Cuba is a vibrant island country in the Caribbean with much to offer, including friendly people, delicious Cuban cuisine (including Spanish tapas), the best rum and finest cigars, and music that will make you want to get up and dance even if you have two left feet! Yet most of us haven’t visited Cuba because of a government travel embargo. Now, however, our current administration is promising this will change. Whatever “normalizing our relations with Cuba” means exactly for travelers and until that happens, you should know you can go to Cuba right now and enjoy an amazing adventure. Learn about a trip that takes travelers to Hemingway’s Cuban writing retreat, exotic Trinidad (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), bustling Havana, and much more–including a Rumba Block Party and dinner at a paladar! During this episode of Terrance Talks Travel: Über Adventures, I interview Peggy Goldman, President of Friendly Planet, to reveal what we need to know about travel to Cuba.
*Did you know that Cuba has more than 300 beaches (and they remain unspoiled by tourism)?
*Did you know that you can swim with dolphins, go snorkeling and scuba diving in Cuba?
*Did you there they have a huge community of artists (and the National Museum of Fine Arts in Havana) and great music, such as salsa, rumba, and jazz?
*Did you know you can now bring some goods (including cigars) back home with you!
I am so excited about my new travel show and all the great information I have to share about the best destinations in the world for adventure travel. I hope you will tune into Terrance Talks Travel: Über Adventures on Blog Talk Radio at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/terrancetalkstravel and you can also find the podcast on iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/terrance-talks-travel/id960391893?mt=2
UPDATE: You still need a visa to get into Cuba but the ban on American credit and debit cards has been lifted. There are still no commercial flights and independent travel is not recommended. Travelers should use an authorized tour operator that arranges everything, including the charter flight and helps with visa application.