Eye on the World

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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Posted on October 22nd, 2015

Eye on the World: A Screaming Good Time at Universal Orlando

I squealed with excitement upon learning that I would be visiting Universal Orlando for the first time in eight years. Not only is the theme park resort exhibiting exponential growth with the recent openings of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, the Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem 3D ride, and CityWalk expansions, but it's also celebrating 25 years since opening in 1990.
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The adults-only beach section for Luxury Bahia Principe Sian Ka'an guests.

Posted on October 13th, 2015

Eye on the World: Bahia Principe Riviera Maya Resort

Last week I had the opportunity to step away from the office and make the Bahia Principe Riviera Maya Resort in Mexico my home for four days.
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Posted on September 30th, 2015

Eye on the World: Tokyo Teaser

My faithful companion, the iPhone, and I captured these images as we made our way through one of the world's most vibrant capital cities.
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Icy Strait Point views.

Posted on July 29th, 2015

Eye on the World: Icy Strait Point, Alaska

Icy Strait Point in Hoonah, Alaska is currently constructing a new dock and welcome center for cruise ships, which will be completed this fall and ready to receive cruise ships in Spring 2016. This small town of approximately 765 residents might seem small for many city-goers, but it definitely doesn't skimp out on experiences.
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Posted on July 20th, 2015

Eye on the World: Manchester, England

Although the summer sun rarely made an appearance and the days were a tad too chilly (especially for our Managing Editor who has lived in Miami all of her life), the subtle beauty of Manchester shined brightly through the dreary days during a recently taken FAM trip to England. A city full of rich culture, history, museums, unique hotels, and a thriving restaurant scene, Manchester isn't the industrial town of most people's perceptions, but one with charm and sophistication—not to mention it landed a spot (No. 26) on The New York Times' list of "52 Places to Go in 2015." Here are just a few pictures she chose for Recommend's latest installment of Eye on the World.
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The view at the overlook of Maracas Bay will take your breath away.

Posted on June 18th, 2015

Eye on the World: Trinidad

The sight of this picturesque island as the plane landed got my heart pumping with excitement and anticipation. Trinidad and Tobago has more to offer travelers than Carnival. Trinidad is an island you will fall in love with, from the mountains and unspoiled beaches to the music and humble food stalls—the fun never stops!
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Posted on June 17th, 2015

Eye on the World: Panama

Panama Unexpected was the theme of this visit to Panama's elegant Westin Playa Bonita, located on the beachfront just outside Panama City.
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