Cuba Travel Begins To Open Up

Interesting piece by the NYT on Washington following through on easing travel restrictions. The short story... looks like 12 categories of travel are opening up so you no longer need to obtain a travel license prior to booking and engaging in travel. This could be big news for outdoorsman, as people-to-people (in particular, sports) efforts are one of the categories. Travelers are also allowed to use credit and debit cards (although I'm not sure that's such a good idea), spend money, and return with items including alcohol and tobaco.

Having traveled to Havana in 2009, this is exciting news. Although it appears this only applies to air travel, hopefully boat travel will be approved soon so that anglers can compete in the annual Hemingway Billfish Tournament.