Why You Should Travel to Cuba

One good reason to travel to Cuba, if you're an old car buff. What could be better than taking a ride in an 1950s American car? Should I travel to Cuba? Should I [...]

By |2018-04-26T11:15:48+00:00February 3, 2018|Categories: Active Travel, Caribbean, Cuba, Nature and Wildlife, Unesco World Heritage Sites|Tags: |16 Comments

2017: The Year in Photos

The past year was a bit strange for us as we traveled much less than we usually do. We made it to eight countries (not counting the U.S.) including only one we hadn't been to [...]

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 [...]

By |2018-01-17T13:31:51+00:00December 11, 2017|Categories: Active Travel, Caribbean, Cuba, Photo of the Day, Unesco World Heritage Sites|Tags: |3 Comments

Fly to Cuba via Orlando: Cuba Vacations start at Disney World

Fly to Cuba via Orlando and check out Donald Duck on the way or way back. We felt pretty good about our travel arrangements to Cuba via Orlando in January. Take a look. [...]

By |2018-02-05T14:44:14+00:00April 3, 2017|Categories: Caribbean, Cuba, North America, United States|Tags: |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 [...]

Cuba Tours: Food 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 |2018-02-05T16:06:53+00:00March 13, 2017|Categories: Caribbean, Cuba, Eat Drink Stay|Tags: , , |21 Comments

Cuba Vacations: Hiking National Parks in Cuba

Cuba vacations in national parks: Limestone karstic formations in Viñales, Cuba As excited as we were for our first Cuba vacation, we were even more psyched for plans to hike its National Parks [...]

10 More Photos of Havana, Cuba

A woman dressed in all-white, the mark of a Santeria initiate, walking along the Callejón de Hamel in Santiago. The Callejón (alley) is known for its Sunday Santería sambas, and the press of every [...]

By |2018-02-11T10:28:26+00:00February 8, 2017|Categories: Caribbean, Cuba, North America, Photo of the Day|Tags: , |8 Comments

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 [...]

By |2018-02-11T10:26:00+00:00February 2, 2017|Categories: Cuba, North America, Photo of the Day, Unesco World Heritage Sites|Tags: , |2 Comments

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 [...]