Christopher P. Baker

Acclaimed travel writer and photographer Christopher P. Baker—the Lowell Thomas Award 2008 ‘Travel Journalist of the Year’— has spent a career capturing the world with words and camera. His credits span a spectrum of more than 200 publications, from BBC, CNN Travel and Elle to National Geographic and Penthouse. He maintains a schedule in which he travels the world photographing and reporting on his specialty interests, including adventure travel, motorcycle touring, and Cuba.

A National Geographic assignment photographer, he photographed (and wrote) the National Geographic Traveler Costa Rica and National Geographic Traveler Colombia guidebooks, and also contributed images to (and wrote) the Cuba, Panama, and Dominican Republic guidebooks in the National Geographic Traveler series. He has photographed and written almost two dozen other guidebooks, on California, the Caribbean, and Central America for such publishers as Fodor’s, Lonely Planet, Dorling Kindersley, Moon Travel Publishing, etc.; has contributed to numerous coffee-table travel books; and wrote and photographed the award-winning coffee-table book Cuba Classics: A Celebration of Vintage American Automobiles. His multiple-award-winning photography has illustrated countless other books, brochures, and travel catalogs.

Chris has been hailed by National Geographic as “one of the world’s foremost authorities on Cuba travel and culture,” and is also a regional expert on Colombia and Costa Rica. He has led more than 100 tours to all three destinations on behalf of Jim Cline Photo tours, National Geographic Expeditions, Santa Fe Photo Workshops, and other entities.

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