The National Geographic Traveler guidebooks are in tune with the growing trend toward experiential travel. Each book provides inspiring photography, insider tips, and expert advice for a more authentic, enriching experience of the destination. These books serve a readership of active, discerning travelers, and supply information, historical context, and cultural interpretation not available online.
Visitors to Cuba discover a sensual, sometimes surreal island country that embodies everything that is good about the Caribbean and Latin America. A walk through the city with the guide's maps and useful information allows the traveler to experience many of the colonial legacies that evoke the 1950s such as Cuban baseball and rum and cigar making. Travel advice and information has been updated in this edition, written by Christopher P. Baker, an expert on Central and South America. It covers all of the main cities and regions of Cuba and helps the visitor discover this Caribbean island's best-kept secrets. It explores the lively capital city, Havana, in all of its color and charm as well as the fascination of Trinidad, Remedios and other colonial cities. Visitors will discover that even the rural landscapes have a timeless beauty and that the beaches and coral reefs are simply breathtaking.
After studying geography at the University of London and Latin American studies at the University of Liverpool, CHRISTOPHER P. BAKER settled in California and established a career as a travel writer, photographer, and lecturer. He has authored and photographed the National Geographic Traveler guidebooks to Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, and Panama. His more than 20 other books include Mi Moto Fidel: Motorcycling Through Castro's Cuba, plus two coffee table books: Cuba Classics: A Celebration of Vintage American Automobiles and Enchanting Costa Rica. Baker--the Lowell Thomas Award 2008 Travel Journalist of the Year--has written for more than 200 international publications, including CNN Travel, National Geographic Traveler and Robb Report. He has spoken at the National Geographic Society (televised live); has been profiled in USA Today; and has appeared on ABC, CBS, CNN, NBC, NPR and Fox TV, among other radio and TV outlets. He escorts National Geographic Expeditions tours and photo expeditions to Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, and Cuba.
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