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Aug

08

Our Girl in Havana: Cuba Libre

When I first arrived in Havana I knew nothing of the Cuban War of Independence. I had a hazy recollection of learning about the sinking of the USS Maine, and that Cuba had played some part in the Spanish-American War (note: no mention of Cuba in the title).


May

12

Authentic Cuba: Interview with tour leader Jeff Phillippe

InsightCuba caught up with Jeff Phillippe, an insightCuba tour leader that used to spend his days guiding mountain expeditions all over the U.S. and South America. With over fifty trips to Cuba, Jeff discusses why Cuba is his favorite place to travel in Latin America and how first-time travelers to the island can experience the authentic Cuba he has come to love. 

InsightCuba: Who is Jeff?


Apr

23

Fan in the Spotlight: Nicole Melancon

InsightCuba caught up with Nicole Melancon, a writer, advocate and global volunteer from Minneapolis, MN, following her Classic Cuba tour with insightCuba. A world traveler and dedicated volunteer for insightCuba's parent company Cross-Cultural Solutions, Nicole had wanted to visit Cuba ever since she was a teenager, spending Christmas holidays in Key West, Florida. 

InsightCuba: Who is Nicole?


Mar

15

A love letter to Cuba

Visiting Cuba for the very first time is like none other travel experience. Here are my thoughts ahead of my inaugural trip to the Caribbean island, from the perspective of a Romanian-American. 

by Monica Suma

As a sassy five year old, I remember my determination in putting red beads together, one-by-one, on a long, thin thread, for a very well thought out gift for my mother. It had been a few months since she had been away on an extended trip abroad and I missed her terribly.


Mar

06

Fans in the Spotlight: David and Shelley Kuczkir

InsightCuba caught up with David and Shelley Kuczkir, a quirky couple from Charleston, South Carolina, following their trip to Havana with insightCuba. After having set their mark on the sunny climates of Australia, New Zealand, the Caribbean islands and Hawaii, they decided it was time to take a leap of faith and visit Cuba. 

 

InsightCuba: Who are David & Shelley?


Feb

05

Interview: Arts in Cuba

InsightCuba caught up with Darcie Goldberg, Executive Director of the Chester County Art Association, following the organization’s two consecutive trips with insightCuba. The non-profit, cultural institution, founded in 1931, provides art education and exhibition space for artists of all ages and aspirations.

 


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