Cuba: 14 Travel Tips to Know Before You Go

Cuba: 14 Travel Tips to Know Before You Go, Havana, Cuba (B)

Part of travel is exposing yourself to new things, customs and ideals with an open mind and an open heart. I loved Cuba. Literally planning a second trip already. But different land, means different things. The mundane may not be so simple, the basics may not be as readily available like back at home. So here are a 14 travel tips I learned from my recent trip to Cuba that I hope will come in handy when you plan your trip out there:

Technically, it’s still illegal for Americans to travel to Cuba simply for “tourism”. There are 12 different visa categories you must qualify for in order to travel to Cuba. So how are so many Americans going? Well, most American travelers fall into the “educational/people-to-people” category. It means you are not going to sit at the beach all day and do nothing. It means you want to learn about the Cuban people and the history through experiences like museums, art, music, food and having genuine conversations with locals, which shouldn’t be hard since that’s what you will probably do anyways. Many US airlines have direct flights to Cuba. From Florida, it was super easy and I would recommend JetBlue which has direct flights out of Orlando and Miami; and the convenience to purchase your visa for $50 per person at the Jetblue desk at the airport during your check in. The visa can only be purchased at the airport and you have to buy the plane tickets directly from the airlines website. I tried using Expedia like I normally do and it didn’t work.  ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Cuba: 14 Travel Tips to Know Before You Go
Guide Location: Cuba » Havana
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Ana Wildgust
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