Co-Sponsored by Bay Area Travel Writers
Join author Christopher P. Baker in a lively discussion and presentation on Cuba, helping to celebrate the revised 2015 edition of Moon Cuba and the brand new Moon Havana. For the first time in decades, every U.S. citizen can travel to this Caribbean island of cultural vibrancy and enigma, but with all the media attention on politics, it’s easy to overlook the sheer beauty of this place: diamond-dust beaches, colonial cities with cathedrals, and above all, the sultriness and spontaneity of the people of Cuba, a place called the most emotionally involving in the Western hemisphere.
Since 1983, Christopher P. Baker, the 2008 Lowell Thomas Travel Journalist of the Year, has made his living as a professional travel writer, photographer, lecturer, and tour guide. He specializes in Cuba, about which he has written six books. He has contributed to more than 150 publications worldwide, including CNN Travel, National Geographic Traveler, Robb Report, and The Los Angeles Times. Baker has been profiled in USA Today, appears frequently on radio and television talk shows and as a guest-lecturer aboard cruise ships, and has spoken at the National Press Club, World Affairs Council, and on National Geographic Live. He is a National Geographic Resident Expert and conducts tours of Cuba, Colombia, and Costa Rica and Panama for National Geographic Expeditions. In 2013, he led the first-ever motorcycle tours of Cuba for U.S. citizens on behalf of MotoDiscovery. His many books include Moon Costa Rica, Mi Moto Fidel: Motorcycling Through Castro’s Cuba, and Cuba Classics: A Celebration of Vintage American Automobiles.