Cuba

The Ultimate Cuba Travel Guide

The 30,000 foot level For those of you going to Cuba, don’t expect anything like Havana Nights. If it’s there, they hide it pretty well. Instead, Cuba is a unique dichotomy of modern influence and leftovers from yesteryear. Havana itself…

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Staying Active in Cuba

HAVANA Lonely Planet walking tour To get an introduction to old Havana, grab a Lonely Planet book and follow their walking tour at your own pace. It isn’t a long walk, but depending on how often you stop, it can…

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How to Travel to Cuba as an American

This post update-to-date as of June 12, 2017. Traveling to Cuba as a U.S.-citizen is not as easy as, say heading to Canada or the U.K. Due to the embargo, whose restrictions have been lessened recently, it’s now easier, but…

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Sleeping in Cuba

Cuba’s tourism has exploded in recent years. One of our tour guides told us that in 2016 there were 4 million tourists who visited Cuba and in just January – May 2017 there had already been 2.5 million tourists visiting…

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Foraging for Food in Cuba

When you’re in Cuba, the best meals you will come across are those provided by your Casa host.  Most Casa hosts will provide breakfast for about $5 per person per day and many Casa hosts will provide dinner for about…

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Getting around in Cuba

When traveling in Cuba, you’ll have to set aside a bit more time compared to other countries. Cuba does have planes, trains, busses and taxis (lots of taxis), but some do not have schedules and those that do likely won’t be…

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Cuba Packing List

I’m a self-proclaimed overpacker, but this trip I amazed myself with my ability to condense my travel gear into the medium-sized suitcase versus the extra large version I often overpack in. Because I knew we would be sharing taxis with another…

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The Proposal

In case you’re wondering where I’ve been lately (besides Cuba)… WE GOT ENGAGED! It’s still so surreal and I really want to share our proposal story, both through my eyes and through Jon’s eyes. I hope you enjoy our proposal…

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