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Guess Who Has The Most Intimidating Border Control Officials?

Guess Who Has The Most Intimidating Border Control Officials? Flickr, US Army Do you ever feel nervous going through border control in a new country? How about when you return home? A study by IXP visas polled 1,000 travelers who had been to at least ten foreign countries; over 60% said they felt intimidated by border officials at some...

How Long Does It Take To Paddleboard From Cuba To Florida?

Ben Friberg is a 35 year old musician from Chattanooga, Tennessee who recently became the first person to paddleboard from Cuba to Florida. According to a Reuters interview, Friberg's almost entirely stand-up feat last week was an endeavor to "promote peace and...

6 Destinations Made More Popular By Celebrities

Travel Channel and the Esquire Network are both set to air TV shows that ask celebrities to give local perspectives on their favorite destinations. While one can argue that Travel Channel is taking Esquire's already developed idea and running with it, it's undeniable that...

Learn Spanish With Lonely Planet's Fluent Road

Learn Spanish With Lonely Planet's Fluent Road Courtesy of FluentRoad.com Traveling to Spain or Latin America this summer and want to say more than "Donde esta el bano?" (though, that's an important one to know)? Lonely Planet has just launched a new online foreign language program, Fluent Road, partnering with Spanish...

Travel To Cuba, Fame Not Required

Travel To Cuba, Fame Not Required While travel to Cuba has come a long way recently, not everyone can visit as easily as Beyonce and Jay-Z who chose Havana as the place to celebrate their anniversary. Still, even for super stars, travel to Cuba is not like buying a ticket from New York to Chicago and there...

The US Allows You To Go To Cuba, If Your Name Is Beyonce Or Jay-Z

The US Allows You To Go To Cuba, If Your Name Is Beyonce Or Jay-Z Cuba off limits? No way. Forget travel restrictions... if you're Beyonce that is. For their fifth wedding anniversary, Beyonce and Jay-Z picked Havana as the spot to celebrate their marital bliss, and were granted the right to go by the United States...

GeoEx Introduces 5 New Adventurous Destinations For 2013

GeoEx Introduces 5 New Adventurous Destinations For 2013 As one of the best adventure travel companies on the planet, GeoEx (formerly Geographic Expeditions) is always looking for opportunities to visit new and unique destinations. For 2013, they've added five such places to their line-up, giving travelers a chance to explore the...

Happy 100th: 15 Places To Celebrate Centennials In 2013

Happy 100th: 15 Places To Celebrate Centennials In 2013 A new year isn't just the time to look ahead, it's also the time to look back and commemorate. 2013 marks plenty of centennials, from the birth of civil rights activists to metro lines. Here is your chance to not only explore new destinations, but also learn a little bit...

Cubans Set To Travel, Now Free To Come And Go

Cubans Set To Travel, Now Free To Come And Go Starting today, travel for Cubans is a whole new ballgame, mainly because they no longer need an exit visa to leave the island nation. That might not sound like much to get excited about but for Cubans, that exit visa was seen as a major obstacle for those who wanted to...

Photo Of The Day: Urban Decay In Cuba

Photo Of The Day: Urban Decay In Cuba Oi from Rio de Janeiro, where I'm traveling and soaking up some serious holiday sun. Staying at a guest house in bohemian Santa Teresa, I got to talking to artists and curators from all over the world the other night about cities. We talked about cities going through...

Around Cuba's Bay Of Pigs In A 1929 Ford Model T Convertible

Around Cuba's Bay Of Pigs In A 1929 Ford Model T Convertible Let's play a quick word association game. I say "Bay of Pigs," you tell me what comes to mind. Fidel Castro? Communism? Failed CIA missions? When I think of the Bay of Pigs, I think of crystal clear water stretching out as far as the eye can see. I think of black...

Conscious Consumption In Cuba: How To Have A More Authentic Trip While Supporting Private Businesses

Conscious Consumption In Cuba: How To Have A More Authentic Trip While Supporting Private Businesses Flower stand in Old Havana Until very recently, nearly every entity in Cuba was owned and operated by the government. But in the past few years, the Cuban government has tried to promote private businesses in hopes that the shift will provide a much-needed boost to...

Stranded In Cuba

Stranded In Cuba We were ready to leave Cuba. We had toasted our last mojitos, danced our last salsa steps and bid farewell to our home-stay hosts with promises to return. But Cuba had other plans for us – or rather, Cubana Airlines did. We arrived at Jose Marti...

Travel To Cuba Easier, For Cubans

Travel To Cuba Easier, For Cubans Travel to and from Cuba took a progressive turn this week as restrictions dating back a half-century were lifted for Cubans, allowing them to leave the island without going through a time-consuming process. It's good news for Cubans longing to travel freely in and out of...

Explore Cuba's Rich History And Culture With GeoEx

Explore Cuba's Rich History And Culture With GeoEx Adventure travel company Geographic Expeditions (GeoEx) has announced that it has been awarded a license to begin offering historical and cultural exchange tours to Cuba, giving Americans a rare opportunity to visit a country that has essentially been off limits for decades....

Video Of The Day: Cuban Trapeze Artists, To The Sounds Of The Temper Trap

With the Olympics in full swing, it's easy to focus on the athletes' accomplishments - the scores, the times, the medal counts - instead of celebrating the journey that brought them to London in the first place. Though not specific to the Olympic Games, this music video...

US Tourist Ordered To Pay $6500 For Cuba Trip From 14 Years Ago

US Tourist Ordered To Pay $6500 For Cuba Trip From 14 Years Ago Think your past won't come back to haunt you? A U.S. tourist has agreed to pay a $6,500 fine for taking an unauthorized trip to Cuba 14 years ago. According to Reuters, Zachary Sanders, 38, had been living and teaching English in Mexico in 1998 when he decided to take a...

Cuba's Classic Cars: Catch Them While You Can

Cuba's Classic Cars: Catch Them While You Can There are few places in the world where you can find modern Toyotas sharing the streets with Model T's, and Cuba is one of them. The country's abundance of classic cars may be the result of historic trade restrictions, but it's also a key element of Cuba's romantic,...

Havana In Seven Mojitos

Havana In Seven Mojitos "My mojito in La Bodeguita, my daiquiri in La Floridita," wrote Ernest Hemingway of his infamous drinking exploits in Havana. "Ernesto," as the Cubans call him, was a big fan of the rum, lime and mint-based cocktail, as evidenced by the slew of drinking holes...

Summer Hotspot: Havana, Cuba

Summer Hotspot: Havana, Cuba Havana's crumbling mansions, cobblestoned streets and vibrant salsa beats have long been a mystery to Americans kept off Cuba's shores by historic trade bans. But in the past year, travel to Cuba has become much easier, starting with the lifting of certain...

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