Cars of Cuba, Massive American Metal Still Rolls

I remember hearing tales back in the seventies and eighties of Cubans maintaining their automobiles well beyond their normal life span because of the embargo on cars being imported from the states. Now it seemed that too much time had passed for these vintage vehicles to still be operational. Boy, was I wrong! CONTINUE READING >> 

I remember hearing tales back in the seventies and eighties of Cubans maintaining their automobiles well beyond their normal life span because of the embargo on cars being imported from the states. Now it seemed that too much time had passed for these vintage vehicles to still be operational. Boy, was I wrong! CONTINUE READING >> 

Cuba’s Viñales Valley: Cycling, Cigars, & Salsa

Two-wheeled transportation was a perfect choice for traversing the Viñales Valley in western Cuba. The route took us through some gorgeous scenery and inspired us…

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Two-wheeled transportation was a perfect choice for traversing the Viñales Valley in western Cuba. The route took us through some gorgeous scenery and inspired us…

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A Night Out in Old (and New) Havana

When we told people that we were going to Cuba, many had questions as to if that was even possible. We had some concerns, but in the end they turned out to be mostly unwarranted. The process is actually fairly simple, as long as the visit is part of a well-planned tour group… CONTINUE READING >> 

When we told people that we were going to Cuba, many had questions as to if that was even possible. We had some concerns, but in the end they turned out to be mostly unwarranted. The process is actually fairly simple, as long as the visit is part of a well-planned tour group… CONTINUE READING >> 

It Feels Like Our Lives have been Erased

Photo albums spanning four and five generations, adorable baby clothes, favorite toys, and revered books held in hopes of future grandchildren, the emergent works and grades of our offspring as they strived from class to class in their studies, souvenirs gathered from across the globe, and the relics and mementos of our previous careers  have all been wiped away forever. CONTINUE READING >> 

Photo albums spanning four and five generations, adorable baby clothes, favorite toys, and revered books held in hopes of future grandchildren, the emergent works and grades of our offspring as they strived from class to class in their studies, souvenirs gathered from across the globe, and the relics and mementos of our previous careers  have all been wiped away forever. CONTINUE READING >>