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Falling in Love with Cuba AND Why You Should Travel to Cuba NOW

The Beginning of a Romance with Cuba From beneath a large Banyan tree on the patio of a paladar (private restaurant) in the outskirts of Havana, Cuba, I rang in the New Year and made a big resolution. Instead of champagne, I toasted this life change with a refreshing mojito, which washed down the traditional…
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Get a Taste of Cuba with Me – Let’s Go Cruising

Get a Taste of Cuba - Let's Go Cruising After six years traveling to Cuba, I’m finally sailing to Cuba from Tampa this year. For all nine sailings of the Carnival's Paradise, I will be the Cuba guest lecturer. In this role, I will showcase through daily, interactive presentations Cuban culture, flavors, rhythms, travel tips,…
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Life Advice from a 75-Year old Spitfire in Havana Cuba

Earlier this year on my nearly thirtieth trip to Cuba, I took a needed break near the Cathedral Square in Old Havana to find some sombra (shade) underneath one of the stone archways of the surrounding museums and shops. Reading a magazine, decked out in traditional Santera dress (Priestess of Afro-Cuban religion Santeria), and smoking…
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An Adventure from Havana to Houston

As you may know, I have been traveling to the once forbidden island before it was THE HOTSPOT. I didn’t fall in love with Cuba at first sight, but it did intrigue me from the get-go. There was something special that drew me to the island. It was as if every decision that I had…
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Top 5 Things to Do in Havana Cuba

If you want to travel to Havana and get tips from a Cuba travel expert, you are in the right place! Before Beyoncé, Obama, or the Rolling Stones, I was traveling to Cuba. From my more than five years of adventures to Havana (La Habana) and around the once forbidden island, I can attest that…
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Look Up Reminder from a Rooster

We all need reminders. That's why Post-its were invented as well as the millions of digital apps and features to alert us at all hours of up and coming meetings, birthdays, or haircuts. Although meetings, beauty treatments, and celebrations are important, what should be at the top of your to-do list every day? The answer:…
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Ways You Can Travel to Cuba in 2017 – It Is Not Too Late

Damas y caballeros (ladies and gentlemen)… I know the announcement on Friday 6/16/17 by our President scared many. Well, it isn’t too late. You can still travel to Cuba in 2017. What changed with travel to Cuba? The major policy change is for independent travelers who prefer not to travel in groups or with the…
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Heidi Siefkas Chimes in on Cuba Travel Changes with Sun Sentinel

With over five years of travel to Cuba and a book about my travels under my belt, I call myself a Cuba expert. After Friday's announcement (6/16/17), I felt compelled to share my feelings about the policy changes toward travel to Cuba. Although I could have only shared it on my blog and social media,…
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6 Reasons Why Travel to Cuba and 3 Ways You Can Do It in 2017

Reasons to Travel to Cuba and Ways You Can Do it in 2017... 1. Explosion of Color and Contrasts Cuba is a feast for the eyes. Whether you arrive via plane or cruise ship, you will be immediately shocked. The bright palate of colors plays against the stark cement buildings and streets in disrepair. One…
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Look Up a la cubana – Look Up Cuban Style

Why Cuba? After two-dozen trips to Cuba over the last five years, the country and its people still continue to amaze me. Although I do love a good refreshing mojito or chilled coco beachside, I don’t go back for just the superficial things. I keep on going back for a dose of Look Up a…
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