National Geographic Expeditions’ Cuba Expert Christopher P. Baker talks to NPR’s Tom Wilmer

It’s always a pleasure interviewing with my pal Tom Wilmer for his NPR radio podcast, “Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer.” Not least, I like his style, his acuity of...

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Cuba’s iconic song ‘Guantanamera’ explained by Christopher P. Baker

I’m currently motorcycling from Palm Springs to Montana, so last night I stopped over in Morro Bay as guest of my close friend Tom Wilmer, host of NPR’s “Journeys of...

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National Geographic publishes my ‘Top 10 Motorcycle Rides in the USA’

National Geographic recently commissioned me to write up the ‘Top 10 Motorcycle Rides in the USA’ for the National Geographic Travel website: “The World’s Best Trips, Adventures and Places to Visit”....

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PRESIDENT OBAMA EASES UP ON TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS TO CUBA

It’s long overdue, but today’s announcement by President Obama that he is reinstating formal diplomatic relations with Cuba after six decades in the cold is exhilarating. I congratulate the President...

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Cuban Soul–Meet three Cubans who personify the nation’s charismatic spirit

Hollywood depictions of post-revolutionary Cuba–streets lined with vintage 1950s American cars; walls plastered with revolutionary slogans; ox-drawn plows tilling tobacco fields; sizzling salsa-filled nights–only hint at the country’s larger-than-life persona....

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DOES U.S. INTERESTS SECTION IN HAVANA SCAM CUBAN VISA APPLICANTS?

Like many Cubans, Luis Enrique González was ecstatic when in January 2013 his government lifted the much-hated restrictions on freedom to travel abroad. He dreamed of visiting his father in...

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National Geographic sponsors my Colombia photo exhibition in NYC and DC

National Geographic Society and the Colombian Ministry of Tourism are sponsoring my photo exhibition on Colombia at the Colombian Consulate, NYC, June 26 & 27; and the Colombian Embassy, Washington,...

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Sensational 9-day group motorcycle tour in Cuba

I just returned from leading a sensational 9-day motorcycle tour of Cuba for Texas-based adventure motorcycle touring company MotoDiscovery. Wow! What a trip! Our program–officially a “people-to-people educational exchange”–was offered...

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National Geographic Expeditions introduces Colombia trips

I’m thrilled to announce that National Geographic Expeditions has announced the launch of an 11-day Colombia itinerary: “Discovering Colombia.” Even better, I’ll be leading three of the five slated departures...

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