06 Jun Travel Talk: New Rules for American Travel to Cuba, Who to Travel With Based on Your Zodiac Sign & More
In this week’s travel talk segment, we’re giving you an update on the new rules for American travel to Cuba. Plus, who you should travel with based on your zodiac sign and more. Read on for the full articles.
New Rules on American Travel to Cuba
On Tuesday, the Trump administration introduced new restrictions on American travel to Cuba. Effectively immediately, “people to people” trips to Cuba will not be permitted. these trips are group educational and cultural trips to Cuba and will not be allowed unless they were booked before June 5. In addition, cruises can no longer make stops in Cuba. The ban also includes private yachts and fishing vessels. Since 2016, cruises have been the most popular ways for Americans to visit Cuba. This was back when President Obama reopened relations with the island. Read the full New York Times article for further details.
Who to Travel With, Based on Your Zodiac Sign
The founder of AstrologyZone, Susan Miller, thinks that finding the best travel companion lies in your zodiac signs. Miller is not only a famed astrologer (11 million people read her horoscopes online each month), but also an avid traveler. The full article from Conde Naste Traveler includes her suggestions for the best travel buddy for each star sign. For instance, Scorpios (those born between October 23rd and November 21st, like myself), should travel with Cancers. Both Scorpios and Cancers are happy to stay in one place and explore it thoroughly. Fun fact: my fiance is a Cancer, which means we will travel well together.
She Combined Her Love Of Travel And Yoga To Support Girls’ Education Around The World
When Jordan Ashley moved to New York City after living abroad in Southeast Asia, she noticed the lack of community she felt, even in the yoga studio. She was 25 years old when she began dreaming of the concept that would soon become known as Soljourn Yoga. Her founding concept is simple and combines travel and wellness, in addition to women’s empowerment: Organizing yoga retreats in far-flung destinations, raising money and awareness of girls’ education. Find out more about how she has grown Soljourn in the past four years and how you can get involved yourself at the link below.
The Top 10 Leadership Reasons To Travel With Your Kids
According to this article on Forbes, travel is one of the best ways for children to develop a leadership path that will extend into their adulthood. The writer of this article, Paloma Cantero-Gomez, gives 10 reasons for this claim. One of her reasons includes that she believes travel cultivates open-mindedness. “Travelling makes you exposed to other cultures. Exposure to other cultures, to what it is different, to what you have never seen before and even to those things that you do not clearly understand, is the perfect ground to develop open-mindedness. And open-mindedness is key to many key leadership traits as empathy, understanding, out-of-the-box thinking and conciliation,” she explains. Read the full article for more of her reasoning.
Guide To The Best Travel Luggage Brands
Finding the perfect luggage or travel bag can be a daunting task. Nowadays, every last detail of a suitcase can be customized and their are thousands of options. Forbes Finds rounded up some of the very best options so you don’t spend hours upon hours in the luggage department next time. Included on the list are Samsonite bags, which are classic and durable. Lesser-known brands including Delsey and Tumi are also on the list. No matter your taste or budget, you’re sure to feel more confident next time you walk into the luggage department after reading this thorough article.
The Getaway: 10 Hot Celebs Giving Us Travel Envy This Week
If you follow bloggers or celebrities on Instagram, you are probably dying to visit some of the destinations they visit and post about. This article from Essence rounds up the 10 best travel photos that are giving us travel envy.