Cuba

Tips and Articles in Cuba

Much has been made of the recent loosening of the travel embargo between the United States and Cuba, and both tourists and industry professionals are eager to explore the country before it becomes “Americanized.” But what of the vestiges of Americ...
Demeter Fragrance's oddball scents hold it down when you want to smell like everything from Snow to Sushi(?). OK, they have normal perfumes too, like the lovely Lavender and Peony. And now, with the line's latest Destination Collection, perfume lo...
When Ernest Hemingway departed Cuba in 1960, he left behind the kind of pack rat’s stockpile a literary scholar can only be grateful for. His home of over two decades, a white stucco affair in the rural neighborhood of San Francisco de Paula, abou...
Consider: Cuba is the only country in the world the U.S government has ever restricted its citizens from visiting. (Americans can even go to North Korea, so long as North Korea says it’s A-OK.) Needless to say, relations between the U.S. and th...
This is an exciting time for José Parlá. The Brooklyn-based artist known for his vibrant, abstract works inspired by the city recently unveiled a monumental mural in One World Trade Center, had a solo exhibition at the High Museum of Art in Atlant...
This is an exciting time for José Parlá. The Brooklyn-based artist known for his vibrant, abstract works inspired by the city recently unveiled a monumental mural in One World Trade Center, had a solo exhibition at the High Museum of Art in Atlant...
This is an exciting time for José Parlá. The Brooklyn-based artist known for his vibrant, abstract works inspired by the city recently unveiled a monumental mural in One World Trade Center, had a solo exhibition at the High Museum of Art in Atlant...
Ever since the federal government announced new rules for visiting Cuba in early 2015, opening up the possibility of Cuban tourism for a broad range of Americans, eager travelers have been instructed to be patient. The tourism infrastructure in Cu...
The sugarcane-carpeted valleys of Cuba have, for centuries, produced some of the world’s best—and most coveted—rum.  With no shortage of the tropical spirit, Cubans have learned to mix this liquor with, well, just about everything. Improved rel...
Just 45 minutes out of Miami, about the time it takes to fly from New York to D.C., I am on a chartered jet circling over an island, a nation, and an idea. American tourists, some old enough to have been adults during the Cuban missile crisis, are...
Traveling to Cuba is about to get even easier. On the tail end of CubaKat and United Americas Shipping Services’ announcement that they will pursue ferry service to Cuba, U.S. officials have broken their silence as to whether the waterways will re...
Earlier this year, the American and Cuban governments sought to reestablish diplomatic ties, opening the floodgates for travel teases like nonstop flights and Airbnb accommodations. Now those keen on seeing the island via schooner can start planni...
During the heyday of Havana in the 1940s and ’50s, ferries were an extremely popular way to get from the United States to Cuba and back again. And now that the Obama administration is loosening travel restrictions between the two countries, Florid...
Travel to Cuba is taking another leap forward, care of airfare booking engine Cheapair.com, which is the first site to allow American travelers to book direct flights from the United States to Havana. Via the charter company Cuba Travel Services, ...
The approach to Trinidad, midway down Cuba's southern coast, is flanked by the foothills of the Escambray mountain range and a glittering Caribbean sea. Except for a few hand-painted billboards bearing slogans like "Patria o Muerte" and "Viva La R...