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The rush to travel to Havana has increased now that more U.S. carriers began offering direct flights to Havana at the end of 2016. Why is everyone in such a hurry, what is their to do? Check out these tops things you must experience while in Havana! Authentic Cuban Food Seems cliche, but it is really hard to find consistently good food in Havana. Talk with the locals to avoid tourist traps. One gem we discovered from a local is El Trofeo which is in the same building as Los Nardos and Asturianito.  All three were recommended by our tour guide....

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The Havana Airport is an interesting airport to say the least. I had the opportunity to fly into HAV via Southwest Airlines in December of 2016. We deplaned outside without a Jetway similar to other Caribbean airports. At first I thought I should put up my phone because a lot of airports don't allow phones in the airport especially around customs. Phones were allowed and you can even take pics in front of the plane. Here's what else you can expect with the airport and Terminal 2: Some of the merchants inside the departures area take U.S. cash. There are few souvenir shops...

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*** Updated December 2016*** There has been a lot of buzz about Cuba this year and for the upcoming year. Since there are now more direct commercial flights to Havana it is on everyone's short list. Traveling to Cuba for tourism is still prohibited. Here are a few things to be mindful of for American travel to Cuba and to help you plan your trip. Your trip is automatically approved and does not need to apply  for a license if it falls under the following categories. • Family visits • Official business of the U.S. Government, foreign governments and certain intergovernmental organizations...

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[do_widget id=text-24]   Despite the many caveats of traveling to Cuba as an U.S. citizen, Cuba is still on the top of many bucket lists. Now with more carriers flying direct to Havana, flights and accommodation are being booked with great excitement and speed. Read: Ready to Jet-Set to Cuba? Read this first! Which part or Cuba should you visit? TripAdvisor recently announced the five top destinations in Cuba (which includes cultural attractions) and the top 10 hotels to help U.S. travelers make the most of their vacation. The top destination is the beach town of Varadero. This town boasts "powdery sands and...

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