Best wishes for happy holidays to everyone on Trip Advisor!
Where else has there been so many comments about how to best enjoy your vacation time in Cuba? Where has there been such passion and encouragement to first time travellers … and tidbits passed along from seasoned people?
TA has its strengths and challenges, no question. Members look for simple answers to their questions at times, and find themselves bombarded with a plethora of divergent feedback.
That underlines that Cuba isn’t a one-size-fits-all … it appeals to the “I want an easy week of no hassles vacation on a beach” person as much as the “What is the real impact of our actions” person.
It’s time for the annual burying of the hatchets … let’s put aside our tortuous “But wait … did you ever consider ….” arguments and revel in our abundance that we have the opportunity to go to Cuba on a vacation. A well-deserved, well-earned vacation, no doubt. Yet still … a tropical vacation.
Winston Churchill once said; “We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.”
Seriously, look in the mirror; what did we give this year? Was it time for those less fortunate? Compassion for those in need?
We are (usually) more generous with our donations in this season of excess … and there are plenty in need, at home and in Cuba.
For every person heading to Cuba and stocking up at the local dollar-store … I challenge you to instead contribute $20. to your local foodbank. For every person heading to Cuba, I beseech you to remember the “Cuba for Haiti” campaign.
Most of all … I wish you happy holidays … in Canada, in the UK, in Cuba … wherever. Cuba is what has brought us together. We have differing views … which makes us stronger.
To TA staff, moderators and Destination Experts (especially Belliagio, Gengen et al) ... muchas gracias for your patience and tolerance.
Let the good times roll ...