Cuba, part 3

The Cuba show  (published September 2015) It took nearly two years to obtain permission to travel to Cuba as a journalist. My OFAC license prohibits me from taking part in tourist activities or promoting tourism. I believe I have honored that obligation in the stories I chose to tell, and

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Cubism: It’s Complicated

Six hundred miles long, with 2,000 miles of coastline, Cuba dominates the Caribbean from Hispaniola to Yucatan. Her labyrinthine south side can be as complicated to navigate as her cruising regulations, but, as they say in Spanish, vale la pena. It's worth the trouble.  Part 2.  (published August 2015) We

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Cuba: Pearl of the Antilles

Part 1-Long the forbidden land just 90 miles from Florida, Cuba has a lot to offer cruisers  (published July 2015) “I think we are in a prohibited area,” my Finnish crew said casually, puzzling over his phone. He pointed toward the pink line on his Navionics app. We were already

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Cuba: Pearl of the Antilles

Part 1-Long the forbidden land just 90 miles from Florida, Cuba has a lot to offer cruisers  (published July 2015) “I think we are in a prohibited area,” my Finnish crew said casually, puzzling over his phone. He pointed toward the pink line on his Navionics app. We were already

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Sweet Spots on the Rio Dulce

Part II: Getting to one of the western Caribbean's best hurricane holes  (published February 2014) Still hoping that it wasn’t a huge mistake to take the boat up the Rio Dulce, we hauled anchor and started the engine, eager to put Livingston behind us. It wasn’t only the town’s costly

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Bar Exam

Part 1: Getting to one of the western Caribbean's best hurricane holes can be an education in patience and seamanship  (published January 2014) Ninety minutes before high tide, Hanalei reached the sea buoy outside Livingston, Guatemala that marked the mouth of the Rio Dulce. This would be the last tide

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