Hi! My name is Jim Lewis. 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.
I have coordinated and led 9 expeditions to Cuba in the past 3 years. I thought my final trip with this format would be May 2-11, 2015. (Registration is now closed.) However, due to popular demand, I’ve added expeditions in the fall. The cost is about half the price of other tours with comparable itineraries and hotels. The dates will be November 14-23 and December 5-14. I expect them to fill up fairly quickly. For more information, click on “Tours/My Tours.”
I am transitioning into becoming a full-service travel agent, specializing exclusively in Cuba. I will be able to arrange and coordinate travel with various travel service providers. It will not cost my clients any more to let me arrange their trips.
I have been to Cuba over 20 times since 1999. I’ve visited all 15 provinces, and I’ve driven the island from tip to tip. There are a myriad of continually-changing laws and regulations to keep up with. Cuba is a large island with varying topography and a fascinating history. I believe I can objectively compare and contrast various Cuba travel companies, tours, itineraries, cruises, and specialty travel. I can also advise individuals and couples about traveling independently.
If you do not know much about Cuba, be aware that you may read some outrageous and exaggerated claims by exiles about their former 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 and thrive. Cuba could have a promising future if this normalization process continues in the right direction, but it will be very complicated and contentious.
I encourage you to browse the information on other pages on this website. My Cuba Travel Newsletter will keep you up-to-date on trends and changes in travel to Cuba. It is going to get much more expensive in the near future. The best time to visit is NOW! You will not be disappointed. Please contact me if I can be of service or if you have any questions.