Be Adventurous

Author: Lori Small

St. Barth, French West Indies

St. Barth

  St. Barth in the French West Indies is unforgettable adventure. This chic french speaking Caribbean island and duty free port has a glamorous reputation. St. Barth is an ultra luxury retreat known for its white sand beaches, designer boutiques, and high end restaurants. The Small List Best Places to Stay Le Sereno – A flawless,…

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Miami, Florida

Florida, Miami

  Miami is a world class hot spot day or night. The Art Deco architecture is lavish and the white sand beaches are breathtaking. South Beach is a glamorous scene with happening nightspots and celebrity-chef eateries. Miami is often referred to as the American Riviera. The Small List Best Hotels SLS South Beach – An luxury…

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Champagne, France

Epernay, REIMS

  Nestled on the northeast side of Paris, this wine-producing region encompasses cities such as Reims and Epernay, frequently chosen as the starting points for visitors. Notably, renowned producers like Veuve and Mumm are located in these cities. Conveniently, both Reims and Epernay are easily reachable from Paris by train, with the journey taking less…

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Paris, France

Paris

  Paris is as glorious and delightful as ever, where every moment is perfect bliss. Specifically, the exquisite cuisine, chic boutiques, flagship haute couture houses and priceless artistic treasures. Paris remains at the forefront of international trends. Enticing patisseries, boulangeries, and fromageries offer glorious food. Discovering Paris, The City of Love…The City of Lights, and its many…

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Saint Tropez, France

St. Tropez

  Villa soirées, Le Club 55, and Les Caves du Roy are where the rich and glamorous hold court. St.-Tropez is one of the most famous and sexiest seaside villages on the French Riviera. The village was thrust onto the international stage when Brigette Bardot frolicked on the beaches. In St.-Tropez, the Rosé flows like water,…

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Cannes, France

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…

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Monte-Carlo, Monaco

Monte-Carlo

  The world’s second smallest country (after the Vatican) measures less than one square mile. Monaco is a playground for the wealthy and A-List celebrities. The country is surrounded by France on the Côte d’Azur with glitzy casinos, luxurious hotels, designer boutiques, and alluring nightclubs. The mega yacht lined harbor overflows with glamour. The prestigious…

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Capri, Italy

Capri

  Capri is one of the most picturesque and charming locations in the Mediterranean. Its unspoiled beauty, rugged landscape, designer boutiques, and custom leather sandals have attracted rulers and Hollywood legends for centuries. The dramatic coastline draws yachts from around the world. The grottos and coves are magnificent. The beautiful and brilliantly colored bougainvillea are…

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Sorrento, Italy

Nerano, Sorrento

  The Sorrentine Peninsula juts into the Tyrrhenian Sea between Mount Vesuvius and the Amalfi Coast. Sprinkled along its rugged shores are some of Europe’s most spectacular beaches. Sorrento is a breathtaking town with a spectacular cliff-top setting facing Mount Vesuvius across the glittering Bay of Naples. Gnocchi alla sorrentina hails from Sorrento and champions three…

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Taormina, Sicily

Italy, Sicily, Taormina

  Taormina is a hilltop town on the east coast of Sicily. The destination is the Pearl of Sicily. It overlooks the imposing Mount Etna, the worlds most active volcano. The ancient Greeks loved to construct their buildings in beautiful scenic locations. The stunning amphitheater overlooking the Ionian Sea dates back to the third century…

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Mykonos, Greece

Mykonos

  Mykonos is near the center of the Cyclades in the middle of the Aegean Sea. This tiny gem of an island is complete with labyrinth-like interior streets, magnificent beaches and a cosmopolitan flair. Walk along the narrow streets of Chora, see the sunset from Little Venice, and enjoy the glamour and simplicity of the…

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Rome, Italy

Italy, Rome

  Rome, the capital of Italy and The Eternal City, was clearly not built in a day! The city is glorious, awe inspiring and vibrant. Explore the grand romantic ruins, opulent statues and ornate, beautiful fountains. Rome’s streets and piazzas are lined with the greatest al fresco settings for unforgettable dining and wine tasting experiences. The…

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Milan, Italy

Milan

  Milan, undoubtedly, is the fashion capital of the world. The metropolis thrills, excites, and offers the best shopping on the planet! The city is glamorous, seductive and energetic. And the Gothic Duomo di Milano cathedral and the Santa Maria delle Grazie convent, which is the home of Leonardo da Vinci’s mural “The Last Supper,”…

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Tampa Bay, Florida

Florida, Sarasota, Tampa, Tampa Bay

The Tampa Bay area is alive with innovative restaurants, historic architecture, and beautiful waterways. Downtown Tampa’s culture is infused with Cuban and Spanish flavors and urban parks. The impressive Riverwalk connects amazing cafes and bistros like pearls on a strand along the dazzling Hillsborough River. A great city for all ages, the heart of Florida’s…

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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

  Cabo San Lucas is a tiny stretch of land where the California vibe meets Mexican charm. It is home to numerous world-class golf courses, an underwater nature preserve, pristine beaches, and sport fishing. Cabo is just the right combination of natural wonder, local allure and modern luxury. The Small List Best Hotels Waldorf Astoria…

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Mexico, San Miguel

  A three hours drive north of Mexico City is the colorful town of San Miguel de Allende. It is admired for its baroque Spanish architecture, cultural festivals and thriving arts scene. Additionally, the allure of San Miguel is its impressive gastronomic scene. This magical Mexican town was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008…

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Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico, Mexico City

  Mexico City, “the City of the Palaces”, is a metropolis that has it all at an altitude of 7,350 ft. The cosmopolitan spirit makes this destination an exciting place. No longer a “crime-ridden urban jungle”, the Mexican capital is now considered to be one of the safest and most dynamic cities in Latin America. Intellectuals,…

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Cleveland, Ohio

Cleveland, Ohio

  The largest city situated on Lake Erie is the City of Cleveland. Cleveland, Ohio is home to to several major cultural institutions including the Cleveland Orchestra and Playhouse Square, the second largest performing arts center behind New York City’s Lincoln Center. The city is also home to the I. M. Pei designed Rock and Roll Hall of…

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Molise, Italy

Italy, Molise, San Pietro Avellana

  Located in south-eastern Italy, Molise is famous for one thing: it doesn’t exist. Well, technically, it does exist. As one of Italy’s 20 official regions, Molise has a status equal to Tuscany, Lombardy or Piedmont. It holds regional and national elections. It borders the regions of Abruzzo, Puglia, Lazio and Campania, all very real…

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Abruzzo, Italy

Abruzzo, Italy

  The region of Abruzzo extends from the heart of the Apennines to the Adriatic Sea. There are three National Parks, a Marine Protected Area, a Regional Park and over thirty Nature Reserves. Abruzzo also consists of golden beaches and some of the most beautiful medieval towns in the country. The cuisine is eclectic and diverse and…

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Vieste, Italy

Italy, Puglia, Vieste

  The Pugliese town of Vieste is uniquely located at the end of a beautiful peninsula called the Gargano. The tiny beach town has natural grottoes, sea arches, and white weathered rock formations. The Pizzomunno is a large white limestone monolith on the shoreline that stands alone and reaches heights of over 80 feet tall.…

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