BOOK REVIEW: Our Woman in Havana

I don’t recall the last time I was so excited at the anticipation of reviewing a book. Thus I devoured Ambassador Vicki Huddleston’s Our Woman in Havana: A Diplomat’s Chronicle...

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LET’S STOP CALLING CUBA UNSAFE!

On January 18, 2018, Cuba was named “Safest Country for Tourism” at the 38th annual International Tourism Fair (FITUR), in Madrid, Spain. That’s no surprise to me. I’ve always considered...

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CUSTOM PRIVATE TAILOR-MADE CUBA TOURS CURATED BY RENOWNED EXPERT CHRISTOPHER P. BAKER

Renowned Cuba expert, professional travel journalist and photographer, and National Geographic tour leader Christopher P. Baker specializes in preparing unique customized curated trips and tailor-made itineraries that fulfill U.S. legal requirements for people-to-people educational...

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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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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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@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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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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Post Magazine publishes my story, “Havana is a Vibrant City of Distractions”

The South China Morning Post has published my self-illustrated story, “Vive la revolution [sic]: Havana is a vibrant city of distractions,” in its Post Magazine. Click the cover to read the...

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Cuba expert Christopher P Baker presents a Webinar on National Geographic Expedition’s Cuba ‘people-to-people’ trips

Yesterday I had the pleasure of sharing my knowledge of impressions of Cuba on a Webinar presented by National Geographic Expeditions describing the company’s 9-day “Cuba: Discover it’s People &...

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