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Posted by Cilla Utne on January 31, 2018

Contribute Your Stories to Carole’s New Travel Book!

Carole Angermeir and her husband Wilford Welsh in Cuba, 2015. Dear CCJ travelers, Travel is a wonderful opportunity…to dream new dreams, try on a new persona, experience new cultures, make new friends and to experience exotic places. Travel always creates an opportunity to learn more about yourself, and others. You can fall in love with

Posted by Leif Utne on November 21, 2017

Good News: Cuba Travel is Still Legal

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

Posted by Leif Utne on October 27, 2017

Cuba: Still the Safest Country for U.S. Travelers

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

Posted by Leif Utne on October 4, 2017

Statement Regarding US State Department Warning on Cuba Travel and Drawdown of Embassy Staff

Cross Cultural Journeys condemns the US State Department’s September 29 advisory warning Americans to avoid traveling to Cuba due to the “sonic attacks” that have reportedly affected the health of 21 US embassy personnel in Havana. The State Department has also ordered 60% of its Havana staff to return to the US immediately. These bizarre

Posted by Alexis Bonoff on September 30, 2017

US Travel Association Opposes Trump Administration’s Cuba Travel Warning and Pullout of Embassy Staff

US Travel Association Opposes Trump Administration’s Cuba Travel Warning and Pullout of Embassy Staff September 30, 2017, Havana, Cuba – Meeting here, RESPECT, the largest association of US orga denizers of travel to Cuba unanimously rejected the Trump Administration’s Cuba travel warning and itscision to withdraw diplomatic staff from its Havana embassy. The reaction came