North America articles

The first US-based credit card able to be used in Cuba was released on June 14 by Stonegate Bank (Pompano Beach, FL; 954/315-5500, www.stonegate
Like many travelers, my wife, Patti, and I had been to only a couple of the seven countries in Central America. We had been hesitant to go on our own after hearing all the reports of crime and gangs, not to mention, most recently, the Zika outbreak in many tropical countries.
An agreement made between Carnival Corporation and the Cuban government on March 23 will allow a ship run by the Carnival subsidiary Fathom (Valencia, CA; 855/932-8466, to operate the first cruises from the US to Cuba since the 1960s.
Originally built in Canada in 1958 to house Prime Minister John Deifenbaker and key members of the government in case of a nuclear attack, The Diefenbunker (3929 Carp Rd., Carp, Ontario; 613/839-0007, is now a museum dedicated
A local newspaper mentioned a cruise ship that travels between Montego Bay, Jamaica, and Cuba, making five landings in Cuba.
A whale’s flukes are as distinctive as a person’s fingerprints. Photos by Linda Huetinck
It was communing with gray whales, not an encounter, and, certainly, the term “whale-watching” could not describe the experience my husband and I had petting and massaging whales in San Ignacio Lagoon in Baja California Sur, Mexico, Feb. 7-12, 2015.