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How to use the CUP Currency to Save Tons of Money in Cuba

If you found this article, it’s probably because you’re planning a trip to Cuba, but even the best budget travel blogs are warning you that if you really really stretch your budget, you should still plan to spend around $80-$100 … Read More

How to Travel Longer Distances in Cuba

Traveling from city to city in Cuba can be a bit complicated, especially if you’re traveling on a budget. Here are the options that you have for traveling medium to longer distances within Cuba: Colectivos There are colectivos that drive … Read More

Top Ten Must-Do in the Four-Corner States

Colorado, Utah, Arizona and New Mexico. The four corners states are very likely my four favorite states in the USA. Each of them have mountains, deserts and extremely unique landscapes that you have to see to believe. Many of my … Read More

My time in Havana, Cuba. A love story.

I’ve been putting this article off for a while. Not because I did not want to write it, but more because I did not know how. Havana, Cuba left such a tremendous impact on me, and I still do not … Read More

9 Delicious Mexican Foods that You’ve Never Heard of

Mexico is amazing and beautiful and has some the nicest people of any country that I’ve ever visited. It’s so misunderstood and the dumb stereotypes are so wrong and come from fear. I could go on and on! But one … Read More

The Gringo Guide to Mexico City’s Street Food

So you’ve just arrived in Mexico City. You’re probably feeling overwhelmed by the size of this huge city and the extensive but complicated public transportation system. So what should you do first? My answer: EAT! I loved Mexico City for … Read More

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The Santiago de Cuba Musicians Story

My second day in Santiago, Cuba, after buying a cheap omelette out of a side window of a zapatería (shoe repair shack), I headed in a random direction hoping to find some early-day music. I eventually happened upon a music … Read More

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Santiago de Cuba | Authentic Travel on the Cheap

Authentic Travel on the Cheap in Santiago de Cuba Santiago de Cuba is the second largest city in Cuba. Ironically, however, it is much less visited than many much smaller cities on the island. This is likely due to Cuba’s … Read More

Baracoa, Cuba | Authentic Travel on the Cheap

Traveling authentically on the cheap in Baracoa, Cuba. Despite being ravaged by hurricanes, Catholicism and a thirst for gold, Baracoa has retained its pristine natural beauty. Baracoa was Christopher Columbus’ first stop in the Americas. The first “Indians” he came … Read More

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Doing something different in Trinidad, Cuba

Trinidad, Cuba is a very well trodden destination in Cuba, but for good reason. It may well be the most commonly visited city in Cuba outside of Havana. The reason for its popularity is obvious. Trinidad is a colorful, colonial … Read More