Category Archives: Venice

How to Spend the Summer in France and Never Get Bored

Have you ever stayed somewhere long-term and found yourself in a rut, doing the same things repeatedly? Don’t get bogged down in sensory overload. Instead, follow our tips on how to spend the Summer in France and never get bored. Start a Conversation The best thing to do is start a conversation with anyone and everyone you meet. Friendliness will go a long way towards forging new relationships and learning about the local culture, customs, and events. These spontaneous conversations may ... read more

Tipping in RAA Service Countries Explained

Every country has rules on tipping for service. Some encourage generosity while other discourage tipping at all. Instead of wondering what the rule is when you visit one of our service locations, check out the list below and know what amount is appropriate to tip, if at all! EUROPE: Restaurants in Europe tend to include the tip in the service charge on the bill. While it is acceptable to leave a few Euros over, you are never expected to tip 20 percent. When using a taxi, round the fare up or ... read more

What Does Finland, Italy, New Zealand, and Russia have in Common?

No, it’s not the beginning to a bad joke. Besides being four countries where we offer amazing luxury apartments, they made Lonely Planet’s Top 10 Lists for the best places to travel in 2017. We couldn’t agree more! Lonely Planet Best in Travel 2017: Top Cities Pistoia, Italy is rated sixth on Lonely Planet’s list for recently earning the title of Italy’s Capital of Culture. Moscow, Russia falls in at number nine for its new construction, better public transportation, and hosting ... read more

Venice Film Festival 2015

This Unique city with its overwhelming beauty is a perfect hideaway for lovers. Dining in the best Italian cuisines, getting lost in the bewildering alleyways, exploring the charming street canals in one of the gondolas, are a few of the remarkable experiences you just have to have when you visit Venice with your significant other. This year the 72nd Venice Film Festival is going to add more charms to this city, many stars are gathering under the Venice skies to celebrate this event. The Festiva ... read more