1. American travelers may soon be able to go to Cuba.
For over 50 years, American travelers haven’t had easy access to one of the most beautiful islands in the world, an island that lies just over a hundred miles from our shores. But as 2014 drew to a close, Cuban President Raul Castro and President Obama signaled that they would like to try and normalize US-Cuban relations. This is good news for a billion reasons besides travel, but if all goes well, US travelers will finally have access to what is, by all accounts, a truly amazing country.