Ever wonder what it’s like to travel to exotic destinations, dine at countless eateries, attend local festivals, and visit beautiful scenic spots, all the while getting paid to do so? Writer and photographer Christopher Baker doesn’t have to.
If being a salaried traveler has ever been on your list, even briefly, of “What I want to be when I grow up,” here’s a perfect opportunity to find out how one of National Geographic’s best did it.
One of the world’s foremost authorities on travel and tourism in Cuba and Costa Rica, Christopher Baker is the author of several guidebooks to Costa Rica, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Panama in the National Geographic Traveler series and is currently at work on Colombia. Other works include Chris’s awarding winning Mi Moto Fidel: Motorcycling Through Castro’s Cuba, published in National Geographic Adventure Press.
Chris has written for over 200 publications and authored over 2o books including Cuba Classics: A Celebration of Vintage American Automobiles. A well-known and respected writer, he has also been profiled in USA Today and featured on the National Geographic Channel, NPR, and dozens of other radio and TV outlets.
Currently, Chris is leading a special, immersive expedition in Cuba where program participants receive a guided tour through some of the country’s most colorful cities. Attendees can engage Cubans directly in discussions about their lives and work, culture and traditions as well as experience the island’s food and scenery first hand.
Now you can join Christopher Baker in a live conversation on the National Geographic Facebook page Friday, April 13 at 2:30pm ET (7:30pm UTC). Post your questions there or in the comments section of this blog post. Then tune in for the live interview and post more questions as the conversation develops.
For more information on how to get involved with Chris’s expedition to Cuba, visit Cuba: Discovering Its People and Culture.