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Small is beautiful

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We limit our group sizes from between eight to 15 travelers. 

See Cuba upclose and personal.

Upcoming events

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There are a few spots open on our Birdwatching and Landscape Appreciation trip, Feb. 26-March 3. We will be planning  a humanitarian trip in the spring. 

Experience

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The Center draws on award-winning scholarly research to examine contemporary cultural and economic topics. Dr. Joe Scarpaci has made 90 trips to the island, and therefore positions the Center in cultural and bridwatching travel. Our programs provide meaningful engagement with the people of Cuba as stipulated by Office of Foreign Assets Control of the United States Treasury. Unlike other organizations, we provide you with more than just a tour guide. Our docent-led trips engage, enlighten, and enliven. 

We consult on background, production, translation, and episode writing and production for cultural and economic documentaries on Cuba. See the award-winning documentary, Soy Cubana, for a recent example.

Havana: Two Faces of the Antillean Metropolis

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 Havana: Two Faces of the Antillean Metropolis (London and Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2002, with Cuban architects. Dr. Mario Coyula Cowley (Emeritus Professor of Architecture, CUJAE) and Dr. Roberto Segre (Emeritus Research Professor, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro). 

Brand Preference & Consumer Choice in Cuba

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Plazas + Barrios

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 Plazas & Barrios: Heritage Tourism and Globalization in the Latin American Centro Histórico(University of Arizona Press) explores why small-scale cultural travel in Latin America works. 

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City Walking Tour

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All of our trips include 'structured but meandering' walks through Cuban towns, hills and cities. We look at the landscape and try to 'read it' as a window to the past. No silly itemized billing on our trips.