Haley is a certified health coach and yoga instructor living in Brooklyn, NY. She helps clients redefine their relationship with food and their body while learning to approach life with mindfulness, love, and a lot of fun.
When I made plans to spend a week in Cuba, my gluten- and dairy-free diet was really the last thing on my mind. I was more worried about how many sundresses to pack, whether I would remember my newly learned salsa steps, and if immigration would stamp my passport (they didn’t). I’m pretty sure my travel companion, a vegan, didn’t think too much about what she would eat either.
Restored diplomatic relations and relaxed travel restrictions mean that it’s now considerably easier to visit Cuba. But what does that mean exactly, and what should you expect once you get there? Here’s what you need to know about traveling to and staying in Cuba.
So you want to bring home a little something to remember your trip to Cuba, but not sure what’s a good idea and what might be asking for trouble? Here’s how to bring a taste of the Cubana life home with you and avoid any airport questioning. A note: You can legally bring back $100 in cigars and/or Cuban rum, so choose wisely. If you ask Cubans why their cigars are superior, they’ll tell you it’s the tobacco, and the rich soil that makes for a better crop.