El Hotel Nacional

El Hotel Nacional

From hidden caves to mafia summits, nostalgia hangs heavy in the air at the Hotel Nacional in Havana. Walk the halls of this iconic space and relive a time since past as we revisit the thrilling history of this renown landmark and the grounds on which it sits.

Exploring Trinidad, Cuba

Exploring Trinidad, Cuba

by Kate Hartshorne of GoNOMAD

Trinidad is one of Cuba’s oldest settlements, it is both beautiful and fascinating in its history, architecture and natural beauty. From the city and the mountains, to the ocean, there is so much to see and do.

Traveling to Cuba in 2018

Traveling to Cuba in 2018

by Kate Hartshorne of GoNOMAD

Cuba should be on the top destination list of anyone who claims to love travel. It is an excellent place to visit, full of beautiful scenery, fascinating history, and some of the friendliest people anywhere. It is both easy to get to and unbelievably relaxed when you arrive. And yes, it is legal for Americans to travel to Cuba!

Cuban Influence on American Culture

Cuban Influence on American Culture

The U.S. and Cuba share a history and geographical proximity that serve as threads in a rich, dynamic, and deeply interwoven cultural fabric. Cuba's undeniable influence on American culture has persisted for decades, from exclusive Cuban cigars to world-renowned stars in entertainment, music and sports.

A Day in the Viñales Valley

A Day in the Viñales Valley

As the sun rises over the valley, a warm glow reflects off a thick layer of haze, transforming the already beautiful landscape into an ethereal scene. A new day has begun in Viñales. Read on for a look inside the heart of tobacco country. 

8 Travel Tips for Your First Visit to Cuba

8 Travel Tips for Your First Visit to Cuba

So you’ve got the legal part down, you’ve booked your flight, and you are now wondering what’s next? Follow these 8 travel tips to make the most of your trip to Cuba.

Havana, Then and Now

Havana, Then and Now

Havana’s buildings crumble under the weight of 500 years of history. Its cobble-stone streets have withstood the boots of imperial soldiers, vagrant pirates, gold-laden merchants, gangsters, militant police, and guerilla revolutionaries.

First Time in Cuba

First Time in Cuba

by Ciara Johnson

Cuba has been on my bucket-list for years, so I naturally craved an unforgettable experience once I finally arrived. I wanted to see the vintage cars and salsa dance in the streets, but I also wanted to immerse myself in authentic experiences...

Best Places to Eat and Drink in Havana

Best Places to Eat and Drink in Havana

Planning to travel to Cuba? Want to get the most out of the culinary scene without falling into tourist traps? Read our top “in-the-know” restaurant recommendations.

Cuba and the Art of Tobacco

Cuba and the Art of Tobacco

Growing tobacco is an art that requires a delicate touch, attentive care and persistence. In Cuba, growers take their craft very seriously and treat the process with utmost respect. The island offers cigar aficionados and novices alike the unique opportunity to intimately witness the creation of this national treasure.

Cuba's Natural Beauty

Cuba's Natural Beauty

The last bastion of undeveloped Caribbean beauty is a sanctuary for many species that have disappeared from all other places on earth. Aptly nicknamed “The Pearl of the Antilles,” Cuba boasts the largest expanse of unharmed reefs, swamplands, and rainforest, as well as the greatest diversity of plants, birds, and marine species, in all of the Caribbean.