Category: Cuba

More challenges for traveling to Cuba

Interesting piece from AFAR Magazine detailing more challenges for Americans traveling to Cuba post-embargo.  Bottom line: A.  Don’t believe what you’re hearing about using credit cards or phones in Cuba – its not happening yet; B.  Go with a travel company,…

Musings of Cuba – Volume Two

The importance of setting expectations, whiny travelers and making unlikely connections in the wee hours of the morning There is a hotel in downtown Havana that holds a special place in my heart. It is called the Hotel Sevilla. The history of…

Traveling to Cuba – Post Embargo

Several people have been asking me about going to Cuba now that the embargo is lifted.  Many are considering trips to Cuba, but want to know how best to travel there.  Embargo or no embargo, I strongly recommend going to…

Musings of Cuba – Volume One

As Obama plans to resume government relations with Cuba, I can’t help but remember some of my experiences traveling here, such wonderful memories – funny and sometimes nerve-wracking times spent escorting small groups to this “forbidden” island nation.  I thought it…

Notes from Havana

Cuba blowing my mind. This is a country living in a different time and a different world. You walk down the street and lose perspective – and yet you get that its only a matter of time before these incredibly…