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<strong>Cuba</strong>

Cuba again? Well, yes.  When you've been off the American travel radar for decades, your reentry is kind of a big deal. And as American companies become more familiar with the laws dictating <em>how</em> to visit, they're also becoming more creative with customizing their trips while abiding by the restrictions. 

By far the easiest way to go is still to sign up for a person-to-person tour. Even if you don't consider yourself a "tour person," there's a ton of variety in new offerings (some of the <a href="http://www.smartertravel.com/photo-galleries/editorial/7-unique-cuba-tours.html?id=1047" target="_blank">unique Cuba tours</a> we've found include cycling and diving trips, and a cruise that circumnavigates the island). 

But the current batch of regulations are quite broad, and travelers looking for non-package-tour options have plenty of ways to make a trip happen legally, too. So if 2015 was the year of Cuba coming back onto the travel radar, we expect 2016 to be the year people start getting creative about how to visit. 

<small>(Photo: Thinkstock/Hemera)</small>

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