How to travel to Cuba (Yes, you can!)

“I’d love to go to Cuba — but the sanctions are back on, so I guess I can’t,” a friend of mine opined recently after perusing my Instagram pics of the trip to the famed Caribbean island over New Year’s. This is not an uncommon sentiment. Ever since President Trump reinstituted trade, commercial and economic embargoes against Cuba in 2018, American travel to the country has dropped precipitously — but you can still go. In fact, airlines like Jet Blue, Delta, Southwest and American Airlines have direct flights from cities like New…

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Fear of trees and rain? Yes, it exists!

We have heard about how people fear clowns and things like water and heights. But there are several offbeat phobias that may appear trivial to you, but which trigger deep anxiety… 1) Xanthophobia: Those who fear of the colour yellow are afraid of anything in that hue, including the sun and maybe your yellow umbrella. 2) Hylophobia: Greenery can also trigger deep fear in folks. It’s called Hylophobia. 3) Ombrophobia: This describes fear of rain and can make people want to stay indoors in the wet weather. 4) Nomophobia: We…

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