Cuba

Tips and Articles in Cuba

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...
Peer-to-peer rental behemoth Airbnb has announced that Cuban properties are now available to book on its website. The more than 1,000 listings, nearly half of which are in Havana, come as the United States and Cuba work to normalize relations and—...
For last night's much-ballyhooed special edition of Conan, funnyman Conan O'Brien traveled to Havana, Cuba, where he, clad in a cream-colored suit, dined at a family-owned paladar (alongside statues of Jesus and Karl Marx), joined a salsa band and...
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...
President Obama announced today sweeping changes to our policy with Cuba that will loosen travel and trade restrictions there. In ending our embargo—a Cold War Policy that has been in effect since 1961—the U.S. will re-establish an embassy in Hava...
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...