Author Archives: Daniel Stretton

The Best Museums in Havana

Cuba has a rich and complex history, and there’s no better place to discover this history in more depth than the museums in Havana. Whether its Spanish colonial history, the Cuban missile crisis and revolution, or rum that piques your … Read More

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Travelling to Cuba with a Toddler: All you need to know

Cuba is a great destination to travel to if you have a toddler two in tow. Not only are the people of Cuban incredibly family-orientated, meaning toddlers and children are treated with love and care, but the island offers a … Read More

The Best Cities in Cuba for Tourists

As the largest nation in the Caribbean, with a colonial history that dates back half a millennium, Cuba has many a beguiling town and city worthy of exploring. Which are the best cities in Cuba for tourists, and why? We … Read More

8 Cheap Things You Should Do on a Day Trip to Havana

The huge wealth of attractions the Cuban capital has to offer can have you scratching your head and wondering what to do in Havana for a day. Even if you have a tight budget, there are plenty of sights to … Read More

The Ultimate Guide to 48 Hours in Cuba

Cuba’s unique political path together with its stunning Caribbean location and impressive colonial relics has made it an attractive destination for all manner of visitors for decades. Al Capone is reputed to have owned a mansion here, while Ernest Hemingway … Read More

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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