Tourism & the People of Cuba

History is too frequently mistaken as objective truth when, in fact, perspectives of moments taken place years, decades, and centuries past slowly fade away with each generation until those moments are oversimplified by the loudest voices. We…
1955 Chevrolet Belair Convertible

Cuba and Old Cars

Photography by Mike Ledford During his rule, Fidel Castro placed a ban on purchasing foreign vehicles and car parts, which kept new cars and car parts out of reach. As a result, Cuba is a living car museum where one will easily find cars…
Santería altar in Cuba. – ©Wikimedia Commons by Susanne Bollinger / CC-BY-SA-4.0


Santería developed in Cuba during the 19th century and has continued to spread in America, particularly in large cities like Miami, New York, and Los Angeles primarily through Caribbean island immigrants. Originating in West Africa among the…
Manuel Rodriguez, Owner of Charleston's Restaurant, Cortaditos Cuban Cafe

Cuban Cooking

As I start to look around his cozy restaurant and we start our conversation in Spanish, I feel closer to Cuba and eager to learn more about its food.