Using Cell Phones in Cuba is Frustrating and Costly

ne of the first observations that visitors to Cuba have is that unlike almost every other country in the world that they’ve visited, Cuba has relatively few cell phone users. In June 2010, the nation had 1,098,000 cell phone users according to Cuba’s National Statistics Office—up from 330,000 in 2008, when President Raúl Castro lifted […]

Argentines’ Dollar Crisis Deepens

While flying from Buenos Aires to Santiago in 2002, Wayne Bernhardson found himself seated next to an Argentine, bound for New York on business who, because his government had frozen bank accounts, found himself cashless. Now, ten years later, history may be repeating itself for foreign-bound Argentines.

Brazil Budget Challenge: Rio on the Cheap

Enjoy 8 days in Rio de Janeiro for under US$1,200 (excluding air fare). This itinerary starts with 4 days enjoying the city of Rio itself with the remaining 4 days spent in Paraty, an alluring colonial town surrounded by beaches and mountains, located in the southern extreme of Rio de Janeiro state.

Virgin Islands Travel Advice

If you’re already anticipating escaping to warmer climates in the cold early months of 2012, Susanna Henighan Potter, author of Moon Virgin Islands, has some great ideas for a fun-filled getaway.

Fun and Free: Philly on a Budget

With plenty of free sights and activities, you don’t have to be rich to have fun in Philly. You can do all of the following for free—yes, you heard right, free.