Kim, Lucas and I ended 2015 with a trip to Cuba, a destination I’ve long wanted to visit.
We had a really good time during our visit and the island did live up to expectations. However, the food was pretty disappointing. The beverages were a bit better with their soda TuKola being quite tasty and refreshing and their beers Cristal and Bucanero being enjoyable enough when drank ice-cold. Continue reading Beer Lovers Might Want To Pass On Visiting Cuba→
During our trip to Cuba we had to stop by the historic Hotel Nacional in Havana to check it out. While visiting the hotel, I mentioned how it felt like we were at a museum in some ways.
Free tours are offered at the property and if timing was on our side, I would’ve loved to have taken one of these tours of the hotel.
I’ve read (and heard from Anthony Bourdain) that the food in Cuba is much better than it used to be. The main reason for this is that many more private restaurants have opened in recent years. The types of food to being cooked is supposed to be creative and diverse. Continue reading Is This The Best Burger in Cuba?→
It was also nice to disconnect from the online world for a bit. I didn’t get on the internet or even attempt to until the last few days of our trip. Not having internet allowed me to catch up on sleep and finish off a book in no time!
Kim, Lucas and I got back from our trip to Cuba last week. Our visit has led to lots of question from friends, family and some curious readers.
It’s probably safe to say that Cuba is the most talked about travel destination for Americans these days. Cuba is an alluring destination for us Americans since we haven’t been allowed to legally visit for so many years.
Cuba has long been a place that I’ve wanted to visit. I can’t say that I knew much about the island besides the fact that old American cars from the 1950s are still in use and Cubans are also really into music (and baseball)!
Visiting Cuba during the winter holidays made it a very busy time to be there. Our trip went smoothly besides having a hard time finding a car to get us to our second destination. Prior to this, we already decided to cut out one stop we planned so it ended up only affecting us in a minor way.
2015 has been another great year of travel for the Michael W Travels family. We visited lots of new places and had many wonderful experiences.
We’ll be ending the year by visiting a destination I’ve long wanted to visit- Cuba!
I first thought about going to Cuba when I worked at CBS News. The show I worked on, 60 Minutes II had done a segment about Cuba called La Isla De Musica. Seeing footage of the island made me want to get there at some point. Continue reading Trip Planning: We’re Going to Cuba!→