Recommended read: The Last Soldiers of the Cold War

On December 17, 2014, as Presidents Barack Obama and Raúl Castro simultaneously announced that the USA and Cuba would restore diplomatic relations, two small planes landed at Andrews Air Force...

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Where will Fidel Castro be buried?

© Christopher P. Baker all images. All images are copyrighted and protected and may not be reproduced without specific permission of the photographer. SEE UPDATE HERE! “Where will Fidel Castro...

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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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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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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 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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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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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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