Author: travelingmark

A Tale of Two Parks: Arches and Canyonlands

A Tale of Two Parks: Arches and Canyonlands

It's the heart of summer in the desert southwest, but that didn't stop my friend and I from exploring two of Utah's most popular parks.

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Cuba for Independent-traveling Americans Easier Than Experts Letting On

Cuba for Independent-traveling Americans Easier Than Experts Letting On

You can’t just fly into Cuba, one travel expert told me. You need the proper authorities to get inside, I read time after time on the internet. My own Florida-based travel agent insisted even with the eased restrictions it was impossible for Americans to stay at Cuban hotels. The best way to see the country, he persisted, was on a cruise. Turned out, they were all either lying for whatever reasons or grossly misinformed. The proof, as they say in Cuba, is in the pudin.