Category Archives: Current Destinations

The Cars of Cuba!


The cars of Cuba are one of the most fascinating sights for visitors from America–150,000 US “yank tanks” were sold in Cuba in the 1950s, and about 60,000 of them are still on the roads.  It feels like a time warp!

Why visit Cuba now?  Things are changing–but there is no way to tell if that change will initially be a good thing.  Or what it will mean to the experience of going to Cuba.  Right now, due to the coincidence of events in history, Cuba is a place unique in all the world.  If Cuba holds interest for you, I would encourage you to consider going soon.  If the cars are a particular interest, I would urge you go experience it!

These are photos from our trip there last November.  If you are interested in joining us on our next trip, Cuba: A Bridge Between Cultures departing February 7, 2015, contact me for information through this website.  Some space is still available, but there is a limit of just 20 participants!  For a short video and more information on the trip opportunity, see








Join us for a cultural-exchange experience in Cuba!

You will fall in love with Cuba–the music and movement, the make-it-work determination, the time-travel experience of the old American cars.  It’s an experience that stays with you, and one that gives you a new understanding of the life of the Cuban people.  This trip in particular is designed to provide interactions with people in an intentional and meaningful way–a very unique opportunity at this moment in time.

Our trip dates are being confirmed as February 7-18, 2015.  Please contact me for details on joining this licensed, People-to-People journey–space is available for only a few more travelers.  Highlights will include stays in 2 Havana locations, as well as nights in Cien Fuegos and Trinidad, providing a broader experience of the country.  Also included is a visit to Ernest Hemingway’s home, Finca Vigia.

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Step back to 1960–in Cuba!

Cuba is a place unique in the world.  Because of the timing and circumstances of history, there is no place like it.  And when you realize how close it is to the United States, the experience of Cuba is even more striking.

Our tour to Cuba departs just about 12 months from now, February 10, 2015.  Please take a look at the short video about this trip, through the link below:

I do believe now is the time to go to Cuba.  Change is coming, and to see what we have all heard about–the 1950s American cars everywhere, the music, and the cultural strength of the Cuban people–now is the time to go.  This People-to-People opportunity provides a depth of experience that will be unforgettable.

This is a small group experience–a maximum of 20 people.  It will fill quickly–contact me soon to hold your space with a deposit of $500.  All deposits are fully refundable until 65 days prior to the trip–so it is no-risk to hold your space.






First Announcement! Visit Cuba in February, 2015!


There is a mystery surrounding Cuba for Americans.  It’s an unknown, and inaccessible destination for us–until recently.  Now, through specially licensed People-to People programs, it is possible to experience Cuba for a rich and meaningful cultural exchange.  John & I had the opportunity to sample this experience recently, and are excited to make it available in February 2015.  It was one of the most interesting and fun trips I have ever taken!

Havana is just 90 miles from Miami–but a world away.  To visit Cuba now is to step back to the 1950s.  It is a place on the cusp of major change, in yet-unknown ways.  The chance to go to Cuba now is the opportunity to go to a place unique in the world.  The cars, the music and art, the people–all part of the authentic view of Cuban life today in this rare journey.

This tour will be limited to 18, and there is no doubt that it will fill very quickly.  Registration will be open soon.  If you are interested, I would encourage making a deposit as soon as possible to reserve your space.  Contact me for more information.



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Essence of the Elbe: Berlin to Prague in October, 2014

Berlin and Prague are two of the most vibrant cities in the world, with rich history and important roles today. We will be visting them, and several other fascinating destinations next October 19-31, 2014 with Grand Circle Travel’s Essence of the Elbe–and space is still available.  Sponsored by Portland, Oregon First United Methodist Church Travelers, this tour includes our favorite way to travel:  7 nights cruising on the Elbe River.  There is also the opportunity to extend the trip to Warsaw & Krakow, Poland, or a pre-trip to Hamburg, Germany.  Take a look at the video below for a preview of the tour!
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Come join the First Church Travelers Elbe River Cuise

A limited number of cabins are still available, and I can provide booking information.  Our Grand Circle Travel code for this trip is G4-24499 to be included with our group. Flights from your nearest airport can be arranged.