Q. A friend would like to celebrate her 60th birthday with a trip to Cuba in October. She lives in Delray Beach, Florida. What can you suggest?

A. Birthday or no, Uncle Sam still frowns upon- nay,
strictly prohibits - casual jaunts down to Cuba.  Get busted breaking the law and

we mean
friend could face some hefty fines. However, if she has family in Cuba, or is engaged in some sort of educational, religious, or humanitarian endeavor, she can apply for a license from the US Government

There's been quite a
bit of fuss recently over Florida travel agents who specialize in charters for Cuban-Americans. And meanwhile, in Canada, low cost carrier Sunwing Airlines will begin flights from Windsor, Ontario (conveniently
south of Detroit) to Varadero, Cuba starting December 18. Just saying.

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