CUBA TRAVEL SURGE: Visit Cuba now for about half the cost of other deluxe tours!
Greetings! My name is Jim Lewis. Welcome to my website. I am passionate about the country of Cuba and its people. My background includes working as an RN, as well as having experience in the Travel Industry. I encourage you and other fellow Americans to visit Cuba. It is a beautiful, safe, and friendly country. Cubans love interacting with Americans. In spite of what you may have heard or read, it is perfectly legal for Americans to visit.
If you do not know much about Cuba, be aware that you may read some outrageous and exaggerated claims by exiles about the country. Many seriously believe they will someday return and claim properties that were abandoned over 50 years ago. In reality, recent polls have shown that a majority of Cuban-Americans in Miami and south Florida want the embargo to end immediately. They are ready to invest in Cuba to help their homeland modernize. Cuba could have a promising future if the government continues to allow positive economic changes, which sometimes seem to be “two steps forward, one step back.”
I urge you to go soon. Experts have different opinions about what will happen in the near future. Many believe that there will be major improvement in Cuba-U.S. relations after our mid-term elections on November 4th. This will lead to a big increase in Americans wanting to visit Cuba, and this increased demand will cause prices to rise significantly.
I’ve provided information that has helped numerous Americans to legally visit Cuba. It is more expensive than many travelers expect, but there are ways to visit on a budget. However, if you can afford it, I strongly recommend that your first adventure to Cuba should be with an organized group. Cuba is unique, and there is just too much to see and do. Once you spend 7-10 days with a group and local travel guide, you may want to stay over on your own, or return a few months later as an independent traveler.
I’ve been an RN for 40 years. My nursing license has facilitated my legal travel to Cuba many times since 1999. Most of my visits involved health care research. I’ve also worked in the travel industry, so I have combined these interests to facilitate research expeditions to Cuba. These trips provide a comprehensive and fun introduction to Cuban culture, history, and geography, with an additional emphasis on health care. I’ve facilitated six such research expeditions to Cuba in the last two years. To read about past trips and stay updated on visiting Cuba, click on CUBA TRAVEL NEWSLETTER. If you want information on upcoming expeditions, click on TOURS, then MY TOURS. My ten-day expeditions in 2014 will be November 8-17, and December 6-15. There are still spaces available. My spring trips will be March 14-23 and May 2-11, 2015. Click on OTHER TOURS for a list of American companies providing tours to Cuba. This page also explains the most important things to consider when selecting a tour company, and ways to compare their prices, itineraries and services.