Recent Blog Posts & News



How to make a Hemingway Daiquiri

Excerpt from an article written by Colleen Graham.After spending some time in Cuba, Hemingway quickly became enamored with the daiquiri. In 1921 Constantino Ribailagua, of El Floridita in Havana, created this variation in honor of his daiquiri-loving regular. Ingredients 2 ounces white rum 1/4 ounce maraschino liqueur 3/4 ounce grapefruit juice 1/2 ounce lime juice 1/4 ounce simple syrup Garnish: […]

Jose Marti Day – January 28th in Cuba

Today is a special day in Cuba, celebrating the birthday of Cuban National hero Jose Marti. Marti was a poet and philosopher and one of the great Latin American intellectuals. He also wrote the poem that eventually was adapted to song, Guantanamera. Irma, one of our beloved tour leaders, shared some photos of today’s celebration. […]

Truly grateful

As the new year started, we find ourselves overwhelmed by touching messages and words of thanks from our clients, now our cherished friends, who have truly felt the magic of Cuba. We would like to share with you some of the kind words our clients have said of CIT over the years along with photos […]

Hotel or B&B? Deciding where to stay in Cuba

HOTELS vs B&Bs IN CUBA When you plan your trip to Cuba, one of the big decisions you’ll have to make is: should you stay at a hotel or a B&B? We get a lot of questions about these options, so we’ve compiled a list of FAQs to help you make an informed decision. Above: […]

How soon should you book a trip to Cuba?

We often get asked: how far in advance should I book my trip to Cuba? There’s no hard deadline per se, and our travelers range across the spectrum from last minute bookings to people who have planned everything months in advance. The biggest two factors are the season of travel and your preference for lodging. […]

Top 5 FAQs about travel to Cuba

We at CIT get calls every day from people unsure about how travel to Cuba works. See below for a quick rundown of our Top Five FAQs – please share! Can Americans still travel to Cuba? Yes! US citizens can still travel to Cuba legally as long as they are going under one of 12 […]