• Don't let a moment be wasted waiting in line at yet one more museum or on a cheesy tour bus - instead opt to explore it leisurely, alongside its residents. To truly understand the savoir-faire of Parisian life, here are five must-do activities for your vacation.

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  • When choosing pieces to bring along to France, stick with a neutral color palette of black, navy, and white in travel-friendly fabrics like silk blends. Paris is not a city for breaking out your trendiest floral prints or bright colors. Rather, opt for those understated chic pieces with perfect tailoring and interesting details.

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  • Elegant, opulent, and alluring from all angles, this luxurious enclave has transformative powers. International jet-setters (and yachters) have been frequenting the Principality of Monaco since Prince Charles III encouraged Francois Blanc to create a casino there in 1863. Monte Carlo is the ultimate destination for the global elite. These experiences are not to be missed.

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  • Whether your preference is beaches or bustling city life, there’s a host of things to see and do—but here are the musts.

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  • Monaco is the perfect place to dress up, and a chic look will complete the fantasy. The style sightings alone are worth the trip, as here women actually wear those standout runway looks you can’t imagine anyone buying.

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  • They may not be at the top of the list in the regular guidebooks, but here are the top five things we’d dedicate some time to if we were visiting.

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  • Your suitcase should be crammed with bright colors and versatile pieces. Be prepared to turn your outfits upside down; flats are for nights out, pretty dresses are for work, and sunglasses can be worn at all times. Oh, and always finish your look with a bright lipstick or nail art.

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  • With more than 200 unique islands and a capital that jump-started modern civilization, the country is rich in things to see and do. Take in its history, natural beauty, culture, and tradition with some of these must-see destinations.

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  • Whatever part of Greece you’re headed to, you’ll surely be in the sea for 90 percent of your trip, so be sure to pack a bikini. Pack dresses, rompers, and skirts light enough for the warm night and accessories to dress them up with in case your evening stroll leads you to the local club.

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  • Barcelona is a very tourist-friendly city. Its compactness makes it possible to walk from its history-filled center to its gorgeous Mediterranean beaches, so take advantage of this benefit.

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