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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

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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 the

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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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With amazing cities like Florence, Rome, and Venice, Milan is sometimes overlooked when planning a trip to Italy but the fashion mecca is definitely worth a visit. Milan offers fabulous shopping, impressive Neo-Gothic architecture and of course--pasta! 

Best time to go: May and June when the weather is starting to warm up and prime tourist season hasn't started yet. 

Where to stay: Chic 2 bedroom apartment right in the heart of the shopping district and across the street from the Armani hotel! 

What to see: below is a 24 hour itinerary of all the top places not to miss! 

1. A Double Decker Bus Tour is the perfect way to see a city like Milan! This is a great way to kick off a trip since this allows you to see everything in a short period

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Brittany, France is truly a treasure when it comes to exploring the country; known for its culture, beautiful beaches, gastronomy, and panoramic views.  Though it is known for many of its exciting activities, Brittany can also be an exciting destination and opportunity for many a hiker's dream! Brittany also is a top destination when it comes to hiking and walking in France, giving nearly 500,000 tourists the opportunity to discover the beautiful regions of Brittany from the coast to the hillside each year.  

  

Prefer a walk on the beach? Brittany has nearly 360 miles worth of coastal lines for any local or tourist to explore! One of the most popular waterfront resorts is Dinard, featuring several lovely sandy beaches. One in particular, plage

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France is one of the most beautiful places in the world to vacation in, so why should where you stay be any less spectacular! We're taking a close look at some of the best places in France to own a second home.  Proximity and area are absolutely key when it comes to where you should stay and the convenience it makes to its owner.  Each region of France offers a variety of culture, dining, and entertainment.  Hotels are always a nice stay, away from home, but to call something other than a hotel room your own makes any stay even more extraordinary.  We've broken it down by region on where we consider the best places to own a second dwelling when in the great country of France.  

Cannes

Situated just south of Monaco and on the coast of France,

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