Backpack, beach bag, exercise roller and a sun hat large enough to shade two completes my traveling ensemble, and I head to the airport.

I’ve prepared for and anticipated this trip more than most. I’m heading home to Cuba. I haven’t been back in over eight years. And this time I’m going with my daughter, who is working on doctoral research, and my one-year-old grandson. I can’t wait to show him off, to speak Spanish, [...]