What you need to know before traveling to Cuba

I wanted to conclude my Cuba series with a few notes that may be helpful before you travel to Cuba for the first time. I’ve also shared a photo diary of a few more pictures that you haven’t already seen! The island of Cuba has three international airports located throughout the island, but I recommend flying […]

A day trip from Havana

The island of Cuba has a lot more to offer than just Havana. We knew we really wanted to travel outside of the city to see what life was like, but choosing another place became a bit challenging when we realized we could only take a day trip. If you ask locals, Trinidad is really worth […]

Chanel approved transportation!

Last summer, Karl Lagerfeld and Chanel rocked the fashion world when they premiered their 2016/2017 Cruise (aka resort) collection through the streets of Havana. For a little less than a week the fashion industry’s glitterati descended upon Cuba a mere year after President Obama restored diplomatic relations with the former Communist country. Guests were chauffeured to the […]

13 things that should be on your Havana #bucketlist…

Like most metropolitan cities, you could spend weeks in Havana and still not scratch the surface of what it has to offer. But if you only have a short amount of time in the city (like I did), here are the 13 things I think you have to do to get the full Cuban experience. […]

Paladares // where to eat in Havana

There are two types of restaurants in Cuba: government-owned restaurants ..and paladares (or family-owned restaurants). While vacationing in Havana we tried to only dine at paladares so that we could get the most authentic experience as possible. But don’t get me wrong, a family-owned restaurant doesn’t mean you’re eating in someone’s kitchen. On the contrary, most […]

The one place you HAVE to eat at in Havana!

My absolute favorite meal during my time in Havana came while dining at La Guarida, a paladar! The restaurant is located in a massive multifamily building with gorgeous floor-to-ceiling windows and a few staircases that would make any architecture-lover swoon. The walls are covered in chipped paint, which may sound as if the building is unkept, […]

Cuba: Where to say

Thinking of planning a trip to Cuba? The first thing you’ve got to do is figure out where you should stay. The most popular lodging option in Cuba is a casa particular. Casa particulares are very similar to an AirBnB in that you rent a house (or even just a room) that belongs to an average […]

Havana.. getting there!

If you have any desire to visit Cuba, NOW is the time to go. President Trump has plans to reenforce a ban of self-directed, individual American tourism in Cuba (read bullet two of “summary of key policy changes” here) within the next few months, which would make it nearly impossible (again) for anyone not traveling there […]