Americans find ways to visit Cuba despite tourism ban

"Is travel to Cuba for tourist activities permitted? No." That's what the U.S. Treasury Department website says. And yet Havana is loaded with Americans, from the Floridita bar, where they pose for photos with a bust of Ernest Hemingway, to the Rum Museum, where they swig rum samples after trudging through dim displays of old casks.


Hawaii’s Waimanalo Bay Beach Park tops Dr. Beach’s list

On Thursday, Waimanalo Bay Beach Park near Waikiki was named the top beach on an annual top 10 list of U.S. beaches compiled by a coastal science professor known as Dr. Beach. Professor Stephen Leatherman of Florida International University compiles the list of best public in the United States using 50 criteria, including best sand and water quality, environmental management and amenities.

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