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Jun

03

5 Essentials to Pack for Your Cuba Adventure

You won’t want to forget these go-to’s! You don’t have to pack a lot when visiting Cuba, but you do have to pack smart. The island has so much to offer in terms of experience and interactions so you’ll run into no shortage of a good time—but modern day trappings are a little difficult to come by. To ensure you can enjoy Cuba to the fullest and appreciate all it has to offer don’t forget to pack these essentials that you won’t be able to pick up once you’re on the island.

May

21

7 Spanish Sayings to Take With You to Cuba

Part of enjoying the Cuban culture is incorporating it into your experience. The easiest way to do that? Through communicating. As with most Spanish-speaking countries, Cuba has their own nuances with the language, complete with colloquialisms and slang that inform as much as they entertain. So study up and get ready to speak up during your next trip. Here are the seven phrases Spanish class didn’t teach you.

May

15

How to Pack Everything for Your Cuban Getaway in a Carry On

Pack light, travel well. When it comes to having a memorable travel experience in Cuba, you want to make sure that anything can happen—that means not having to worry about excess baggage weighing you down when you need to hop on a bus to Cienfuegos. Stay flexible, agile, and fancy-free by keeping all your necessities in a carry-on. You don’t have to sacrifice comfort to travel light—we promise.


May

09

A Love Letter to Cuba

I first met Lady Cuba in 2015, and immediately fell deeply in love with her. Since I left her sweet embrace I have not been the same. What is it about you beautiful Seniorita that I can’t let go of? You have so many wonderful attributes. Your Cohiba and Romeo and Juliet cigars, your sweet Havana Club rum, and your unparalleled shade grown coffee, are the world’s best, and coveted across the globe. But your allures are so much more than these. Your music is rich and vibrant and oozes from every home, restaurant, and street corner.


Apr

30

A Deep Dive into a Dual-Currency Economy

I remember on a windy evening in Havana I waved down one of Havana’s many informal, unlabeled taxis and was surprised to find a man sitting in the shotgun seat. I asked the driver, Carlos, about his extra passenger. Pablo turned to introduce himself. As we drove, Carlos and Pablo explained to me that they were friends and business partners. By day, Carlos was a family physician and Pablo was a vet. But Carlos had a car, so they spent their evenings taking turns driving it as taxi to make some extra cash in CUC.  


Apr

21

8 Must Visit Beaches in Cuba

Sometimes you need to recover from all the “go here, go there, go everywhere” stress of vacation—and where better to take a breather than on a beach? Each of Cuba’s distinct regions boasts impressive stretches of magnificent sand where you can kick back with a beverage and find some simple peace of mind after enjoying the complexity of the country’s interior. We rounded up the most pristine, picturesque beaches so you can plan some fun in the sun for your time in Cuba.

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