Month: January 2015

January 17, 2015 Phil Meadows

New owner Cilla Utne and former owner Carole Angermeir in Sausalito, CA   Dear Friends,    I have exciting news. After twenty-four incredible years at the helm of Cross Cultural Journeys, I am passing the torch to a new leader, my long-time friend Cecilia Utne, a.k.a. “Cilla”. More on this amazing woman in a bit….

January 15, 2015 Phil Meadows

Breaking News US Lifts Restrictions on Cuban Travel Today, the US Treasury and Commerce Departments issued new rules regarding trade and travel to Cuba going into effect Friday, January 16, 2015. Cross Cultural Journeys applauds the Obama Administration’s move to normalize diplomatic relations with Cuba and ease some restrictions on trade and travel. These new…

January 15, 2015 Phil Meadows

Today, the US Treasury and Commerce Departments issued new rules regarding trade and travel to Cuba which go into effect Friday, January 16, 2015. The new regulations will open up the long-forbidden Communist island to greater American travel. However, some restrictions will still apply, and US tourists can’t simply hop a plane from Miami to…

January 14, 2015 Phil Meadows

Springtime in Cuba Springtime is magical all over the world but now, more than ever is the time to get to Cuba. We are offering two trips with a $200 discount for signing up before February 1st. Just mention, “Spring in Cuba” when registering. Click below to view the full itinerary for either of these…

January 13, 2015 Phil Meadows

This past week, with the turn of the New Year and the welcoming spirit of 2015, our news sources were inundated with their yearly top ten lists. We, of course, paid close attention to the best travel destinations of 2015. Botswana! Chile! Cuba! screamed National Geographic and Travel + Leisure. New hotels, fancy resorts, shopping,…