Author Archives: Daniel Stretton

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What to See of Hemingway’s Havana

Ernest Hemingway was a titan of twentieth century American literature. The winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954, he is also intrinsically linked with Cuba and the Cuban capital. He found that Havana allowed him to live the … Read More

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Top Tips on How to Book a Casa Particular in Cuba

In 1997 the communist government in Cuba began to allow private residents to rent spare rooms in their homes to tourists and visitors from abroad. This was a major shift in policy. Since all hotels, motels and campsites up until … Read More

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Discover Havana Like an Expert With These 5 Little-Known Secrets

The Cuban capital has much to offer the visitor. There is Old Havana (La Habana Vieja) and its fortifications, a UNESCO-listed World Heritage Site that includes the mighty Cathedral of the Virgin Mary of the Immaculate Conception, La Cabana fort, … Read More

Cuba After Irma: The Island’s Quick Comeback and What You Need to Know

There can sometimes be a price to pay for living in paradise. This idea becomes obvious when you’re thinking about booking a holiday somewhere in the Caribbean. Most companies that provide flights and/or holiday packages for the region will point … Read More

Cuba’s Captivating Capital: The 6 Best Things to See in Havana

The idea of Cuba being a county that was inaccessible, that was closed off to the world at large was always a misconception. Arguably it was minimally problematic for Americans to visit with ease, and yet this has been significantly … Read More

Havana with Kids: The 5 Coolest Things Your Kids Will Love

When you were a kid, were there any places you really wished your parents took you on holiday? There would be some likely candidates, like an international theme park, or a tropical island, places you thought of longingly when you … Read More

5 Tips for a Heavenly Honeymoon in Havana

The days leading up to your wedding are going to (unsurprisingly) be a flurry of activity, stress, and excitement. You will probably begin to understand why some couples just think, the heck with it all, and decide to elope. But … Read More

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Old Car Tours Havana: What You Need to Know About Riding in One of These Beauties

Much like sun-drenched beaches, the face of Che Guevara (even though he was from Argentina), and smiling elderly people sucking on a cigar the size of a baby’s arm, the vintage American car has become an iconic symbol of Cuba. … Read More

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9 Best Spots for Photography in Cuba, Havana

How many holiday photos do you tend to take? Digital photography has made it so much easier, hasn’t it? The gratification can be immediate, and this is vastly different to the dark old days (which OK, weren’t all that long … Read More

10 Fantastic Fun and Free Things To Do in Havana

10 Fantastic, Fun, and Free Things To Do in Havana

When planning a trip, you might end up reading a few different articles and blogs with titles along the lines of “How to Save Money on Holiday.” Some of them are filled with useful little nuggets of information, and some … Read More