Part 14 – Viva Cuba! – Conclusion & Blog Giveaway

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Emily:  When I learned about America’s more relaxed policy towards travel to Cuba, I jumped at the opportunity!

Cuba has a lot to offer.  My friends and I were drawn to the classic cars, the Art Deco architecture, and, of course, the friendly people!  We also love music and dance, which is one of Cuba’s specialties! Rick Steves recently produced an excellent video on Cuba that’s fun and informative.

The US and Cuba reached an agreement for direct flights.  Flight availability to Cuba from various US airports and search engines is ALWAYS changing, so be sure to try multiple search engines and cities, if possible.  Readers have reported that some flights to Cuba from the US may be opening up.  When I went to Cuba in December 2015, flights were not scheduled yet. My friends and I flew via Cancun, and continued our journey to Havana.

Note:  Regulations surrounding US travel to Cuba are always changing, so make sure you check the current rules before planning your trip.  There are limited opportunities to use miles & points, but you can save some money.  I’ll show you how later in this series!

Part 14 Viva Cuba Conclusion Blog Giveaway

Win Some Adorable Trinkets and Catch the Cuban Fever!

My travel partners included many of the same friends who accompanied me to Croatia!

Robbie (pink hair) is a professional dance instructor who teaches salsa, kizomba, and bachata.  Sarita is also a dance teacher, as well as a graphic designer.  Gissell teaches fitness classes and loves rock climbing.

On this trip, I went with 3 new friends – Diana, a local art teacher, Chelsea, who manages a hostel, and Antonio, who works in IT design.  Traveling as a group of 7 was fun, but definitely challenging at times!  We had a great time together, and can’t wait to return!

Viva Cuba! Trip Report Index:

Conclusion & Blog Giveaway

I had an amazing time in Cuba, and hope you all can make it there soon, too!  To celebrate our loyal readers, I’m giving away some fun stuff from Cuba.

Many of these items I also got as souvenirs for my friends and family.  I hope you like them, too!  And the Cuba guidebook is the same one I used, which I found very helpful.

Here’s What You Can Win!

  • Cuba Travel Guidebook
  • Guayabera men’s shirt
  • Mini classic car
  • Cuba journal & travel book
  • Cuban miniature painting
  • Dial music CD
  • Handmade earrings

How to Enter

You can complete as many of the tasks as you want.  You’ll get 1 entry for each item you complete.  The more ways you enter, the more chances you have to win!

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I’ll pick 1 person who will win a Viva Cuba! gift pack after the drawing closes at 9:00 pm Central Time on July 28, 2016, (today).

Good luck!

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14 responses to “Part 14 – Viva Cuba! – Conclusion & Blog Giveaway

  1. cuba looks so vibrant!

  2. sounds exciting!

  3. I’ve been curious to learn more since the recent break in travel restrictions. Thanks for sharing!

  4. I would love to see the beautiful churches.

  5. I would love to visit Cuba!

  6. can’t wait to go…. maybe spring break 2017

  7. It’d be fun to visit Cuba to check out the old time cars and the art/culture!

  8. Would love to have a Cuban cigar in Cuba!

  9. Would love to drive a classic car around Havana!

  10. I am looking forward to someday visiting Cuba!

  11. I’d love to visit Cuba for the architecture.

  12. Cathy Edwards

    I want to see Cuba’s Art Deco Style.

  13. Can you make the raffles longer so the people who are first reading the stories the next morning via the email newsletter can still participate? Thanks!

  14. Glad you all enjoyed the series! Viva Cuba!! 🙂