Emily in Paris: A Visual Map of Picturesque Locations Filmed

Emily in Paris: A Visual Map of Picturesque Locations Filmed

Mission Trip to Baan Nam Kem (Thailand)

Mission Trip to Baan Nam Kem (Thailand)

Baan Nam Kem has a special place for me as a home away from home. It is more than a mission trip 
How to spend an unforgettable morning in St Tropez

How to spend an unforgettable morning in St Tropez

When we hear about Saint Tropez, we all think about yachts, expensive cars, celebrities, actors, singers, brands and exclusive hotels. Well, Saint Tropez is all these but it is also more. It is also a picturesque fishing village, preserved perfectly, where everyone could have a...
8 stops on a road trip in Evros County

8 stops on a road trip in Evros County

Evros County in Thraki (Θράκη) in the minds of other residents of Greece it is the most remote area of Greece. It is actually a magical place, with impressive history and important Byzantine heritage. The river Evros (Έβρος), which flows between Greece and Turkey, determines...
Top Tips on how to take a safe vacation in Cuba in the time of COVID

Top Tips on how to take a safe vacation in Cuba in the time of COVID

Cuba has one of the lowest infection rates in the world of COVID 19 and one of the highest recovery rates. Encouraging the population to wear masks, wash hands frequently, socially distance, has helped achieve this remarkable result. Here we offer some tips on how...
Setting the scene - immersing in Cuban culture at home through your TV

Setting the scene - immersing in Cuban culture at home through your TV

A Cuba holiday might not be feasible at the moment, but you can immerse in Cuban life through the magic of cinema and tele transport yourself to the Cuba of the present day, of past and present without leaving your room. This blog is about...
Discovering "Wild Cuba" like an adventurous explorer

Discovering "Wild Cuba" like an adventurous explorer

If you want to follow in the steps of Colin Stafford-Johnson in his BBC documentary "Wild Cuba: A Caribbean Journey". Read this blog post to find inspiration. See added recommendations on the places to stay, the excursions to book and the sights to see. For...
Doing Joanna Lumley's "Hidden Cuba" journey

Doing Joanna Lumley's "Hidden Cuba" journey

Discovering Cuba is not as straightforward as one might think. Especially not if you really want to get under its skin and see the many hidden aspects bubbling under the surface. This documentary-inspired journey through Cuba will open your eyes to a Cuba that not...
High life in Havana: Gran Hotel Bristol and the city's luxury hotel renaissance

High life in Havana: Gran Hotel Bristol and the city's luxury hotel renaissance

Havana's high-end hotel renaissance is in full swing with prestigious new properties. Springing up around the city's Paseo del Prado promenade in the last couple of years. As luxury hotelier Kempinski debuts its second hotel – the Gran Hotel Bristol – in the city, the...
21st century Havana: An old city's new shade of cool

21st century Havana: An old city's new shade of cool

What is it about Cuba? Ever since Colombus sailed into one if its virginal bays and declared it to be the most beautiful sight he had ever seen. The largest island in the Caribbean seduces sailors, travellers and tourists alike. So, after centuries of Spanish,...
Trekking the Escambray - Unearthing one of Cuba's most dazzling diamonds in the rough

Trekking the Escambray - Unearthing one of Cuba's most dazzling diamonds in the rough

Discovering central Cuba's Escambray region makes for one the most exhilarating experiences you can have on the island in terms of natural discoveries and rural adventures. The chain of stunning mountains that make up this hilly landscape is full of rewarding surprises. From meandering trails...
Ivan Chef Justo - a restaurant fit for a king

Ivan Chef Justo - a restaurant fit for a king

Cuba is politically, culturally, historically and geographically, a fascinating place. Travellers have been coming to this Caribbean paradise for centuries and leaving tiny parts of their own cultures. All of which have contributed to a melting-pot that astounds and astonishes. However, it's always been the...
Why Cuba Private Travel? More than ten reasons to experience Cuba with us

Why Cuba Private Travel? More than ten reasons to experience Cuba with us

From our local on-the-ground expertise, our solid connections and our profound knowledge of the island´s depth and breadth. Experiencing Cuba with Cuba Private Travel is like taking a full immersion in Cuban life, culture, history, nature (even economics!) with all the added comforts of a...
Finca Vista Hermosa – a wholly organic, rural experience a stone's throw from Havana's bustling city centre

Finca Vista Hermosa – a wholly organic, rural experience a stone's throw from Havana's bustling city centre

Going for a rural experience during your Cuba holiday; doesn't need to imply taking long journeys outside Havana to immerse in a remote countryside setting. Finca Vista Hermosa is a beautiful farm in the Cuban capital. Found a few kilometres east of the city's main...
Follow Hemingway's fishy footsteps - You may just get hooked!

Follow Hemingway's fishy footsteps - You may just get hooked!

The calming turquoise waters around the Caribbean island of Cuba attract a large number of different fish, much like the azure blue surf and white sandy beaches attract a large number of tourists. Because of the warm Antilles current that flows north-easterly past the island...
Country life: Coffee, cascades and cowboys in Cuba

Country life: Coffee, cascades and cowboys in Cuba

From cowboys, coffee and cigars to caves, cascades and Cuban creole cuisine, to experience the beauty and simplicity of rural Cuban life. There can be few better places to stay than the sprawling Finca Lima ranch in the verdant Escambray mountains of southern Cuba. Set...
Cuba's Cayo Saetia, the only place in the Caribbean for an African safari

Cuba's Cayo Saetia, the only place in the Caribbean for an African safari

There is a rather unusual part of Cuba that not many tourists know about. Not even those who've been the closest to it during a beach holiday in Guardalavaca. Yet, less than two hours' ride away there is a dazzling African wilderness enclave that never...
Havana moment: the Caribbean's coolest city

Havana moment: the Caribbean's coolest city

From a parade along the handsome Paseo del Prado to a foray into gritty and vibrant Central Havana; travel writer and cubaphile Lucy hits the storied streets of the Cuban capital as it celebrates its half-millennia birthday. If the streets could speak, what stories would...
How to still travel to Cuba if you're an American – what Trump's latest restrictions mean

How to still travel to Cuba if you're an American – what Trump's latest restrictions mean

With the latest wave of restrictions concerning Cuba travel for American citizens. You can't fault potential visitors for being wary of eyeing Cuba as a potential destination. As many are now unsure whether a Cuba trip is at all doable. Or whether it would entail...
Is Cuban Rum the best rum in the world?

Is Cuban Rum the best rum in the world?

Cuban rum’s as well as Cuban tobacco, have been a key to the island’s national identity and pumped the blood of its economy for centuries.Rum connoisseurs worldwide agree that the best rums come from sugar-producing countries. Cuban rums, as the country, have as rich a...
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