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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Obama and Castro shake hands in the spirit of Nelson Mandela

I WAS THRILLED THAT President Obama showed the right stuff and shook Cuban leader Raúl Castro’s hand during the memorial service to Nelson Mandela. Mandela, who embodied the very essence...

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National Geographic Expeditions announces new 11-day tour of Eastern Cuba

National Geographic Expeditions has announced a new 11-day Cuba tour: ‘Eastern Cuba: Crossroads of History & Culture’. I’m thrilled to have been asked to lead the first of five trips...

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National Geographic publishes fourth edition of my NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TRAVELER COSTA RICA guidebook

Today I received a box with ten copies of my latest book for the National Geographic Society. Well, I should say the latest edition of my NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TRAVELER COSTA...

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world’s foremost Cuba travel expert, Christopher P. Baker, is available for speaking engagements, media interviews, magazine assignments & as a tour escort

Author of six travel books about Cuba, Christopher P. Baker has visited Cuba more than 70 times during three decades and has met Fidel Castro and a pantheon of Cuba’s...

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Cuba’s “horse whisperer” promotes Monty Roberts’ equine techniques

My friend Julio Muñoz has always had a passion for horses. He also has a knowledge of communicating with horses that is perhaps unique in Cuba. This thanks to his...

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