Americans have been known to have a long-standing infatuation with the unattainable. Cuba -- Havana, specifically -- has long been atop our list of prohibited desires.
The fantasy of an exotic paradise that's bathed in golden rum and occupied by the exclusive aroma of its famed cigars; its people -- much like its buildings -- painted in vibrant personalities.
For decades, Americans have been shut out from the Cuban country due to its Communist regime. In that time, the depths of Cuba's culture have been explored and romanticized by Hollywood, leaving Americans in awe and with a thirst that only a few glasses of rum can attempt to quench, until now.
On Tuesday, the U.S. Treasury Department announced its decision to loosen its grip on the restrictions it has on the communist island nation, making it easier for Americans to travel to the nation, along with improving our country's relationship with Cuba and its people.