Though Cuba is located less than 100 miles from the tip of Florida, for more than 50 years, the United States embargo has made traveling to the Caribbean island a pretty tricky task.
But last December, President Obama announced new federal rules aimed at thawing relations between the two countries, and on January 16, 2015, a set of relaxed travel restrictions went into effect.
Summer weekends are often reserved for wearing t-shirts and flip-flops. But for one special weekend in June, New Yorkers skip the cookout garb and opt for something a little, say, fancier.
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Every year, the New York City Wine & Food Festival brings hundreds of chefs (and thousands of great dishes) to the Big Apple—and now PEOPLE has an early look at who and what to expect at this year’s eighth annual event that runs October 15-18.