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While the calendar doesn't put us into autumn just yet, a lot of us are experiencing some bittersweet emotions after bidding summer adieu now that Labor Day has come and gone. I can only hope you spent it with friends, sunshine, some sand and a proper coastal breeze nearby. Nonetheless, it is time to gear up for the season of beautiful (bearable) weather, apple picking with friends, rivalry football games, and so many more fall festivities! Before you take full advantage of all the things Charleston has to offer in the fall, why not take one more vacation just before the leaves change? Take a look at some of the best places to venture to in September!

1. Aix-en-Provence, France

By this time in the lavender-field haven, the

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Costa Rica has some of the most amazing rain forests and beaches in Latin America. If you decide you want to stay in a jungle lodge or stay in a great resort, here are some of our choices.

1. Casa Corcovado Casa Corcovado, Osa Peninsula. Casa Corvocado is an amazing jungle lodge in the middle of the Corcovado national park. Set above a palm-fringed beach, tropical gardens surrounded by 170 acres of pristine rainforest, this much-loved destination is the ultimate combination of luxurious comfort and adventure. At the start of your journey, you embark on a two hour boat ride traveling through mangroves and along the coast of the Osa Peninsula. While staying at this beautiful lodge, you will have plenty of options for activities, from going on jungle

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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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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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Located hillside next to Paris, Montmartre is packed full of history, gastronomy, and truly is the epitome of the francophone culture.  What many people are not aware of, however, are the many hidden and beautiful walkways that surround this district of Paris as well as what lays on them.  This large hill, located in the 18th arrondissement of Paris, use to be home to a multitude of artists during the impressionistic period, including Renoir, who famously painted Le Bal du Moulin de la Galette while sitting on a café aside the walkways of Montmartre.  



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The history of Montmartre is something worth exploring, only observable to the well trained eye, and of course, the locals who inhabit this gorgeous hillside region.

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Known formally as the Golden Visa Program, Spain has since used this as a form of boosting business development as well as ridding the market of vacant homes.  The program was launched in 2013 and has been a tremendous help in building  Spain and its economy back up since it had a collapse of the real estate market in 2008.  Spain ever since has been going through a stagnant period causing it to lose buyers to its real estate market and growth of businesses from 2008 to 2016.  The Spanish Golden Visa Program has since helped bring businesses, entrepreneurs, as well as families looking to buy homes.  It is a great opportunity to anyone looking to purchase, which is why we are sharing for all those looking to possibly buy residential, commercial, or any

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Two weeks ago, Handsome Properties International was fortunate enough to travel to Barcelona for the 11th Annual International Symposium of Luxury Real Estate. At the conference, we were able to collaborate with 40 of the best luxury real estate brokers from around the world, and learn about the ins and outs of the Spanish market first-hand from one of Barcelona's top real estate professionals.

Similar to Handsome Properties International's approach, this brokerage focuses much of its time and effort on marketing. While luxury properties are, by their nature, visually pleasing, it takes some work to ensure they are visible across a variety of platforms. Having an international presence is key with properties of this caliber and that's just what

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When it comes to luxury, great travel, dining, and a fantastic place to stay, the Italian Riviera is unquestionably a destination that deserves recognition for its superb cuisines, hotels, sights, and cruises.  We've outlined some of the best places to go to the next time you're visiting the Italian coast, especially when it comes to eating, relaxing, and a little bit of leisure.  The Italian Riviera truly is a splendor of beauty mixing both the land and sea aspect when it comes to Italy and its coastlines.  We have outlined some of the greatest parts of the Italian Riviera just below that any visitor needs to be aware of when traveling abroad to this gorgeous area of Europe.  

 

 

Beaches 

The Italian Riviera has some of the best seaside

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The Best 4 Vineyards to visit in France! 

1. Chateau Pape Clement: Bordeaux 

Chateau Pape Clement

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This vineyard is located in the region of Bordeaux, in Pessac, France and is named after the original owner, Pope Clement V. Dating back to 1252, it is known for being one of the oldest wineries in Bordeaux. Wine tastings are available for the public starting Monday and through Sunday. 

2. Chene Bleu, Provence 

Chene Bleu

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This winery is located on a private estate just outside the town of Vaison-la-Romaine. There is a manor located on the property that dates back to the ninth century. Multiple experiences are available at Chene Bleu ranging from an overnight stay in one of the guest rooms or

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Located a half mile off the coast of Cannes on the French Riviera sits the tranquil island of Île Sainte-Marguerite. Just a 15 minute boat ride will get you to this remote land highly known for its prison fortress, Fort Royal. It is said that "the man in the iron mask" was held here in the 17th century. It's an A+ destination on the Cote D'Azur that is well worth a visit. Put this tiny island on your to-do list as it is full of bewilderment and adventure. 

The island is thought to have been first occupied by the Romans when it was known as Lero. Though it has not been confirmed, the island was most likely renamed by the crusaders who built the Saint Margaret of Antioch church which still stands. In 1612, the ownership of the island switched from

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