Because we field a number of questions regarding whether US Citizens can travel to Cuba we thought we’d lend a little clarification.
In 2014, an executive order loosened the restrictions on traveling to Cuba. This order made it legal for Americans to travel to Cuba without having to go on an escorted group tour.
In 2017, the current administration announced they were going to roll back all the regulation changes, but as yet nothing has been put in place and no details have been confirmed.
This means that right now you have a number of options for visiting this culturally intriguing Caribbean island including traveling independently. However, as Cuba has been isolated from much of the world for centuries, its tourist infrastructure is still developing.
Author: Hali Wallach
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Why we chose Croatia, Poland and Austria – I was invited to a wedding in Vienna. My travel partner was interested in going to Poland to trace his roots because his grandmother was from a town outside of Krakow. Since we were going to Krakow, we figured we would also go to Warsaw since it is the capital and the other “major city” in Poland. We also wanted to go to the beach for some R&R. We were thinking of adding Romania, but Deirdre recommended Croatia which is known to have amazing sun, scenery and beaches. Ultimately the wedding in Vienna was called off but we still decided to go anyway since we had already started planning the trip.
CITY 1: Dubrovnik, Croatia (Middleclass Europe / Currency = Kuna)
The town of Dubrovnik is located on the Adriatic Sea and is definitely a nautical town. Their claim to fame is that Game of Thrones is filmed there and they have tons of GOT paraphernalia all over the shops. I wouldn’t say Dubrovnik is super expensive (nothing like Vienna), but is it certainly NOT cheap (like Poland).
Barcelona is an amazing and vibrant city that is definitely worth adding to your wanderlist! Its architecture spans over 2000 years and includes its renowned modernist buildings inspired by Antoni Gaudi. This fantastic architecture, combined with the charm of the city's trendy restaurants, narrow winding pedestrian streets, and the sunny Southern Spanish climate and beaches, makes Barcelona an excellent vacation destination. Just be sure to consult a knowledgeable travel adviser who can help you to find a legitimate vacation accommodation that best suits your needs.
The proliferation of illegal apartment rentals has forced the city of Barcelona to go after popular apartment rental sites like Airbnb and Homeaway for allowing unlicensed properties to be rented on their websites. This is a matter of quality of life for the local citizens. Since landlords can earn five times as much renting to tourists rather than residents, sharp rent increases have driven residents out and the city center has become depopulated. The Barcelona City Council considers this irresponsible