Why you should travel to Cuba post Hurricane Irma

For three days, beginning Sep 7, Hurricane Irma (the largest and most sustained hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic; and the first Category 5 hurricane to hit Cuba in 85...

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Havana Without Makeup… a review of this superb new book about Cuba

As a veteran of the Cuba scene and a serious bibliophile with a library exceeding 500 relevant titles, I’m a harsh critic of Johnny-come-lately texts about Cuba. Every year sees...

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BREAKIN’ BONES IN BAJA: A salutary tale about IMG travel insurance

Baja California. It fired my imagination like a heat-haze hovering between hallucination and reality on the distant desert horizon. When my buddy JD Smith called inviting me to join him...

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Cuba Expert Christopher P. Baker speaks on radio and TV about Fidel’s death and legacy

Following Fidel Castro’s death last Friday, my phone has been ringing off the hook with requests for radio and TV interviews about his death and legacy for Cuba and U.S.-Cuban...

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Fidel is dead! Castro to be buried in Santiago de Cuba’s Cementerio Santa Ifigenia

© Christopher P. Baker all images. All images are copyrighted and protected and may not be reproduced without specific permission of the photographer. Fidel Castro died last night at the...

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Cuba expert asks “Is the Cuban romance on ice?” with Trump as president-elect

I’ve always admired my friend Larry Luxner‘s capability as a journalist to acutely synthesize and concisely express issues relating to Cuba. He and I are each Cuba experts in our...

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Cuba’s Car Culture coffee-table book

It’s been a decade since my coffee-table book, Cuba Classics: A Celebration of Vintage American Automobiles, was published. A full decade in which Cuba’s plethora of far-from-museum-quality Detroit dowagers still...

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Visiting Cuba? Leave your drone at home!

Drones are all the rage. But if you’re planning on traveling to Cuba and are thinking of bringing a drone, heed my advice. DON’T! Regardless of type or size, drones...

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Gloria Estefan confused over Cuba travel & U.S. embargo

Cuban-born singer megastar Gloria Estefan has long been an outspoken critic of Cuba’s Castro government. The Miami Sound Machine singer, whose family fled the island after the Revolution (her father later served...

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@cubaExpert Christopher P. Baker quoted in New York Times travel story on Cuba

It always brightens my day to see an email in my inbox announcing a newly published feature article with my byline or in which I’ve been quoted. So today it...

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