Why Cuba, Why Now?November 19, 2019
Imagine a time when life was simple, and all that mattered was being together. Smile as you feel the breeze tussle your hair, inhale the salty ocean air and pull your loved ones close. Responsibilities melt away. An ice-cold mojito or a freshly cracked coconut is at your fingertips. Emails don’t exist. Truly escape from daily responsibilities and be fully present. At last—you’re unreachable.
Cuba is now open to American travelers for the first time in over five decades. And savvy travelers understand that now is the best time in history to visit Cuba. The recent changes and new rules surrounding Cuba travel have created much confusion and put the brakes on travel for many Americans. However, knowledgeable travelers understand that this means your experience will be that much better. Less travelers, more culture and better accommodations.
Imagine visiting the Sistine Chapel on an afternoon in mid-July and finding it totally empty. Experience the joy of seeing Paris from the Eiffel Tower minus the frustrating wait time. Picture the Louvre on a Saturday in Spring without having to crane your neck for a mere glimpse at the Mona Lisa. Take in the masterpieces around you at your own pace, without the pressure of keeping the line moving. That is Havana right now.
In addition to the reduction in crowds, the Caribbean gem remains a digital detox paradise (though WIFI is now reliable). Cuba allows parents and children to put their phones away and be fully present in each other’s company. Relationships flourish under the island sun as the digital detox, coupled with island vibes, unique experiences and the thought-provoking nature of Cuba fosters deeper discussions on shared values and bonding, free from distractions. Stay present, captivated and explore the largest island in the Caribbean.
Prior to the recent changes, the island experienced an 18-month travel boom, improving infrastructure and customer service. In the first half of 2017 alone, over half a million U.S. travelers visited Cuba, an increase of 247% over the previous year! Cuba’s predicted appeal to millions of American travelers will only be held at bay by confusing travel rules for so long. The stampede will resume, and travelers will soon crowd the streets of Old Havana once again.
So what are you waiting for? Travel to Cuba is safe and legal. Discover a dream that once seemed impossible. An idyllic island paradise emanating salsa, nostalgia and romance that has captured the hearts and minds of in-the-know Americans throughout history, from Frank Sinatra to Beyoncè.