Christopher Baker

Author, Photographer

The Lowell Thomas Award 2008 ‘Travel Journalist of the Year,' Christopher P. Baker is one of the world's most acclaimed travel writers and photojournalists specializing in adventure travel, the Caribbean and Latin America. He is a foremost authority on Cuba (about which he has written eight books), and has authored and photographed guidebooks to Costa Rica, Cuba, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, and Panama in the National Geographic Travelerseries. His more than 20 other travel books include the award-winning Mi Moto Fidel: Motorcycling Through Castro's Cuba, published by National Geographic Adventure Press. He has been interviewed on CNN, BBC, National Geographic Channel, and NPR, among other radio and TV outlets, and is a regular contributor to such publications as BBC Travel, National Geographic Traveler and Robb Report, reporting on themes from Hemingway’s Havana to Colombia’s Arhuaco indigenous people and Costa Rica’s ‘Jungle by the Sea.’ His many other writing awards include the Marcia Vickery-Wallace ‘Travel Journalist of the Year’ and Caribbean Tourism Organization ‘Travel Journalist of the Year.’ He enjoys sharing his passion for travel and has led more than 100 tours worldwide, including photo workshops as far afield as Colombia, Cuba, Mozambique and Oman. For more than a decade, Christopher has traveled with National Geographic Expeditions educating about Colombia, Costa Rica, and Cuba. Christopher holds degrees in Geography and Latin American Studies from University College London and Liverpool University, respectively.