Run a Marathon in Cuba
Cuba is now a destination after the 50-plus years travel ban was recently lifted. These days, all you need is a ticket for one of the charter airlines that now fly directly from Miami and a tourist card that allows you one entry into the country for up to 90 days. That should be plenty of time to train on the largest Caribbean island for the Havana Marathon — which opened to American runners for the first time this year. Tourism company Insight Cuba offers a four-day and eight-day excursion to race participants, with packages starting at $2,495 per person, and the flexibility to travel when you want — not often the case in hard to reach destinations. "We offer more than 100 start dates per year," says Kara Cragin, a custom groups specialist at Insight Cuba.