Second port call in Cuba – beautiful French-inspired Cienfuegos
French colonial architecture restoration project in Cienguegos

Second port call in Cuba – beautiful French-inspired Cienfuegos

If Cuba had a Paris, Lonely Planet Cuba says, Cienfuegos would be it as it’s arranged around a spectacular natural bay (there are charter sailboats in the harbor and I can only imagine a lot more once Americans discover this place).

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On the first American sea voyage to Cuba since the Revolution
Provisioning for first American cruise to Cuba in 2016

On the first American sea voyage to Cuba since the Revolution

Eleven kids are making history, though they may not realize it. The kids are among the 700 passengers aboard Fathom’s Adonia, the first American ship to win approval to sail into Cuba from American shores in more than 50 years. (Fathom is the newest cruise brand of Carnival Corp).

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10 wishes for happy travel with your family in 2016
The mango man, San Blas in the Riviera Nayarit

10 wishes for happy travel with your family in 2016

Maybe you like nothing more than exploring new places and sharing new adventures with the kids and grandkids, well aware that things may not go as planned, though that can happen wherever you go, of course. Wherever you venture in 2016, give yourselves permission to get off the tourist track, at least for a little while. You’ll be glad you did.

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