Havana, Cuba, an enigmatic city as known for its rich culture as it is for its tumultuous political climate, is our packing list pick of the week.
The capital and largest city of Cuba has gradually begun to welcome U.S. tourism in recent years, thanks to restored relations between the U.S. and Cuba, which were announced in December 2014. Recently, U.S. President Barack Obama even paid his first historic visit to Cuba in March.
As tourism begins to take hold of this historic destination -- according to the New York Times, Carnival cruises will now be making Havana a destination stop starting in May, and American hotels like Starwood are beginning to re-enter the Cuban hotel market -- now might be the best time to book a trip to this Caribbean country.
With its unique heritage and outstandingly well-preserved surroundings, Havana is the go-to destination to witness history in the making. With a growing range of hotels on offer and esteemed culinary establishments taking root, Havana may be on the fast-track to becoming a celebrated cult destination.
When it comes to packing for your trip we recommend bringing a wide variety of garments for tropical weather -- evenings can be breezy and days are sunny and hot. Hats, sunglasses, an assortment of sensible walking shoes and stylish flats are essential for your trip. For packing made easy, try Cambiami's travel-friendly collection of flat sandal soles that come with an assortment of colorful, interchangeable straps.
While it's recommended that you leave the "bling" at home, delicate fish-themed ear cuffs and stackable bracelets (like the ones below from Kendra Scott) will offer just the right amount of shine sans the unnecessary flash.
Throw on a white straw fedora from Topshop for the plane ride, and you're good to go for your trip to Havana. Read on for our complete packing list recommendations and check out our wardrobe inspiration below from Delpozo's SS16 collection. Happy travels!