cuba

A Case For The Cuba Outside Of Havana [Video]

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Most videos and articles about Cuba seem to center on Havana with its classic American cars and pickup street baseball games, but the countryside seems to be often overlooked. A shame, considering this, to many, is the heart of the country itself — where the island’s culture fermented over its history and where the revolution […]

Cuban Scents

Monday, October 4, 2010

By Rebecca Tompkins Cuba smells of cigar smoke and guava. The rich, earthy smell of cigars assails you when you step off the plane as portly airport officials smoke Cuba’s finest. The guava takes longer to place. Its juicy, pink flesh and tart taste accompanying almost every meal. But Cuba also smells like history, like […]

Going To Cuba For A Little R&R: Rest And Revolution

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

It’s funny how life weaves experiences and occurrences together so seamlessly. Just the other day I was talking with my ex-pat roommate about his imminent return to the U.S. He left home nearly 3 months ago and, using Buenos Aires as his base, went on a little spin around Latin America. He also told me […]

Frommer’s (Almost) Top Ten Destinations for 2010

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

The ‘09 is wrapping up, a phenomenal year for TheExpeditioner and, well, travel in general (when is it not?). I think my eyes are actually welling up. Reflection aside, we look to the future. Where are your top spots you’d like to get to in 2010? Frommer’s offers their top ten destinations around the globe. […]

Ecotourism Sprouting in Cuba

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

In fifty years, the U.S. travel ban to Cuba has been next to ineffective in promoting democracy there. In fact, there have been many efforts cropping up, one featured here in Matt’s post, to abolish this. Yet, despite being nearly completely closed to the awaiting masses sitting just beyond the island’s waters, tourism is on […]

Heard About The Online Petition To Open Travel To Cuba?

Friday, August 14, 2009

It’s amazing the looks of incredulousness that Americans get when they tell others about the U.S.’s now 50-year-old ban on travel to Cuba. This is America, land of the free that’s restricting travel to its own citizens? Doesn’t the ban just hurt poor, low-income Cubans who benefit most from tourism? Hasn’t the ban proved ineffective […]

Cuba’s Port Of Hope

Sunday, June 28, 2009

How much about Cuba can you discover by traveling through the Viñales Valley on a bike? Turns out, quite a lot. By Luke Armstrong Moments before my plane touched down in Havana, an Australian had turned to me to ask me why I was going to Cuba. I guess I was not exactly sure myself. […]

This Just In: Senate To Introduce Bill To Lift Cuba Travel Ban

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Per CNN, the U.S. Senate is introducing a bill into the Senate to lift the 47 year-old ban on travel to Cuba. Given the Democratic majorities in both the House and Senate, many see this latest effort to ban the ban to be the most viable in years. Per Senator Lugar (interestingly enough, a Republican […]

America To Drop Travel Ban To Cuba?

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

I just started hearing about the Freedom to Travel to Cuba Act (or H.R. 874) which would drop travel restrictions for Americans heading to Cuba. Curiously enough, the bill includes an exception that would restrict travel if the U.S. were to go to war with Cuba: good news for those in the military.

The End For Cuba, Or Just The Beginning?

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Fidel’s fading away, Obama’s in office, and for many, the Bay of Pigs could just as well be a description for some sort of spring break locale. As this article explores, Cuba, meanwhile, still clings to its nostalgic past, down to its vintage cars and outdated revolutionary slogans painted on building walls. For many, this […]

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