In November 2016 I took advantage of the easing of U.S. travel restrictions to Cuba and spent a week exploring the Caribbean island. I visited Santa Clara, Havana, Cienfuegos and Trinidad, encountering beautiful culture and scenery, plus a wildly different standard of development and daily life than I’m used to. Here are some scenes from … Read More
Traveling to Cuba awesome, but it’s work. It’s more backpackery and rugged than most Americans are used to. Think dirty cities (like, severed pigs heads sitting on the street corner), a decent amount of hustling for taxis (and pens…), diesel cars whose fumes fill the city air and can make long rides dizzying. Poverty. Dilapidated buildings … Read More
U.S. News Travel, Feb. 3, 2017 || Restrictions on U.S. travel to Cuba have been eased recently, meaning it’s a lot easier for Americans to visit the Caribbean country. Here are eight common questions about visiting Cuba without a tour group and tips for navigating Cuba on your own.