For a fairy-tale European escape, head to the utopia of Monaco


But don’t let my quaint descriptors fool you. Monaco also happens to be a bustling hub of entrepreneurship, technology and commerce. Its technological efforts are focused largely on sustainability, and the principality invests plenty of resources to that end. MonacoTech, for example, is a government-funded incubator with 20 start-ups under its wings working on innovative solutions to ecological problems facing the world. Several of these start-ups are working to develop technology that will aid with ocean conservation—the latter subject being a long-enduring interest of the ruling family in Monaco.

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