Old San Juan, Puerto Rico

The second oldest city in America, Old San Juan is an array of pastel hued Spanish colonial architecture combined with vibrant squares where a stroll up and down its cobbled streets offers a window into this Caribbean island’s past — and present.

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Vatican City

Founded in 1929, Vatican City is the smallest country in the world, both in area and population - only ⅛ the size of Central Park in New York City. The headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church, Vatican City is also home to the Pope and a treasure trove of the world’s most most famous and priceless, iconic pieces of art, sculptures and spectacular architecture.

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Taormina, Sicily

Taormina is a hilltop imperfect town on the east coast of Sicily is truly the Pearl of Sicily overlooking the imposing Mount Etna, the worlds most active volcano. The ancient Greeks loved to construct their buildings in beautiful scenic locations and the stunning amphitheater overlooking the Ionian Sea, dating back to the third century BC, is a perfect example. Once described by Ernest Hemingway as being so pretty “it hurts to look”, the legendary resort town with its twisting medieval streets is full of many old churches, lively bars, fine restaurants and a cinema worthy backdrop.

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Noto, Sicily

Rebuilt after a devastating earthquake in the early 18th century, the town of Noto was reconstructed using the sophisticated architectural Baroque style of this period. With very walkable streets, impressive structures, the best almond granita and brioche perhaps in Sicily, and the storied Noto Cathedral sitting prominently in the heart of Noto, this community oozes with charm and personality.

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Ragusa, Sicily

Etched into the hillside with sweeping views, sun drenched piazzas, eye catching churches and singing fountains, Ragusa is an enchanting, historic town where beauty surrounds us. When dusk arrives, something in the air happens and we join the locals who leave their homes and workplaces to participate in “la passeggiata”, one of the enduring traditions of Italian life. The promenade marks the end of the workday, where it is important “to see and be seen” and to “dress to impress” to show how well life is treating you.

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Modica, Sicily

The town of Modica is a Baroque gem with stunning architecture and award winning chocolate which is where we encounter Antica Dolceria Bonajuto, the oldest chocolate factory in Sicily with more than 150 years of activity. We received a historical introduction of cocoa - rich in flavonoids, vitamins and active ingredients which have a positive effect on our health - and a tasting of typical sweets.

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Anna Tasca Lanza Cooking School, Sicily

From “soil to seed to spoon” the Anna Tasca Lanza Cooking School is the culinary secret of Sicily where the gentle rolling hills are a feast for the eyes and a cooking lesson with expert chef, Michael Sampson, is the ultimate Sicilian culinary experience. Cultivating our exploration and passion for good food, especially in the typical and traditional Sicilian style, we sharpened our cooking skills and enjoyed a spectacular lunch, family style, of course.

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Palermo, Sicily

In Southern Italy on the island of Sicily is Palermo, the industrial and commercial capital of the region rich in history, culture, and architecture dating back to 734 BC. Preparing to become one of the major cities in the Mediterranean, Palermo delights all of the senses, especially the taste of Sicilian cuisine.

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Chateau d'Esclans - La Motte, France

Chateau d'Esclans is located on an exceptional site in La Motte, France. On elevated land near the Gorges de Pennafort, twenty five kilometers northwest of the ancient Roman city of Frejus on the Mediterranean coast, the visionary, Sacha Lichine, alongside a team of leaders, created and brought the St. Tropez rosé lifestyle to the world.

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Cassis, France

The tiny, idyllic and colorful fishing village of Cassis, on the Côte d’Azur, has a delightful harbor featuring pastel buildings, impressive cliffs, and sidewalk cafes serving outstanding wines from precious vineyards in the area. Perhaps one of the best kept secrets in the South of France.

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Aix-en-Provence, France

Aix is a charming small Provençal town washed in pastel hues famous for farmers markets overflowing with fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers, and the scent of lavender everywhere. Bubbling fountains, Cezanne’s Studio, and Rosé all day make this town both graceful and lively!

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Arles, France

Arles is a city on the Rhône River in the Provence region of southern France which inspired over 200 paintings of Van Gogh. With a unique ancient heritage, it’s a delight to marvel at the beautiful city of Arles and it’s impressive Roman ruins dating back to the 1st century B.C.

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Versailles, France

Majestic and beautiful, Versailles is the former unofficial capital of France and sits just 10 miles outside of Paris. Easily reachable by train, Versailles is renowned worldwide for the Château de Versailles and the Gardens of Versailles, both designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

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St. Paul de Vence, France

Famous names and celebrity couples left their mark on St. Paul de Vence when artists moved to the Côte d’Azur and the international crowd arrived. Stroll through the village, soak up the atmosphere, and encounter countless treasures while immersing yourself in the history and heritage throughout the narrow and winding streets.

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Cannes, France

Fantasy, fashion, fabulous food and film. Springtime in France means one thing...Cannes. Walk along the glamorous palm tree lined streets of Cannes and experience paradise sparkling with glitz and exclusivity. The Boulevard de la Croisette is one of the most fashionable streets on the French Riviera complete with upscale boutiques. Along this beachfront promenade you will encounter great people watching and magnificent views of the Mediterranean Sea.

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