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Havana Reaches #1 for on-the-rise travel destinations

“Havana captures the imagination like no other,” says travel website “Faded glamour meets careful colonial-era reconstruction with a backdrop of irresistible color.”



A love letter to Cuba

Visiting Cuba for the very first time is like none other travel experience. Here are my thoughts ahead of my inaugural trip to the Caribbean island, from the perspective of a Romanian-American. 

by Monica Suma

As a sassy five year old, I remember my determination in putting red beads together, one-by-one, on a long, thin thread, for a very well thought out gift for my mother. It had been a few months since she had been away on an extended trip abroad and I missed her terribly.



Fans in the Spotlight: David and Shelley Kuczkir

InsightCuba caught up with David and Shelley Kuczkir, a quirky couple from Charleston, South Carolina, following their trip to Havana with insightCuba. After having set their mark on the sunny climates of Australia, New Zealand, the Caribbean islands and Hawaii, they decided it was time to take a leap of faith and visit Cuba. 


InsightCuba: Who are David & Shelley?



A Coffee Shop and U.S.- Cuba Policy

Year after year, 193 countries gather at the U.N. to vote for or against the embargo of the United States against Cuba. The results are almost every year the same, but the experience of attending the vote is truly one of a kind. 

by Tom Popper



Newsweek's 2012 Travel Bucket List

InsightCuba is featured in Newsweek's 2012 Travel Bucket List!



With Only the Ocean Between Us

Growing up in Key West and knowing that you can’t just climb aboard a neighbors’ boat to go explore Cuba, as we explored the various other islands that dot the Atlantic, is an odd feeling. Knowing that you are closer to an island that you can’t visit than the continental U.S. always made me feel isolated, like there was a twin somewhere in the distance that I’d never met and would never get the chance to. Somewhere out there beyond the waves were the people whose customs my island had stolen over the years.