Havana and Cienfuegos, Cuba

Cuba is a land shrouded in mystery and only when you set foot on Cuban soil can you begin to understand why people like Hemingway were drawn to it. It is a neighbor to America yet most people don’t really understand the complexity of Cuban-American relations. Of all the trips I’ve taken in my 34 years on this planet, this was without a doubt the best for so many reasons. Read on!

Jakarta, Indonesia

The Indonesian capital of Jakarta is not often where most foreign tourists visit. They might think of Bali or a beach. But for this traveler, a mileage run opportunity made itself available. I took it and wound up having a delightful Labor Day 2015 in the process.