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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Product review: Givi Trekker Outback cases are tops!

At the 2016 BMW Motorcycle Owners of America International Rally, in Buffalo, NY, last July it was time to shop for a full set of cases for my 1200GSA. My...

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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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MSNBC interview on Cuba travel with Christopher P Baker and Paul Bonicelli

I just completed a very short interview this morning live on MSNBC with Jonathan Capehart. The subject was Cuba travel, of course… one year after the Obama-Raúl Castro initiative. The...

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Ten things you didn’t know about Cuba by @CubaExpert

Cuba seems to be on everyone’s lips as the destination du jour  following the 2015 reconciliation between Presidents Barack Obama and Raúl Castro. Though it will likely take decades for...

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