Eye on the World

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Posted on May 3rd, 2016

Eye on the World: Barbados

Ever visited a garden inside a cave? What about a rum factory on an old plantation? Have you swam with sea turtles or eaten foie gras and duck ravioli in a cliffside restaurant? No? Well, that just means you haven't been to Barbados.
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Lush landscaping at Iberostar Playa Mita.

Posted on April 27th, 2016

Eye on the World: Iberostar Playa Mita & Sayulita

Last month, I ventured off to Iberostar Playa Mita in Mexico's Riviera Nayarit. Here's a peek at what my iPhone and I captured at the resort and in the fishing village (or surfing town) of Sayulita.
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The quirky Green Citadel of Magdeburg, designed by Austrian architect Friedensreich Hundertwasser, stands out among the other buildings in the city, which feature Soviet-style block architecture.

Posted on April 27th, 2016

Eye on the World: Magdeburg, Germany

In addition to tasting local cuisine, visiting a medieval-themed Christmas market and taking part in an opening musical reception in the quaint town of Quedlinburg, guests of this year's Germany Travel Mart were invited to experience the 1,200-year-old city in eastern Germany through culturally enriching activities, including walking tours, bike tours and cultural programs. 
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You can’t beat the view from the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya’s Bali Beds.

Posted on March 9th, 2016

Eye on the World: Riviera Maya

For four days I ate, slept and played like rock 'n' roll royalty at the all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya in Mexico, experiencing the luxuries and VIP treatment available only to guests of the resort's new Rock Royalty Level.
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Posted on February 25th, 2016

Eye on the World: St. Augustine, Florida

I took advantage of the long President's Day weekend to take a 3-day trip to St. Augustine, where I experienced the culture (at the Ripley's Believe It or Not! museum's Odditorium), soaked up the history (on a pirate pub crawl), and learned about legendary former residents (on a walking ghost tour) in our nation's oldest continuously occupied European settlement.
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Puerto Vallarta views from the lighthouse at El Malecon.

Posted on February 3rd, 2016

Eye on the World: Scenic Puerto Vallarta

Recommend just got back from Gala Vallarta Nayarit, where we got the scoop on what's new in Puerto Vallarta, including updates to hotels and info on new hotels, too.
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Now this is how you do a poolside cabana!

Posted on January 11th, 2016

Eye on the World: Thompson Playa del Carmen

We just got our hands on this eye candy and couldn’t wait to share.
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Schmalkalden's skyline.

Posted on January 6th, 2016

Eye on the World: Thuringia, Germany

Thuringia is both the green heart of Germany and the old stomping ground of some of Germany's greatest minds.
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Looking for a Christmas market in Germany? Follow the smell of bratwurst wafting in the air.

Posted on December 21st, 2015

Eye on the World: German Christmas Markets

For approximately five weeks beginning the last week in November through the week of Christmas, cozy market squares and old town centers across Germany are filled with wooden huts selling handmade mementos, the aroma of grilled sausages and holiday spirit.
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Posted on November 11th, 2015

Eye on the World: Valencia, Spain

Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to travel to Europe for the first time. For my first rendezvous with Europe, I had the opportunity to explore Spain—specifically Valencia—as a guest of the Tourist Office of Spain.
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