Travel to Cuba During COVID-19

Travel to Cuba During the Covid-19 Pandemic Travel to Cuba during the COVID-19 pandemic is still uncertain. For a brief period travel to all-inclusive resorts such as Veradero, 130 miles east of Havana. These have been temporarily placed on hold but the buzz is that they will resume on November 1. We have three workshops […]

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Update on Cuba Travel

Here’s an update on the situation in Cuba that I received from my U.S. Travel Service Provider.Hurricane Irma: Not much damage was done in Havana proper. Any hurricane damage that did occur has been repaired and all normal tourist venues in the country are open for visits.Sonic nonsense and the US Embassy:  We have taken the position from […]

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Cuba Travel Advisory – Part 2

Dear Colleagues:You might be dealing with travelers who are concerned over the current situation with Cuba and are perhaps concerned about traveling there based on recent announcements and media coverage.  Vaya Sojourns feels that it is our ethical obligation to share with you the facts that we have uncovered while intensely monitoring this situation in the media and also within our own inside […]

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Cuba Travel Advisory – Part 1

The U.S. State Departments travel advisory has people concerned about traveling to Cuba. The State Department has gone so far as to say that due to the reduction in embassy staff “the embassy would not be able to assure our security.” While pronouncements of this sort by our government should be taken seriously it needs […]

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Legal Travel to Cuba

Legal Travel to Cuba

The people-to-people group license for legal travel to Cuba was created during the President Clinton administration (so it is not a new program). In January 2004, it was revoked by the Bush administration. It was reinstated and enhanced by the administration of President Barrack Obama, allowing US citizens to travel as individuals.  After President Trump’s […]

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Cuban Street Photographer

Before leaving for on my most recent workshop to Cuba a member of the Darkroom Cookbook Forum wrote to ask me if I knew what kind of film and paper South American street photographers used to expose and process in bright sunlight. I didn’t at the time but I promised to find out. I met […]

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The Future of Travel Under President Trump

CNN Politics”President-elect Donald Trump threatened Monday to ‘terminate’ the Obama administration’s efforts to normalize US-Cuba relations.”The Washington Post”President Obama’s historic move to normalize relations with Cuba hasn’t slowed repression by the Castro regime, and the incoming Trump administration is likely to take a tougher stand on restricting tourism, recovering stolen U.S. assets and demanding human […]

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Travel to Cuba in the Post-Obama Era

In the last year, we have experienced an unprecedented freedom of travel to Cuba from the U.S. Under the current guidelines all you need to do is state that you are traveling for educational purposes and you can board any commercial flight to the island, from many major airports in the U.S.However, the freedom to […]

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