Caribbean Archive

Travel Contests: January 20, 2016 – Dominican Republic, Italy, & more

Here are your travel contests for this week. You can win trips to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic; Tuscany, Italy; Charleston, South Carolina; Aspen, Colorado; a Rhine River cruise; and more. Good luck! Win a Mission: Impossible travel package WIN A $500 AIRLINE GIFT CARD, “MISSION IMPOSSIBLE – ROGUE NATION” ON BLU-RAY COMBO PACK, AND MISSION […]

Top 10 things to do in Havana Vieja, Cuba

I spent the majority of my time in Cuba in Havana, specifically in Havana Vieja, the oldest part of the city. With beautiful buildings, quaint squares, historic bars, and classic cars, Havana Vieja is home to many of the images people think of when they think of Havana. In no particular order, here were my […]

My favorite restaurants in Havana Vieja, Cuba

While I’ve already covered some great drinking spots in Havana Vieja, I also visited a couple of fantastic restaurants when I was visiting the city. Cuba has a reputation for not having great food, but this is changing. It’s becoming easier for chefs to get quality ingredients to make both traditional and new Cuban dishes. […]

Travel Contests: December 9, 2015 – South Africa, Budapest, Chile & more

Here are your travel contests for this week. You can win trips to South Africa; Budapest, Hungary; Miami, Florida; Santa Rosa, California; a Fairmont hotel; Ojai, California; Chile; SPG hotels; Nicaragua; Punta Cana, Dominican Republic; Las Vegas, Nevada; and more. Good luck! Win a trip to South Africa 2-night stay at One&Only Cape Town 3-night […]

Staying in a Cuban casa particular – Casa Maura in Havana, Cuba review

Long before AirBnb, the Cuban government allowed private citizens to open their houses for tourists. Such an arrangement is called a casa particular. In a country where there are strict government controls over commerce, the creation of casas particulares has helped citizens start their own small businesses, while giving travelers access to a unique Cuban experience […]

The best craft beer in Havana, Cuba

Cuba is famous for its rum, but Havana is not bereft of places to get a nice, cold beer on a hot, humid day. Sure, there’s mass produced beer such as Bucanero and Cristal available, but a couple of new breweries have opened in recent years. I visited two craft beer bars in Havana: Cerveceria […]

Travel Contests: December 2, 2015 – College football, London, Jamaica & more

Here are your travel contests for this week. You can win trips to the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans, Louisiana; the College Football National Championship in Glendale, Arizona; Jackson Hole, Wyoming; Nashville, Tennessee; Montego Bay, Jamaica; Switzerland; Turks & Caicos; London, England; India; and more. Good luck! Win a trip to the Sugar Bowl and […]

Travel Contests: November 25, 2015 – California, Barbados, New York & more

Here are your travel contests for this week. Prizes include an Amtrak trip, plus trips to Australia; California’s Wine Country; Santa Barbara; a Ritz-Carlton hotel; Las Vegas, Nevada; Morocco; Croatia; Turkey; New York City; Barbados; and more. Happy Thanksgiving & good luck! Win a family Amtrak train trip Grand Prize winner will receive one (1) […]

Travel Contests: October 28, 2015 – Cuba, Wrestlemania, Morocco & more

Here are your travel contests for this week. You can win trips to Wisconsin; Portland, Oregon; Marrakech, Morocco; New York City; Cuba, Transylvania, or India; Wrestlemania 32; Santa Rosa, California, and more. Good luck! Win a trip anywhere in the world from DK Eyewitness Travel One Grand Prize of $4,000.00 toward your vacation of choice […]