Michael Smerconish and Hirochi Robaina share Cuban cigars together

A highlight of my week leading CNN TV anchor Michael Smerconish and family in Cuba was our visit to Finca Pinar San Luis… the tobacco farm of Hirochi Robaina. As...

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I just returned from testing a Suzuki V-Strom 1000 in Cuba

I just returned from a week riding a Suzuki V-Strom 1000cc in Cuba. What a blast! August is normally no time to be riding around Cuba. Too hot! Too potentially wet...

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Christopher P. Baker guides CNN’s Michael Smerconish around Cuba

I just returned last night from Cuba where I had the privilege and pleasure of guiding CNN TV anchor Michael Smerconish and his family on a week-long ‘people-to-people’ vacation. Michael...

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RTW Moto Tours launches motorcycle tours in Cuba for U.S. citizens

RTW Moto Tours is launching a series of motorcycle tours in Cuba for U.S. citizens in 2017, and I’m delighted to have been invited to design the itineraries and lead...

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Cuba expert Christopher P. Baker to act as cultural expert on deluxe Cuba cruise expeditions

It dismays me to see the large U.S. cruise ships finally arriving in Cuba. Not least, once ashore the passengers need to eat… and many of the best restaurants have...

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Superb new coffee-table book: CUBAN HARLEYS – MI AMOR

You know I love motorcycling… especially in Cuba, where several of my pals are harlistas: Owners of pre-revolutionary Harley-Davidsons. Enter stage left Jens Fuge, a German Harley fanatic and, like...

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Cuba expert and award-winning photographer Christopher P Baker to lead Cuba trips for Jim Cline Photo Tours

Photographers and photo enthusiasts… Join me on a special tour of Eastern Cuba, January 3-13, 2017, with Jim Cline Photo Tours.   This unique trip focuses on a culturally fascinating...

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Christopher P Baker wins Gold Award for “Best Photo: Portrait, People” in 2015 NATJA Awards

PASADENA, CA — The North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) today announced that Christopher P. Baker won the Gold Prize in the 2015 NATJA Awards Competition in the “Best Photo: Portrait,...

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NPR interview with Cuba expert Christopher P Baker on KQED’s ‘Forum with Michael Krasny’

This morning I interviewed for KQED’s “Forum with Michael Krasny” on the theme ‘Cuba: One Year After Diplomatic Detente.’ I was joined by fellow interviewee Lisa Garcia Bedolla, Chancellor Professor...

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Cars of Cuba 2017 wall calendar available for pre-order

We’re only just into 2016 and it’s already time to think about 2017… Why? Because my new “Cars of Cuba” 16-month 2017 wall calendar (September 2016 through December 2017) is...

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