Wednesday, 24 Oct 2018

Author: noloneliness

SANTA MARGHERITA

Italy. Santa Margherita

Twenty-five years ago, we rented our first summer house in Santa Margherita. It was our introduction to the Italian Riviera. Our children were little and we spent six weeks in a hillside villa perched high above the town. It was our first time living on the Riviera for an extended period of time, and of […]

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Rangiroa, French Polynesia

Rangiroa. French Polynesia

Rangiroa. French Polynesia. Sometimes in the world of marketing and sales, one is presented with a daunting challenge—the old saw of the ice man hoping to sell his product to Eskimos comes to mind. In an earlier job, Paul Sloan was presented with a slightly less onerous task—selling French Polynesia as a diving destination.   […]

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Utila-Honduras

Utila.Honduras

Utila. Honduras. Modern life in the affluent Western world is sometimes characterized as a quest for balance. Satisfying work, but not too much of it; quality time with the family, but some “alone time,” too. Many extend the balancing act to their leisure time. Good diving is important, but so is an interesting onshore experience. […]

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Jardines De La Reina

Jardines De La Reina.Cuba

An unintended boon of Fidel Castro’s rise to power was the barring of visitors from Los Jardines de la Reina (The Queen’s Gardens), a 150-mile-long archipelago of some 250 islands located fifty miles off the southern coast of Cuba. Recognizing the region’s rich marine life—and its potential for tourism—Castro’s government designated the area (consisting of […]

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Cocos Island

Cocos Island

Fortune hunters have long set their sights on Cocos Island as a repository for ill-gotten treasures. Pirates, buccaneers, and other assorted ne’er-do-wells have visited the island for more than three hundred years, purportedly parking their plunder on this remote outpost off Costa Rica’s Pacific coast. Some believe that the Treasure of León (Nicaragua), the Treasure […]

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