Travel writer and Motojournalist Christopher P. Baker thrills to Scotland’s North Coast 500 ride by Indian Roadmaster

I just completed riding Scotland’s North Coast 500 route–a 500-plus mile circuit of the Scottish Highlands–on a 2017 Indian Roadmaster. What a ride! Both the route and the bike, that...

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Cuba Expert & motojournalist Christopher P. Baker to speak about motorcycle tours in Cuba at BMW Motorcycle Owners Association rally

Only one week remains before I ride out to Salt Lake City, Utah, for the 2017 BMW Motorcycle Owners Association international rally, July 13-16, 2017. I’m excited to be seeing old...

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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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Tour Cuba with Motorcycle Classics!

I’m thrilled to learn that Motorcycle Classics magazine Editor-in-Chief Richard Backus will be joining me as celebrated moto-journalist Christopher P. Baker leads an unforgettable 12-day ride through western and central Cuba,...

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Motojournalist Christopher P Baker to lead 12-day motorcycle tour of Cuba this October, 2017

Motojournalist and Cuba expert Christopher P Baker will lead 12-day ‘Motorcycle Diaries’ tour of Cuba this October 22-November 2, 2017, using Harley-Davidson and Suzuki V-Strom motorcycles. The unique ‘people-to-people’ program...

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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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