The Viñales Valley, Cuba

Sunset at the Viñales Valley. The Viñales Valley of Cuba is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site because of its natural beauty, its unusual geology, and its history as a cultivated landscape [...]

Tour Cuba With Us, March 9-17, 2018

Join Tom on a People to People Tour to Cuba Limited to 6-11 Participants Tom will be leading a trip to Cuba beginning March 9, 2018. We will be going on [...]

By | 2017-12-15T10:12:58+00:00 November 26, 2017|Active Travel, Caribbean, Cuba, Nature and Wildlife, Tours|Comments Off on Tour Cuba With Us, March 9-17, 2018

Orlando: To and from Cuba via Disney World

The only Donald in sight on Inauguration Day. We felt pretty good about our travel arrangements to Cuba via Orlando in January. Now that some restrictions have been lifted by the U.S. government [...]

By | 2017-04-04T23:36:28+00:00 April 3, 2017|Caribbean, Cuba, North America, United States|7 Comments

Time Zones, A Photo Exhibit, Minneapolis, March-July 2017

This is a catalog, of sorts, of my travel photography exhibit at Icebox Gallery in Minneapolis, March 25-July 29, 2017. Hours are Thursday-Friday from 10-6, and Saturdays from 12-5. The gallery is also open by [...]

Beyond Havana Part II: Stay and Eat in Five Cuban Cities

The fountain in Havana's Plaza Vieja is surrounded by fencing, either to protect the fountain or to protect the children. It’s easy to acquire a romantic notion of Cuba, and especially Havana, given [...]

By | 2017-03-13T09:15:50+00:00 March 13, 2017|Caribbean, Cuba, Eat, Drink, Stay|21 Comments

Beyond Havana, Part I: Hiking Nature Parks in Cuba

Limestone karstic formations, Viñales, Cuba As excited as we were to visit Cuba for the first time, we were even more psyched for plans to hike its National Parks and see a variety [...]

Havana at Night, A Dozen Photos

Old Havana at night is mostly about the bars. And we tried most of them. But, although they are mostly populated by tourists, the two "Hemingway" bars, La Floridita and Bodeguita del Medio, are [...]

Three Surprises in Cuba: What We Learned from Cuban People

Sunrise from our 4th floor Casa Particular, Central Havana In Cienfuegos, Cuba, on the fourth day of our tour, our guides Román and Jorge told us they had a surprise for us. Earlier [...]

Waterfall, Vegas Grande National Park, Cuba

Don't forget your swim suit. We've been doing a fair amount of hiking on our Cuba Unbound People to People tour of Cuba. Including a steep descent through a national park path to [...]

By | 2017-12-15T12:46:55+00:00 January 15, 2017|Cuba, Nature and Wildlife, North America, Photo of the Day|4 Comments