Eye on the World

Albergue 1601 is a colonial relic in central Macau featuring an outstanding Portuguese restaurant, tiny shops stocked with Portuguese products, colorful buildings shaded by cinnamon trees, Chinese lanterns—in short, all that makes Macau the alluring destination that it is today.

Posted on October 21st, 2013

Eye on the World: Macau

Recommend’s Asia/South Pacific editor is exploring the former Portuguese colony of Macau, a city in China known for its casinos, capturing daily life through his photographic lens.


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The Bridge of Peace is a pedestrian bridge over the Mtkvari River that connects Old Tbilisi with the expanding city. The Italian architect Michele De Lucchi designed the bridge, which glows at night.

Posted on October 7th, 2013

Eye on the World: The Country of Georgia

Recommend’s associate editor, Deserae del Campo, visited this independent country and was fascinated by its people and hospitality. Here are a few images from her time venturing through the country.


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A typical autumn morning in Antwerp.

Posted on September 30th, 2013

Eye on the World: Antwerp

Recommend’s Asia/South Pacific editor is exploring the Flemish city of Antwerp, Belgium, taking in daily life and culture with the help of his photographic lens.


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The Edgewater, Seattle's only waterfront hotel, was built in 1962 to house workers during the World's Fair. It is a time-tested icon and one of its most desirable and colorful accommodations near all the major city attractions. It has undergone a recent major restoration placing it among the city's top hotels.

Posted on August 21st, 2013

Eye on the World: Seattle

Recommend’s Asia/South Pacific Editor, Sergio Ortiz, spent the weekend at The Edgewater, the only waterfront hotel in Seattle, capturing the spirit of this classic property—home to everyone from The Beatles to Blondie—and the city’s landmarks.


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Sightseeing in Wachau Valley.

Posted on August 12th, 2013

Eye on the World: Germany, Vienna & Budapest

Editor-in-chief Paloma Villaverde de Rico sailed on Viking River Cruises’ Romantic Danube itinerary. Here’s a snapshot of what she saw through her camera lens.


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The sun setting over Costa Rica's Pacific Coast.

Posted on July 24th, 2013

Eye on the World: Costa Rica

Last week, Recommend spent a few days in Costa Rica exploring its lush rainforests in Jaco (via a zipline), taking in a few surfing lessons, and soaking up the magnificent views on a catamaran ride in Manuel Antonio National Park.


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The Broadmoor has a stunning lake that makes for captivating picture taking.

Posted on May 22nd, 2013

Eye on the World: The Broadmoor, Colorado

This month we headed to the Southwest to Colorado Springs, where we made the very illustrious Broadmoor our home for a few days.


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At sunrise, the Taj looks magical in the dawn’s early light.

Posted on May 8th, 2013

Eye on the World: New Delhi to Udaipur

On a recent first-time visit to the fascinating and yes Incredible India, we journeyed from the bustling capital of New Delhi to Agra to visit the iconic Taj Mahal; saw magnificent wild tigers in the Tiger Preserve at Ranthambhore; visited the Pink City of Jaipur with its magnificent forts and palaces; and finally on to the beautiful lake city of Udaipur.


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View of Urquhart Castle from Loch Ness.

Posted on April 10th, 2013

Eye on the World: Scotland

We recently traveled to Scotland with Adventures by Disney to preview the tour operator’s new 9-day Scotland: A Brave Adventure itinerary. Here’s a snapshot of what we saw along the way.


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The Breakers, a mansion in Newport built for Cornelius Vanderbilt II in 1895.

Posted on April 3rd, 2013

Eye on the World: Rhode Island

Recommend’s web editor, Lane Nieset, spent the weekend in Rhode Island visiting Providence and Newport while capturing daily life through her camera lens.


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