Downtime: Cuba

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Royal Caribbean International Opens Sailings to Cuba Adventure Seekers Can Now Visit Havana on Empress of the Seas from Miami or Tampa Salsa music, dominoes, Mojitos and historic Havanan eighborhoods are easier to reach than ever before for guests on Royal Caribbean International. The newly revitalized Empress of the Seas will make history for the cruise line with its [...]

The View from Breakers Hotel: June 8


This is the first in a series of summer blogs about the mother-daughter travels of myself and my 22-year old daughter. Though we live in Hampton Roads, we just can’t seem to keep still. Maybe were also Rom, in addition to being Black and Native American, but that’s another story for a later date. Today [...]

Journey Women

  Afiya, webmaster/designer of and her mother, Shonda Buchanan, travel writer and English professor, have enjoyed numerous mother-daughter trips, from California Wine Country to Mexico to Senegal. Stay tuned for their summer journeys to Hawaii, Montana, Los Padres National Forest in the California mountains, and the Kingdom of Tonga.       Shonda Buchanan [...]