HOW TO TRAVEL TO CUBA FROM THE US

With travel restrictions being eased up, travelers can now hop on direct commercial flights from the US to Cuba. However, even though direct commercial flights are now available, US travelers are still not legally allowed to travel to Cuba as tourists. Wait, what? Yep, that’s was our thought too when we first started looking into this subject. So let’s take a step back for a second. Not being able to travel to Cuba as tourists legally, essentially means that US travelers are not allowed to just lay at the beach or pool while sipping on mojitos.

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10 places you must visit in Havana

Cuba is a fascinating place. It can transport you to the past in ways that only a few countries can. Walking around the picturesque streets of Cuba, one can only be a distant observant of what is really going on in the country. There are many socio-political topics about Cuba that you might be aware of, but I will keep myself away from them. However, I would like to share my recommendations of where you can see the sunset with live music,

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Escape THE city RUSH, visit NORTH FORK, LI

OHH YES! I love a getaway! And I love it even more when it just takes a drive of a couple of hours. There is nothing like slowing down and enjoying life. In other words, nothing like a short drive to enjoy the seaside charm of Long Island’s North Fork.

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6 steps to renting a car in cuba

Reason for renting cars vs. hiring a taxi or taking the Viazul bus (the Cuban equivalent for Peter Pan buses in the US)? We were a big group (14 people) so moving from place to place was often a challenge. We also wanted to explore other towns outside of Havana and have the flexibility of stopping...

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Elevator Ride: Only for the bravest

Once my husband said “Elevators in Cuba are like parking in NYC; you have to give yourself a half an hour to spare when coming or going.”

Moreover, our trip to Cuba could not be the same without our very unique elevator experience.

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Traveling with a Vagina

If you have a vagina or you are traveling with one (girlfriend, wife, daughter, mother or sister), there are precautions you should take to have a pleasant trip. It all depends on your destination, you could be treated as a goddess, as a specie in the verge of extinction, as a human being or as prostitute. I have to confess, I never thought having a vagina could be so complicated.

Cairo and my encounter with an ancient tradition

While preparing for my trip to Egypt, I made sure I bought very conservative clothes, specially for my stay in Cairo. The idea of converting myself from head to toes was making the trip a hassle, but as a tourist, I  respect the country's rules and identity. My main goal in this trip was to enjoy the difference of the culture, the pyramid and monuments; you need to see them to understand why a visit to Egypt is a must. In our second day in Cairo, we decide ...

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Quisqueya: peninsula of machos and “mamis”

If you have a vagina or you are traveling with one (girlfriend, wife, daughter, mother or sister), there are precautions you should take to have a pleasant trip. It all depends on your destination, you could be treated as a goddess, as a specie in the verge of extinction, as a human being or as prostitute. I have to confess, I never thought having a vagina could be so complicated.

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INFORM YOURSELF BEFORE TRAVELING TO CUBA OR PAY THE PRICE

Airports in the US have recently opened their gates with direct flights to Havana, Cuba. I bought my flight last minute with Delta Airlines, so it was pricey, compared to some of my friends who paid as little as $280 round trip, I paid $768 to be exact.

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If they’re made in Cuba, how can they be counterfeit habanos?

Cuban cigar factories have a very strict quality control. Any cigars that show defects are discarded or given to the factory workers for personal consumption. The quality control and government control it’s what gives Habanos such a lucrative rate.

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Exchanging money in cuba

After arriving to José Martí International airport from JFK, near the exit of the terminal a long line awaited to the currency exchange window. The line was not moving at all, it has been a little over an hour since we got off the plane, but the line brought my anxiety level back sky-high.

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VACCA Grill & Lounge Brunch will milk your cash out

★★☆☆☆

Eat before you get there. The food may taste good, but because of the short staff you will be waiting more than an hour before you feast.

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From Bermuda with love

Traveling has always been the passion of my life. My inspiration for travel comes from a phrase by St. Augustine “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” One of those pages in my book has been filled by Bermuda.

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We need a taxi. Hide the gringo!

Traveling has always been the passion of my life. My inspiration for travel comes from a phrase by St. Augustine “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” One of those pages in my book has been filled by Bermuda.

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Affordable Resort in Juan Dolio, Dominican Republic

Be aware of the quality and prices differences between hotels in highly touristic Punta Cana and Bavaro, to those of Juan Dolio in the province of San Pedro de Macoris. 

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