Curious about Cuba? This issue’s cover story, written by James Vlahos, will satisfy your craving by taking you deep inside this Caribbean hot spot and the salsa music (and dancing!) that has helped define its unique flavor over the years.
Also in this issue: Far from flagging, Andrew Nelson shows how Detroit is motorin’ into the future. Traveler‘s editor in chief, Keith Bellows, presents us with three places that are sure to enrich a child’s life — and feed your inner child, too.
Real Travel columnist Daisann McLane waxes philosophical about the nexus between trees and travelers — and the ineffable sense of place; Costas Christ leads us through the great White Continent; Keith Bellows talks with a social entrepreneur whose foundation has the potential to transform Canada’s red-headed stepchild; Don George reviews Katherine Boo’s new book, Behind the Beautiful Forevers; and Insider travel guru Christopher Elliott tells us what’s wrong with user-generated reviews: you (find out why).
Plus, find out where to stay in Tuscany, get your (bike) wheels turning on car-free trails, become an extreme locavore, mosey around sleepy Portugal (and work on a cork farm!), and peek behind the veil at Afghan cooking. Check out our spring seminars in cities across the U.S.