An Unforgettable Chapter
The Tremml family travels to Cuba and discovers just how close we really are.
Saint Augustine described the world as a book. “Those who don’t travel,” he explained, “read only a page.” But 19-year-old Dartmouth freshman Will Tremml plans to read that book cover to cover. He’s already seen quite a bit of the world – Russia, Ireland, Costa Rica, Tanzania and Sweden – and formed friendships with people from all over. So when President Barack Obama announced an easing of the embargo against Cuba in December 2014, Will couldn’t wait to plan a trip with his mom Emily and dad Glenn.
“Cuba has always seemed so close yet so far away because of the embargo,” Will says. “When I heard the country would be opening up more, I thought it would be a great chance to see Cuba before changes occur to accommodate some kind of American standard. I remember my dad telling me about seeing sub sandwich shops practically next door to ancient temples in China.”