Cuba is not your typical Caribbean island and though it's only 90 miles from Florida, it couldn't be further away in terms of modern day conveniences. Properly packing for a trip to Cuba requires more planning and thoughtfulness than your typical island escape.
Finding vegan food in Cuba is a much steeper challenge than in most Latin American countries. Cuban food on the island is completely different from what is found in American Cuban restaurants but with these tips and some preparation, you can eat well during your stay.
Day of the Dead is the perfect time to visit Mexico City. In addition to visiting pyramids, ancient Aztec ruins, biking through the city and taking an authentic Mexican cooking class, the Day of the Dead also brings huge parades, street festivals, and intimate ceremonies in cemeteries around the city.
Join me for an unforgettable small group trip to the island paradise seemingly stuck in the 50s. This cultural, people-to-people educational tour is activity-heavy, including lots of walking, hiking, and biking.
During the Day of the Dead celebration, Mexico City offers an elaborate parade, thousands of alters and sculpture installations, a nocturnal costume bike ride, and nearby Mixquic holds one of the most extravagant celebrations in the country.
Lake Titicaca is home to many islands, including Taquile, where the men do the knitting and tell their stories through fabric, and the floating reed islands of the Uros, who build their homes, beds, and boats of reeds!
Located in Southeastern Peru, Puerto Maldonado offers an Amazon jungle experience including monkeys eating out of your hands, caiman night watches, jungle hikes, and the world's largest macaw clay lick.
Cusco is more than a stopover to adjust to altitude on the way to Machu Picchu, it's ancient Inca ruins and agriculture laboratory, salt mines, bustling food markets, and spectacular plazas, make it well worth a longer stay.
Machu Picchu has earned its place as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and as one of the new 7 Wonders of the World. It offers breathtaking views, photo opportunities with llamas, and impossibly precise architecture from the 15th century that aligns neatly with the sun during solstices and equinoxes.
Jordan is one of the most underrated travel destinations in the world. Join me April 2018 to marvel at its ancient Roman ruins, hike the secret path into lost city of Petra, float in the Dead Sea, stay in Bedouin cave B&Bs, and enjoy a desert safari and camping experience.
Machu Picchu's"Sacred Sister City", Choquequirao, is the true lost city of the Incas. Receiving roughly 30 visitors per day, compared to Machu Pichu's 3,000 visitors, Choquequirao allows adventurous travelers a taste of Machu Picchu without the crowds.
Cycle through the bustling streets of Old Havana and the quiet corners of the Bay of Pigs. Ride through majestic mountain ranges in Western Cuba and on to tobacco farms to learn how cigars are produced.
Beyond Petra, one of the 7 Wonders of the World, Jordan offers desert camping and jeep safari trips, scuba diving in the Red Sea, magical floating in the salty Dead Sea, metropolitan cities and ancient Roman ruins.
7- and 10-day escapes that will explore the best Havana has to offer before visiting swimming in white sand beaches, scuba diving in clear turquoise waters, jumping off waterfalls, and visiting tobacco plantations.