The Queen’s Gambit of Cuba

Beth Harmon of Netflix's The Queens Gambit. Cuba's champion, Maria Teresa Mora Iturralde To be a girl in a sea of men. This is one of the themes in Netflix’ new series, The Queen's Gambit. The show follows Beth Harmon (exquisitely played by actress Anya Taylor-Joy), a child who ends up parentless, and eventually gets…

A Chat on Cuba, Millennials & 2018

Recently, I met Paula Goldstein through our mutual friend and globetrotting DJ, Mia Moretti. Paula runs a sweet website named Voyage d'etudes, focusing on travel, and women doing inspirational things abroad. (Paula Goldstein, Founder/Editor of Voyage D'etudes) How did it all come together? "I spent most of my 20s living out of a half-unpacked suitcase"…

6 Reasons You Should *STILL* Travel to Cuba

Ok. Let’s take a deep breathe before I begin my thesis. It has been a shocking week for all involved in Cuba/US relations. After witnessing a silver lining in the cloud of Cuba/US relations (2014 to 2016), the skies have grown dark once again with our current administration, who to be honest, has brought a…

Hello Trump. Now What?

(Illustration: Jasper Rietman for NY Times) Tomorrow is January 20th. It’s official. Mr Trump will now be our President, and despite all the other issues to face internationally, this blog post is about one thing only — How “the Donald” will be handling Cuba/US relations and how you as an American can help shape policy…

Cuba Takeover at Sundance

Utah is getting a big injection of Cuban fever at the start of 2017. We’ve spent the better part of the year reading about the importance of Cuba/US engagement from media outlets like New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and a myriad of other outlets. Journalists have played an important role in opening this discussion…