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Cuban photographer, Jose Marti, discussing his work with students during a photo graphy workshop | Havana, Cuba | Steve Anchell Photography Workshop and Tour

Legal Travel to Cuba

Legal Travel to CubaNew travel restrictions were issued by the Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) on June 4, 2019, to take effect the following day. The most important change is that cruise ships are no longer allowed to sail to or from the U.S. to Cuba. The second biggie is the elimination of People […]

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Cuba Travel Advisory – Part 2

Yesterday I posted “Cuba Travel Advisory – Part 1.” Today I would like to share an update I received from my U.S. licensed Travel Service Adviser, Lee Marona of Vaya Sojourns Travel. Hopefully this will shed more light on the situation and help allay any doubts you may have about traveling to Cuba. I will […]

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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 to […]

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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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President Obama to visit Cuba

Photo of President Obama by Pete SouzaPresident Obama to Visit Cuba in MarchWe were there on December 17, 2014, when President Obama and Cuban leader, Raul Castro, announced a normalizing of diplomatic relations between our two countries. I was leading a workshop on the island and we watched the announcement on television in a Cuban’s […]

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Why You Don’t Want to Travel to Cuba Now

Since about 1997 one of the only things that has kept Cuba from collapsing economically has been the tourist trade (that and oil subsidies from Venezuela which were reduced after Caesar Chavez died). Even so, due to the U.S. embargo the total amount of tourism has not been enough to make ends meet. Since January […]

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Recommended Reading

Cuba: What Everyone Needs to Know by Julia Sweig. This is the most up-to-date book on what lead to the revolution and how we got where we are today—if you only read one book, this is it. If you want to know what led up to the Revolution read Havana Nocturne: How the Mob Owned […]

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Cuba Travel Information

Cuba Travel InformationPhotography WorkshopsRegister for WorkshopsWe hope you find the following Cuba Travel Information helpfulThe Price of ChangeAs someone who has traveled legally to Cuba and led twenty-five workshops since 2001, I can attest it is almost as easy for U.S. citizens to travel to Cuba today as it is to visit Mexico. Almost, as […]

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