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(2) Official Business of the U.S. Government, Foreign Governments, and Certain Intergovernmental Organizations

March 7, 2024

  (2) Official business of the U.S. government, foreign governments, and certain intergovernmental organizations This category for legal travel to Cuba is for individuals who travel to Cuba and oversee transactions with or in Cuba.  Persons who are employees, contractors, or grantees of the United States Government, any foreign government, or any intergovernmental organization of […]

Roasting Coffee in Cuba

April 17, 2022

Roasting Coffee in Cuba I’m not a coffee drinker.  I’ve never liked coffee, although I have always loved the smell of it, especially brewing outside over a campfire.  I always thought the taste to be bitter and rather disgusting.  Until I tried Cuban coffee.  It is so smooth!  Of course, the heaping spoonful of local […]

Traveling Safely

January 19, 2022

Traveling Safely Nothing can ruin the travel experience of a lifetime than getting hurt or being the recipient of a criminal act while traveling abroad, or anywhere, for that matter. While not every circumstance can be avoided, certainly, there are preventive actions we can take to keep us from most harm. Here are a few […]

As a US Citizen, Can I Travel to Cuba Legally?

January 18, 2022

As a US citizen, can I travel to Cuba legally?  The answer is a resounding YES!  While governmental actions on both sides of the waters have created different, and somewhat difficult circumstances for US citizens to travel to Cuba, US citizens can travel to Cuba legally. Required documentation for travel to Cuba is a valid […]

Exploring Viñales, Pinar del Rio, Cuba

January 5, 2022

Exploring Viñales, Pinar del Rio, Cuba By classic car, hiking, horseback riding, horse-drawn carriage – choose your mode to wander through the tobacco fields and coffee plantations. This spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Site is located in Pinar del Rio Province of western Cuba. Organic, non-mechanized farming practices follow those of 100 years ago, with double-yoke […]

Why Travel?

November 15, 2021

“Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.” ~ Maya Angelou Through travel with an open mind and receiving heart, we are exposed to things old and new, […]

What is Transformational Travel?

October 31, 2019

Traveling with mindful intention is the foundation of transformational travel. The Transformational Travel Council defines transformational travel as “intentionally traveling to stretch, learn, and grow into new ways of being and engaging with the world.” Transformational travel means we step out of our comfort zone and remove binders that keep us within a limited space […]

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