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Plans, Interrupted: Changes for Travelers to Cuba and India

You know what they say about the best-laid plans….

As you may have gleaned from some of my previous posts, travel planning is something that is pretty important to me.  Even when I go for a more free-form type of travel, I still at the very least try to figure out the general outlines of trip and plan for the most important eventualities.  That being said, there are times when, despite one’s best-laid plans, greater forces intervene in unexpected ways.  Two recent examples come to mind: one that affects U.S. citizens’ travel to Cuba and one that affects my upcoming trip to India.

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Posted by on September 6, 2012 in Asia, Cuba, India, North America


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Zen and the Art of Passport Maintenance: 5 Tips

My U.S. passport, beautiful and pristine! (Well, relatively. Also, it’s only a few years old, but I’m still proud of its good looks!)

I have spoken before about how much I value my passports.  Heck, I love them so much that I even named my travel blog in their honor.  That being said, in the past, I haven’t always treated them as well as I should have.  Fortunately, after years of globetrotting, I have learned my lesson (well, lessons plural, actually) and now know how to show my passports the love that they deserve.  Read on for some tips to ensure that you, too, show respect for that all-important document that lays the world at your feet.

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Posted by on July 25, 2012 in Miscellaneous


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Photo of the Week: Havana, Cuba

Wandering the streets of Havana

Another vintage photo, this time of a classic car in Havana.  I was lucky enough to get to go to Cuba while I was in college under an educational exception to the general ban for U.S. citizens.  Now, though, all Americans have a chance to go.  If you’re interested in making a trip, check out what Arthur Frommer had to say about Cuba travel.  As for the Cuban people, they are absolutely wonderful, friendly, and curious about Americans.  If you speak Spanish, just talking with everyday Cubans that you meet will be an eye-opening cross-cultural experience.  ¡Disfruta!


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