It's possible to go to Cuba for a day, so I'm thinking of going for it to photograph Havana and the countryside between the airport and the city.
Another option is for a 24-hour trip.
It's legal now, and surprisingly cheap. I can go from Atlanta, via Ft. Lauderdale, to Cuba and back for under $250 round trip. Amazing. I also learned that I can expect to pay the equivalent of about thirty dollars each way to take one of the old American car taxis to the city and back to the airport.
I have a couple sticky points, however. I can't seem to get ahold of the Cuban embassy in DC, and I don't know how to get a visa (I'd go as a combination of photojournalism/education).
Also, I'm nervous about going. I either want to go alone or with another photographer. I don't want to go with someone who isn't a photographer for a short day trip or overnight.
By the way, the way I found out how to find cheap flights is from Clark Howard (consumer advice expert). His website says to go to www.google.com/flights. It worked.
I can go round trip for an overnighter on Delta for about $350 (non-stop each way) or for about $250 on Spirit Air.
It has to be overnight with Delta because they only do one flight to Cuba per day. Then the plane leaves an hour later to head back to Atlanta. Spirit does several flights per day. My hesitation with Spirit is that they are the worst airline for reliability and cancel flights on a whim. Constantly. I've been burned by them and hate to give them another chance. But they're cheap.