Most people off on an adventurous holiday would take a guide book with them - one from the Lonely Planet series, maybe. Not Luke Spencer, who went to Cuba armed with a novel, Graham Greene's 1958 classic Our Man In Havana. Here he recounts his experiences of trying to walk in the footsteps of Greene's fictional hero James Wormold. His trip took in bars, extravagant hotels, grubby barrios and a brush with the law - and the account succeeds in making me want to both go to Cuba myself and finally get round to reading the book.
(Thanks to Adam for the link.)