Author: Leif Utne

December 20, 2016 Leif Utne No comments exist

In May of 2015, shortly after I came aboard as the CEO of Cross Cultural Journeys, we ran a wonderful trip called “How Cuba Went Green: And What the Future Holds,” exploring the surprising ways Cuba’s recent history has turned the island into a global leader in environmental sustainability — from its thriving coral reefs…

October 26, 2016 Leif Utne No comments exist

Relief for Baracoa, Cuba: Hurricane Matthew’s Other Victim   Haiti wasn’t Hurricane Matthew’s only victim. The storm also ripped through the historic city of Baracoa on Cuba’s southeastern shore. Matthew devastated thousands of homes and buildings, destroyed surrounding forests and farmland, knocked out power for nearly two weeks, and left many homeless. We have been leading groups to…

September 16, 2016 Leif Utne 1 comment

It’s finally happening!   After more than half a century, regular commercial flights to Cuba are a reality again. This means US travelers will have more and cheaper options to get to the island. But service is limited to just a few provincial airports, flights to Havana are a few months away, none of the major travel websites offer flights to Cuba…