Amy often takes breaks from her morning run to capture shots before others are out and about. One of her images, “Reflections,” was recently featured by the Havana Times as their photo of the day.Read More
Saturday Night Live recently did a skit on the type of traveler we do not have on our trips — the kind who never goes off the tourist trail, yet returns confident s/he is an expert on Cuba.
Our travelers benefit from our extensive experience in Cuba, always meet Cubans who don’t rely on tourists for their livelihood, and always say they’d recommend us to a friend or colleague.
But we all need a little laugh once in awhile…so…check out this SNL skit for a view of the alternative Cuba travel….
Earlier this year Complete Cuba and The Rangefinder Gallery cooperatively held an exhibit of photography from past Complete Cuba travelers. This is a brief three minute video of the gallery show.
This week we ask you to venture from the Complete Cuba blog and website to take a short read on the blog of Indiana-based photographer James Rice. Jim traveled with us in March of 2018 with the goal of documenting the real Complete Cuba.
Jims work was included in our Complete Cuba gallery show at The Rangefinder Gallery and has been internationally recognized by LFI Photographie GmbH.Read More
Anthony Bourdain changed the way we eat, travel, and engage people all over the world. His curiosity, reflection, sarcasm, humor, and storytelling are all one of a kind.
Anthony Bourdain once said, “As you move through this life and this world you change things slightly, you leave marks behind, however small. And in return, life — and travel — leaves marks on you. Most of the time, those marks — on your body or on your heart — are beautiful. Often, though, they hurt.”
In 2015, when Complete Cuba was relatively young, Anthony Bourdain traveled to Cuba and encouraged an entirely new interest in the food, culture, music, and people of the island nation.
Please watch Anderson Cooper's remembrance of Anthony Bourdain...
Anderson Cooper pays tribute to Anthony Bourdain
Late last year Complete Cuba was awarded the number 6 position in the top 20 Cuba Travel Blogs. We were very excited to have that honor. Complete Cuba has just been awarded the top 30 overall Cuba blogs on the web. Thank you all for following, liking, reading, and traveling with Complete Cuba!
You can check out the awards in the side-bar of our site to check out the list as well as some of the other blogs we are honored to be next to.
Have Tuesday evening free? Interested in traveling to Cuba? Complete Cuba's Amy Gardner and Keith Sbiral will be presenting at the Chicago Travel Meetup Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at Sully's Tap House, 1501 N Dayton St, Chicago. Sign up at the link below!
We have returned from our Winter 2018 trip! What a fabulous experience. We were able to touch base with old friends and make some new friends. Each trip seems to pack in new experiences that simply aren't on the typical tourist route. Stay tuned for more information and images from Winter 2018.
2017 was certainly a strange year for Cuba policy. We saw the new policies of open travel and relaxed limitations move to a time of uncertainty and ultimately a more restrictive foreign policy once again requiring legally registered travel and more regulations on travel. Regardless of your perspective on these various policies, Cuba is full of people who genuinely want to see Americans and full of great opportunities to share interactions with the people of Cuba.
As we continue to legally bring travelers to Cuba to meet people and experience the Complete Cuba, we see people open their hearts, minds, and create new friendships that last long after their time on the island. We look forward to being in Cuba again in January. We hope you consider the opportunity to join our March 2018 group, along with Dan Tamarkin of Tamarkin Camera, for what is sure to be a great trip.
Treat yourself to a new experience in the new year. Come experience the Complete Cuba. For more information check out completecuba.com.
When you stay in a casa particular, in addition to a place to stay, you have the opportunity to meet and get to know your hosts. Here, we say good bye to our Havana hosts from our Winter 2017 group trip.
Amy M. Gardner recently did an interview about casas particulares with Shoulders of Giants. The transcript is below.Read More