Cuba – America’s Bastard Stepchild

Part 1: 1492 - 1898 As the bus pulled away from Havana's Jose Marti airport I realized that, although I was only a few miles from Florida, I was in a different world. The roads teemed with people even though we were far from the city. People were walking. Walking with purpose. These are people [...]

Tarpon Springs – Greek Heritage

Tarpon Springs is a small city in Central Florida on the Gulf coast. It has the highest percentage of Greek Americans in the United States. The city grew up, at the end of the nineteenth century, around the sponge industry when fishermen from Key West and the Bahamas began to hook and process them. In [...]