Raised bilingual and bicultural (Swedish and American), Annika Hipple has had travel in her blood since an early age. As a freelance writer and photographer, she contributes articles about travel, the environment, history, and related topics to a wide variety of print and online publications, and publishes the website RealScandinavia.com about travel and culture in the Nordic countries.
She also has a deep love for Latin America, which she first visited on a college study abroad program to Ecuador in 1994. She has since traveled extensively throughout the region and also conducted research in Mexico City as part of a master's degree in Latin American studies. An avid salsa dancer, Annika has traveled to Cuba many times, both independently and as a professional tour leader. She has found it very interesting to follow the changes that have taken place in the country since her first visit back in 1997.
For more about Annika, visit her website, www.annikahipple.com.
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In contrast to the dry north, southern Chile is a wonderland of lakes, rivers, fjords, and glaciers ready to be explored. Annika Hipple shares her tips on where to go.
Canada is one of the world’s greatest wildlife destinations, where close encounters lie just around the corner. Here are some of the best places to see a variety of species.
Cuba has a great diversity of endemic wildlife species, particularly when it comes to birds, reptiles, and marine life. Here are some of Cuba’s best wildlife destinations.
Don’t miss Cuba’s best-preserved colonial town, Trinidad. From pastel-colored houses to a car-free historic core our local insider shows you what to see and do here.
Cuba has an abundance of historic sites going back well over 500 years, so making a list of the country’s top historic landmarks is a challenge. Here are several of the most worthwhile.