The 2014 Travel Guide

The Savoir Flair 2014 Travel Guide, brought to you by Level Shoe District, with expert tips on where to travel and what to pack.

The Savoir Flair 2014 Travel Guide, brought to you by Level Shoe District, with expert tips on where to travel and what to pack.

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It’s that time of year again when you pack away your layers, pull out the sunblock, and start dreaming of far-flung locales, bronzed tans, and summer romances. With summer officially knocking on your door, it’s time to start planning your next holiday adventure. This year, it’s all about lazing around on the shores of the Mediterranean by day, sipping aperitifs on candle-lit terraces at sunset, and enjoying some wonderful culinary culture by night. For a summer of Greek Island hoping and Tuscan travels, we turned to Level Shoe District, the region’s leading luxury footwear retailer. As part of its Summer Odyssey campaign, Level boasts the perfect selection of summer-ready sandals and heels to take you through your adventures, the Sole Lounge to ensure your feet are beach-ready ahead of your travels, and a team of stylists who will show you how to make the most of your purchases.

Click through the galleries below to discover seven must-visit destinations this summer, from Mykonos’ pristine beaches and legendary nightlife to Portofino’s elegant shopping streets and charming terraces.

Calvi

Vacation like an in-the-know French insider when you venture to Calvi, Corsica to enjoy five miles of pristine beaches, historic sights, and traditional cuisine. It is uniquely situated on the edge of a UNESCO Marine World Heritage Site, with marine life that has to be seen to be believed. This small island in the Mediterranean sea is an ideal location for both out-of-the-way R&R and adventure.

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Akamas Peninsula

Cyprus is culturally situated at the crossroads between Greek, Roman, and Byzantine influence, and as such offers a myriad of cross-cultural experiences. The Akamas Peninsula, in the North-Western corner of the Island, is filled with culture that dates to prehistoric times, and is an ideal destination for those stricken with true wanderlust.

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Mykonos

Mykonos, also known as The Island of the Winds, is a popular destination for jetsetters due to its curving coastlines, idyllic hillside villages, and beautiful beaches. Beyond the natural wonders of the island, Mykonos is a fashionable location that offers plenty of options in the way of shopping, nightlife (especially during high season), and fine dining.

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Portofino

Portofino, one of the Italian Riviera’s most laudable destinations, is more than just a resort for the rich and famous. This charming fishing village boasts a breathtaking harbor rich with marine life, people-watching opportunities, and upscale boutiques. Take advantage of Portofino’s amazing array of seafood or visit the historic Castello Brown for a taste of Italian history during your stay.

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Athens

During ancient times, Athens was the center of the world, and the bustling city has transformed into a modern metropolis in the present day. You simply cannot get more Greek than Athens – it’s the location of the Acropolis and the Parthenon, after all. Spend a week exploring the many historic sites, sip coffee around the corner from where Socrates debated philosophy, or scrap the history and head to the beach if you’re in the mood for fun in the sun.

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St. Tropez

In the 1950s, the tiny fishing village of St. Tropez was transformed into one of the world’s most glamorous destinations when it was used as the location for And God Created Woman, starring Brigitte Bardot. Even now, it receives more than 100,000 visitors a day in the summer months – a good portion of whom are famous and include Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Bono, and many other A-listers.