Ah Menton – the food, the wine, the scenery!

Menton, a town-resort with an outstanding climate nestling between the Principality of Monaco to the west and the Italian Riviera to the east, is the ideal spot to tour the Mediterranean. Its exceptional gardens, preserved architectural heritage and gentle way of life have made Menton one of today’s most popular holiday destinations in Europe. Since

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Florida – heaven for divers and cyclists

Florida is so much more than Disney and Universal. For starters, Florida really has a long history. The 27th state admitted to the United States has been inhabited for thousands of years by indigenous people; the largest tribes known were the Ais, the Appalachee, the Calusa, the Timucua and the Tocobago. “Florida” is the oldest

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Explore the planet – travel, dive, ride your bike

For some reason, remembering the sunset on Lake Lucerne in Switzerland after an exhausting day of diving brings British Author Oscar Wilde to mind. “We can forgive a man for making a useful thing as long as he does not admire it. The only excuse for making a useless thing is that one admires it

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Malta – world heritage sites and scuba diving

With 7,000 years of history, the Maltese Islands are steeped in culture and heritage. The Phoenicians, the Carthaginians, the Romans and the Byzantines, all left their traces on the Islands. Until 1530 Malta was an extension of Sicily, the Normans, the Aragonese and other conquerors who ruled over Sicily also governed the Maltese Islands. The

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Monte Carlo – a frequent stop for ‘Team Global’

Monaco, which lies in the French Riviera on the Mediterranean Sea, is surrounded by France and close to Italy. It is known internationally as a playground for the rich and famous. The city district Monte Carlo is famous for its casinos, gambling, glamour, luxurious yachts and frequent sightings of celebrities. The permanent population is only

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Dominican Republic – a top-10 dive destination

The Dominican Republic shares the island of Hispaniola with Haiti. Hispaniola is perhaps most famous for marking the first European colony in the New World, discovered by Christopher Columbus on his voyages in 1492 and 1493. He founded the settlement of La Navidad on the north coast (today part of Haiti). It is the tenth

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Cycling in Austria – The Tauern Biking Trail

Austria shares a big part of the Eastern Alps with Switzerland and Liechtenstein, as well as parts of southern Germany, northern Italy and Slovenia. The highest mountain in the Eastern Alps is Piz Bernina (4,049 m) in Switzerland. With the exception of other peaks in the Bernina range, the next highest mountains are the Ortler

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