Cuba's vibrant colors and culture can't be missed!

I’ve heard people say visiting Cuba is like stepping back in time, and it wasn’t until I experienced it firsthand on my recent trip that I fully understood this. From the aging art-deco architecture to the retro cars that we typically only see in movies, the island revealed one splendor after another and left me feeling so inspired.

What’s hard to put into words, and even to capture in photographs, is the depth of Cuba’s soul. Wandering the cobblestone streets of Havana is transportive -- the vintage cars lining a brightly colored streetscape of historic facades -- but talking to people and experiencing the richness of the country’s culture proved to be more eye-opening than its aesthetic vibrancy.

Some of my favorite memories from my visit include are our salsa dance lessons, followed by dancing with native Cubans (equal parts nerve wracking and fun!); meeting a Cuban entrepreneur, Julio Alvarez Torres, who runs his own tour company and is working to motivate other Cubans to pursue enterprising opportunities.

It was a trip I won’t soon forget, and I’m thrilled to share with you some of my snaps that can only begin to showcase the magic of Cuba!