Cuba moves to the samba beat. You see it in the streets and lilting cafes of Havana, in the music of the night, in the shadowy lanes of Old Havana, and in a culture that is resilient, proud, open and ready to change. Make no doubt about it, Cuba is going to change as it finds an equilibrium between progress and preservation. Getting there now will be the experience of a lifetime! Visit its colonial capital and explore the vibrant, eclectic neighborhood of Muraleando—a burgeoning locus of community arts. Meet Cubans in their homes and schools, in cigar factories and in the authentic home restaurants known as paladares, where the tastiest local fare can be found. Go deep into countryside in biosphere reserves like UNESCO-listed Las Terrazas and the rural Valle de Viñales, where you’ll see lush mountain landscapes and witness village life at its most charming.