The allure of Cuba is as thick as cigar musk and as strong as a double rum on the rocks. But despite the world’s fascination with the Pearl of Antilles, the average gay traveller couldn’t name a city beyond Havana. If you fall into said category, we’re here to help!
Read on for three must-see UNESCO World Heritage Cities every gay traveller should scribble into their Cuban itinerary.
Continue reading “Beyond Havana: 3 Other Cuban Cities Gay Travellers Should Visit.”
“If it’s so difficult for Americans to get to Cuba, why bother?” I asked my new travel companion. We’d just met as part of Out Adventures’ Cultural Cuba gay tour.
“Well, it’s kind of like forbidden fruit.”
His answer hit me harder than a double Havana Club on the rocks; the allure of Cuba — despite Trump’s hardened stance on US-Cuba relations, the “sonic attacks”, the hurricanes etc. — is the mystery surrounding the flamboyant destination. The thrill of going somewhere you were told you couldn’t.
As a Canadian who’s enjoyed the splendours of Cuba countless times, here are my top ten reasons Americans should visit this unique destination — despite the hoops they need to jump through. Continue reading “10 Reasons Americans Should Join Us in Cuba, According to this Gay Canadian”
Visiting Cuba is an exciting albeit confusing proposition. There are lots of questions worth asking, and some answers are more complicated than others, but we’ve done our best to tackle them all here.
Continue reading “Can Americans Still Travel to Cuba? Yes.”
Our digital marketing coordinator Carl Hiehn, embraced the rhythm of Cuba last week with a great group of guys on Out Adventures’ Cultural Cuba tour. Get a feel for the island-nation by streaming his video above and then head to our website for more information about upcoming tours.
Last week, the U.S. State Department released a travel warning advising its citizens not to travel to Cuba. There have been reports that a number of diplomats became ill after suspected sonic attacks against U.S. government officials in Havana. These attacks reportedly occurred in the homes of government officials and in hotels where American diplomats were staying. No tourists were harmed.
Continue reading “Why we’re still visiting Cuba despite the U.S. travel warning”
From revered restaurants to his go-to gay bars, Rob breaks down the best of Havana, Cuba in today’s Roaming with Rob.
As per usual, a number of Rob’s best-bets were left on the editing room floor. For a complete list of his recommendations as well as websites, addresses and phone numbers for those businesses mentioned, please see below.
You can find Out Adventures’ current Cultural Cuba and Cuban New Year’s Eve Fiesta tour dates on our website.
Continue reading “Roaming with Rob: Havana”
On June 16, 2017, Donald Trump announced a number of changes to Obama’s relaxed engagement with Cuba.
“Effective immediately, I am cancelling the last administration’s completely one-sided deal with Cuba,” said Trump in Miami, Florida. He stated Americans, “will not be silent in the face of communist oppression any longer,” then signed a document sanctioning Americans from conducting business with Cuban military-owned or -operated organizations amongst other changes.
After the announcement, The Department of Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control, released an online FAQ guide highlighting the restrictions expected to change. We’ve compiled the five biggest takeaways from this document, as they pertain to American passport holders who want to visit Cuba.
Continue reading “Americans Visiting Cuba: 5 Things To Know”
Kristopher Kelly’s photography not only captures the sites of our Cultural Cuba tour, but also the energy. His photos rumble with the rusted mufflers clogging Old Havana, the smell of cigars in Viñales wafts from them, and your mouth waters for the rum in Trinidad – Daiquiri, anyone?
Scroll down to see some of Kelly’s favourite images from his trip to Cuba. And visit Out Adventures’ Cultural Cuba and Cuban New Year Fiesta trip pages to start planning your own Cuban escape.
Continue reading “In Focus: Cultural Cuba”
It’s especially important that we support our brothers and sisters while visiting Cuba, so OUT Adventures has chosen to stay, eat, and spend our money with locals, instead of at government-run properties (which even includes the major international chain hotels).
Continue reading “Stays that Slay: Cuba”
Since President Donald Trump’s Cuba sanctions speech on June 16, 2017, American travel to Cuba has become stricter. Gone are the brief days of the Obama administration’s relaxed laws regarding American-Cuban travel. Read our FAQs on the recent changes implemented since Trump’s speech.
Continue reading “Getting to Cuba from America”