ushered in the bold and romantic age of rail travel. Soaring arched canopies, grand facades and colonnaded waiting rooms, like the Parthenon in Athens, captured the world's imagination. "The Great Train Stations of America" journeys through seven imposing structures. You'll see the exquisite architecture of these magnificent buildings, and hear the historical and social commentary as well. Period footage, archival stills and insightful interviews take you back to a bygone era. 50 minutes.
- $59.95 set of 3 VHS NTSC + $8.50 p&h or $18.50 foreign delivery
Item Code : QUES171Questar Video. 3-Video Slipcase Set. 3? Hours. Yellowstone, Yosemite, Grand Canyon: three one-hour stories of Americas greatest natural treasures in one remarkable collection. Yellowstone, the oldest and best known, is the site of Old Faithful and Mammoth Hot Springs. Yosemite's dramatic peaks, valleys, waterfalls, rivers and lakes make it the jewel of the Sierras. The Grand Canyon stands as an unequaled monument to the remarkable forces of nature. Sold individually at $24.95 each.
- $79.95 set of 6 DVD + $8.50 p&h or $18.50 foreign delivery All Regions Worldwide
Item Code : QUES170Boxed Gift Set. DVD. 6-volume set. Questar Video. 12 hours of Spectacular Scenic Rail Journeys. Catch a glimpse of the past as seen though the windows of a rolling museum of steam and steel. This six-volume series travels the paths of scenic railroads from east coast to west and explores American history in majestic style. Ride the rails in six volumes: CONTINENTAL DIVIDE, DONNER SUMMIT; THE SURFLINE, CALIFORNIA WESTERN; THE BLUE MOUNTAINS, MT. RAINIER; GREAT MISSISSIPPI, SHENANDOAH; DURANGO & SILVERTON, CUMBRES & TOLTEC; and RIO GRANDE, UNION PACIFIC. All aboard! - Twelve unforgettable voyages fill this 6-disc collection, from the Continental Divide on VIA's famous Canadian to Virginia's fabled Shenandoah Valley on the Winchester & Western. Tour sunny southern California on the Surfline, ancient redwood country on the California Western, Oregon's Blue Mountains on the Union Pacific, and the Cascade Mountains on logging railroads. That's just half the treat waiting in Great American Scenic Railroads. DISC 1: CONTINENTAL DIVIDE The Canadian Rockies have never been captured so beautifully as you ride through the vistas of Lake Louise and Banff on VIA's famous Canadian. DONNER SUMMIT The treacherous and beautiful 8,000 foot summit of Donner's peak stands watch over Donner's Pass in the Sierra Nevada mountains - one of the most difficult climbs in American Railroading. DISC 2: THE SURFLINE A whistle-stop tour of spectacular stretches of sun-drenched Southern California coast that begins in Los Angeles and winds its way to San Diego. CALIFORNIA WESTERN Redwood forests, the Pacific coastline, the Sierra Nevada Range and the infamous Donner's Pass - a once-in-a-lifetime whistle-stop tour of the California Western Railroad. DISC 3: THE BLUE MOUNTAINS The 200 hard miles of track cross Oregon's valleys, rivers, and creeks, then climbs three summits - the toughest grades on any of Union Pacific's routes. MT. RAINER The logging railroads are re-lived in the forested Cascade Mountains of the Pacific Northwest. DISC 4: GREAT MISSISSIPPI To Soo Line, Burlington Northern, Chicago & Western, Minnesota & Eastern, and Dakota storm their way through the upper Mississippi Valley. SHENANDOAH Visit Virginia's fabled Shenandoah Valley in diesel-powered work-horses that still punch a clock for the Winchester & Western Railroad. DISC 5: DURANGO & SILVERTON Chasm and curves, crevasses, gorges and perilous passes. Take a thrill ride on one of the most spectacular train lines in the country. CUMBRES & TOLTEC Climb aboard Mikado Steam Locomotive No. 488 for a historic ride on the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad over the dramatic landscape of northern New Mexico and southern Colorado. DISC 6: RIO GRANDE Cool trains, passenger trains, freight trains and winter ski trains - one of the most remarkable journeys in the U.S. on the Denver Rio Grande Western. UNION PACIFIC Climb aboard Locomotive No. 3967, a coal-burning Challenger equipped with "elephant ear" smoke detectors, on its 40th Anniversary Steam Excursion run from Denver to Laramie, Wyoming. 12 hours on 6 DVDs
- $69.95 DVD + $8.80 p&h or $18.80 foreign delivery All Regions Worldwide
Item Code : QUES169DVD. Deluxe Boxed Set. 6 Volumes. 6 Hours. Tom Bodett, familiar to many for his work on National Public Radio and Public Television, hosts this fascinating series on the trails that extended America's frontiers. Follow in the footsteps and wagon ruts of rugged pioneers, dauntless homesteaders, reclusive mountain men and stop-at-nothing gold hunters as they explored, settled and worked the new land. Disc #1: The Great Wagon Road & The Wilderness Trail - The Great Wagon Road carried hopeful settlers out of Philadelphia and into the wilds of Pennsylvania and West america. The 1,000-mile length of the Wilderness Trail traversed the Shenandoah Valley, crossed the Cumberland Gap and forged into the unknown lands of Kentucky. Disc #2: The California Trail & El Camino Real - Shopkeepers and farmers dropped everything to join the California Gold Rush, but first they had to cross the deadly Forty-Mile Desert and the treacherous Sierra Nevada. El Camino Real in New Mexico was the El Paso and Santa Fe trade route used by the Pueblo Indians and Conquistadors 400 years ago. Disc #3: The Yukon Gold Rush Trail - Three gold strikes sent thousands scrambling for the frozen gold fields of the far north between 1896 and 1903. Driven by optimism and gullibility, many found only ruin. Tom retraces their eager steps from Seattle to the Inside Passage along the Alaskan coastline and Skagway. Disc #4: The Old Post Road - Early roads were lifelines thrown across deep wilderness to the isolated residents of colonial America's far-flung settlements. The Old Post Road carried supplies, mail and exhausted travelers through 300 miles of wild backcountry between Boston and New York in the 1600s. Disc #5: The River Road & The Natchez Trace - Riverboat-men used The River Road and Natchez Trace for their up-river return trip from New Orleans. These enterprising roustabouts braved vicious land pirates and swamps infested with alligators and water moccasins to make their way back to Natchez and Nashville. Disc #6: The Mormon Trail & California's Mission Trail - The Mormon Trail crossed the Great Plains to the Great Salt Lake, bringing the devoted followers of Brigham Young to their new Zion. California's Mission Trail linked a chain of old Spanish Missions along the California's coastline from San Fernando to Sonoma.