With the United States' plans to normalize relations with Cuba, NY1 takes a month-long look at the loosening of travel restrictions and the ways New Yorkers can plan a trip there.

Cuba – Closer Thank You Think: Connecting With Cubans Through Music
In the final installment of our special series “Cuba: Closer Than You Think,” our Valarie D’Elia looks at one of the greatest exports from the island nation: its incredible music.04/30/2015 04:30 AM
Cuba – Closer Than You Think: Secrets of Staying Connected
As part of the “Cuba: Closer Than You Think” series, Valarie D’Elia has the keys of staying connected while in Cuba.Monday, April 27, 2015 at 05:30 AM EDT
Cuba – Closer Than You Think: Basics of Spending and Exchanging Cuban Currencies
In this special Cuba: Closer Than You Think report, Valarie D’Elia shares some basics of exchanging and spending money in Cuba.04/23/2015 04:30 AM
Cuba – Closer Than You Think: Residents Opening Doors to Airbnb
Valarie D’Elia explains how Airbnb is making it even easier for Americans to find a place to stay in Cuba.04/20/2015 12:02 PM
Cuba – Closer Than You Think: Cruise Without Making Waves
In this installment of our series “Cuba: Closer Than You Think,” Time Warner Cable News’ Valarie D’Elia explains the benefits of taking a Cuba Cruise.04/16/2015 04:30 AM
Cuba - Closer Than You Think: Paladars Offer Unique and Affordable Taste of Culture
One dining option offers tourists a unique and affordable way to get a taste of Cuban food and culture. Time Warner Cable News’ Valarie D’Elia explains in this Travel With Val report.04/13/2015 01:55 PM
Cuba—Closer Than You Think: American Travelers Get Personal on Special Cuban Visas
The average American needs one of several special licenses to visit Cuba. One of those encourages "people-to-people" exchanges. Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 05:55 PM EDT
Cuba - Closer Than You Think: Now May Be the Time for Americans to Make Their Move on Cuba
Visiting Cuba isn't the pipe dream it used to be, ever since travel restrictions to the island nation were loosened in December. With that in mind, NY1 is launching a month-long series that takes a closer look at how to plan a trip there.Monday, April 6, 2015 at 02:14 PM EDT
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