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Cuba: Budget + What I Wore

I thought it would be nice for you to have a breakdown of what everything cost for us in Cuba, which will help you plan how much cash to take depending on how many days you are there.  I said it before, but you cannot use an American credit card there and as far as I know, there is no way to get cash once you are there, so you must take enough for your whole trip.  We left all of our cash in the room and only took out what we needed each day.  We paid for our Airbnb up front on a credit card, but for everything else we paid in cash to the driver or tour guide […]

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Cuba: Our Itinerary + Restaurant Recs

One of the most frequent questions I have gotten about Cuba is, ‘What did you do there? Did you go to the beach?’ We stayed in the capital of Cuba, Havana.  Havana is on the water, but as far as I could tell, there is no beach there.  We did go to a beach one morning that was 30 minutes away, but you don’t go to Cuba to go to the beach (in my opinion).  Sure, there are some nice hotels and some beach-front resorts, but you should really go to Cuba to experience the culture, people, food and of course rum and cigars!  Here was our itinerary by day along with what we ate and how much it all […]

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Cuba: Travel + Packing Recs

It’s Cuba week!  All of my blog posts this week will be dedicated to our 6 day trip to Cuba. Cuba is such a unique and special place, so I hope I can do it justice.  With Cuba, it’s hard to know where to begin, and I find Cuba very difficult to put into words.  I talked to people who had been to Cuba and did my fair share of research before going, but I don’t think anything can really prepare you or truly convey what to expect there.  In my first post, I am going to focus on some travel and packing recommendations. Visa: You need a Visa to go from the United States to Cuba.  I googled this […]

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