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Exploring the Cuban Countryside: A Day Trip from Havana to Viñales Valley

Cuba The lush landscapes of Viñales Valley

In the past couple years, former President Barack Obama and the U.S. government have eased travel restrictions that have kept most Americans from visiting Cuba for more than 40 years. For me, that meant booking a trip as soon as I could—before the country, which currently seems like it’s almost stuck in time, inevitably becomes … Read more

12 Weird, Wild Winter Festivals Around the World

Frozen Dead Guy Days is not for the faint of heart

Let’s face it: Once the holidays are over, it’s hard not to start counting the (dark) days until spring arrives. But that doesn’t there’s nothing to look forward to during those long winter days. Around the world, communities large and small come together to put on seasonal celebrations that have fun with—and make light of—this … Read more

Navigating the Many Faces of Costa Rica: Tropical Adventure at a “Pura Vida” Pace

Sandbar strolling along the Whale's Tail of Costa Rica's Marino Ballena National Park

Costa Rica is a country with many personalities. Retired snowbirds come to escape winter and find solace in the warmth of swinging hammocks, while wild beach parties catcall out to college students on break. With everything from luxurious infinity pools to machete-wielding coconut dealers, Costa Rica drips green with ecological wonder and has something for … Read more

Best Bali Beaches, Indonesia

Top 8 beaches in and around Bali

This guide will not only give you must-see, best beaches in Bali, Indonesia. Each recommendation is accompanied with the reasons why each spot is visit-worthy! Best Bali Beaches & Things To Do In Bali, Indonesia Visiting Bali? Don’t limit yourself to this beautiful island, but open yourself to her magical neighbors – only a short boat ride … Read more