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January 31, 2018 Cilla Utne No comments exist

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…

September 30, 2017 Alexis Bonoff No comments exist

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…

December 5, 2016 Alexis Bonoff 1 comment

A rainbow greets our arrival at the Hotel Nacional   By Cilla Utne, CEO   The heavy doors to the big back patio swing open, and a warm ocean breeze sweeps through. Stepping out of the cool, air-conditioned art deco lobby into the humid and sunny morning, the smells of espresso and Cuban cigars greet…

December 11, 2015 Phil Meadows No comments exist

The Earth lost one of its greatest eco-warriors this week. Doug Tompkins was truly a pioneer — as an entrepreneur, outdoorsman, philanthropist, and conservationist. He was also a personal hero of mine. On Tuesday, December 8, he died in a kayaking accident on a lake in southern Chile. I’ll never forget the two times I…