Carnival to Launch Cuba Cruises from Miami

Today Carnival, the world’s largest cruise company, announced that it has been granted approval by the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the U.S. Department of Commerce to offer cruises...

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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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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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Moon Havana Spotlight guidebook to be released… Pre-order now!

                                    Visiting Cuba? Pre-order the latest version of my MOON HAVANA SPOTLIGHT guidebook...

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Moon Cuba handbook to be published… Pre-order now!

                                    My latest (6th) ed of MOON CUBA HANDBOOK, due for release in...

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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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Motojournalist Christopher P. Baker to speak about motorcycling in Cuba

Fellow motorcyclists! Join me this summer as I speak about motorcycling in Cuba at the BMW Motorcycle Owners Association International Rally, in St. Paul, MN, July 24-27, 2014; and at...

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