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Our Girl in Havana: Single Female Traveler

Most men I meet in Cuba say the same thing to me: “Why are you travelling alone? Where is your husband?” I vary my answer just to make it more interesting; I have a whole harem of imaginary husbands now. Us solo female travelers may be a rare breed here, but that’s not to say it isn’t a good country to visit as a woman. 



Recipe of the Week: Cuba Libre cocktail

Although the invention of this popular drink may vary, one thing is certainly for sure; it’s a real Cuba classic! Whether it was made during or after the Spanish-American war, we can all agree that a Cuba Libre (translated as "Free Cuba") is one desired by many!



  • 2 oz light rum
  • juice of 1/2 limes
  • Coca-Cola 





Recipe of the Week: Yuca con Mojo

About: Yuca is a root vegetable that is widely used throughout the Caribbean. Also known as cassava, yucca can be used in soups, in stews, as a side dish or even enjoyed alone such as this recipe.


Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Yields: 6-8 servings



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



Recipe of the Week: Pumpkin Fritters for Halloween

With fall having taken over the city streets and colorful leaves gracefully adorning the sidewalks, there is no better time to savor a pumpkin latte and enjoy some wickedly delicious pumpkin fritters.