While honeymooning in Cuba, I couldn’t help but compile a list of all the items that either I wish I had brought with me or that I was happy I did bring with me. Cuba is such a beautiful destination but it is definitely a place trapped in time as far as many amenities and service go. To help make your Cuban adventure more hassle-free, here is the list of items I would recommend bringing with you:
Our trip to Cuba was in July 2016 after President Obama had loosened up the travel restrictions. While it was a looser policy than in years past, there still were some hoops to jump through and obstacles to overcome. The following is a guide to better help you navigate planning a trip to beautiful Cuba:
Do you travel internationally at least 1x per year? If so, you may want to seriously consider applying for the Global Entry program. It includes all the perks of TSA Pre-check and for an extra $15 you can get expedited entry back into the country at major U.S. airports! The total $100 fee covers you for 5 years too! Several credit cards such as American Express Platinum will even cover the fee for you when you charge it to that card. I think I held off applying for so long because I was dreading having to go into LAX for the interview. Now that it’s done, I can say it was well worth it and I wish I would’ve done it sooner saving myself tons of time waiting in security lines and customs lines over the last few years. Here is how it works: … (click the “Continue Reading” button below)
If you missed Part 1 of my Rosewood Mayakoba review, you may not know that I am obsessed with this place! It truly is a feast for the eyes and for the tummy! Some of THE best food I have eaten in my life! Then again, I always say yes to Mexican food so perhaps my heaven truly does exist here on Earth.
Here are my reviews of the eateries around the Mayakoba / Playa Del Carmen / Tulum/ Riviera Maya area that we tried out:
The most apropos point I can think of starting my travel reviews is with the place that was the catalyst for this blog: Rosewood Mayakoba in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. This was the final stop on our perfect honeymoon, which was the perfectly planned ending to a magical trip. This was no accident that I picked this place. I did my research and was handsomely rewarded and thensome. Some of the phrases that come to mind immediately when thinking of the Rosewood Mayakoba? Pure relaxation, over-the-top luxury, beachside heaven, jungle paradise, best food of my life! (although I am partially biased because I am the biggest sucker for amazing Mexican food & seafood), plunge pools