Located 300 miles from Miami, Cuba has recently entered the spotlight as a tourist and investment destination after the US lifted its 55-year travel embargo. The opening of the first US factory on the island nation since the 1960 embargo suggests promising change and a mending of US-Cuban relations after decades of cold war hostility. Cuba relies heavily on sugarcane, which is an essential crop and its largest export. In recent years tourism has taken place as a primary contributor to the country’s economy. Havana’s music and art scene is romantic and energetic, leaving visitors enamored with the beauty and simplicity of the city.