Cuba

Tips and Articles in Cuba

To travel to Cuba—a short journey long-anticipated by many U.S. citizens and now, thanks to today's easing of travel restrictions, tantalizingly imminent—is, famously, to go back in time. Havana is imagined as a town caught in the 1950s, which is ...
It’s happening, people. Travel to Cuba just got as little easier, thanks to a new set of regulations that take effect today and expand on President Obama’s recent policy changes. The Department of Treasury dropped the amended regulations on the...
The 1970’s The traveler’s map sure looked different in T+L’s first decade. Future hot spots like Shanghai, Prague, Moscow, and Saigon were still well beyond the pale, but Americans were heading to Burma, to Iran (then booming under the shah), and...
HAVANA NONSTOP This summer, Virgin Atlantic became the first and only British airline to offer nonstop flights from London to Havana. Over the past eight years, there has been a nearly 20 percent annual increase in the number of Britis...
"I call it being 'in the zone,' " explained Dan Hodgins, a 34-year-old instructor at Divetech's free-diving certification course on Grand Cayman. "You're in harmony with the water. You can hear a parrot fish chewing on the algae. As your heartbeat...
The irony was as deep as the Straits of Florida. On the same day that Juan Miguel González arrived in the United States to pick up his son Elian, my friends and I were setting sail for Havana from Key West. We weren't leaving home in search of any...
Everyone knows it's illegal for Americans to go to Cuba. So why does Barnes & Noble stock four different guidebooks?The answer is simple—everyone is wrong. Going to Cuba isn't illegal, or even very difficult. The operative law is the Trading with ...
OCCUPATION New York-based director of film (Frida, Titus) and theater (The Lion King) ON THE ROAD Taymor and composer Elliot Goldenthal ("my happily unmarried partner for the past twenty years") were recently invited to show Frida at the Havana F...
Americans who want to see Cuba will have one less option at the end of this year, when the last of the educational (or "people-to-people") licenses that enabled 16,000 U.S. citizens to visit the island last year will expire. According to Taylor G...
It's the kind of scene that's usually reserved for dreams: You're up to your chest in clear, azure water. On the right, a Mayan ruin towers above the sea. Just opposite is an exquisite white-sand beach. Behind you someone is humming a jazz melody,...