By Elayne Fluker | 08/19/2010 - 16:00
The Obama administration is planning to further ease restrictions on travel to Cuba, which has been subjected to US sanctions since John F. Kennedy's presidency. According to recent reports, the announcement could come as early as next week, but no final decision has been made yet.
By Ivana Cepeda | 07/10/2009 - 14:55
I am back home, and aside from being exhausted from re-adjusting to the time difference, I’d say I had quite the experience living, working and commuting in London for a month. I can’t believe a month went by so quickly! As I re-cap my trip, let me share with you all the things I loved about London. I loved that it doesn’t get dark in the evening until almost 10pm, which made summer evenings very enjoyable. And while I heard it was very rainy here in New York City, it barely rained in London at all. I loved shopping at Topshop at Oxford Circus and Selfridges department store.
By Verky Arcos | 04/07/2009 - 16:10
This past weekend I attended the 2nd annual Puerto Rican food festival, Saborea Puerto Rico: A Culinary Extravaganza, at Escabrón Beach in San Juan. As I headed down to La Isla del Encanto I began to think about the food that reminded me of my family, childhood and roots. I came to the conclusion that I've been bombarded with so many different dishes, fusions and cooking techniques, that I’ve sort of ignored and neglected the food that I grew up loving.
By Yuliana Gomez | 01/08/2009 - 18:19
The non-partisan human rights group Freedom House recently released a statement asking President-Elect Barack Obama to re-examine the United States’ hardline position against travel to Cuba. Doing this would help advance human rights and democracy efforts in the dictator-ruled Caribbean island.
By Dorkys Ramos | 12/11/2008 - 16:22
You’ve received invites from mami, papi, los tios and the in-laws all begging you to bring the family over for the holidays. Meanwhile, the mere thought of piling the kids into the car for a road trip or making them behave on a three-hour long flight makes you hyperventilate. Well relax (and while you’re at it, breathe). Here’s how to keep temper tantrums and headaches to a minimum when traveling with your children so you can go ahead and RSVP.
By Mariela Rosario | 09/29/2008 - 13:02
Located on the equator, just 600 miles west of mainland Ecuador, the Galápagos Islands enjoy beautiful weather all year round, making it an ideal spot for communing with the great outdoors. Fly into Quito, Ecuador's capital city and then catch a discounted flight to the islands via TAME airlines. Set sail around the Galápagos to see the hundreds of animals on each island, from playful sea lions to the giant sea turtles that gave the islands their name.
By Mariela Rosario | 06/16/2008 - 14:06
Ahhh, relaxation. The whole concept is a bit subjective, isn’t it? For some (like yours truly), there’s one path to inner peace and it involves—no, requires—an impossibly blue ocean, white sands and an ice-cold piña colada. The best part about Belize? Its roads to relaxation are diverse.
Nestled between Mexico and Guatemala, this Central American country—the only one whose official language is English, thanks to its status as a British colony until 1973—is fast becoming a haven for beach-lovers, thrill-seekers and eco-conscious travelers alike.