Think there are places in the world that you can’t visit? You might be surprised to learn about the countries that welcome American travelers—if you do it the right way.
Cuba has made the news recently with celebrity vacations and government licensing issues. But the bottom line is that you can travel there legally. Insight Cuba has deals that discount as much as $300 on six different trips this year. The way they go legally is with People-to-People licenses, so your itinerary is packed with local interaction: musicians, artists, farmers, economists, you name it.
Myanmar, or Burma, is another one of those places people think they can’t go to. But it’s possible, and by going, you’re helping to break down cultural barriers. Backroads has a biking tour of the country this fall. Intrepid Travel, which once boycotted the country, has resumed its trips and works to include locally owned accommodations and transportation whenever possible.
And if the country of Jordan wasn’t on your bucket list before, it should be. You can get to places like Amman and the ancient wonder of Petra through operators like Intrepid and Abercrombie & Kent.
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