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Susan Hoffman May 24, 2015 at 08:21 PM

Do you have to carry your luggage up hotel or other stairs on this trip?
Dottie Marban May 24, 2015 at 09:07 PM

Not at all. We usually had to roll the luggage from the bus to the hotel lobby where it was then collected by staff and delivered to our rooms. Upon departure, we left luggage outside the room and it was taken to the lobby where we had to identify it before it was loaded onto the bus. It worked great. In Trinidad at the B&B we just took a small carry-on since we stayed only one night.
Susan Hoffman May 25, 2015 at 12:33 AM

Thanks for your answer, Dottie.


Ralph Palmer May 11, 2015 at 01:39 PM

Should I get a plug adapter for chargers and power cords?
Nan Schaller May 11, 2015 at 01:42 PM

We took one just in case but never used it. What might be more useful is a 1 to 3 plug depending on what you are taking as there most often was a single 110 outlet.
Ralph Palmer May 11, 2015 at 05:51 PM

Thanks for the quick reply, Nan.
Charlotte Drayer May 11, 2015 at 09:20 PM

The outlets are designed to take both US and European plugs. We didn't need the adapter we took either.
John Cubit May 12, 2015 at 02:05 PM

John Cubit May 12, 2015 at 02:10 PM

Ditto here. I never needed my adapter. Look carefully at the outlets: some appear to be only the round-hole European style, but they also have the US style slots. Because the outlets are few and behind furniture, I'd recommend a shot extension cord with 3 or more outlets at one end. This will simplify plugging in multiple chargers, etc.
John Cubit May 12, 2015 at 02:11 PM

"short" extension cord


James Zuiches May 04, 2015 at 05:41 PM

We are on the May 15 trip to Cuba. I was wondering about gifts. A friend recently went with a church group and he suggested band-aids and first aid materials. Is this a good idea?
Jim Zuiches
Nan Schaller May 11, 2015 at 01:44 PM

If you search thru this discussion board, you'll see several comments about gifts. Truly, just about anything is useful. First aid materials are fine. We ended up leaving most of the "drugs" we brought along at the hospice we visited (for us) on our last day.
Martha Ressler May 11, 2015 at 09:03 PM

I agree with Nan. In particular people kept saying they really need analgesics (aspirin and related products). Plus anti-fungal foot powder (BTW, bring some for yourself! I wish I had.)


Michael Landes Apr 11, 2015 at 02:56 PM

We are going on the May 15 Cuba trip. Has anyone gone on the Miami tour with David Del Rio that is recommended in the RS material? Would appreciate any reviews.
Linda Lindert Apr 11, 2015 at 03:15 PM

Six of us went before our tour last year and we loved it! He is very informative and it was worth the time and price.


dori vinella Apr 08, 2015 at 12:34 PM

great idea!


Nan Schaller Apr 08, 2015 at 07:06 AM

Consider taking a can opening grip along with you. It's something you can stick in your pocket and it will help when trying to open your bottles of water. Not sure why, but they are much tougher to get started than the ones in the US. :-)
Martha Ressler May 11, 2015 at 09:04 PM

They sure are hard to open. I had a little tiny pocket knife I used to cut the little plastic things attaching the cap to the bottle. I fear I would have never gotten a sip of water otherwise!


Margaret Reek Apr 06, 2015 at 08:45 PM

We had a nasty surprise when we got home. Charles Schwab bank decided to freeze our account for the duration of our stay in Cuba (no mention of this when we called to say we were traveling and going to Cuba; we might want to use our ATM card in Florida and couldn't use it in Cuba even if we wanted to). Given that this is the account with all the auto-pay and income deposits, and we were gone when the bills should have been paid, it was a royal pain in the butt. So, be careful what you tell your financial institutions, especially if you happen to be a Schwab customer.
Premium Email Subscriber May 04, 2015 at 09:10 PM

Thanks for the heads-up on this.


Ernest Johnson Apr 06, 2015 at 08:10 PM

Thanks to Nan and many others for good information! How can we get Road Scholar to provide realistic information to begin with?
Martha Ressler May 11, 2015 at 09:05 PM

Well they make this discussion forum available . . .!


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