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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Join me in Colombia for a special 12-day adventure motorcycle tour, Oct 7-18, 2015

Exciting news!  In October 2015 I’ll lead a thrilling 12-day “Heart of Colombia” tour as Guest of Honor in the second of Motolombia’s ‘Motorcycle Legends’ tour series.In 2010 and 2011,...

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Join me in Mill Valley, CA, for a presentation of “Titillating Tales Told by the Titans of Travel”

I’m delighted to join an illustrious group of fellow travel journalists for an evening presentation of readings on the theme: “Sex, Mishaps and Adventure: Titillating Tales Told by the Titans...

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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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