Bubble gum cars from the 50’s, strong and sweet coffee, rum, cigars, rich culture and a deep and strained history - Cuba is a destination that has captured the attention of American travelers for decades. Its heir of mystery and sense of being off limits had piqued the curiosity of people for years, especially now more than ever since Cuba and the United States reestablished a diplomatic relationship in 2014. What once was not allowed is possible, with American tourists having plenty of opportunities to explore this island nation.
Sailing on a catamaran in Guadeloupe was a wonderful and unique adventure! I have been on several similar trips in the Caribbean, but Guadeloupe is unique in that it is French and is actually an archipelago of 5 islands among the Leeward Islands in the Caribbean. It is a 3 hour direct flight from Miami. If you are interested in discovering all of Guadeloupe, but not by renting a sailboat, you can travel to the out islands by 20-45 minute ferries.