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Accommodations in Cuba (Part 2 of 2): Recommended Places to Stay

This post is part of a two part series about the accommodations in Cuba.  For the first post, check out:

Part 1 of 2: Accommodations in Cuba: What’s a Cuban Casa Particular?

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I spent an enormous amount of time researching accommodations for Cuba.  It was no easy feat since we are selective about where we stay and getting answers from the hosts in Cuba was like pulling teeth due to the country’s limited infrastructure.  A simple question like, “Is there a bathtub?” could take multiple emails and several days to answer.  As a result, I wanted to … Read more >>

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Accommodations in Cuba (Part 1 of 2): What’s a Cuban Casa Particular?

(A casa particular in Cuba)

If you go to Cuba, there are only a couple of main accommodation options: hotels or casa particulars.  I’m sure everyone knows what a hotel is, but have you ever heard of a casa particular?

What is a casa particular?

Casa particulars are homestays with local families.  The locals rent out their spare bedrooms to travelers in exchange for a small amount of money. Typically, these arrangements provide a private bathroom and breakfast as well. Some casa particulars will also provide dinner for an extra fee. For some homeowners, their livelihood depends on running their casa … Read more >>

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Is Staying At An All-Inclusive Worth It?

I’ve often had people ask me about all-inclusive hotels and resorts.  Are they worth it?  Should we stay in them?  Up until recently, I had no real point of view on all-inclusives because I knew that if we stayed in one, we would feel like we should eat at the resort every day since all the meals are included (hello, free food?! Uh, YES!). But, that would conflict with my desire to explore other dining options outside of the hotel so alas, we always booked room only deals.  … Read more >>

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Guest Post: Why A Motorcycle Adds Instant Adventure To Your Travel Plan

(You can tour all of Australia on a bike!)

When it comes to exploring the world, there are so many different ways to go about it. However, we say that there’s only one way to travel, and that’s on the back of a motorcycle with your Dunlop tires on the pavement. Sure, you could rent a car or take a bus, but riding a hog makes the journey so much more memorable and adventurous. Don’t believe us? Here are four reasons why:… Read more >>

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29 Surprising Things About Life In Cuba

As eye-opening as it was to travel to Cuba, it was even more interesting to learn about life there.  Did you know that lobster smuggling is a “thing” there?  Or that they have better maternity benefits than we do in the U.S.?  Read on for the 28 surprising things I learned about life in Cuba:… Read more >>
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Agness of eTramping - February 16, 2017 - 9:36 pm

A lot of them surprised me, especially the part about how married women don’t take their husband’s surname. This is an informative post, justwanderlustblog.