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.
Most will agree that technology, the Internet and social media have completely revolutionized daily life. It only makes sense that those things have translated over into the travel industry. Airplanes are beginning to offer WiFi. Tickets are being issued directly to your smartphone. Instagram photos or tweets allow us a glimpse into countries around the world. But even more so, companies and industries are creating apps that assist travellers before, during and after their expeditions. Here at Big Adventure Travel, we’ve chosen 4 of our favorite apps that help you travel smarter.
In 2015, I had the opportunity to spend a glorious few months exploring the country of Uganda. Located in eastern central Africa, Uganda has been dubbed “the Pearl of Africa”, and rightly so. With always-green countrysides, miles of red clay, beautiful lakes, rich culture and inviting locals, Uganda is a hidden gem in Africa. With the best of both worlds in bustling city life and quiet towns, Uganda has many offerings for international travellers. If the busy streets of capital city Kampala aren’t your cup of tea, look no further than a retreat to the beautiful town of Jinja for both rest and adventure.