Christopher P. Bakerthe Lowell Thomas Award 2008, "Travel Journalist of the Year"is one of the worlds leading travel writers and photographers and has foremost authority on Cuba and Costa Rica.
He has authored more than 20 books for Frommers, Lonely Planet, Moon, National Geographic, Time-Life, etc. His award-winning writing and photography have appeared in publications from National Geographic Traveler to Newsweek.
A gifted public speaker, he has been privileged to address the National Press Club, National Geographic Society (televised Live from National Geographic), and World Affairs Council.
He has appeared on ABC, CBS, Fox TV, NBC, NPR, and dozens of other radio and TV outlets, and serves as a National Geographic Resident Expert and as an educational trip leader for National Geographic Expeditions, Smithsonian Journeys, and other prestigious organizations.
He regularly speaks aboard the cruise ships of Cunard Cruise Lines and Holland America Lines.