My 6 Favorite Places in Cuba

Highlights of Cuba

Cuba is unlike any place you have ever visited. Its recent history, socio-political development, and proximity to the U.S. make it unique in the world. Cuba is also beautiful with stunning beaches, lush, tropical foliage and dramatic architecture. But Cuba’s most winning feature, what really sets it apart, is its culture reflected in the people, …

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Everything You Need to Know About the Territories of the United States

Everything you should know about the territories of the United States

This article focuses on the territories of the United States. It’s part of a three-part series explaining the current day situation of the remnants of the colonial empires of the early 20th century, almost all of which are small islands scattered around the world. Other parts of the territories series examine the status of British …

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17 Interesting Facts About The Bahamas

Interesting Facts About The Bahamas

The Bahamas—just saying the word conjures images of pristine aqua waters, white sandy beaches … and cruise ships galore. The Bahamas are a popular tourist destination for many all over the world, but you’d be surprised by how much you do not actually know about this cluster of islands! Whether you’re planning to travel to …

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The Colonial City of Santo Domingo

Colonial City of Santo Domingo UNESCO World Heritage Site

From the World Heritage inscription: After the arrival of Christopher Columbus on the island of Hispaniola in 1492, Santo Domingo became the site of the first cathedral, hospital, customs house and university in the Americas. This colonial town was laid out on the grid pattern that became the model for almost all town planners in …

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Historic Bridgetown and its Garrison

Historic Bridgetown and its Garrison UNESCO World Heritage Site, Barbados

From the Historic Bridgetown World Heritage inscription: As one of the earliest established towns with a fortified port in the Caribbean network of military and maritime-mercantile outposts of the British Atlantic, Historic Bridgetown and its Garrison was the focus of trade-based English expansion in the Americas. By the 17th century, the fortified port town was …

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