Direct flights between Havana and the United States are beginning this month -- with prices as low as $130 round trip -- after more than half a century of no direct connections between the two places. Book your tickets now!
Americans can now come to Cuba — legally, and on their own, without having to pay for an expensive organized tour. The key is to follow an itinerary that includes a full schedule of educational, cultural, and professional activities during which you interact with locals.
The tour guides will tell you to go to La Bodeguita del Medio, a restaurant in Old Havana with Matt Dillon’s picture plastered on wall. Or El Floridita, a nearby bar that Ernest Hemingway frequented that nowadays is jammed with European tourists.