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This week we are dreaming about the gorgeous landscapes of Capri, Italy and planning our next getaway to the luxurious Italian hotspot. From the homemade limoncello to the breathtaking ocean views of the historic Faraglioni rocks, Capri has it all! 

La Fontelina

What to do:

Visit the Faraglioni Rocks: The Faraglioni rocks are three large rock formations that have emerged out of the sea and are just off the coast of Capri. Each rock has a name, the first one is called Stella, second- Faraglione di Mezzo and third- Faraglione di Fuori or Scopolo. The Faraglione di Mezzo is probably the most popular rock with a cavity in the middle, allowing for small boats to pass through. 

The Faraglioni Rocks

Charter a Yacht: What better way to explore

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Paris in the summertime is interesting- with locals gone more frequently on paid vacation, the pace is slower, the temperatures rise, and the summer events pop up to entertain  the masses in the warm summer air. The famed French city always has something to offer everyone who visits. Whether you are searching for entertainment, culture, art, or music, Paris offers something unique for you. With plenty events coming up for the rest of the summer season, make sure to check these out if you have a chance! 

1. Bastille Day Festivities

Bastille Day is celebrated on July 14th, the annaversiery of the 1789 storming of the Bastille prison, which sparked the Frech Revelution  and began the people's war for freedom. Essentially their version of 4th of

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Let's face it- one of the best parts of traveling abroad is shopping. In Italy especially, shopping is grand and the place to go. With thousands of stores and dozens of shopping districts, it can get overwhelming deciding where to go. Here are some of our favorite and streets to shop at in Italy.

1. Via Condotti - Rome

Considered one of the most elegant street in the world, practically all the most luxurious brands can be found here. Valentino, Hermes, Cartier, and Gucci, just name a few. 

2. Via Montenapoleone- Milan

 Milan is one of the fashion capitals of the world, so of course you have to stop here. The Via Monte Napoleone street is the best for picking up designer clothing items and shoes.

3. Mercerie - Venice 

One of our most

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Nowadays, it is becoming more common to rent while traveling abroad instead of staying at a hotel. With options for monthly and even weekly rent, it is becoming more convenient for travelers as well. Some may see this a s a trend or fad and be skeptical about this new way of travel, but in more ways than one, renting while abroad can provide a more comfortable, safer, and more unique experience that you will remember. 

 1. More Room

In a hotel, you will usually only have two areas- the main area with the TV, beds, and maybe a desk, and the bathroom. In an apartment, you have more privacy and more room to go about your daily routines as normal and as comfortably as possible. You will also have access to utilities, like a stove or a washer, that you

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You can't visit the City of Lights and not peruse a few of their infamous flea markets! This two flea marketing are the perfect spot to perfect your bartering skills. Bon chance! 

1. Clignancourt (le Marche aux Puces de Saint-Ouen) Located in Northeast Paris in the 18th arrondissement, Saint-Ouen is one of the largest flea markets in the word with over 3,000 vendors and spanning several acres. Since 1885 the market has carried a more upscale inventory with French antique furniture and bric brac galore. In more recent years restaurants are starting to replace some of the vendors who can't afford the rising rents but there are still some great bargains to be had. 

2. Porte de Vanves (le Marche aux Puces de Porte de Vanves)  A charming and

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Everyone is preparing for the fast approaching May 26th start date of one of the most famous and popular festivals featured in Charleston, the Spoleto art festival. The seventeen day event is a must-see summer experience when visiting in the summer. Some people may wonder what exactly Spoleto's name means and where it comes from. The event is named after Charleston's only official sister city, the Italian town of Spoleto. Like its American counterpart, Spoleto is a famed town filled with beauty and culture wherever you go. Here are five things to know about this Italian sister city

1. Great Location

This small city lies in the famed region of Umbria in the heart of Italy. It is conveniently located near places like Tuscany, which it borders, and

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Chateau de Servigny is an ideal rental for family vacations, weddings, or corporate events. Located on 20 acres, Chateau de Servigny is rich with history and played a major role in WWII.The Chateau witnessed the signing of the Treaty of Cherbourg between U.S. General Lawton Collins and German General Von Schlieben on June 26th 1944.

Located between Cherbourg and Bayeux, only 5 minutes by car from Balognes, one of the most beautiful towns in Normandy reputed for its beautiful 18th century architecture. This 16th century chateau is an ideal base to explore Bayeux the D-Day landing beaches, the Bayeux Tapestry, the Giverny garden and Le Mont Saint Michel. There is a lynx golf course at Fontenay nearby and a superb parkland course at Omaha Beach Golf

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 Villa Michelangelo | Tuscany, Italy   

So you’ve decided to make the big move overseas, but what about your pets? Luckily, today, it is much easier to move your pets to Europe from the U.S. Find everything you need to know below and make sure to consult with your primary veterinarian so your pets can travel comfortably and safely.

1. Veterinarian Forms & Requirements:

Your pet’s two main requirements for entry into the EU will be (1) rabies vaccination and (2) an EU-compatible microchip

The chip must be an ISO 15-digit microchip, either 11784 or 11785. Your pet must also have a rabies vaccination after the chip is implanted and at least 21 days before your flight departs. This is the case even if your pet already has a valid rabies

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Costa Rica is not a hard sell to those looking for a sunny, relaxing vacation. It has so many different attractions to offer its guests. One day, you could be sitting on a warm beach and the next, you could be zip lining through the rainforest canopies. From exploring volcanoes to relaxing in the hot springs, there are an endless amount of activities to busy yourself with while on vacation. What many people don't realize, though, is that Central America is growing in popularity as a second home destination. Because of Costa Rica's political and financial stability, many believe that real estate is largely a low risk investment. Here are five reasons to consider purchasing property in Costa Rica.

1. Beautiful Beaches Around (Just About) Every

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It's no secret that Italy has been, and continues to be, a popular second home destination for many around the world. Umbria is a region in the center of the country that is largely known for its incredible history and rolling hills. While it is a bit further removed from the city-centers that many are more familiar with, the value of the properties (when compared to the dollar amount spent) more than makes up for this slight drawback.

The region of Tuscany is especially popular among home buyers at the moment, and its prices reflect that fact. Many don't realize that Umbria is only a short distance away from Tuscany, and some will argue that the regions' countrysides are equally as beautiful. There is plenty to love about the many different

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