Waking Up From a Dream

Adorable (and persistent) mola salesperson at Achutupu in the far Eastern San Blas

We dreamed of sailing off into the sunset. We made our dreams come true. And now we’re boatless and unsure how we feel …

Understanding Cuba: “Bacardi and the Long Fight for Cuba”


Looking for one book that will enlighten, entertain and educate you on historical perspective for your upcoming trip to Cuba?

Not My Dad’s ’55 Ford Fairlane!

My Dad's 1955 Ford Fairlane.

I found my Dad’s 1955 Ford Fairlane in Cuba… except he says it’s not the actual one … but I say, it likely could be!

Cuba: What To Expect

One of blocks and blocks of mosiac art in Jaimantas - do not miss this short walk!

Expect change, be flexible! Nothing stays the same. Even day to day.

Returning From Cuba: Checking In On A Boat


Our experience returning from Cuba to the US. Easy, but frustrating all at the same time.

Sailboat and Tanker Collide Enroute to Cuba


Rarely is there a happy ending when a sailboat collides with a tanker.

Transportation: Getting Around Cuba Without Breaking the Bank

One of our Taxi Collectivo/Maquina's

So many options for transportation. There are inexpensive alternatives to overpriced private taxis that are lots of fun if you know how!

How Do I Get to a Bank?

"Our" bank in Jaimanitas.

How to find a bank near Marina Hemingway. The fastest and easiest for us was Jaimanitas. Here’s how to get there.

How Much Money Should We Take to Cuba?

CUP on top; CUC bottom.  They're similar and the only identification that I can find on the CUC is that just beneath DIEZ PESOS it says "Pesos Convertibles"

How much money should we take to Cuba? CUC (convertible pesos) and CUP (Cuban National Pesos) explained – as well as what things cost. Remember NO US bank credit cards, so no ATMs, only the money you have with you aboard!

To Cuba and Back!

First glimpse of the Havana skyline through the early morning haze.

Finally, our Cuba adventure begins!