How to Make Limonada de Coco (Coconut Limeaid) with Recipe

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This Colombia-Caribbean drink made with limes and coconut cream tastes like an eternal summer. “Do you think if I made limonada de coco back home, it would taste just as divine as it tastes right now, right here on this quiet island in the Caribbean?” This is the question I pondered while I was sippingRead more

How to Play the Colombia Sport of Tejo

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You’ll have a blast throwing rocks at gunpowder in Colombia. Colombia’s national sport of Tejo is a lot like cornhole, except it’s much more explosive. Instead of trying to toss bean bags at holes in a wooden board, players throw heavy-metal pucks (tejos) at a clay-covered board (tablón) with a center target (bocin) decorated withRead more

How to make Ajiaco like a local in Bogotá, Colombia (with recipe!)

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Doña Elsa Ramirez shares Colombian culinary traditions Food is a universal language, so taking a cooking class while traveling is a great way to get to know local people and their traditions. My husband, Chris, and I heading to meet our instructor, but at the moment, a mountain is the only thing standing between usRead more

Easy ways to make travel photography more valuable

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It’s helpful to study photography trends to succeed in the Age of Instagram Recently, I had the opportunity to speak to a group of photography enthusiasts. While they may never earn a penny for the images they shoot or have an interest in shooting the same types of subjects I do or even have anRead more

Photographing Trinidad, Cuba

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Episode 4 of “3 Minutes in Cuba”: Trinidad Street Photography We are hunting right now,” says Julio Muñoz as we wander the cobblestone avenues and alleyways of Trinidad, Cuba. “I want you to have an eagle’s eye.” We’re exploring the exquisitely preserved colonial town with the local photographer, who has been photographing the residents ofRead more

Roadtripping through the Cuban countryside

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Episode 3 of “3 Minutes in Cuba”: Driving from Havana to Trinidad Road trip! We’re heading down to Trinidad on Cuba’s south coast and taking in the rural scenery along the way. But first, we have to get past the figurative road block we encounter before even commencing the journey. Our original plan to takeRead more

Getting to know Cuba’s Unique Travel Quirks

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Episode 1 of “3 Minutes in Cuba”: Gas, Food, Lodging If Cuba were a person on Facebook, its relationship status would read: “It’s complicated.” Most relationships have their ups and downs, but it’s only been a few minutes since I touched down in Havana with friends and our brief liaison with the Caribbean country isRead more

Cuba: The Next Foodie Frontier?

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With more Americans taking an interest in Cuba, the Caribbean country has the potential to start a new food revolution. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard a lot about President Obama trying to improve U.S. diplomatic relations with Cuba, our Caribbean neighbor just 90 miles south of Florida. The news ofRead more

How to travel solo in Cuba as an American

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Have you ever searched for a recipe online and had to scroll through a long diatribe about a blogger’s favorite memories of her grandmother before finally getting to the nitty gritty? If you are an American and are interested in traveling to Cuba legally on your own right now, I’m going to save your thumbRead more

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