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Survey of Americans Shows How Travel Can Transform Worldviews for the Better

Peggy Goldman | Posted 05.04.2014 | Travel
Peggy Goldman

A survey of 423 Americans who have traveled to Cuba as part of U.S.-licensed cultural exchange programs (known as people-to-people programs) shows that visiting the island nation dramatically transforms their opinions about Cuba, its people and U.S. policy toward that country.

Cuban Cool

Peter Mandel | Posted 08.13.2013 | Travel
Peter Mandel

After years of U.S. Treasury Department travel restrictions, Cuba has taken on an air of mystery. Our 45-minute charter-flight from Miami and the bus ride into Havana make us feel like astronauts of a sort, touching down for nine days in a parallel world.

Dispelling Four Misconceptions About Travel to Cuba

Peggy Goldman | Posted 06.13.2013 | Travel
Peggy Goldman

When Beyoncé and Jay-Z recently celebrated their five-year wedding anniversary in Cuba, their trip reignited questions about whether Americans can travel to Cuba legally. There are still many misconceptions about Americans traveling to Cuba. So, here are the facts.

Cuba Travel: The Upside To People-To-People Trips

Peggy Goldman | Posted 12.23.2012 | Travel
Peggy Goldman

Now that our program is back in full gear and I've had some time to reflect on this whole Cuba license subject, I can't help but marvel at the fact that this people-to-people program, which brings Americans and Cubans together, face-to-face, making it possible for each to learn about the other, was the brainchild of a government bureaucracy.

PHOTOS: People To People In Havana, Cuba

Tyler Wetherall | Posted 06.16.2012 | Travel
Tyler Wetherall

In a country as complex as this, in which tourists have for so long existed in a separate strata to locals, the only way to learn anything about the "real Cuba" is to talk.

Wynton Marsalis, "60 minutes" and the Case for People-to-People Travel to Cuba

Anya Landau French | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Anya Landau French

For those who missed it, 60 Minutes aired a segment on last October's visit to Havana by Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra earl...

Pack Your Bags for Cuba? Maybe Soon, If You Have a Good Reason

Jake Colvin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Jake Colvin

Given that American citizens can get to China, Iran and Vietnam on a U.S. passport, it is a wonder Cuba is still largely off-limits.

Get to Cuba Legally

Margie Goldsmith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Margie Goldsmith

Ten years ago, I went to Cuba to enter an Olympic distance triathlon even though I hated to swim, thought biking 25 miles was endless and could think of a lot better things to do than run six miles.

Marcus Baram

FBI Questions American Travelers To Cuba

HuffingtonPost.com | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

At least 10 Americans who recently traveled to Cuba through cultural exchange programs have been questioned by FBI agents, either at home or over the ...

Why Can We Visit Kim Jung Il but Not Old Havana?

Jake Colvin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jake Colvin

Restricting travel to Cuba severely limits the positive impact Americans can have abroad through everyday activities and interactions.

'Cruel' Cuba Embargo Must Be Lifted: Fidel Castro

AP | WILL WEISSERT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

HAVANA — Fidel Castro said Tuesday the Obama administration's softening of sanctions is "positive although minimal," and criticized it for leavi...

Obama Lifting Cuba Travel Restrictions

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — In a measured break with a half-century of U.S. policy toward communist Cuba, the Obama administration lifted restrictions Monday o...

Cuba Policy: Obama Should Extend Right To Travel To All Americans

Human Rights Watch | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Human Rights Watch

(Washington, DC, April 13, 2009) - President Barack Obama's executive order ending restrictions on Cuban-Americans' travel and remittances to Cuba is ...

Obama To Lift Some Curbs On Travel To Cuba

Wall Street Journal | LAURA MECKLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

President Barack Obama plans to lift longstanding U.S. restrictions on Cuba, a senior administration official said, allowing Cuban-Americans to visit ...

Cuba Travel Ban To Be Lifted: US Senators

Los Angeles Times | William E. Gibson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Reporting from Washington -- A bipartisan group of senators predicted Tuesday that Congress was ready to pass legislation to allow all Americans to tr...

U.S. Congress Set To Open Cuban Exiles' Passage Back Home

Miami Herald | LESLEY CLARK AND FRANCES ROBLES | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The 1,128-page budget bill that will begin to work its way through Congress this week contains key paragraphs that alter the shape of U.S.-Cuba policy...

Feds Fine Director Oliver Stone For Travel To Cuba...

Deadine Hollywood Daily | Nikki Finke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Busted! The feds have fined controversial director Oliver Stone in connection with his travel to Cuba to make documentaries about Fidel Castro. Accord...