Author: Leif Utne

July 3, 2018 Leif Utne No comments exist

Guest blog post by Hilda Resch, of Tulan Kan: The base of the ancient Mayan wisdom is their calendar, the Tzol-Kin. A month has 20 days and each day carries a specific quality. All their knowledge and wisdom comes from observation of nature, so the “20 Nawales” as they call these 20 days are archetypical…

November 21, 2017 Leif Utne No comments exist

On November 9, the Trump administration issued new rules on travel to Cuba for U.S. citizens. The good news: Cuba travel is still completely safe and legal. There were no big surprises in the new rules. The same 12 categories of legal travel under the U.S. trade embargo still apply, including the popular “people-to-people” educational…

October 27, 2017 Leif Utne No comments exist

Cuba is the safest country in the western hemisphere (and possibly the world) for foreign travelers, despite the recent reports of health incidents affecting U.S. diplomats in Havana. In addition to taking thousands of Americans to the island since 1998, Cross Cultural Journeys has led trips to over 30 countries around the globe over 3…

September 13, 2017 Leif Utne No comments exist

Like many of you, we watched in horror last weekend as Hurricane Irma marched slowly across island after island in the Caribbean, including our beloved Cuba. Irma made landfall there as a deadly Category 5 storm, one of the most powerful ever recorded, and left a trail of destruction along Cuba’s north coast, from Baracoa to Matanzas, before veering…