Our Travel Journalism & Photography Internship Seminar in Havana and Trinidad, Cuba, -which includes Editorial Meetings, Mentoring Sessions, Feedback, Journalism Workshops, Photography Workshops and more,- culminates in the publication of the #RGNNCuba Magazine.

Vol. II, Summer 2017

Vol. II, Summer 2017 was produced under the editorial direction of RGNN Expert and Mentor Benjamin Jones. Students moreover received photography feedback during interactive workshops with RGNN Experts and Mentors Julio C. Muñoz and Irolan Maroselli.

Each student who participated in the Travel Journalism & Photography Internship Seminar produced a total of two articles, -one about the colonial town of Trinidad and the other about the Cuban capital, Havana,-  as well as a photography portfolio documenting life in Cuba.

Table of Contents


Havana’s Best Kept Secret: La Fábrica de Arte Cubano  | Shana-Kay Hart | published July 25, 2017

La Vegana Viajera:  Navigation Veganism in Havana, CubaMattison Ellis | published July 26, 2017

A Day at the Beach in Havana, Cuba | Scot Swan | published July 27, 2017

Havana’s Package Has Arrived: El Paquete Semanal |  Laura Zornosa | published July 27, 2017

Running Havana | Sophia Laws | published July 28, 2017

Preserving Havana’s El Barrio Chino | Lucy Burnhams | published July 28, 2017

Painting the Town: Unlocking Havana Street Art| Crystal Nunoo | published July 29, 2017

A Touch of the Middle East in HavanaYafa Dias | published July 29, 2017

Going Ringside in Havana, Cuba | Hans Birhanzel | published July 30, 2017

Traveling with Allergies Abroad in Cuba | Jordan Hart | published July 30, 2017

Cubans Count on Foreign Tourism as Private Sector Opens Up | Stacey Blansky | published July 31, 2017

24 Hours in Havana, Cuba | Julissa Ramirez | published July 31, 2017

10 Things I Wish I Knew Before Coming to Cuba | Ashley Burger | published August 01, 2017

Street Style in Havana, Cuba | Jessica Lee | published August 01, 2017

Tropical Tipples in Old Havana | Theodore Bodnar | published August 02, 2017

Puff, Puff, Pass: Habanos in Havana | Katie Bandish | published August 02, 2017


Sweet Treats of Trinidad | Shana-Kay Hart | published August 03, 2017

Woven by Charm and Tradition: The Crochet Culture of TrinidadMattison Ellis | published August 03, 2017

A “Young” Religion Surges in a Colonial Town: Santería in Trinidad Laura Zornosa | published August 04, 2017

A City Trapped in the Past: Architecture in Trinidad | Scot Swan | published August 04, 2017

Acero And Artistry: Jewelry in Cuba’s Colorful City of Trinidad | Sophia Laws | published August 05, 2017

Trinidad’s “Buenas Vistas” | Lucy Burnhams | published August 05, 2017

Tranquility in Trinidad: Relaxing Locations In Cuba’s Other City | Crystal Nunoo | published August 06, 2017

Painting in Paradise | Jordan Hart | published August 06, 2017

A Piece of Paradise | Julissa Ramirez | published August 07, 2017

Horsing Around in Trinidad | Ashley Burger | published August 07, 2017

At Home in Trinidad: A Selection of Family-Run Cuban B&B’s Stacey Blansky | published August 08, 2017

A Gringos’ Guide to Cuban Fruit Hans Birhanzel published August 08, 2017

Getting Sick as an American in Cuba: What to Expect  Jessica Lee | published August 09, 2017

Baila Conmigo Nightlife in Trinidad, Cuba Katie Bandish | published August 09, 2017

Bike-Hiking into the Trinidad Mountains Theodore Bodnar | published August 09, 2017

The articles will be posted here during the upcoming days and weeks, please check back to view all of them or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to be notified directly when a new article is posted. You are also cordially invited to view the full Class of 2017 student profiles here.